How To Take A Screenshot On A Mac
If you're new to Macs, you may not know how to take a screenshot on a Mac. Not having the "Print Screen" button found on Windows keyboards, Macs require you to press a few different buttons at the same time to take a screenshot. This allows for more flexibility, because you can decide what you want to take as a screenshot on your Mac. You can also determine the area of the screenshot or the item of which you want to take a screenshot. Here are your options:
- Command+Shift+3. This command will take a screenshot of the whole screen, everything that is currently on the monitor. Hide the cursor in one of the corners of the screen if you don't want it to be visible.
- Command+Shift+4. This command will transform your cursor into crosshair shapes and, with these crosshairs, you can click and drag the area you want into a box and take a screenshot of that.
- Command+Shift+4+Spacebar. This command will make your cursor into the camera itself. Just click the object which you want to take as the screenshot. This is a good command if you just want a picture of a file or other item.
Each of these key commands will instantly save a screenshot on the desktop of your Mac, which you can then manipulate in any way you want. It's a good idea to take a screenshot on a Mac when you're looking at highly perishable information, a specific part of a website or a file that you can't save.