How to Take Screen Shot on Mac Book

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Are you a Mac Book user looking to capture the contents of your screen? Taking a screenshot on a Mac Book is simple and can be done in just a few steps. In this tutorial, I will guide you through various methods to capture screenshots on your Mac Book, from capturing the entire screen to specific sections or windows.

Capturing the Entire Screen

If you want to capture everything that is currently displayed on your Mac Book’s screen, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Locate the “Command” (⌘), “Shift” (⇧), and “3” keys on your keyboard.
  2. Step 2: Press and hold down the “Command” (⌘) and “Shift” (⇧) keys simultaneously.
  3. Step 3: While holding down those keys, press the “3” key once.

After performing these steps, your Mac Book will instantly capture a screenshot of the entire screen. The captured screenshot will be saved as a file on your desktop in PNG format with a file name in the format of “Screen Shot [date] at [time].png”.

Capturing a Portion of the Screen

If you want to capture only a specific portion of your Mac Book’s screen, follow these steps instead:

  1. Step 1: Locate the “Command” (⌘), “Shift” (⇧), and “4” keys on your keyboard.
  2. Step 3: While holding down those keys, press the “4” key once. A crosshair cursor will appear on your screen.
  3. Step 4: Click and drag the crosshair cursor to select the portion of the screen you want to capture.
  4. Step 5: Release the mouse button to capture the selected portion of the screen.

After performing these steps, your Mac Book will capture a screenshot of the selected portion of the screen. Similar to capturing the entire screen, the captured screenshot will be saved as a file on your desktop in PNG format with a file name in the format of “Screen Shot [date] at [time].

Capturing a Specific Window

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

  1. Step 1: Locate the “Command” (⌘), “Shift” (⇧), and “4” keys on your keyboard.
  2. Step 3: While holding down those keys, press the spacebar once. The cursor will change into a camera icon.
  3. Step 4: Move your mouse cursor over the window you want to capture. The window will be highlighted in blue.
  4. Step 5: Click once to capture only that specific window.

After performing these steps, your Mac Book will capture a screenshot of the selected window. As with the previous methods, the captured screenshot will be saved as a file on your desktop in PNG format with a file name in the format of “Screen Shot [date] at [time].

Conclusion

Taking screenshots on a Mac Book is incredibly convenient, whether you want to capture the entire screen, a specific portion, or a specific window. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can easily capture and save screenshots for various purposes. Remember to locate the correct keys on your keyboard and use the appropriate combination to perform each screenshot method.

Now that you know how to take screenshots on your Mac Book, feel free to capture and share important moments, interesting information, or anything else you find noteworthy in just a few simple steps!

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