Gone are the days when you use third-party screenshot tools and record the Quicktime screen. Apple has built-in tools to capture screenshots and record videos in MacOS Mojave, and they're pretty good.
Hotkeys to Know
While you can technically launch the screenshot tool from the "Other" folder in Launchpad, it's best to learn the hotkeys. You can change all of these combinations through the keyboard shortcut menu settings, but these are the default settings:
- Command + Shift + 3: Saves the entire screen to a file on the desktop (and also appears in the bottom right to enter in different apps. You can keep Control while doing it to save it to the clipboard only, to keep the desk clear.
- Command + Shift + 4: Opens a selection menu where you can draw a box around what you want to choose. It also saves on the desktop and you can also hold Control to copy only to the clipboard.
- Command + Shift + 5: This combo box is a special case. It opens the main screen for screen dump where you can come
From the left to the right, the tools in this field:
- Capture the entire screen.
- Capture a specific window and crop the image automatically. 09] Capture a selected part and is the default option.
- St create a recording of the entire screen.
- Start a recording of the selected part of the screen.
The option menu also contains some additional settings that allow you to select things that the screen is saved and whether a timer is used.
When done, you can hit "Capture" or "Record" or just press Return. Keep in mind that if you record a video, you must open it again to stop recording or press the stop button in the menu bar.
To trim or edit the video, click it in the lower right corner when it's ready to open it in Quick Look, then click the trim button.
This saves the video in place to send out.