Screenshot: Mac

Screenshots on a Mac can be achieved through different key combinations.

Selection of the Screen

  1. On you keyboard, press the + Shift + 4 keys at the same time.
  2. This will change your cursor to a cross-hair.Selection Cursor
  3. Click and drag your mouse to draw a selection around the area you want to capture.Screenshot selection
  4. When you release the mouse, a file containing the screenshot will be placed on the desktop.Screenshot Selection File
  5. This image can then be attached to an e-mail and sent to IT Support.
Hint: To take a screenshot of a window on the screen, follow the instructions above, but press the spacebar after you have entered the key combination. This will change the cursor to a camera icon, which can be used to click on the window you would like to capture.

Entire Screen

  1. To take a screenshot of the entire screen, press the + Shift3 keys on your keyboard at the same time.
  2. This will place an image of your screen on the desktop.Screenshot File
  3. This image can then be attached to an e-mail and sent to IT Support.
Hint: Add the Control key to any of the above key combinations to save the image to your clipboard instead of saving it as an image to your desktop.