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 take back control of screenshot functionality from Dropbox?

I have dropbox installed and it forces all screenshots to be saved to a Screenshots folder inside the Dropbox directory. I have checked the options that are available when you press Command + Shift + ...
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screenshots take so long to appear in folder

When I screenshot something (with cmd-shift-4 or cmd-shift-3), it takes at least 10 seconds or even longer to appear in my Downloads folder (which is what I've set the screenshot save location to). ...
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Screen record lags on MacBook Pro

Recently I've been trying to record the screen of my Mac. I would like to record some video games and coding projects that I have made but I could not find any way to record the screen without lag. I ...
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Why is screencapture taking the screenshot of the desktop image and not the windows on top in Catalina?

Why is screencapture command only takes the screenshot of the desktop image and not the windows on top in Catalina? I keep on trying on Catalina compared to High Sierra or Mojave where this is not ...
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New screenshots/files not visible in Finder in Catalina, well visible when using a file manager like Nimble Commander Pro

I've set the permissions to the 'screenshots' folder 'read & write' for all users in the list. The screenshot app is added to have full rights on the drive in the settings... I don't understand ...
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AppleScript screenshot issue

Back in April I asked for some help to get AppleScript to take a screenshot over another one endlessly. Here you can find a deeper explanation of what I was intending to do: Take screenshot of ...
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When using dual monitors, is it possible to get the screenshots to appear on the desktop of the screen it captured?

I'm not using a mirrored display, I connect my monitor to my laptop to do my main work and use my laptop for keeping track of queues and emails. Throughout my day I take many snips/screenshots and I ...
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Can't change the screenshot directory because “com.apple.screencapture: command not found”

I used to be able to change the screenshot directory by just changing the location and typing in the specifics to the terminal but now I am getting this code and I have no idea what to do. I went ...
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Why is this command for “Changing Where Screenshots Are Saved” failing?

Screenshots are being saved to the desktop but not in a specific folder. I want to remedy that so I found instructions to do so through Terminal. I am following the instructions but I am getting the ...
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How can I highlight text on a screenshot using Markup in macOS?

When I take a screenshot in macOS Mojave, I get a handy screen with Markup tools to edit the screenshot. But I’ve never been able to get the “highlight” feature to work. I want to highlight text on a ...
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How to autoprocess screenshots with an optimizer such as ImageOptim and then place immediately back in pasteboard (clipboard) for paste?

I'm not entirely clear on how the screenshot + pasteboard handling on macOS works. For example, as a user I perceive that when I press <shift-control-cmd-4> I can select a region of my screen ...
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Mojave screen shots take a long time to save directly to desktop

I very often take screen shots, and have my system configured to save them directly to the desktop, without the intermediate processes. This question has been asked a lot. For example, see the ...
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Save screenshot to clipboard and file, simultaneously [duplicate]

My question is simple enough1, depending on your generosity: the steps posed in the above linked thread are straightforward, except for one small point... I can't find the Service receives no input ...
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Possible to choose Screenshot output method with Keyboard Shortcut?

The revised Screenshot utility in Mojave brings the handy option of choosing if the resulting Screenshot should be copied to the clipboard or saved as a file, or saved to email, etc. However this ...
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How can I take a screenshot on an iPhone while Guided Access is on?

I’m trying to take a screenshot of a problem that’s occurring with Guided Access on my iPhone. Is this possible? I’ve had no luck with the usual method of simultaneously pressing the Home and Power ...
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Change screenshot keyboard shortcut to a single key

I want to set my keyboard shortcut for Copy picture of selected area to clipboard to the END key. Literally just the single keypress END. I tried looking at this post, but wasn't sure neither what ...
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Screenshot to clipboard by default

My muscle memory is very ingrained with Cmd + Shift + 4 to take screen snips, and this has been fine for a while. However, from now on, I don't need to save my screen snips as files. I need to paste ...
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Screen capture a sidecar

Using the sidecar feature with macOS catalina, is it still possible to use the iPadOS feature to capture the screen to a video?
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How do I make a box transparent in Markup?

I take a screenshot using shift+Command+4 and right click on it and choose the option "Markup" and then draw a rectangle box but how do I make it transparent so that content underneath is visible? ...
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Save screen recording in mp4 format in macOS Mojave

Using the keyboard shortcut Command + Shift + 5 records screen nicely, but the output video is in Mov format, which makes it not playable (stream playing) in Google Chrome. Is there a way to make it ...
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Why did some screen shots randomly appear on my desktop?

I have many screenshots inside of folders on my desktop. Just now when I got onto my MacBook Pro, I found that many of these screenshots were outside of their folders (some were duplicates). I ran ...
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Apple Watch Screenshot not saving on iPhone

I recently purchased a Series 4 Apple Watch yesterday, but I cannot seem to get the screenshot feature to work. The steps I have taken are: Enable screenshots through the watch app on my iPhone ...
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How to take a screenshot on Mac while keeping the aspect ratio of the capture area

I know I can open the Screenshot tool by pressing cmd + shift + 4. I can drag the mouse around to specify the area I want to take a screenshot of, but I am wondering how I can keep the width and ...
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Easiest way to convert a retina screenshot into standard resolution?

All screenshots taken on a MBP 2015 (retina, default resolution) has a "resolution" of 144x144. When we upload those images to forums, they are usually stored as 72 DPI, hence the actual image ...
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Why doesn’t screen capture videos doesn’t show up in Video app or any other video players in iPad?

