Recording Your Mac’s Screen to Capture a Shocking Moment Is Easy!

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Photo: GaudiLab (Shutterstock) – Using a keyboard shortcut, you may capture a video of your Mac’s screen and share it with others. For example, if you’re teaching your parents how to use the internet, or recording a video conversation with a loved one, you may utilize Skype to do it. Enough said. Creating a video of what’s on your Mac’s screen might be useful for a variety of reasons.

Fortunately, the Mac offers a built-in screen-recording application that you can start using right now. For Macs running the newest version of macOS, the new Screenshot Bar tool may be used to capture a video, although this functionality is only accessible for Macs with macOS 10.14 Mojave or above. If you’re using an earlier version of macOS, you may use the QuickTime program instead (we’ll go through it at the end).

The Command + Shift + 5 keyboard shortcut brings up the Screenshot Bar. Depending on your requirements, you may choose “Record Entire Screen” or “Record Selected Portion” from the menu. Select “Options” from the drop-down menu.

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If you wish to make an audio tour along with the video capture, you may turn on the device’s microphone. Additionally, the “Show Mouse Clicks” option may be enabled in the Options menu. Last but not least, you may use the Timer feature. Just press the “Record” button when you’re ready to begin. Changing the default save location is also possible from this screen.

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The menu bar will have a new Recording button. To save the video you just finished recording, click this button. You may also use the keyboard shortcut Command + Control + Esc to stop recording.

Go to the indicated place to see the video and play it in QuickTime when you’ve finished recording.

QuickTime’s screen-recording feature

QuickTime may also be used to record your screen, so keep that in mind. To begin recording, launch QuickTime and choose File > New Screen Recording from the menu.

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This only opens the Screenshot Bar on macOS Monterey, as previously discussed. On newer versions of macOS, however, the screen recording interface is different.

Select your microphone and mouse click preferences from the drop-down menus below. Then, press the red Record button to begin recording the display.

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In order to record the full screen, just click anywhere. By moving your cursor over the area you want to capture, you may record it. To end the recording, use the Stop button in the menu bar. There is a preview of the recording available in QuickTime. You’ll be able to see, modify, and save the recording here.