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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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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 ...
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Shortcut/app to capture only the content of a window in a screenshot?

System Software Overview: System Version: macOS 10.13.6 (17G3025) Kernel Version: Darwin 17.7.0 I would like to capture only the content of a window, without the menu. In other words, I ...
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How to disable screenshot option shortcut in Mojave CMD+Shift+5

Using skitch I now get duplicate screenshot options. I want to disable the screenshot shortcut option from OSX in Mojave. How do I do this?
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Turn Off macOS Mojave Screenshot Preview Thumbnails with defaults write command

I'm reading this article, it works. But how can I turn off macOS Mojave screenshot preview thumbnails with defaults write command? I just don't know the key value to use.
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Screen recording at 4k resolution

So I want to do a screen recording tutorial with QuickTime and then edit it in Apple Motion/Final Cut Pro down to 1080p, with areas zoomed in on specific parts to highlight details. In order to do ...
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How to check which process took a desktop screenshot on macOS?

I heard a shutter sound when pressing the ▼ (down arrow) key on (lock screen) login page. I heard it again 10min after login, when using the same key again. And then heard it no more, even when ...
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iPad screen record video downloaded from icloud: audio not playing

I screen recorded my iPad 2018 in form of a video with the microphone on so that my voice can be recorded. The video capture went well and I can see and listen to the video. I then downloaded this ...
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stop screenshots being preview bottom-right [duplicate]

When I screenshot in macOS Mojave 10.14 the screenshot doesn't go straight to my folder, it goes to the bottom-right of my screen first. How do I disable this behaviour? I want the screenshot ...
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How can I hear my iPhone's audio while recording its screen on my mac using QuickTime Player?

I know how to record my iPhone's screen on my mac using QuickTime Player (while the phone and mac are connected via lightning cable), but when I do that, my phone's sound goes off. I even installed ...
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How to disable Mojave's floating thumbnail screenshot preview?

How do I disable this: after taking screenshot?
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How to pause screen recording with cmd+5 in Mojave

I need to start using screencast recording and know that we can use Quick Time for this. However, in Mojave we have the improved built-in feature of taking screenshots or record screen with the CMD5. ...
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iPhone screen recording is losing sound when exporting on iOS11

I have a well functioning screen recording with sound on my iPhone. When I try to share it via WhatsApp, save it in Dropbox or upload it to YouTube, it loses the audio. The picture is still there, but ...
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iPhone screen recording ends unexpectedly

I've been trying to use screen recording to make a video of a browser game (in Safari). I start it with the record button from the control center, and the red bar appears at the top of the screen. ...
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Is there a built-in way to record Mac screen in macOS screen just like iOS? [duplicate]

As shown in this video, one can easily make a screen recoding of an iOS device (running iOS 11 or later) using the built-in mechanism. Is there a similar built-in facility available in macOS to ...
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How can I disable Skitch's “Discard Skitch Note” dialog when quitting?

I recently installed Skitch Version 2.8 (264391) and it keeps prompting me with an annoying popup window asking if I'm sure I want to "Discard Skitch Note" prior to quitting. How can I disable this? ...
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Directly send Screenshot without saving

We are using Skype for Business in our company, sometimes there failures or errors we need to send to another employee. Is there a simple way to directly send a screenshot after creating it without ...
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High Sierra Screenshot part of screen stopped working

I have been for years using shift+cmd+4 to take a screenshot of only a part of the screen, or just to measure some distance in an image. A week or so ago it completely changed functionality to instead ...
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How can I obfuscate a small section of a image on macOS?

How can I obfuscate a small section of an image on macOS? I would like to obfuscate private information in an image before I share it. Is there a way to do it on macOS?
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Why my “Copy picture of selected area to the clipboard” does not work as usual?

macOSX 10.13.6 I am frustrated with screenshot capture shortcut on my MacOS X. It becomes a camera icon and it only captures the window rather than area selection, like the following picture. I ...
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Screenshot entire web-page

In macOS, one can easily get a screen capture by using key combination Command + Shift + 4. But, are there any keyboard shortcuts that can scroll a webpage or any other pages and get the screen ...
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Can we capture a screenshot of vim window using Terminal?

Let's say I have a file called hello.py. # File: ~/hello.py print('Hello') print('Stack Exchange') I would like to get a screencapture of hello.py when opened in vim editor as the ~/hello.png. Need ...
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Menu item screen capture results in monochrome image

If I use the sequence Command-Shift-4 Spacebar to capture a menu selection, the resulting images are monochrome. I'm on Yosemite and the result is the same on two devices. Any idea what's going on? ...
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Can I record my Mac screen via a keyboard shortcut?

