How to Take a Screen Shot on an Apple Mac

How to Take a Screen Shot on an Apple Mac

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Taking a Screen Shot of Your Entire Screen

Press Shift-Command (⌘)-3. The key combination Shift-Command-3 will take a picture of your screen and save it as a file on the desktop. The file name will look something like “Screen shot 2020-02-27 at 08.45.00 AM.png”.

Open the window that you want to capture.

make sure everything you want to show up in the screenshot is visible on the screen (you can click and drag to rearrange windows if need be). To take a screenshot of your entire screen, press Command + Shift + 3. To take a screenshot of just a portion of your screen, press Command + Shift + 4. Doing so will cause your mouse cursor to turn into a crosshair; click and drag it over the portion of your screen that you wish to capture. When you release the mouse button, the screenshot will be taken.

Simultaneously press “Command,” “Shift,” and “3.”

This will take a picture of your screen and save it as a file on your computer.

Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.

The screenshot is taken as soon as you release the mouse or trackpad button. If you want to cancel taking the screenshot, press the Esc (Escape) key before you release the button. To take a screenshot of an open window, make sure that window is selected. might need to click the title bar first to select the window.

Taking a Screen Shot of a Selected Portion of Your Screen

To take a screen shot of a selected portion of your screen, first make sure that the area you want to capture is visible on your screen. Once you have the desired area selected, press “Command+Shift+4” on your keyboard. This will bring up the selection tool. Use your mouse to select the area you want to capture, and then release the keys. Your screen shot will be taken and saved as a “.png” file on your desktop.

Simultaneously press “Command,” “Shift,” and “4.”

Taking a screenshot on a Mac is extremely easy—pressing just a few keys together will do it. The screenshot will be automatically saved as a PNG file on your desktop with the name “Screen Shot [date] at [time].png.”

Here’s how to take a screenshot of a selected portion of your screen:

1. Simultaneously press “Command,” “Shift,” and “4.” Doing so will bring up a crosshair in the center of your screen;
2. Use the crosshair to click and drag over the portion of the screen you wish to capture; when you release the click, your screenshot will be automatically saved as a PNG file on your desktop.

Drag the crosshair to select the area of the screen you want to capture.

Open the window or application that you want to capture.
Press and hold these keys together: Shift, Command and 4.
Drag the crosshair to select the area of the screen you want to capture. To move the selection, press and hold Space bar while dragging.
When you’ve selected the area you want, release your mouse or trackpad button. To cancel, press the Esc (Escape) key before you release the button.

A screenshot of your selection is saved to your desktop as a .png file.

Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.

To take a screenshot of a selected portion of your screen:

1. Press Shift-Command-4. The pointer changes to a crosshair.
2. Drag the crosshair to select the area of the screen to capture. To move the selection, press and hold Space bar while dragging.
3. When you’ve selected the area you want, release your mouse or trackpad button. To cancel, press the Escape (esc) key before you release the button.
4.find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.

Taking a Screen Shot of a Single Window

Assuming you have an active window that you want to take a screen shot of, simply pressing the following keys will take a screen shot of that particular window only: COMMAND + SHIFT + 4.

Press the spacebar. The pointer will turn into a camera icon .

To take a screenshot of an open window, such as a document or picture, first make sure the window is selected. The screenshot will capture the entire window, even if it’s not currently visible on your screen.

Once the window is selected, press the spacebar on your keyboard. The pointer will turn into a camera icon .

Click on the window you want to screenshot. A picture of the window will appear on your screen for a brief moment. To find your screenshot, go to the desktop and look for a file called “Screen Shot date at time.png.”

Click on the window you would like to capture.

To take a screen shot of a single window, first make sure that the window is the active or frontmost window. Then, follow these steps:

1. Find the window you want to capture in the Finder or on your desktop.
2. Click on the window to make it the active or frontmost window.
3. Press Command-Shift-4 all at the same time.
4. The pointer will change to a crosshair icon.
5. Move the crosshair icon over the window you want to capture, then click and release the mouse button or trackpad button.
6. A screenshot image of the selected window will be saved to your desktop as a PNG file with a filename that starts with “Screenshot” followed by a number and the date and time it was taken.

Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.

To take a screenshot of a window open on your screen, follow these steps:

1. Click on the window that you want to take a screenshot of.
2. Press and hold the “Shift,” “Command” and “4” keys simultaneously.
3. Let go of all three keys.
4. A camera cursor will appear on your screen. Move it over the window to highlight it.
5. Click your mouse or trackpad button one time to take the screenshot.
6. Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop

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