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Friday, March 18, 2016

Screen Capture on a Mac

Are you wondering if there’s a way to capture your screen on your Mac? Have you ever wanted to make a screen recording so someone else can follow the same process you have? You may not realize but there’s actually a way to request to share your screen and get help from a friend.

Below you will see there are many different ways to do each. We will start with taking a “screenshot” or a picture of your screen. For this you have a few options.

For a Full Screen you can simply hit the keys (Shift)+(Command)+(3) and you’ll get an image like this:
For a Section of the screen hit (Shift)+(Command)+(4) and select the region you would like a picture of:
And lastly to take a picture of just One Window you will hit (Shift)+(Command)+(4) then hit (Space)  and Click the window:

Screen Recordings
There are also ways to record a video of the actions on your screen. To do this follow these steps:
Step 1.) Open Quicktime Player

Step 2.): Go to File > New Screen Recording

Step 3.): Click the Record Button to begin recording

Step 4.): Click the Stop Button in the menu bar when you’re done

That’s all there is to it, it’s that easy!

Screen Sharing:Have a friend help you get through a minor issue or to collaborate on a project.

Did you know you can use the iMessages App for more than just chatting with friends? There is also a great hidden feature called “Screen Sharing”.
To use this feature simply open a conversation with the friend you want to share with or start one if you need. Click on the “Details” link in the top right corner. Click the “Screen Sharing” button and choose to share your screen or request access to theirs. They will receive a notification on their screen asking them to confirm. As soon as they accept it you will be automatically connected and you can help your friends with anything they need.