Written by Jimmy

How do I take a screenshot with my Apple MacBook?

Taking a screenshot of my screen can be useful to share what I'm doing. Or when I come across something nice on the internet and want to share it with friends. Whether I use an Apple Macbook, Macbook Air, or Macbook Pro, I can take a screenshot using a handy key combination. On this page, I'll show you how I do that.

A screenshot of the whole screen

Screenshot MacBook entire screen

To capture my entire screen, I use the following key combination:

  • I press Shift + Command (⌘) + 3.
  • The screenshot will then appear on my desktop.

A screenshot of 1 window

Screenshot MacBook 1 window

To capture a specific window I have open, I use a different key combination:

  • I press Shift + Command (⌘) + 4.
  • Next, I press the spacebar, which makes my mouse change into a camera.
  • After doing that, I click on the window I want to take a screenshot of with the camera.
  • The screenshot will then appear on my desktop.

A screenshot of a selection

Screenshot MacBook selection

To take a screenshot of a manual selection on my screen, I take the following steps with my keyboard:

  • I press Shift + Command (⌘) + 4.
  • The mouse now changes to a cross.
  • I press and hold the left mouse button where I want to start with my selection, and drag the cross over the screen.
  • At the end of my selection, I release my left mouse button.
  • The screenshot will then appear on my desktop.

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