How to Print Screen on a Mac

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What’s called”Print Screen” from the Windows world is known as screen captures or screen shots in Mac OS X. You may be notice that there’s not any’Print Screen’ button on a Mac keyboard.

that will be to both refresh the computer keyboard and also because it is simply unnecessary. Unlike windows, On the Mac, rather than hitting on a”Print Screen” button, then you have to hit multiple keyboard shortcuts to execute a particular action, based on the precise screen capture actions you would like taken.

That is both simpler and far more effective, since there are finally six unique choices to perform variants of this screen printing.

Unlike Microsoft window operating system to print a screen in desktop computer in Mac OS X take a full screenshot and it will save it into clipboard then you can paste it in any folder, app or document, You can use following commands to perform this action.

Print Screen on a Mac

Capture Full Screen: Command+Control+Shift+3:

By using the following keys combination you can take a screenshot of the entire Mac screen, and it will save it directly to the clipboard then you can paste it anywhere.

Capture Specific Area of Mac OS: Command+Control+Shift+4, then space, then click a window:

You can take a screenshot of specific Mac screen by hovering snapshot cursor, and then saves that screenshot to the clipboard for pasting specific location.

Capture Box Type: Command+Control+Shift+4, then select an area:

You can take a screenshot of your specific Mac screen by using rectangular drawing box, and then save it to the clipboard for pasting elsewhere whenever you want.

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Copy ScreenShot to Mac Clipboard Just Like Print Screen in Windows

Please note that Saving the captured screenshots directly to the clipboard is like the Print Screen feature in the Windows Os. If you want to Print Screen in Mac and want to copying the screenshot from clipboard And want to paste it into other document and location, You can use following commands to perform the action:

print screen

Capture Full Screen: Command+Control+Shift+3:

By using the following keys combination you can take a screenshot of the entire Mac screen, and it will save it directly to the clipboard then you can paste it anywhere.

Capture Specific Area of Mac OS: Command+Control+Shift+4, then space, then click a window:

You can take a screenshot of specific Mac screen by hovering snapshot cursor, and then saves that screenshot to the clipboard for pasting specific location.

Capture Box Type: Command+Control+Shift+4, then select an area:

You can take a screenshot of your specific Mac screen by using rectangular drawing box, and then save it to the clipboard for pasting elsewhere whenever you want.

Final Words

We make this post for newcomers who just recently start using the Mac platform, most of them migrating over from the Windows to Mac Os. It is possible that most users might think that Where can I Find Print Screen Button and Where to take a ScreenShot.

We hope that you really enjoyed this article… if you think that we missed something let us know by commenting below.

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