Recording What’s On your Screen

In this lesson for Screenshots on the Mac we look at how we take a recording of your entire screen with the new screenshot tool introduced with macOS Mojave.

Taking a Recording of your Entire Screen or Display
Use the key command (⌘) Command-Shift-5 to bring up the screenshot toolbar at the bottom of your display. Now select the fourth or fifth option from the left. To take a screen recording of your entire screen, you’ll select the 4th option from the left, if you want a recording of a selection, click the 5th option from the left and then make your selection. When you are ready to take the recording, click on Record in the toolbar.

Saving your Screenshot
When you click on Options, you can set where you want your recording to be saved. You can save it in a folder or have it open an app including Quicktime Player. By default, it saves it to the Desktop.

Setting a Timer
Under options is also there you can set a timer. When you set a timer, when you start your recording, your Mac will wait either 5 or 10 seconds to begin recording. This comes in handy if you want to select a menu or take a screenshot of something you are doing and you need a slight delay before you take the recording.

Setting the Microphone
If you have multiple microphone to record from, you can select which microphone you want to use when you start recording. If you do not want to record any audio, you can also set None here.

Remember Last Selection
When this is selected under Options, any settings or options you have set here will be remembered for your next screenshot or recording.

Show Mouse Click
When this is selected, your recording will show mouse clicks whenever you clicked the mouse. This makes it easier to see what was clicked when doing a recording.

See this Lesson in Action
If you want to see this lesson in action, take a look at the video above.

Lesson tags: Mac Tutorials
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