How to screenshot on mac

how to screenshot on mac

How to screenshot on macbook

Apple devices do not come with the ability to take screenshots right in front of the user or on the screen So How to screenshot on mac is an obvious question . There is a certain key combination that is required to take a screenshot. It is very easy to take a screenshot on Apple devices. Taking a screenshot on iPhone with Face ID or Touch ID is easy. The right key combination is all that is needed to take a screenshot.

When you take a screenshot of the Mac, follow these steps. You can capture the entire screen, a window or just a part of the screen.

Take a screenshot on your Mac:

How to screenshot on mac?

Step 1: To take a screenshot, hold down these three keys (Shift, Command, and 3) simultaneously.

Note: Edit the screenshot by clicking the thumbnail in the corner of the screen or you can also wait for the screenshot to be saved to your desktop.

How to capture part of the screen?

Step 1: To take a screenshot, press and hold these three keys (Shift, Command and 4) simultaneously.

Step 2: Drag the cross symbol to select the area of the screen to capture.

Hold down the space bar while dragging to move the selection.

Press the Esc key to cancel the screenshot.

Step 3: Now, to take the screenshot, release the mouse or trackpad button.

Note: Edit the screenshot by clicking the thumbnail in the corner of the screen or you can also wait for the screenshot to be saved to your desktop.

Also Read-How to take screenshots on windows 10

How to capture a window or a menu?

Step 1: Open window or menu to capture.

Step 2: To take a screenshot, press and hold these four keys (Shift, Command and 4, Space bar) simultaneously.

Step 3: The pointer changes to a camera icon.

Press the Esc key to cancel the screenshot.

Step 4: Click on the window or menu to capture it.

Press and hold the Option key as you click.

Note: To exclude the window shadow from the screenshot, edit the screenshot by clicking the thumbnail in the corner of the screen or you can also wait for the screenshot to be saved to your office.

How to take a screenshot on an iPhone model with Face ID?

Step 1: Simultaneously press the power button and the volume up button.

Step 2: Now quickly release both buttons.

Go to the tile that appears in the lower left corner of your screen to open it. Slide your finger to the left to ignore it.

How to take screenshot on iPhone models with Touch ID and side button?

Step 1: Simultaneously press “side button” and “home button”.

Step 2: Now quickly release both buttons.

Go to the tile that appears in the lower left corner of your screen to open it. Slide your finger to the left to ignore it.

How to take screenshot on iPhone models with Touch ID and the top button?

Step 1: Simultaneously press “top button” and “home button”.

Step 2: Now quickly release both buttons.

Go to the tile that appears in the lower left corner of your screen to open it. Slide your finger to the left to ignore it.

Important: Screenshots are saved in Albums> Screenshots.

(Source: Apple Support)

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keyboard shortcuts mac

Here are the Mac keyboard shortcuts that will improve your workflow.

Command + Tab

 

This key combination will allow you to browse open applications. Start by holding the “command” key and pressing “tab” to browse the applications. Each time you press tab, it will switch to the next application online.

 

Command + space bar

 

This shortcut simply opens the search for fixtures and moves your cursor in the search bar. It is a great tool to help you quickly access a buried file or folder.

 

Shift + Control + Power button

 

If you are using multiple displays, this will be especially useful, as this combination immediately puts all displays to sleep.

 

 

Command + support

 

By pressing “command” and the left bracket ([), you can go to the previous folder. By pressing “command” and the right bracket (]) you can move to the next folder.

 

 

Command + Shift + 3

 

If you need to quickly take a screenshot of your full screen, this shortcut will do it and save it as a file on your desktop. If you change it as Command + Shift + Control + 3, it will save it to clipboard.

 

Command + Shift + 4

 

If you want to capture a selection of your screen, this shortcut will give you the option to select whatever you want from a box and save it as a file on your desktop. If you change it as Command + Shift + Control + 4, it will save it to clipboard.

 

Command + semicolon(;)

 

Use this shortcut to find all misspelled words in a given document. By holding the command and continually pressing the semicolon (;) it will cycle through misspelled words. Edit it as Command + Colon (Shift + Semicolon) to open the Spelling and Grammar window.

 

 

Command + F

 

This shortcut will find text in a document, using a search bar feature.

 

Command + H

 

Hide the windows of the running application. Change as Command + Option + H to hide windows from other running apps.

 

Command + Z

 

Although quite common, this shortcut is important. Use this to “undo” the previous action.

 

Command + Shift + Z

 

This shortcut works as a “redo” feature to reset the last change that was undone with an “undo” function.

 

Command + Arrow

 

When working in text, use the command key with one of the arrow keys to move the cursor to different parts of a document. Using the command with the left arrow key will move it to the start of the current line, while using the right arrow key will move it to the end of the current line. Using it with the up arrow will move it to the start of the document, while the down arrow will move it to the end of the document.

 

Control + D

 

For those who have been able to switch from a PC to a Mac, this shortcut will work like the delete key on a Windows PC, removing the character in front of your cursor.

 

Command + Accent (`)

 

In the application currently on the front line, using this shortcut will activate the next window in line in that application. Changing this to Command + Shift + Accent will activate the previous window in the application.

 

Command + Option + A

 

This is the companion shortcut to the Command + A shortcut commonly used to select all. Using Command + Option + A will deselect all selected items.

 

Command + I

 

Once you have selected a file or folder, use this shortcut to quickly get information about the selected file or folder.

 

Option + Double-click

 

This shortcut opens a folder in a separate window, while simultaneously closing the current window.

 

Command + Delete

 

Using this shortcut will move all selected items to the trash. Changing this shortcut as Command + Shift + Delete will empty the recycle bin, and editing as Command + Shift + Option + Delete will empty the recycle bin without the confirmation dialog box.

 

Command + Control + Q

 

When you need to quickly exit your computer, this keyboard shortcut locks your computer screen and requires a password to unlock it again, without logging out or leaving whatever you’re currently working on.

 

Command + Control + D

 

Highlight a word with your cursor, then use this keyboard command to instantly bring up the online system dictionary with the highlighted word you are looking for.

 

Control + Option + Command + Power button (or eject key)

 

If you need to quickly quit all open apps, this keyboard shortcut will help you in a pinch. Pressing this combination will close all apps (all unsaved apps will be prompted to save) and then the Mac will shut down.

 

Command + comma (,)

 

If you want to quickly access the preferences of the currently open application, use this keyboard shortcut. If the application implements the standard user preferences dialog box, it will appear on the screen for you to choose your options.

 

Command + Control + F

 

This will move your screen to full screen mode this keyboard shortcut will open the. Exit full screen mode using the same command again.

 

Command + K

 

In a business environment, you can connect to file servers to retrieve documents or other data. Using this command in the Finder will open the Connect to Server dialog box for fast connections to a local intranet or external file server.

 

Option + drag file

 

If you need to quickly duplicate a file in Finder, hold down the option key while dragging the file to a new location. The original file will remain, but a new copy will be moved and placed when you release the cursor.

 

Option + Click disclosure triangle

 

When you are in a Finder window or other application that has a nested disclosure triangle interface for nested lists, the option + click the most nested triangle at the top will expand the entire list so you can view full content.

 

Shift + Command + S

 

Use this command to quickly bring up the Save As dialog box or duplicate the current document you are editing in a document-based application on your Mac.

 

Command + Option + Shift + V

 

When you paste text into a document, the text pasted when using Command + V will use the formatting of the original source used; however, if you use this shortcut, the pasted text will take on the format of the document you are pasting into instead.

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