Recording Your Screen In MacOS

I recently got around to updating my computer to the newest version of MacOS, Mojave. The feature that I was most looking forward to was dark mode and other than that, I didn’t really take note of anything important. That is until I miss clicked a keyboard shortcut and found a new way to record your screen in MacOS.

MacOS has two really simple ways to take a screenshot. To take a screenshot of your entire screen use the shortcut Command – Shift – 3. To take a screenshot of a specific area of your screen use the shortcut Command – Shift – 4.

I was trying to do the latter when I accidentally hit Command – Shift – 5, which opened up a whole new menu as shown below.

Inside of this menu you have buttons for capturing your screen but as a screenshot or as a screen recording. This was previously an option using QuickTime but it’s nice to have a keyboard shortcut to quickly capture something without having to open any additional software.

Inside of the options area you have a few choices to better tune your image to what you want it to be. While I still prefer Camtasia as my screen capture tool of choice, it’s nice to have something quick and native to the platform.





One response to “Recording Your Screen In MacOS”

  1. Alix Reed Avatar

    Do you have consulting services or tutoring? I need some advice in getting a new/ refurbish macbook & Camtasia program. Unfortunately I have not gotten much traction in Camtasia community. Thanks!

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