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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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To know whether another person have physically accessed your Mac

Is there a simple way to know an "average person" have physically accessed your Macbook at work or at home? Of course, I can use a keylogger or an app to record what is going on the screen ...
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Why Screen Capture uses 144 (72*2) PPI for its screenshots (and not, for example, 288, which is 72*4, or 300)

I was told that when I make a screenshot (for example, using Shift-Command-4 > Drag), it is saved with system PPI. But the spec for my Mac says that its resolution is 254, not 144. MacBook Pro (14-...
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Viewing attachments in Xcode 15.3 with test plans

Using Xcode 15.3 when running a UITest, I take a screenshot let screenshot = XCUIScreen.main.screenshot() let attachment = XCTAttachment(screenshot: screenshot) attachment.lifetime = .keepAlways ...
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Filtering windows from screen share?

I recently discovered the ScreenCaptureKit API which has the SCContentFilter interface to allow filtering sensitive windows from your screen capture. https://developer.apple.com/documentation/...
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How to take full-screen screenshot without menu-bar blackout bar at top?

When I have an app in full-screen mode and I press commandshift3, I get a screenshot of my entire screen, but it includes a black bar at the top that masks (blacks out) the menu bar and camera notch. ...
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Google Chrome is capturing your screen alert on macOS Sonoma

I'm using Google Chrome on macOS Sonoma and recently noticed this alert on my top bar. I checked all Google Chrome tabs and none had any screen share feature in use. I disabled all Chrome extensions. ...
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How can I bypass NSWindowSharingNone to take screenshots, etc.?

If an app does [window setSharingType: NSWindowSharingNone];, normal methods of taking screenshots won't work for it. As the administrator of a Mac, how can I override this and capture its screen ...
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How do I take high quality screenshots on my iMac? [duplicate]

I moved my Sims game onto my Mac from Windows. On Windows I had a program called SRWE all bc with for screenshots where it adjusted the view / zoom of the screen so that when you take screenshots you ...
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Can I generate screenshot in 2x mode with any screenshot tool on macOS?

Currently, if I take a screenshot e.g. 1000x1000, it provides a 1000x1000 image. Ideally, I want to be 2000x2000. Is it possible to take screenshots in 2x/retina resolution with the default screenshot ...
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How to recover a deleted screen recording that was recorded using Screen Recorder on a Mac?

I'm exploring the possibility of recovering deleted screen recordings that were created using the default system Screen recorder application on a Mac Monterey OS version 12.2.1. Where will the ...
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How to save a screenshot and copy it to clipboard in one key press?

The AppleScript code from Copy screenshot to clipboard in addition to saving the file doesn't work anymore. I tried Automator, but when I assign the keyboard shortcut to it, it doesn't work and gives ...
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udemy videos show up as a black window/region in screenshots

To avoid the udemy-black-screen, the recommendations I have seen are to disable Hardware Acceleration. But it is hard-coded to Enabled from Catalina onwards Is there any way to capture the (paused) ...
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Screenshot image appears much bigger in size when pasted

MacOS, Sonoma and even earlier versions, screenshot's image appears to be much bigger in size when pasted: How can I get the same size when doing copy and paste please? I really don't want to drag ...
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Is it possible to record a Mac's screen while booting or during the initial set-up?

I am wondering if it is possible to record the screen of a Mac or take screenshots of it during its initial setup phase. I hope to accomplish this with the hardware and not use an external camera or ...
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Mac screenshot resolution on macbook pro changed from 144 to 72 dpi after upgrade to Sonoma - either via keyboard shortcut or terminal command

Mac screenshot resolution on macbook pro changed from 144 to 72 dpi after upgrade to Sonoma - either via keyboard shortcut or terminal command. Interestingly I discovered that if I take a shortcut ...
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Why screenshot insert a label automatically on the capture file

I usually use the screenshot feature with Shift + Command + 4 in the screen area on OS X. Occasionally, a label appears in the capture as if something was selected. Is it an OS X error? Is it a ...
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Persist screenshot sketch tool setting

