How to Print Screen on Mac | MacOS Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra


Print Screen on Mac: Command (⌘) + Shift(⇧) + 3 = Full Screenshot

If you want to have your “entire screen” (Full Print Screen on Mac) to be saved as an image to your desktop, you should press Command + Shift + 3 buttons at the same time.

Print Screen on Mac: Command (⌘) + Shift(⇧) + 4 = Partial Screenshot

Also, if you want to have just some part of your screen (Partial Print Screen on Mac) to be saved to your desktop, you should press Command + Shift + 4 buttons at the same time. After pressing these buttons on your keyboard, you should click and drag to select the area that you want to save. When you release your mouse click, MacOs will save the screenshot to your desktop as a PNG image (Default).

As you can see, it is really comfortable and easy to Print Screen on Mac. By the way, there are other ways to have a screenshot on mac but this is the easiest way to have any screenshot on macOS.

Other Common Mac Shortcuts

  • Command (⌘) + X: Cut the selected item and copy it to the Clipboard.
  • Command (⌘) + C: Copy the item to the Clipboard. This also works for Finder, Text Editing Apps, Files, and various apps.
  • Command (⌘) + V: Paste the contents of the Clipboard into the current document or app. This also works for files in the Finder.
  • Command (⌘) + Z: Undo the previous command.
  • Command (⌘) + A: Select All items on the current page or folder.
  • Command (⌘) + F: Find items in a document or open a Find window.
  • Command (⌘) + G: Find Again: Find the next occurrence of the item previously found.
  • Command (⌘) + H: Hide the windows of the front app.
  • Command (⌘) + M: Minimize the front window to the Dock.
  • Command (⌘) + O: Open the selected item, or open a dialog to select a file to open.
  • Command (⌘) + P: Print the current document.
  • Command (⌘) + S: Save the current document.
  • Command (⌘) + T: Open a new tab.
  • Command (⌘) + W: Close the front window.

Finally, don’t forget to check out our informative and free tutorials blog post; 7 Easy Ways to Get Screenshot on Mac.


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