Questions tagged [screen-capture]

An image or video taken by a computer to record the visible items displayed on the monitor, television, or another visual output device. Usually, screen capture is a software process where the image is captured as it is intended to be drawn but can also include traditional recording using a camera or other device to record a display physically and not mathematically.

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How to make command + shift + control + 5 video capture selected area on macOS?

Default picture and video capture shortcuts are logical: Although it isn't among the default shortcuts, it follows that video capture of a selected area could use the following: command + shift + ...
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Automatic run of shell script with screencapture

I am trying to automate a screen capturing of my machine. The issue I had is no software out there (I have found so far) cannot screen all monitors at once. I ended up with a shell script, that is ...
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How to grant ACE to Movavi Screen Recorder?

My Movavi Screen Recorder doesn't record sound from application. When I press the loudspeaker icon, the following window appears What does it mean (why not write friendly error messages)? And how to ...
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mac software for handwritten screen recording

I came across this video on youtube and wanted to know if anyone know what software is used for the handwritten videos or any software can do similar Is that just software only or also a hardware to ...
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macOS screencapture only taking images of Desktop

I've created an AppleScript shortcut to take a screenshot. However, the resulting screenshot only displays the Desktop, even if other apps are in focus. Here is my AppleScript snippet: do shell script ...
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How do you take a screenshot of the controls for taking a screenshot

There is an app that comes standard for taking screenshots and screen recordings. How would you take a screenshot of the control bar that pops up which allows you to select the type of screenshot and ...
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How to reset the selection of the screen recorder to the default?

When I press Cmd+Shift+5, I summon the screen recording utility. It shows with a resizable curtain which portion of the screen is going to be recorded. However, that selection persists between ...
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Bash script to move multiple files with fragment '(2)' in filename into a separate folder (macos screenshots)

When taking screenshots on MacOS, the second monitor content is in file xxxx(2).png If a user (poweruser on Windows but newbie on MacOS) wants a script that moves all screenshot with *(2).* to folder &...
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How to set individual locations for screenshots and screen recordings

So, ⌘ + shift + 5 opens up a dialog containing various options, notably where you want screenshots to be saved. However, when I open up QuickTime Player, to record videos, that location is somewhat ...
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What's the quickest way to push a screenshot from my macbook's display on to my iPhone (instead of photographing it)?

I regularly take snapshots of my Macbook's screen with my iPhone to capture information I need handy, a list of library books to go hunting for, a map plus a bus schedule, etc. My iPhone is plugged ...
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How to drag screenshot after annotating?

Taking a screenshot and dragging its icon from the small icon in the corner directly into various applications or image uploads is very handy. It's also very handy that I can open it right there and ...
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How to record a screen with video AND audio on a Mac?

I am using a Mac 10.14.6 and I want to record the full screen with both video and audio. The reason is that I want to record a video from a German TV company, and neither youtube-dl work (there are ...
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How do I use AppleScript to capture screenshot and make it float on the desktop above everything else?

This functionality was offered by Snappy Mac app but the new OS updates have broken the functionality and I'm looking to implement my own version.
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Automatically start screen recording on iPhone 13

The native iPhone 13 screen record function always counts down 3,2,1 before it starts, and requires manual activation. Is there a way to auto start the screen record whenever the phone is unlocked and ...
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How do I make my screenshots save when dragging into a web application

I'm using a virtual web app where it has a feature that makes it so you can drag images and send it to someone. On macOS 10.13, this routine was me screenshotting what I needed, an automatic save to a ...
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Rename screenshot files to use date-time format (24 hours)

If I take screenshots, I integrate MacOS shots with screenshots from Windows laptop. Apple naming patter uses AM/PM and I can reorder by date created. I forced myself to get used to that. BUT I would ...
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How to use terminal to visit a site and take screenshot?

I am aware curl on Mac lets you visit a site from the command line. Is there a way to visit that site then take a screenshot and download it?
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Is there a way to record writing with an Apple Pencil overlaid on an image, without recording the image?

I have an apple pencil (gen 2) and an iPad (9th gen). I would like to annotate some images and videos using an Apple Pencil. Is there any way I can draw on an image, and record my pen strokes as a ...
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Mac Book Air M1 2020 - Display Link is asking randomly for screen recording permissions when device is locked

I have connected my Mac Book Air M1 2020 to a PRIPC1 IPC-Computer USB-C / USB 3.0 Docking Station with Display Link to connect my to external displays. So far it worked pretty well. I went into the ...
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Free-form screenshots on Mac

I know I can take screenshots of regions using the cmd + shift + 3/4/5 keys on the Mac. But I want to be able to select a specific non-rectangular region to capture. How do I capture freehand ...
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Internal Microphone not available for QuickTime When Screen Recording [duplicate]

My Mac is Early 2015 MBP with MacOS BigSur. When I select File -> New Audio Recording option from within QuickTime, I see this On the other hand, when I choose File -> New Screen Recroding, I ...
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Screenshots Don't Save to Mac If I Share Them

I've been using Command-Shift-4 to capture screenshots, and then using the share icon on the top right of the screenshot I send them off to Notes or a friend on Messages. However they are not saving ...
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OSX Screenshots: Is there a way to disable the toolbar like we can disable the shadow?

I recently found a terminal command to disable shadows when taking screenshots in OSX, do you know a way to disable the toolbar and just have the image or window content saved in the clipboard when ...
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Is it possible to see iOS screenshots on the Mac directly (with some kind of auto-share)?

iOS (as well, now, as iPadOS) has a Files app. After taking a screenshot, the file can be found through the Files app. But suppose that the point of taking the screenshot is to use it from macOS. Is ...
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Use macOS Automator to screenshot, name and save in a folder, and continue

I spent 3 days and still have trouble using Automator in my obsolete 2nd hand iMac iOS 10.13. My aim is simple, to achieve this: take a screenshot of part of a webpage (I will customize size of ...
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route dictation to a background window

Using MacOS Big Sur. I am reviewing a document in the web, and it would be useful to be able to dictate my observations towards a text editor in other window. Is there some way to start the dictation ...
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Screencapture command-line video recording with stop bar in menu bar?

