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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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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Virtual audio device installation failed with Debut

I am trying to use Debut Screen Capture software on my Mac, but failing with the following error Reboot doesn't help. What can be done?
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Retrieve lost quicktime's record [duplicate]

I start recording my screen for two hours by clicking cmd+shift+5, after that I stopped the recording, and immediately a popped up video appear with an option to share recorded video, I click the ...
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Looking to take a fixed screenshot at intervals while changing the page in safari for a book

I am trying to screenshot all the pages of a textbook i have online. I am opening the book in safari, all i want is to automate in some way the ability to take a fixed location screenshot at intervals ...
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iPhone XR black screen and hissing noise

Today my iPhone's screen randomly went black when I was talking to someone on skype, nothing would work, I tried restarting, etc, plugging/unplugging the charging cable. It was also making a hissing ...
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Making sure Mac M1 doesn't have tracking or screen-capturing software

I was given a new MacBook Air (M1) by my employer for work (from home), but I also want to use it as my main personal laptop as well, since having 2 machines doesn't seem necessary. There a chance ...
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macOS: Is there a way to show an image constantly on screen (like a watermark)?

I'm looking for a very simple way to add a watermark to my screen which should be shown whatever I'm doing, is it during a Zoom call, or is it when giving a presentation, or similar (I don't ...
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Refresh rate of background windows

When recording a window in macOS Big Sur (with share screen in Zoom or in OBS) the window will go into "background mode" and start to refresh extremely slowly if it's completely obscured by ...
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Take webcam picture and screenshot at the same time

I'm trying to combine these two commands: while :;do screencapture -x ~/Desktop/$(date +%y%m%d%H%M%S).png;sleep 300;done and imagesnap -t 300 I want to make a screenshot and a webcam photo at the ...
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Light weight, free way to record a video with a blurred background using Mac webcam?

When recording a video, sometimes it's preferable to blur the background, especially when working from home or outside the typical office environment. I didn't figure out how to blur the background of ...
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Is there an open-source iOS screen viewer/ recorder for macOS?

Requirements: better than QuickTime movie recording: it doesn't pass the sound through Wormhole and is great but that is a paid closed source software Open source strongly preferred Is there a open ...
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Capture both audio and video from iOS device via USB in OBS

I want to record both screen and audio from iOS device using my MacBook, so I connected the device to my computer using cable. I then opened QuickTime Player, click "File -> New Movie ...
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Efficiently transfer screenshots from Ipad to Windows computer?

I write a Word documents on a windows 10 computer and want to include screenshots from my iPad. Idea is to make something on my iPad, take a screenshot and directly paste it in my word document. I can ...
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Blur screenshot as you take it on default screenshot app macbook pro

I recently got the 2019 MacBook Pro and one thing different from my previous Windows machine is the lack of ShareX (a screenshot utility). I like to take screenshots and not have them saved locally to ...
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How to prolong screenshot snippets time (Mac)

When you take screen shot you have small snippets at the bottom right conner. It is very useful to drag and drop. But it disappears too quickly. How I can tweak time of that snippets?
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Stop screenshots on my macbook appearing on my ipad

I often take screenshots or partial screenshots on my MacBook. For some reason, these immediately appear on my iPad - the screen turns on showing them, and they are stored on there. This is annoying. ...
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Connect iPhone screen as camera without QuickTime

I'm trying to stream my iPhone screen and the usual approach is mirroring it to QuickTime via the "New Movie Recording" option (without actually pressing the record button), and then ...
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Name: Tags: Where: image frozen on my Mac Air desktop

I took a screen shot using Command +5 and apparently tapped "Record Selected Section". That screen shot icon is frozen on my desktop. I have tried opening Terminal and typing: Killall ...
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How to edit Automator .action files

I have an Automator Quick Action that captures a selected screen area to clipboard (I use Screenshot to capture to Preview). For my workflow I need to have both options on hotkeys. It works well but ...
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Capture audio correctly while capturing video calls on MacBook with earbuds

I'd like to capture video calls on my MacBook Pro, while I have my Bluetooth Earbuds connected. I use Zoom, Google Meet and Skype on different calls, so would like to use osX's native screen video ...
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After setting com.apple.screencapture disable-shadow, how can I make holding ⌥ re-enable shadows?

If you hold ⌥ (option) while taking a window screenshot macOS, it excludes the window's drop shadow in the saved image. You can change default behavior to always hide shadows with defaults write com....
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Zoom in where the focus is

I use Mac. When I do a presentation or make a screen recording, sometimes I need to zoom in to the part where the focus is; then I need to zoom out to restore the normal screen size. I have seen ...
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How do I record my screen on one space and work on another?

QuickTime Player allows you to easily record your screen on macOS. However, neither does it seem to allow to record a specific window nor can I record in a different space than I am currently working ...
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How do I search for screenshots of the lock and home screen on Apple Photos for Mac?

