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How to screenshot on MacBook Pro

New Mac users will eventually stumble across this question on How to screenshot on MacBook Pro. Most of the time they become confused when trying to capture an image of their screen on their latest MacBook Pro. Just to do things like taking screenshot of their new project, their fantastic game achievement, latest web information on their browser, etc.

Taking a screenshot requires the same process no matter if you own a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, or another Mac model. Capturing the entire screen can be accomplished by using some of key combination. For example there is a combination key to click if you want to screen capture the whole window or portion of the window and just print screen the active one. Here’s a primer on capturing screenshots on a Macbook Pro.

How to screenshot on MacBook Pro

  • Open the window you would like to capture.
  • Click Command-Shift-3 simultaneously.
  • Wait till you hear the shutter sound.
  • Release the keys.
  • Check your display screen for screenshot result.
  • Save.

The steps above is using the basic keyboard shortcut key to print screen on MacBook pro. Additionally, there is also another combination of keys to set a selected area for a screenshot, and to screen-grab the active window. By following the steps above (how to screenshot on MacBook Pro), your screenshot result will be save right on to your display screen. So that you could easily found it and edit it.

How to screenshot on MacBook Pro keys

How to screenshot selected area on Macbook pro?

  • Click Command-Shift-4.
  • Check your cursor if it change to Cross-hair.
  • Click and drag to select the area you wish to capture.
  • Check the result on your desktop screen.
  • save.

This option is very useful in case you just want to screen capture a specific area of your screen. You can highlight the chosen area you want to capture and a screenshot will be saved right on your desktop screen. Also as mentioned above you can use it for take a portion of screenshot of your chat, or part of your images on the web-page or anything else you like.

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How to screenshot the active window only on Macbook pro?

  • Open your Active window.
  • Click Command-Shift-4
  • Click Space-bar key.
  • Click on a window.
  • Save.

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Pressing the space bar key will turns the cross-hair into a little camera icon, which you can use to move over in any open window. To screen capture simply click on your desired window after you click the combination keys + space bar. A screenshot captured using this method will turns your chosen window to have a white border around it with a bit of a drop shadow. This method are also helpful if you don’t want to get involve in complicated way to capture a specific area of your windows screen. Simply screen capture the active windows on your Macbook pro screen by following the step above.

How to Add the Screenshot button to the Touch Bar on Macbook Pro?

  • Open System Preferences → Keyboard.
  • click Customize Control Strip (right bottom right-hand corner of the Keyboard tab).
  • Drag the Screenshot button and place it to the Touch Bar area.
  • Click Done.
  • To screen capture tap the Screenshot button in the Touch Bar.

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