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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Does taking a screen capture and screen recording on the iPhone X include the “extra 2 small regions (notches)” at the top?

And can it be turned off to only include the main screen area? (I think the small region is called a "notch"):
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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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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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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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Is there someway I can take a screenshot from Spotlight?

I want to be able to take a screenshot using Spotlight. I know I can just press "Command-Shift-3" to get the job done, but I want to get some very computer-illiterate people to learn to take a ...
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Screenshot taking a very long time to appear on desktop [duplicate]

I have just upgraded to High Sierra from Sierra, and immediately I noticed that screenshots would take a good 10-15 seconds before appearing on the desktop. How can I fix this?
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Remove the annoying screenshot pop up?

Is there any way to remove that annoying screenshot pop up after you take a screenshot? I was trying to play a game after updating to iOS 11 and it ruined my game thanks to not being able to tap the ...
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How to open the Screenshot Folder right after taking the screenshot

I've changed the folder to which Screenshots are saved on the MacOS (This explains how it is done - http://www.idownloadblog.com/2014/06/15/how-to-change-where-screenshots-are-saved-on-mac/). I was ...
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How to quickly screenshot all apps in all screens & folders?

I have an iPhone 6 running iOS 11. I need to wipe it out and reinstall iOS like it's a new iPhone (not restoring from a backup). When I've done this in the past, I've taken screenshots of all my ...
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macOS Sierra 10.12.6 not saving Screenshots

I bought a new macbook pro and everything was running smoothly but some days ago I noticed that the screenshots (command+shift+3) are not saving to the Desktop (it was working before), only saving to ...
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Can I take a screenshot on one Mac and instantly paste it into a document on another Mac or iPad?

I’ve recently started using Universal Clipboard across my Macs, iPads and iPhones. So far it works very well and I’m very happy with it. My one complaint is that my work requires me to take a lot of ...
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Take screenshots without power button

I have an iPhone 5s that I got from a friend & the power button is extremely hard, next to impossible to push is. Is there another way I can take screenshots?
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Use applications as video sources for apps like Skype?

Is there a solution out there that can screen record 1 application and "stream" it through a fake virtual camera, so the video can be sent live through apps like Skype? Just wondering if it's ...
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Cancel Grab screenshot while taking screenshot with »selection« option«

One of the standard mac-applications I use a lot in my work at school is Grab, which allows me to take screenshots on for instance graphs and figures displayed on my screen. A minor annoyance with ...
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macOS sierra 10.12 screen captures - how to edit system files?

Is there a possibility to edit the following files in macOS 10.12 Sierra: /System/Library/CoreServices/SystemUIServer.app/Contents/Resources/German.lproj/ScreenCapture.strings and ~/Library/...
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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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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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Is there a way to take a screenshot gif (screenvideo) of an iPhone interaction?

I'd like to take a motion-recording of an interaction on an iOS device while it's plugged into a computer. (To report a bug or demonstrate a feature, without making a shakycam video with another ...
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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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Mac Screenshot Markup/Annotation with Text that Sticks to Arrows

I'm looking for a screenshot markup/annotation tool that attaches text to the origin of an arrow. Screenshot markup/annotation apps usually allow you to add arrows that point to parts of the shot. ...
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How to capture the visible page screenshot in one step in Safari or another browser?

I have a large series of web pages to capture for documentation. Unfortunately it is mostly an interactive process, but can be repeated rather quickly. At the moment I am using the dreaded "Awesome ...
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Fixed region/dimension screen snipping tool [duplicate]

basically I'm looking to press a single keyboard shortcut, similar to Cmd+Shift+4, except rather than having to draw my own box, I'd like a box of a predefined dimension appear, such as 300px x 300px ...
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Is it possible to add hosting to some image hosting in share menu?

I have a MacBook Pro. I can make screenshots. It lands on the desktop. By opening the context menu I can press the Share button. Is it possible to add some button which will share the image on some ...
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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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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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Screenshot go 'nowhere' after Dropbox installation

I installed dropbox and now my screenshots go to dropbox, I tried disabling "Share screenshots using dropbox" but now screenshots don't go to the folder but also not to the clipboard How can I store ...
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How do I take a Screenshot of the new “Touch Bar” on the newer Macs? [duplicate]

I am using Safari on the MacBook Pro, and had about 100 tabs open. As a result the Touch Bar lit up with lots of tiny images of the pages I opened. I wanted to show someone how the Touch Bar had ...
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How to change the default location of the screen shot? [duplicate]

I use Command + Shift + 4 + Space to screen shot. But you know the default place of the screen shot is Desktop. So, how can I change the default location? I want to the location to be a custom ...
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Change screenshot destination on Touch Bar Mac (macOS Sierra) [duplicate]