Every time I take a screenshot and I need to mark some areas I reach out to the Sketch tool and just draw. By default, if I draw an arrow or a circle shape it automatically changes them to a crisp ...
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Sonoma breaking fix to preventing Preview from opening "Open" file explorer when taking screenshot

Issue Issue 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 explorer. ...
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macOS Ventura screenshot tool like Big Sur: change defaults to be able to draw without having to click twice

In macOS Ventura, I can't draw right after taking a screenshot like I used to do on macOS Big Sur. Instead, I've to click the Markup tool: Then I would need to click on either Sketch or Draw tools: ...
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Files app has some screenshots from Safari that wasn’t screenshot

I have an iPhone 11 with the latest update and everything. But recently I noticed in my Files, there are several long screenshots from some sites I frequent, specifically comic websites and art ...
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How to use the FaceTime Live Photos on tvOS?

Using FaceTime on iOS and iPadOS, there's a circular white button that takes a still frame of the video: It doesn't seem to be available while on a call directly on the TV : Is there a way to take ...
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How do you automatically delete screenshot?

A common workflow for me is to take a screenshot of something on my iPhone, click on the floating thumbnail, click share to send it to someone... and now I want the screenshot deleted and I want to ...
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Is there any way to make the screenshot output 'tile' that appears in the bottom right corner, appear on all displays?

I'm running macOS 13.5 on a 13 inch MacBook Pro M1 2020 with a second monitor. I use Shift-Cmd-4 to take screenshots often, but the output preview only appears on the primary monitor. Is there a tweak ...
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How can one screen record part of the screen on iOS? [duplicate]

Example: The built-in screen recorder seems to be only able to record the entire screen. I know I could use that and then use another application to crop the video (this is how I created the example ...
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Auto grab a window screenshot on each mouse click Mac

Is it possible to Applescript an autotake of a screenshot in an app on every mouse click without need to press Cmd+Shift+4->Click every time?
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Using a Windows keyboard. How can I map the "Print Screen" button to open Flameshot and take a screenshot?

I installed https://flameshot.org/docs/guide/key-bindings/#macos and want to use that when I take screenshots. I'm using a Logitech USB wireless Windows-style keyboard, so I have a Print Screen key. ...
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How do I edit screenshot with preview for highlight and pointing? [duplicate]

When I take a screenshot I usually need to highlight some section and point to it. With skitch it is quite simple, But with preview I can't find an easy way to do these two tasks. The "Hightligh ...
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How to open URL from screenshot

I recently saw a comment online by a user who said that it was possible to open URLs from screenshots of text that contained URL data. This seems like an attractive function for me, as some sites I ...
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Launch Screenshot.app from terminal

I've tried googling around for this, but search results keep littering things like "screenshot save location" and other junk. I am running MacOS Monterery v12.6 (intel chip). What I want is ...
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"Module aw-watcher-window quit unexpectedly."

I use the ActivityWatch app to track the time that I spend on the computer. I am running v0.12.2 which is the latest version. When I restart my computer, it displays an error message. The error ...
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Hiding a stage on the same Mac OS without external monitor during live presentation

I finally got my project on how to integrate Auth0 APIs into my ASP.NET MVC web app, save their token in an SQL Server distributed cache in Docker on a MacBook. So I wanted to finally show the ...
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Taking screenshot directly to clipboard [duplicate]

99% of the time when I take a screenshot (using ⌘ Command ⇧ Shift 4 to draw a rectangle on screen) I would like to directly paste it somewhere (Slack, PowerPoint, etc). Unfortunately, on my machine, I ...
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How can I save screen shot name replacing white space with `_`?

When I save a screenshot, the current filename shown as follows: Screen Shot 2017-03-01 at 10.05.05.png. Instead of using a whitespace character, can we change it to another character like _? ...
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How to take a screenshot in MacOS 9.2?

