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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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 in macOS 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Screenshots don't write file

The screen shot shortcuts ⌘ Command ⇧ Shift4 or ⌘ Command ⇧ Shift4 do not write a file. The latter shows the cross hair and let me define an area but that's it. Copy to clipboard works for both ...
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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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Screen Capture on MacOS [duplicate]

Its been a while I am looking for mechanism of screen capture in MacOS. Even with extensive googling I found no luck with its actual mechanism. Can somebody guide me through some good resources or ...
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Mechanism of Screenshot

Basically I with my team are figuring out a way to block screenshots taken on our corporation's computers (Mac mostly). I have searched it extensively and found that there is something called Screen ...
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How can I take screenshots of web browser including a select input?

How can I take a screenshot of the entirety of a web browser (or just the HTML page) which includes the select input? I can get the following images with Apple shift 4 and clicking space: but I want ...
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Is it possible to make a screen recording of an entire page in a browser window?

I know how to take full-length screenshots of a given page, but what about video? Audio recording not necessary, but would be interested to know of any tactics or well-hidden browser extension recos ...
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In what cases iOS stops screen recording on its own?

I tried making multiple sessions of screen recording on two devices, each recording its own screen: iPhone X and iPhone 5S. The result was that recordings on 5S were in several cases shorter than on X,...
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Terminal not working on Yosemite

Not sure about the Yosemite version because "About this mac" option doesn't work too. Terminal, X11, Screenshot to name a few, don't work. Used to work fine since I updated from Lion a few months ago....
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Why paste from screenshot into Mail will save as TIFF format?

I use ⌃⇧⌘4 first, then I paste it into Mail, when I double click the image that I pasted, it is TIFF format. I try to change the screenshot format to png, it works. But when I change back to jpg or ...
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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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Copy screenshot to clipboard in addition to saving the file

Within OS X 10.11.6, the Cmd ⌘ Shift ⇧ 4 key combination saves a screenshot to the desktop by default. Is there a way to automatically copy the file to the clipboard (in addition to saving the ...
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macOS Custom Directory for Screenshots [duplicate]

On Macs OS X 10.11.6, the ⌘ + shift + 4 key combination saves a screenshot to the desktop by default. Is there a way to change this destination to a custom directory?
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Share iPhone screen for MacBook wirelessly?

Is it possible to share the screen of my iPhone on my MacBook wirelessly?
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automate saving screenshot (already in clipboard) to a file in bash [duplicate]

I work on the command line quite a bit and often have to take a screenshot a region of the screen and save it to directory I am currently working in. (let's assume I've already taken the screenshot ...
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Use screencapture with PHP exec

I can't get screencapture to work work when triggered with exec() command. $output = exec("/usr/sbin/screencapture -R 0,0,450,150 hehe.png"." 2>&1"); echo $output; // in /System/Library/...