I trade futures and other things, which requires me to be watching a number of things very closely while I'm actively considering or managing a trade. I'd like to be more diligent about documenting ...
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How to extend the time that a screenshot remains on screen on macOS Mojave?

After taking a screenshot. The screenshot goes to the bottom right hand corner. It disappears after 5 seconds (yes I timed it). How can I extend this time?
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Adding Simulator Screen Shots to Apple Product Images

I need help with adding Xcode Simulator screen shots to the Apple Product Images. Here's an iPhone X example: Open the Xcode Simulator (Device > iOS 11.4 > iPhone X) Under Debug uncheck "Optimize ...
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screen recorded video with Quicktime has partial video

I just did a screen recording with Quicktime Version 10.4 (928.13). After i tried to save the video, "Cannot open" popped up and I followed the method described in this link “cannot open” when trying ...
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Clock has disappeared from MacBook Pro menu bar

I have noticed that the time and date have disappeared from my MBP Sierra (vers 10.12.6) menu bar. Every time I try to check the box that says 'show date and time in menu bar' in system prefs, it ...
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Troubleshooting screenshot script

BACKGROUND An Automator script to save a screen-capture to a file was developed (by someone more clever than myself). For some reason it does not reliably (rarely) saves the screenshot to the file. ...
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Cannot save screenshot to file

At some point in history I made some settings change somewhere to save screenshots to the clipboard instead of the default Desktop location. However, I did this somewhere else than this place: I ...
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iPhone screen recording without red bar suddenly appeared on my phone

This morning I woke up to a notification on my iPhone saying that the current screen recording session was stored to my camera roll. I didn't do any screen recordings lately (definitely not last night)...
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Show cursor in screen shot

Is it possible to take a screen shot, using hotkeys, where the cursor will not disappear? I am making a short tutorial and it would save me time to have the cursor present, as opposed to post-...
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Screenshot of a single window comes up blank

I followed the instructions here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201361 How to take a screenshot of a window Press Shift-Command-4. The pointer changes to a crosshair. Press the Space bar. The ...
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Screenshots and screen sharing have a yellow tint that doesn't match my actual screen output

Screenshots and screencasts taken on my Macbook Air (Sierra 10.12.2) have a yellowish tint to them which doesn't match the actual display output on the screen itself. It's very odd. For example, here'...
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Extension/userscript for Safari that allows Netflix screenshotting

Is it possible to make a Safari extension, or userscript, that would allow Netflix videos to be screenshotted? Does anyone know how Apple are disabling Netflix screenshotting in Safari and whether ...
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Find out default screenshot path in MacOS from within Python to monitor screenshots

I have a program that monitors for new screenshots but however, I had to change the default screenshot directory to /screenshots instead of the in com.apple.screencapture How can I obtain the ...
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How can you assign a custom shortcut to stop a QuickTime screen recording?

I am looking to record my screen using QuickTime on my Mac, but stopping a screen recording requires you to press ControlCommandEsc. I would like to know if it is possible to create a custom keyboard ...
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My mac keeps changing screenshot format to .tiff

I use shift + control + command + 4 a lot. The default fileformat in my case is .tiff. I have tried to change it to .png using these setting: https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/change-default-...
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Automatically upload screenshot to an FTP server and automatically copy link

I was wondering if there was a way with Automator to: Take a screenshot. Once the screenshot is taken, it uploads to an FTP server. Once it has been uploaded, it copies the link automatically for you ...
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Screenshots in iOS 11 JPEG vs PNG

I just realized that iOS 11 handles screenshots taken on device in a very interesting way. If you immediately send screenshot after it was taken - JPEG file will be send. If you take screenshot and ...
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Change Time separator in the Screen Shot filename? [duplicate]

I managed to change screenshot names executing following command: defaults write com.apple.screencapture name -string "" So now file names are like: 2018-03-21 at 10.23.08 PM.png I would prefer ...
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“cannot open” when trying to save screen recording in quicktime player

After choosing a file location to save a screen recording, the movie will start to save, then it says "Cannot Open" and nothing is saved. I can retry but it still doesn't. I just saved a video before ...
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Record screen iPhone during setup assistant

Using the screen recording method of connecting my iOS device directly to a MacOS system and recording through quicktime - is it possible to record the setup assistant? Or is recording only capable ...