Want to take a screenshot with your Mac Pro? Apple computers running Mac OS X have a built-in feature to take screenshots. Below we show you which keyboard shortcuts you need to know for the screenshots.
Take a screenshot of the entire screen
Sometimes you might want to quickly save the entire screen as an image. This is quite easy on the Mac and without any additional tool.
- To take a screenshot of the entire screen, press [Shift] – [cmd] – .
- The appearance of the “Command key” varies slightly depending on the computer. Labels such as “Command” or the “Apple symbol” are also possible. However, the so-called “propeller sign” can always be found on the command key.
Take a screenshot of a window or other parts of the screen
If you want to take a screenshot of active windows or other components, the dock, or the menu bar, do the following:
- Press [Shift] – [cmd] – .
- Press the [Space key].
- Use the cursor icon (camera) to select the screen part to be photographed. Click once with the mouse button – the screenshot will be created.
Take a screenshot of a screen clipping
The Mac keyboard also has a keyboard shortcut for a screenshot of a specific screen cutout.
- To do this, press the key combination [Shift] – [cmd] – . You will notice that the mouse pointer turns into a crosshair.
- Hold down the mouse button and use the crosshair cursor to select the area to be recorded.
- Then release the mouse button, the selected area is photographed.
- Tip: If you have not captured the cutout the first time as desired, press the space bar and hold it down. Then you can move the selected section with the right mouse button on the screen to the desired position.
- Release the mouse button briefly and press again, you can re-select the selection. As soon as they release the mouse button, the screenshot is taken.
Save screenshots to the clipboard
Take a screenshot, the screenshot will be saved to the desktop according to the following pattern: “Screen photo [date] at [time].png”.
- If you don’t want to do this, but just save the image to the clipboard to insert it into a document right away, there’s a trick to it.
- When taking a screenshot, simply hold down the ctrl key. However, you can only save one screenshot to the clipboard at a time.
- By the way, you can save the step of saving yourself to the clipboard as long as you work with TextEdit in Apple programs such as Pages, Mail, Notes, or TextEdit.
- Hold down the Ctrl key and right-click, a context menu will appear. Select “Photo from Selection from Screen” here. then select the desired area with the mouse. As soon as you release the mouse button, the screenshot is automatically inserted into the document.