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How to take a screenshot on your Mac

You just can never stop learning because you won’t want to risk going or termed being archaic. as technologies get advanced daily so the need to learn, to get even more updated and acquainted to the technologies at your disposal.

Though gadgets come with printed manuals as a tech support and guidelines on how to set up as well as use. This does not seem to wholly address users needs. One of such is taking a screenshot, for Mac users. Taking a screenshot is a useful trick to know on your computer. Taking a screenshot (or screen grab) on OS X is quite simple. Here are the commands to follow for different kinds of screenshots on your Mac or other Mac computer.

How to take a screenshot on your Mac:

  1. You can capture the entire screen, a window, or just a portion of the screen.
  2. Press these three keys together on your Mac “Shift, Command, and 3.” To take a screenshot.
  3. If you see a thumbnail in the corner of your screen, click it to edit the screenshot. Or wait for the screenshot to save to your desktop.

How to screenshot or capture just a portion of the screen

  1. Press and hold these three keys together: Shift, Command, and 4.
  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. To take the screenshot, release your mouse or trackpad button.
  4. If you see a thumbnail in the corner of your screen, click it to edit the screenshot. Or wait for the screenshot to save to your desktop.
  5. To cancel taking the screenshot, press the Esc (Escape) key.

How to capture a window or menu

  1. Open the window or menu that you wish to capture.
  2. Next, press and hold down these keys together: ‘Shift, Command, 4, and Space bar’. The pointer changes to a camera icon .
  3. To cancel taking the screenshot, press the Esc (Escape) key.
  4. Click the window or menu to capture it. To exclude the window’s shadow from the screenshot, press and hold the Option key while you click.
  5. If you see a thumbnail in the corner of your screen, click it to edit the screenshot. Or wait for the screenshot to save to your desktop.


Where to find screenshots on your Mac
By default, screenshots are saved to your desktop with the name ”Screen Shot [the date] and [time].png.”
In macOS Mojave or later, you can decide to change the default location of saved screenshots from the options menu in the Screenshot app. You can also drag the thumbnail to a folder or document.

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