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How to record the screen on your Mac

  • CNBC will show you how to take a "screengrab" or "screen capture" on your Mac.
  • We'll also show you how to record a video of the screen on your Mac.

You might want to capture part of the screen on your Mac -- maybe a menu from a restaurant you want to visit or a part of a website -- to share with someone else. Or, maybe you want to record video of your Mac's screen. Both tasks are really easy, so we'll show you how.

To capture a screenshot of the entire display:

  • Tap Shift + Command + 3.
  • Find the picture on your Mac's desktop.

To capture just a part of the screen on your Mac:

  • Tap Shift + Command + 4.
  • Find the picture on your Mac's desktop

To record a video on your Mac:

  • Open QuickTime
  • Tap "File" at the top of the display.
  • Choose "New Screen recording"
  • Hit record.
  • You can record the whole screen, or click and drag your mouse cursor to record just a specific part.