How to Print Screen On Mac

How to Print Screen On MacHow to Print Screen On Mac

More than 5 ways to Learn How to Print Screen on Mac System

The essential functionality of taking a display capture of a window or desktop in Mac OS X takes a picture and dumps it to a file on the Mac desktop.

1. The simple “print screen button” capture: (Tutorial #1)

  • Press the Apple key ⌘ + Shift + 3 all at the same time
  • You will find a capture of the screen on your desktop named ‘Picture _’

2. Capturing a selected portion of your screen: (Tutorial #2)

  • Press the Apple key ⌘ + Shift + 4 all at the same time
  • You will see the cursor change to +
  • Drag a box around the section you want to copy and release the mouse
  • You will find a capture of the screen on your desktop again entitled ‘Picture _’

3. Capturing from a selected application window: (Tutorial #3)

  • Press the Apple key ⌘ + Shift + 4 all at the same time
  • You will see the cursor change to +
  • Press the spacebar
  • The cursor will change to a camera. Simply click on the window you want to be captured.
  • Again the capture of the screen will be on your desktop labeled ‘Picture _’

4. Capture the Print screen key on a Macbook! (Tutorial #4)

  • Command-Shift-3: Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it as a file on the desktop
  • Command-Shift-4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save it as a file on the desktop
  • Command-Shift-4, then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and save it as a file on the desktop
  • Command-Control-Shift-3: Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it to the clipboard
  • Command-Control-Shift-4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save it to the clipboard
  • Command-Control-Shift-4, then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and save it to the clipboard

5. Taking a screenshot on a Macbook Pro (Tutorial #5)

  • Use Command+Shift+3 to capture the whole screen (Make sure you press all the 3 keys simultaneously)
  • Use Command+Shift+4, and then select a portion of the screen to capture a part of the screen (Make sure you press all the 3 keys simultaneously

Keep in mind that the Command key on some older Mac keyboards has an Apple brand on it like this ⌘, however, newer Mac keyboards will say ‘command’ on them. The command secret’s situated next to the spacebar.

I was inspired to write this as a result of a colleague who just posed this query to me: “Why is there no Print Display button for Mac?”.

How to Print Screen on Mac [Video Tutorial]

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