How to Use New Screen Capture Tool in macOS Mojave

Feel frequent to take screenshots or record the screen on your Mac? The upcoming macOS 10.14 Mojave brings new tools for taking screenshots and recording screen. Read this post to know how to use the new Screen Capture feature in macOS Mojave.

In the previous versions of macOS, the keystroke to capture the full screen is to press Command – Shift – 3, and the key combination to take a screenshot of the particular portion is to use Command – Shift – 4. Mojave keeps these shortcuts, but adds a new keyboard shortcut to activate a smart screenshot toolbar with more capturing options.

The new screenshot toolbar unifies the screenshot and screen recording features, and it also provides multiple handy options like setting a timer or pre-selecting the saving location. To bring it up, you need to press Command + Shift + 5 on your keyboard.

As the floating palette appears on the screen, you have three capturing options: Capture Entire Screen, Capture Selected Window, or Capture Selected Portion.

Once you click Capture Entire Screen, a full-screenshot will be taken immediately, while you can set a timer to delay the capturing when you are ready.

If you choose Capture Selected Window, hover your mouse cursor over a window to highlight it, and then simple click your mouse button to take the capture.

If you choose Capture Selected Portion, user the cursor crosshairs to select the area you want to capture. The screenshoot will be taken as soon as the selection is made.

Meanwhile, you don’t have to launch QuickTime to record screens, as the new screenshot toolbar provides two recording options next to capturing options. Clicking Record Entire Screen will start the recording immediately. If you choose Record Selected Portion, the recording will begin as soon as you complete the selection of the screen portion. To stop the recording, just press the Stop button in the Menu bar.

When the screenshot/recording appears in the bottom-right corner of your screen, you can right click, control-click or two-finger-click on it, and use the contextual menu to choose where to save it, to send it, to show in in Finder, to delete it, or to mark it up.

If you choose Markup, you can draw, highlight, add shapes, insert text or a signature, rotate, or select text styles using the toolbar at the top of the Quick Look window.

There is a Options menu in the screenshot toolbar, from where you can save the screenshoot/recording to multiple locations like Desktop, Documents, Clipboard, Mail, Messages, or Preview, and you can set a timer between 5 Seconds and 10 Seconds.

The macOS Mojave brings a better experience for users to take screenshots or make recordings, and it introduces many new features. Can’t wait to upgrade it in this fall.

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