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How to Take A Screenshot on Mac OS X Yosemite

How to Take A Screenshot on Mac OS X Yosemite

How to take a Mac screenshot on Yosemite is something Apple users who have switched from Windows want to know how to do, since it’s different to screen capture mac. The following is a Mac screenshot tutorial on OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion OS X Mavericks, and the new OS X Yosemite. There are several different ways to take a screenshot on OS X Yosemite. You can either take a print screen MacBook of a specific area or take a screenshot of the entire window on your Mac. Both options will create an image of the desired area for a Mac screenshot. The following steps will help you learn how to take a Mac screenshot on OS X Yosemite.


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How to Take Screenshot of Entire Desktop in Mac OS X Yosemite

With this option you can take a screenshot of your entire desktop. This will allow to take a general image of your computer screen. This is how to take a screenshot of the entire screen on.

  1. Press the the combination of Command + Shift + 3 on your keyboard, and release them.
  2. Next, on your Mac desktop, you’ll notice a new file with .PNG extension and this is the screenshot you just took.
  3. To confirm it is the file, you can look for the word Screen Shot  in the file name.
  4. Alternatively, you can double click the file to open it and see a preview of it.


How to Take a Screenshot of a specific Area of Desktop in Mac OS X Yosemite

In case you just want to show a specific area of your screen, you should go for this option. You can use it for capturing a part of your chat, or images on the web or anything else you like (because ultimately it’s your choice).

  1. Set up the screen and make sure you know what you want to capture.
  2. On your keyboard, press Command + Shift + 4.
  3. As soon as you release the keys, your mouse cursor will turn into movable crosshairs.
  4. Now drag the cursor anywhere (and this will be one of the corners of the screenshot) and then hold and drag the mouse over the area you’d like to make a screenshot of.
  5. After you’re done, you can release the mouse button to get the screenshot in the form of a .PNG file.


How to Take a Screenshot of a Single Windows in Mac OS X Yosemite

There are several windows open on your screen, so you can not capture the full screen and you even don’t want to take the pain to capture a specific area. So why not snip a single window?

  1. To take a single window snip, first make sure you open the right window.
  2. Now press and release Command + Shift + 4 on your keyboard.
  3. Hit the spacebar.
  4. Now make a single mouse click on the window you want to capture.
  5. You can even select something else by moving your mouse around.
  6. As soon as you do it, you’ll have the right .PNG file on your desktop.


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David Williams

Jan 10, 2015

I am a true junkie for everything tech. My current arsenal includes an Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, iPhone Xs, Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Chromebook, iMac, and Dell XPS 13.

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