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.

Note:

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.

Note:

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 .

Congratulations!

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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