How to Stop Recording on Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Recording on Mac can be a useful feature, especially when you want to capture important moments or create video tutorials. However, knowing how to stop recording on Mac is equally important.

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to stop recording on your Mac. Let’s get started!

Method 1: Using Keyboard Shortcuts

If you have started the recording using keyboard shortcuts, you can also stop it using a simple keyboard combination. Follow these steps:

  1. Press Command + Control + Esc: This will open the “Force Quit Applications” window.
  2. Select the app you are using for recording: Look for the app name in the list and click on it.
  3. Click on “Force Quit”: This will force quit the application and stop the recording process.

Method 2: Using Screen Recording Controls

If you are using macOS Mojave or later versions, you can leverage the built-in screen recording controls to start and stop recordings. Here’s how:

  1. Click on the Screen Recording icon in the menu bar: It looks like a small circle inside a rectangle.
  2. Select “Stop Recording”: A dropdown menu will appear when you click on the screen recording icon. Choose “Stop Recording” from this menu.

Method 3: Using QuickTime Player

If you are using QuickTime Player for your screen recordings, stopping the recording is quite straightforward. Just follow these steps:

  1. Click on the red record button in QuickTime Player: This will open the recording controls.
  2. Click on the “Stop” button: It is represented by a square icon and located next to the record button.
  3. Save your recording: After stopping the recording, you can choose to save it in your desired location.

Method 4: Using Third-Party Screen Recording Apps

If you are using third-party screen recording applications like OBS Studio or Camtasia, stopping the recording may vary depending on the software. However, most applications provide a stop button or a keyboard shortcut to end the recording. Refer to the documentation or help section of your chosen application for specific instructions.

In Conclusion

Stopping a recording on Mac is essential to ensure that you capture only what you need. Whether you are using built-in screen recording controls, QuickTime Player, or third-party apps, understanding how to stop recordings will make your screen capturing experience seamless.

We hope this tutorial has helped you learn how to stop recording on Mac. Remember to save and review your recordings before sharing them with others. Happy recording!

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