Is it possible to create a command-line to start a screencapture recording that also provides the stop button in the menu bar? screencapture -v out.mov I'd like to replace pressing CTRL+SHIFT+5. =)
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Looking for a screen and microphone audio recording software for Mac apart from QuickTime

I've been using Quick time to record all my classes this year, but the problem is that it takes up an insane amount of space. I tried to record the same meeting using Zoom and it was just 500mb, ...
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Window Screenshot background black

I use the window screenshot feature a lot (Shift+Cmd+4 SPC) There is supposed to be a window shadow, but instead, the background is black. My desktop wallpaper is not black.
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How can I get screen grab pixel data from a different 'desktop space' than the one I am currently viewing?

I'm wanting to find some way of using Python to get colours of pixels to notify me when a change happens on a game. The point is, I don't want to have to keep the game on the front of the desktop and ...
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Recover deleted screen recording Big Sur

Yesterday, I recorded an important session on my MBA M1 Big Sur 11.5.1. When I stopped the video, I clicked on the floating thumbnail that appeared in the bottom right corner to replay the video, but ...
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Volume Up + Power does not result in screenshot

I am using an Iphone 8 running iOS 14.6. When I press Volume Up + Power no screenshot is taken. I press and release, and press and hold, and neither works. I have reboot the device, and the issue did ...
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How do desktop stacks detect screenshots?

Desktop stacks are able to detect screenshots separately from images, I was simply wondering how it does that. It can't just be by filename because renaming a file to the exact format of the ...
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set keyboard shortcut to open text button inside screenshot markup

trying to enable it so that when i press t inside a screenshot markup, the text button is clicked here's my working script: tell application "System Events" to click button 2 of window &...
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Screenshots aren't working on my Apple Watch

I have an Apple Watch series 6 running WatchOS 7.5. I used to be able to take screenshots by pressing the Digital Crown and side button simultaneously, but this no longer works. In Settings > ...
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Skitch failed to work for Big Sur even though I have granted Screen Recording

I have granted Skitch Screen Recording permission but Skitch still failed to capture the screen. This happened after I upgraded to the latest Big Sur patch. It used to work. How do I fix it? Thanks!
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Command-Control-Shift-4 doesn't work. How to capture portion of screen to clipboard? [duplicate]

How to capture portion of screen to clipboard Command-Control-Shift-4 doesn't work (cross cursor doesn't appear). Command-Shift-4 shows cross cursor but captures not into clipboard. Command-Control-...
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Prevent Preview from opening "Open" file explorer when taking screenshot

I have a frustration when i take screenshots on my mac, with e.g. shift ⇧+command ⌘ +4. If the screenshot is the first to be opend in the Preview app, then it also opens the "Open" file ...
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Screencapture does not include windows

I'm trying to take a screenshot of my main screen, but screencapture -x -Jwindow 1.png does not include windows, so a screenshot contains only my wallpaper. Basically, I want screencapture to work the ...
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Why does OSX no longer allow to save screenshots in the clipboard?

Since recently the shortcut CMD + SHFT + 4 does no loger create a screenshot in the clipboard but puts it into the downloads folder. I could not figure out how to change that. Did the recent update ...
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What triggers the message "your screen is being observed" on the login screen

I noticed that macOS (Big Sur) is often telling me on my login screen that "your screen is being observed". I'm assuming that this is due to the fact that I allowed some apps top record my ...
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Automator Quick Action / Workflow has no permission to open files

I'm creating a Quick Action in Automator to replace the default screenshot functionality on Mac as following: Take screenshot Pass screenshot path to Python shell script Have that script upload it to ...
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screenshot stack not working

For the past couple of weeks my screenshot stack has been buggy. Whenever I take screenshots some of em end up in the right stack and some of them form a separate stack on the same desktop called ...
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Shortcut to take screenshot and save to specific folder

Is there any way I can get a specific keyboard shortcut to take a screenshot and save it to a particular folder ? The use case is quite simple: I listen to radio frequently and take screenshots of the ...
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How to take screenshots in rapid succession

Spamming cmd-shift-3 only takes a screenshot every second or so. How can I take screenshots more frequently than this? So that e.g. double-tapping cmd-shift-3 will take two screenshots? I remember ...
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Delay when pressing Command-Shift-4

The better way to take a screenshot is Command-Shift-4. But since switching to Big Sur on an M1 Mac, I am seeing that this key combination produces a delay before seeing the crosshairs. When a ...
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Screenshot Dimension

When I go to About This Mac --> Displays, it shows I have a Built-in Retina Display with 2560 × 1600 display. However, when I try to take a screenshot with command + shift + 3, the dimensions for ...
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How do I troubleshoot screen capture utilities only capturing one side of audio?

I use screen capture utilities like Movavi and Snagit on my MacBook Pro 2019 (Big Sur) to record software demos. When using a headset or any other microphone connected to a USB port, the recorded ...
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How to get screenshot to clipboard? [duplicate]

I have pressed Shift-Cmd-4 and selected an area. Now it is in screen capture app. But I need it inside clipboard to paste here. How to do that?
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What is the native program OSX load to edit the screenshots?

When creating a screenshot with Cmd+Shift+3 or Cmd+Shift+4, a smaller version of the screenshot image appears at the corner of the screen. When clicking the image, the full-sized screenshot image pop ...
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