Picture showing my right screen with screenshots files (top right) on my Mac desktop. When I switched to Mac, I was still using a Windows-based keyboard. I tried the “Print Screen” button from the keyboard but it doesn’t work anymore when you hook up your Windows-based keyboard to your Mac. Here are some commands to capture your Mac computer screen partially or entirely.
Print Screen Command to Mac Clipboard
- Command+Control+Shift+3: take a screenshot of the entire screen, and saves it to the clipboard for pasting elsewhere.
- Command+Control+Shift+4, then select an area: takes a screenshot of selection and saves it to the clipboard for pasting elsewhere.
- Command+Control+Shift+4, then space, then click a window: takes a screenshot of a window and saves it to the clipboard for pasting. The clicked window will be highlighted in blue color.
Print Screen Command to a file on Mac Desktop
- Command+Shift+3: takes a screenshot of the full screen, and save it as a file to the desktop. If you have more than one monitor on your Mac, you will be provided more than one screenshot file from different monitors.
- Command+Shift+4 brings up a selection box so you can specify an area to take a screenshot of, then save it as a file to the desktop.
- Command+Shift+4, then space bar, then click a window: takes a screenshot of a window only and saves it as a file to the desktop. The clicked window will be highlighted in blue color.
Print Screen Apps for Mac
Still not familiar with shortcuts or command keys in your Mac? You might want to bring external apps into your Mac to capture your screen. I will not review them all because techno buzz already provided a review for you. Here are the best 10 print screen apps for your Mac (ordered by name) and they are all free (according to Fossmint).
- Teampaper Snap
If you’ve any inquiries regarding the applications, kindly approach the corresponding application’s developers.