How to Take Screenshot on a MacBook?

If you are a Macbook user, a common question that occurs while using it is how to take a screenshot on mac. Let’s find a quick fix for you.

Handling a MacBook might come across as a cakewalk, but those who know the technicalities of a mac know very well that even though capturing a screenshot in itself is a tricky task. It has a few variations to it. To dip it deep down, let’s understand all the versions of How to Take Screenshot on a MacBook?.

Those who are keen to knowHow to Take Screenshot on a MacBook?. regularly should check out the following methods:

Command + Shift +

Command + Shift + 3 
Command + Shift + 3

This will take the screenshot of your entire screen, it is the smoothest way to take a full-size screenshot and share it quickly. 

Shift + Command + 4

Shift + Command + 4
Shift + Command + 4

This is a combo keyboard shortcut to turn the cursor into a crosshair that can be used to select a portion of the screen. You can perform this by using a mouse or mac’s trackpad.

Apart from this, there are two other methods as well to use this shortcut:

  • Use Spacebar to press and release: In this, the crosshair cursor becomes a small camera icon. You can click on a specified window to take a screenshot. If you take screenshots using this method, it gives a thick white outline and shadow to the screenshot.
  • Use Spacebar to press and hold: Once you have selected an area, release the mouse button or trackpad, it will allow you to lock the selected area and you can easily reposition the portion on your screen. It’s a great tool to select a screenshot where you need to take care of minute details/ pixels of the screenshot.

Bonus Tip: Command valid only for touch bar MacBook – Command+Shift+6

You can use this command on your 16-inch-Macbook Pro enabled with Touchbar. Simply press Command+Shift+6 and you can take a slim screenshot of the touch bar. 


The above shortcut commands would help you give hands-on experience while taking a screenshot on MacBook Air or MacBook pro. Though the most popular and most used method is the first one, Shift+Command+3, there is always a scope of variation when it comes to the Apple Macbook. Hence, based on your changing requirements, you can always switch to different modes of methods to take a screenshot. MacBook is known for its unique, time-saving, and user-friendly tools and in the latest range of models, it is developing some path-breaking features and tools to match up to the expectations of the users.

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