How to Screen on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Screen recording on Mac is a useful feature that allows you to capture your screen activity for various purposes. Whether you want to create a tutorial, demonstrate a software bug, or showcase your gaming skills, knowing how to screen record on Mac can come in handy. In this tutorial, we will explore the step-by-step process of screen recording on Mac using built-in tools.

Step 1: Launching the Screen Recording Tool

To start the screen recording process on Mac, you need to open the built-in screen recording tool called QuickTime Player.

  1. Click on the Finder icon in your dock.
  2. Navigate to the Applications folder.
  3. Open the QuickTime Player.

Step 2: Starting a New Screen Recording

Once you have QuickTime Player open, follow these steps to start a new screen recording:

  1. Select New Screen Recording. This can be found under the File menu or by using the shortcut Control + Command + N.
  2. A small screen recording window will appear.


If you want to record audio along with your screen activity, click on the down arrow next to the record button and choose your desired audio input source.

Step 3: Configuring Screen Recording Settings (Optional)

If you wish to configure additional settings for your screen recording, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Options button in the screen recording window.
  2. A drop-down menu will appear, allowing you to configure settings such as microphone input, show mouse clicks, and more.
  3. Select your desired settings for a customized screen recording experience.

Step 4: Recording Your Screen

Now that you have configured your screen recording settings (if necessary), it’s time to start recording your screen:

  1. Click on the Record button in the screen recording window. Alternatively, you can use the shortcut Control + Command + R.
  2. A red circle will appear, indicating that the screen recording is in progress.


You can choose to record your entire screen or only a portion of it. To select a specific portion, click and drag your cursor to create a selection rectangle before clicking the Record button.

Step 5: Ending the Screen Recording

To stop the screen recording, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the menu bar at the top of your screen.
  2. Select the Stop Recording option. Alternatively, you can use the shortcut Control + Command + Esc .


You have successfully learned how to screen record on Mac using QuickTime Player. Now you can edit and share your recordings as needed. Remember to save your screen recordings in a safe location for future use.

Screen recording on Mac is a valuable skill that can enhance your productivity and enable you to create engaging content. Whether you’re a student, professional, or simply someone who wants to share their knowledge, screen recording is a powerful tool in your arsenal.

So go ahead, explore the possibilities of screen recording on Mac and unleash your creativity!

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