How to Screenshot on a Mac Book Pro

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Do you own a Mac Book Pro and want to learn how to take screenshots? You’re in the right place!

In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the various methods available to capture screenshots on your Mac Book Pro. Whether you need to capture the entire screen or just a specific portion, we’ve got you covered.

Capturing the Entire Screen

If you want to take a screenshot of your entire screen, follow these simple steps:

  1. Step 1: Locate the Command key (⌘) on your keyboard. It’s usually located next to the space bar, labeled with the Apple logo.
  2. Step 2: Press and hold down the Shift key (⇧).
  3. Step 3: While holding down both the Command and Shift keys, press the number key “3”. This will instantly capture a screenshot of your entire screen.

Congratulations! You have successfully captured a screenshot of your entire screen.

The captured image will be saved as a file on your desktop with a name similar to “Screen Shot [Date] at [Time].png”. You can now access it and use it as needed.

Capturing a Specific Portion of Your Screen

If you only need to capture a specific portion of your screen, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Again, locate the Command key (⌘) on your keyboard.
  2. Step 3: While holding down both the Command and Shift keys, press the number key “4”. This will change your cursor to a crosshair.
  3. Step 4: Click and drag your cursor to select the specific portion of the screen you want to capture.

    As you drag, you’ll see a highlighted rectangle indicating the area you’ve selected.

  4. Step 5: Release the mouse button to instantly capture a screenshot of the selected portion. Just like before, it will be saved as a file on your desktop.

You now have a screenshot of a specific portion of your screen. It’s that easy!

Capturing a Window or Menu

If you want to capture a specific window or menu on your Mac Book Pro, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Locate the Command, Shift, and 4 keys on your keyboard.
  2. Step 2: Press and hold down the Command, Shift, and 4 keys simultaneously. Your cursor will change into a crosshair.
  3. $ Step 3:

    Select the window or menu you want to capture by clicking anywhere inside it. The captured screenshot will be saved as a file on your desktop, just like before.

    You’re now equipped with all the knowledge you need to take screenshots on your Mac Book Pro. Whether you need to capture the entire screen, a specific portion, or a window/menu, these methods will have you covered. Happy screenshotting!

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