I would like to optimize my photo library by deleting screenshots of my of home screen and lock screen. I use screenshots quite a bit for work, so looking through all of my screenshots would be quite ...
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Take svg screenshot

Sometimes I need to make screenshots of a webpage or a text document (PDF, word, etc.) and I want to be able to zoom in after making the screenshot and still have a clear resolution. Since svg is ...
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Screen capturing Android tablet via Mac

I'm working on a project that requires me to screen-capture game play from a game on a Pixel C tablet, but I have an iMac. I'm wondering if there's a way for me to plug the tablet into the iMac and ...
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Can I set my Mac up to take a screenshot everytime I left click?

I understand I am able to set my mac up to screenshot using timed intervals. But is it possible to set something up, in terminal perhaps, that would allow me to automate my screenshots so that every ...
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Create animated gif screen captures [duplicate]

How can I take an animated gif or mp4 screen capture of work I'm doing, as is seen in the gif below? I need the capture to span more than a single window. I prefer not to pay for software to do this, ...
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Can I screen record multiple windows on my macbook with internal audio only while still being able to use my laptop for other things?

I'd like to screen record multiple videos at once, including the audio from each video respectively. Is this possible? If not, is there a way to record one video (with internal audio) in the ...
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Command + Shift + 4 not saving image to clipboard

I saw that Command + Shift + 4 gets a regular selection for a save of your screen. When I press the shortcut, I get the rectangular selection, and when I select, I here the camera shutter noise, but ...
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How can I fix a macOS screenshot of an X11 window that’s bleached / white / too light?

I'm facing a little problem while taking a screenshot of an X11 window (using XQuartz - if there's something better out there, lemme know). I tried everything: Entire Screen Window-Only Selection ...
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Problems recording a 2-hour long webinar on QuickTime

I recorded a 2-hour webinar because Microsoft Teams won't allow a download. I used Soundflower and Quicktime screen recording. At the end, when I wanted to save, I saw Cannot save: I tried a few more ...
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List of apps for “Screen Recording” permission on Catalina is empty

After the Catalina upgrade I lost the screen sharing capabilities in all the apps that I used for screen sharing: MS Teams, Zoom, Lifesize, etc. I'm familiar with the general procedure outlined in ...
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Lost Screen Recording on Mac OS Catalina

After recording my screen for a lecture on coding, I airdropped the screen recording to my laptop (only to have an error during transit). I pressed done on the screen recording, and it looks like that ...
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How to reduce ambient noise when screen recording on MacBook? [duplicate]

When using cmd + shift + 5 to screen record, there is only one option present for sound (Macbook Pro microphone). This captures the 'computer' audio, but it also records unwanted noise in the physical ...
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Sharing screen snippets from Windows 10 to iPad 7

Is there a good way to share screen snippets taken with Windows⇧ ShiftS to an iPad? Window's cloud clipboard requires Microsoft launcher.
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Not able to take screenshot on MacBook Pro Retina

I am trying to take screenshot on MacBook Pro Retina using the shortcut commands shift+command+3 and shift+command+4 but nothing happens . I also have checked System Preferences > Keyboard > ...
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Force a 1080p resolution on 13" MacBook Pro

I'm trying to record a screencast using my 13" MacBook Pro (Retina, ~ 2015 model). I want to record it full screen at 1080x1920 px and I want it to be that exact resolution. The resolution ...
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Choose where to save Catalina screenshot individually

Should be a simple question: When I take a screenshot, I would like to be able to choose which folder on my hard drive it can go into, the way I can with every single other program (and could in the ...
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iPhone screenshots have wrong date info on PC

I recently exported several screenshots from my iPhone SE onto my Windows 10 PC. I noticed some photos, but specially the screenshots, have a wrong value for the date taken and the date created. The ...
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Adding shortcut for recording entire screen from screenshots app

Is there some way to add or create the shortcut to record the screen instantly? The current way to do it is Cmd+Shift+5 > Click record entire screen > Click anywhere to start. The expected way ...
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Is there a MacOS automation that can detect pixels on screen?

I need to automate some keyboard and mouses actions depending on what is shown on the screen. But because the applications don't have applescript hooks, there is no way to know of certain events ...
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macos screenshot without opening preview application [duplicate]

Is there any way to take a screenshot without opening preview application on macOS Catelina ver. 10.15.5? I was trying to find some information, but all I could find was about disabling Screenshot ...
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Mac OS X screenshot with tagging of front most application

I would like to automate the filing of screenshots according to which application window was front most when taking a screenshot. I would like to do a hazel rule but I do not have the information of ...
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Screen record with sound / audio from computer (not just mic)?

From Mojave and later, it's really easy to screen record with cmd + shift + 5. To include audio from a microphone, one can simply select the microphone: However, what if we wish to include the ...
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How to disable Camera and Screen Share for all applications (globally) in mac Using MDM?

We know that using MDM we can handle Privacy Preferences Policy Control in mac. I am able to disable Screen Sharing and Camera feature for the Particular Application. Is there any way by which we ...

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