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 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 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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How to record system audio? (Soundflower not working)

I've been trying to record some system audio from my computer while screen capturing in Quicktime Player. The thing is, I've done this before. I've recorded myself talking and the system audio through ...
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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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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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screencapture util doesn't return window contents

I'm using the screencapture command line util to capture window contents of a MS outlook window. I have two macs, one I've had for a while and upgraded to 10.13.3 gradually; another I installed MacOS ...
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How do I prevent reduced mouse sensitivity during a screenshot on High Sierra?

Steps to reproduce Move the cursor using a mouse (not the trackpad) and note the cursor speed. Now Press Command + Shift + 4, which should change the cursor to a crosshair. Move the cursor again. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dropbox-like screenshot saving for Google Drive with URL copied to clipboard

One of the features I really like about Dropbox is the ability to have screenshots automatically saved to Dropbox and the sharing URL copied to your clipboard. Is there any way to do this with ...
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Digital Color Meter does not show all pixels. Is there a tool that does?

Digital Color Meter seems to drop pixels from the inspection window on retina displays. Here is what Digital Color Meter thinks the spotlight search icon looks like: However, a screen capture PNG ...
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How to take screenshot from iPhone using command line

I'm used to taking screenshots from android devices using the adb command line. Is there a way to do the same with the iphone?
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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to record screen with audio using Soundflower

The answer to How to record both screen and sound with Quicktime on El Capitan? explains what to do in order to record the screen using QuickTime player with sound (both from the micro and the ...
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What is the maximum length of an iOS video screen capture?

I have been taking screen capture videos in iOS 11, but for some extended captures the recording stops and I don't get anything at all. What is the maximum length of a screen capture video on an iOS ...
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How to set the Screenshot directory with Jamf?

I'm using Jamf to configure my companies MacBooks and just recently got the request from Management, that every screenshot taken should be placed in a special Directory. For now, the only thing I ...
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iPad screen recording stopped working

I frequently record my iPad (mini 2) screen with Quicktime. Has always worked just fine. Now suddenly I get the error message "The operation could not be completed" everytime I try it. It appears the ...
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Very custom screen dimensions on OS X El Capitan

I'm trying to do a screencast with two screens side-by-side, each screen being square. Any tip might help. I could use two computers and stitch the recordings together. But I would have to set the ...
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Recoreding the screen as seen by the user with Zoom enabled

Because of my impairment, I usually use the Zoom feature built into OS X, and I'm giving a presentation in which I'd like to show a video of how I use the web. To do so, I'd like to make a screen ...
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“Evernote Premium” text is hovering on my screen, despite Evernote app being closed

I have some text hovering over my screen, in all my spaces, for at least the past 2 weeks. I cannot recall when this started. And, unfortunately, I do not know how to replicate it. Several attempts ...
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Decreasing resolution of screenshots increases file size

I've noticed that on my rMBP, when I try to make a screenshot smaller using Preview.app version 6.0.1 (Tools -> Adjust Size). When I'm trying to decrease the image size to upload it, the file size ...
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Is it possible to change the default screenshot location in Mac OS 9.2.1 (and, if so, how)?

I have an indigo 450 MHz iMac G3 DV+ running Mac OS 9.2.1. I take a lot of screenshots, which Mac OS deposits in the root of the iMac's system drive; I've created a subfolder named "Put Screenshots ...
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When I record my screen using quicktime, it looks like this:

Using most recent Mac and Quicktime software. When I record my screen using QuickTime, and choose to record a selected portion, the resulting recording looks like this: What is supposed to be a ...
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Screenshots take forever to appear in Finder

Fresh install of macOS Catalina 10.15.2 In screenshot's options I turned off that "show floating thumbnail" thing and set the screenshot folder to ~/Downloads. Sometimes I take a screenshot and it ...
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Use Screencapture command to record screen — How to get the audio source id?

I want to write a scheduled script to use the screencapture command to record the screen automatically in the background, just like this: $ screencapture -v -V 60 output.mov -A xxxx 'xxxx' is the id ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Change wrong behaviour of screenshot Shift-Command-4

Since today Shift-Command-4 gives me the camera symbol, meaning that it will screenshot the active window. Pressing the spacebar then, changes to the selection tool. Usually the behaviour is the other ...
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How do I take screenshots and/or record debug output from Recovery Mode

I'm currently trying to repair a corrupted APFS volume in Recovery Mode and want to include some screenshots or copy/paste some Terminal output to then paste into a bug report. How do I accomplish ...
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Screenshot pixel density inconsistency in macOS 10.12.5

I am not sure if this is a regression of some kind and I don't know when it started happening, but I know that it wasn't always this way: When using the shortcut-based system screenshot tools, I get ...
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How to get sharp screenshots from clipboard on a retina MacBook?

I would love to have a way to grab a screenshot to clipboard (via commandshiftcontrol4) and then paste it into Gmail on Chrome without it being so fuzzy. I do NOT want to save the screenshot (and run ...
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Quick Time screencast slows down my gameplay also size too big

I recorded few of the videos in past with quicktime. Size of those videos is too big (~5GB). I have a macbook pro 15-inch retina version. For cutting down the size I am using HandBrake. With that a 2 ...
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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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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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“You don't have permission to save files in the location where screen shots are stored”

Every time I try and take a screenshot this appears ^. I've tried looking for the location of my saved screenshots typing in commands into the terminal and my Desktop folder is unlocked (in Get Info)....