I’m using the built in screen capture to capture videos. They only seem to show up in the “Photos” app under “Videos” section. I really don’t like the Video player (with frames and stuff at the bottom)...
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Screencapture keeps dedicated graphics active

When I use the screencapture tool on it turns on my dedicated graphics (Radeon Pro 560X) and when I finish the system doesn't switch to Intel graphics and consume my battery faster.Any idea how to ...
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Keyboard shortcut (almost) never works for Automator service

I have bash script that creates a screenshot in a given directory saved as an Automator service. I've then assigned ⇪⌘2 from System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Services. The problem is that ...
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iOS App Store screenshots iPhone Xs Max

For screenshots of your app to be submitted on App Store Connect, do they need to include the four dots, clock, Wi-Fi, & battery level indicator on the top and the bar at the bottom? Top 132 px: ...
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cant record screen with QuickTime or cmd + shft +f5 or any other software on mac

Mac Os Version: Mojave 10.14.4 QuickTime Player Version: 10.5 Every time I would try to record screen with QuickTime, I Would get Operation Stopped There is not enough available space to ...
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How can I record the screen and the rear camera on an iPhone simultaneously?

I've seen many apps that can record the iPhone screen and the front camera (facecam) into a single video. It embeds the facecam into a corner of the iPhone screen recording. I want an app to record ...
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How to screen capture a second desktop in Mac Mojave?

If I call screencapture -R460,250,350,500 ~/Desktop/screenshot.png from the command line, is there an option or way to tell it to take a screenshot of Desktop 2, rather than Desktop 1?
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Take screenshot of screenshot with AppleScript

I want to open an image on the desktop with the 'Quick Look', then screenshot it, and then open the new screenshot to take another one of it. In resume, I want to know how to screenshot an image that ...
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AppleScript basic date/time format and filename

I'm trying to wrap my head around AppleScript. I have a simple project to capture screenshots every several seconds and save them to a folder. I found this helpful script on GitHub: https://gist....
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macOS Mojave: Command + Shift + 4, screenshot not getting saved anymore

When I press Command + Shift + 4 and take a screenshot, the screenshot shows as a thumbnail at bottom right of the screen. If I continue working, the screenshot is not saved. I have to double-click ...
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Unable to take screenshot in MacBook using shortcut shift+command+3/4

On macOS I type the key combinations: shift+command+3/4 While taking the screenshot sound is audible but the screenshot is not getting saved in desktop or anywhere. I have searched in spotlight and ...
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The + key takes a screenshot on Mac

When I press the + key my mac is now taking a screenshot. Pressing the + key on the numeric keypad does not do this. This just started happening and I can't figure out how to debug this to ...
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Move iPad Screenshots to an album

I have an iPad Pro, and I'm wondering if there is a way to auto save a screenshot from my iPad to an album name e.g.: iPad Pro Is there an automated way in iOS that I can do that for only my iPad? ...
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screenshot showing dimensions 2880x1800 but resolution 144x144

I am trying to take some high quality screenshots on my 13" MBP for a website - they need them to be as high resolution as possible (at least 1000px wide) - when I take the screenshot (command+shift+3)...
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Quickly save Screenshot in MacOS Mojave with keyboard Shortcut

In MacOS Mojave, when I take a screenshot with CMD + SHIFT + 4 (so this isn't a normal screen shot, it's a screenshot of a little part of my screen), it takes several seconds before it's saved. ...
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Screenshot with cursor

I used to take tons of screenshots that included the cursor with SnapzXPro. It’s stopped working in past OS releases requiring a patch, but has stopped again and I’m not sure Ambrosia is paying much ...
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How to capture a high quality screeshot in 1920 x 1080?

I want to make 1920 x 1080 screenshots of the entire screen, but there's no 1920 x 1080 option in the Displays menu. There's a 1920 x 1080 option on SwitchResX, but when I select that one, the text ...
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QuickTime Recording - Unable to record the active program

Likely a simple answer, but I want to use QuickTime to record so that I can provide instruction using another program. However, when I attempt to open QuickTime within that program, it minimizes/...
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Annotation/Highlight doesn't work in Apple Preview

I have a screenshot. I want to highlight some parts of it. The highlight icon is disabled; the Tools > Annotate > Highlight Text is greyed out. Why? And how can I highlight easily on my ...
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Multi-Output Device: include my microphone in QuickTime screen record

I was able to create a multi-output device included is Soundflower and my headset. In Quick Time; Soundflower is selected to record the other party's audio. In a meeting; I am able to record the ...
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Change the duration for the screenshot thumbnails

macOs Mojave introduced screenshot thumbnails. Is it possible to change the thumbnail duration? (The settings for the screenshot app do not provide this feature).
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Screenshot thumbnails can't be dragged to most applications

I am running Mojave (10.14.2). Since the introduction of the floating screenshot thumbnail, I have been unable to drag these thumbnails to most applications, with few exceptions such as Telegram and ...
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Any screen recorder with 'replace' feature like Voice Memos app

I'm working on tons of teaching videos. However, It'll be perfect if I can record these videos without having many editing processes after recorded. So, Are there any applications to record the ...
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Can I have my screenshot files written immediately in Mojave? [duplicate]

In macOS Mojave, whenever you take a screenshot a small preview thumbnail will appear at the bottom-right of your screen, and then it will go away on its own. I have noticed that the .PNG screenshot ...
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How to screen capture audio from multiple programs into Quicktime via Soundflower

I'm trying to set up Soundflower with Quicktime so I can screen record with audio coming from a microphone and multiple programs at the same time. I'm using a MBP with a Focusrite Saffire Pro 40, I ...
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Can the iPhone XS or iPhone X record screen at 1080p via QuickTime?

I need to record some gameplay of my app at 1080p, and I am considering buying an iPhone XS or iPhone X to do so. I currently record the screen of my iPhone 7 via QuickTime for better quality, and ...