I am trying out an old install of MacOS 9.2, and can't remember how to take a screenshot. It is very hard to find any resources on MacOS 9.2 on the internet via search engines.
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Make window screenshot use transparent background

Pressing ⌘ Command⇧ Shift4 then pressing space then clicking on a floating window takes a screenshot of that floating window with the dropshadow included. For some reason, mine now have white ...
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Taking a screenshot of the same area of the screen multiple times [duplicate]

I often want to take before/after screenshots of things. I often use the inbuilt screenshot tool to screenshot a portion of the screen (cmd + shift + 4). However, having to redrag to get the same ...
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The color picker in macOS Ventura screen shot tool does not open. Any ideas how to fix that?

When I take a screenshot with SHIFT + CMD + 5 and try to open the color picker via Show colors... to choose a custom border color, nothing happens. If I do the same thing in Preview, the color picker ...
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How to recover a quciktime screen recording if you run out of storage while recording?

I just recorded a few hours worth of footage on QuickTime. At one point, the recording automatically stopped because I ran out of space. I deleted a few files, and made some room. After restarting the ...
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When uploading a screenshot to Slack, it gets uploaded as a "binary file"

I take a screenshot using Command Shift 4, then upload it to Slack, but it gets uploaded as a "binary file". I can download the file, but to open it, I need to add a ".png" ...
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How to record Mac screen above 60 fps? (120fps, 144fps, ProMotion)

Shift + Command + 5 generally works great for recording the screen, but it doesn't even seem to try keeping up with ProMotion or any above-60 FPS display. According to QuickTime Player, the directly ...
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Make Audio Capture Engine (ACE) to act as an Input Device for Quicktime Screen Recording

so currently I am running macOS Ventura 13.1 on MacBook Air M1 model. For Discord, I managed to download Rogue Amoeba's Audio Capture Engine (ACE) for screen share audio. I am interested in knowing is ...
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How can i uninstall (and reinstall) misbehaving Preview on Mac?

Previously I took screenshots with Preview (comes with Mac), then embedded those images inline in text body of gmails. Suddenly now, Gmail insisting on their being attachments only, and often the ...
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Apple Mail won't send annotations on images for any other Image Size than "Actual Size"

macOS: 13.0 (22A380) A lot of communicating with my clients depends on annotated screenshots I send them via Email. My workflow goes like this: I press command+alt+shift+4, then I press space and ...
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Screen recording stop recording after a few minutes with Quicktime

When recording the screen with Quicktime or other software like Camtasia, the screen gets frozen after a few minutes. I'm recording the second monitor (4k), and after a few minutes of recording, I can ...
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A more comfortable workflow to rename screenshots

I find myself frequently wanting to change the names of my screenshots to something more memorable. I can change the location in which they're stored via the screenshot tool itself, and I can do some ...
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Where do screenshots go now that I've installed Ventura?

Until upgrading my operating system to Ventura, screenshots taken with Cmd+Shift+3 and Cmd+Shift+4 went to my Desktop. Now I can't find them. Does anyone else have this problem? Any idea where they ...
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Screenshot tool default draw

I am using the default mac OS screenshot tool in Ventura 13.1. When I take a screenshot of a section of the screen (using the shortcut Cmd+Shift+4) and then click the screenshot thumbnail in the ...
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Quick Look markup toolbar is no longer shown by default

I'm on Ventura 13.0.1 (22A400). In the past I was able to take a screenshot (CMD+SHIFT+4), click on the thumbnail in the corner of my screen opening the "Quick Look", and immediately begin ...
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How to open screenshot in "markup" mode by default?

I recently updated to Ventura and I lost a feature I didn't realize I depend so much on. Previously when I took a screen shot (typically using ⇧ Shift ⌘ Command 4 ), when I clicked the floating ...
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Mac Screenshot Cmd+Shift+4 no longer defaults to file save --it follows the options set in Cmd+Shift+5 instead

On a MacBook Pro with Monterey 12.5 For a long time, Cmd+Shift+4 would enable a custom screenshot (drag cursor) that would dump a file to the Desktop in addition to putting the image in the Clipboard. ...
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