I have a late 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, and when taking a screenshot, I get the option to choose the location on the Touch Bar. However since I'm using my computer in clamshell mode, I can't ...
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I modified the 'com.apple.screencapture.plist' file and now my screenshots don't save

In Terminal, I executed the following lines: defaults write com.apple.screencapture location ~/Desktop/ killall SystemUIServer But try as I might, my screenshots never save to the Desktop. In fact, ...
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iPhone makes shutter sound when taking photos despite being on mute

I recently purchased a refurbished iPhone 6. It's been set up from my old device's iCloud backup and updated to iOS 10.2.1. Unfortunately, despite being set to silent via the physical mute switch, ...
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How to get video from webcam in a “Picture in Picture mode”

While recording a screencast with QuickTime, I want to get video from the webcam in small window overlay. I can use photobooth video preview, but it's always too large and has lots of chrome. This ...
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Why do some people take a photo, then a screenshot of the photo and only then share it? [closed]

I see screenshots of pictures in the Photos app all the time. For example: So someone took a picture, then went to Photos app, took a screenshot of it, then went to Photos app again and only then ...
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ffmpeg capture of 1366 x 768 desktop is skewed but FaceTime cam capture is fine

Per the ffmpeg Capture/Desktop instructions using avfoundation to access input devices the FaceTime camera captures look fine: ffmpeg -f avfoundation -i "0:none" facetime_cam.mov ...but using ffmpeg -...
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MacBook takes screenshots without user input

Yesterday my desktop MacBook with Yosemite took a screenshot although I did not use that facility. It made the sound and created a file that I threw away fearing it was a virus. The doc created was ...
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Suddenly unable to screenshot- Do not have permission to save files in the location where screenshots are stored

Recieved the error: 'Your screenshot could not be saved. You don't have permission to save files in the location where screenshots are stored.' with OS X Yosemite. I opened terminal and tried ...
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How can I silence the screenshot camera sound?

The sound effects for screenshots can be really annoying and loud at certain times. How can I turn this off? It makes the noise even when my volume is all the way down? Update: I want to simply ...
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I want to capture screen of my iPhone (video call)

I want to capture screen of my iPhone (video call). When i use quicktime, i get this horrible echo, so i can't listen to the call and record it simultaneously. Is there any way to overcome this echo?
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Capturing screenshots on macOS Sierra is very slow

Capturing screenshots on the Mac has gotten very slow recently. It used to be nearly instantaneous but now it is taking more than 10 seconds for the image to appear on the desktop. I seem to recall ...
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How do I take screenshots of the Touch Bar?

How do you take a screenshot of the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pros? Specifically, I need a way to take a picture similar to using Grab or the shortcut Cmd+Shift+3.
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Is there a way to capture popovers in macOS?

I want to capture popovers in macOS, to use them in my blog. But I couldn't find a good way to do it: whenever I try to capture them as windows (CMD+Shift+4, then spacebar), the area will include the ...
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iPhone Screen Recording simulation on Windows

I need to make a video of browsing websites on iPhone. I don't have a Mac so I can't make Airplay mirroring and record it there. Is there any way to do it on Windows 10? I need to keep video ...
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Change location of screenshots mac

Right now they default to desktop, and I followed instructions found here. It works up until I shut down the computer; I was wondering if there was a permanent solution?
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Open Images in Preview doesn't work in Automator (How to use Automator task to open screenshots in Preview automatically)

I've read another post that seemed to address how to use Automator to open screenshots automatically. (Automator task to open screenshots in Preview automatically) I've followed the steps exactly, but ...
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Screenshots getting piled up in the folder on Sierra

When using Yosemite and El Capitan, I set up a folder where screenshots are sent by default. Once screenshots were taken, they'd be added to the bottom of the folder, all in a grid and such. Ever ...
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Screenshot area to clipboard (Control + Command + Shift + 4) doesn't work

According to the Mac support docs, I should be able to use Command-Shift-Control-4 to take an area screenshot to the clipboard. This doesn't work. What am I doing wrong? Whether I use an external ...
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Quicktime freezes every single time I'm finishing a recording

I used to be able to take screencasts with QuickTime just fine for over a year now. But suddenly, every time I try and go above 3 or 4 minutes, by the time I finish, QuickTime just freezes. I can only ...
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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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“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)....
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Mirror iPad Pro to MacBook Air

I use the PDF Expert app on iPad Pro to annotate documents using the Apple Pencil, and it works brilliantly. Now, I'd like to mirror the same work flow to my MacBook Air (so I can still look straight ...