How Do You Screenshot On A MacBook Air

How Do You Screenshot On A MacBook Air

Want to save an exact image of what’s on your MacBook Air’s screen? Don’t worry because it’s incredibly easy. Let’s learn how do you screenshot on a MacBook Air.

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Back to our article, taking a screenshot on a MacBook Air… Is it hard? Rest assured, it is not. You only need to know the right way to do it.

We’ll go through three different ways you can take a screenshot on your MacBook Air.

How do you get a screenshot on a MacBook Air

We’ll go through three different ways you can take a screenshot on your MacBook Air.

a) Taking a screenshot of your entire screen

For taking a screenshot of the whole screen, do the following: press the Shift+Command+3 keys together. You will hear a capture sound. And it’s done.

Whatever is opened on your screen at that moment will be captured.

The screenshot is saved as a png file on your desktop. It will be named using the current date and time (“Screen Shot YYYY-MM-DD at H.MM.SS XM”).

b) Taking a screenshot of a specific section of your screen

You can also just take a screenshot of a specific section of the screen. This is how to do it: press the Shift+Command+4 keys together.

This will convert your cursor into a cross-hair. Now you can click and drag the cursor on the area you want to capture. Once you’ve selected the area, you can release your mouse.

You also press Esc to cancel and start over.

As before, the screenshot will be saved as a png file on your desktop. It will be named using the current date and time (“Screen Shot YYYY-MM-DD at H.MM.SS XM”).

c) Taking a screenshot of a window

If you want to take a screenshot of a chosen window, you can also do that easily. Press the Shift+Command+4+space keys together.

This will convert your cursor into a little camera. Now whatever window you are hovering over will be highlighted. When the desired window is highlighted, left-click your mouse. The screenshot will be created.

You can also press Esc to cancel and start over.

The screenshot will be saved as a png file on your desktop. It will be named using the current date and time (“Screen Shot YYYY-MM-DD at H.MM.SS XM”).

Saving a screenshot to your MacBook Air’s laptop

You might prefer saving a screenshot to your clipboard instead of creating an image file. That’s also easy to do.

The instructions are similar to the previously mentioned with only one exception. When pressing the keys together also add the Control key. So this is how to save a screenshot to the clipboard:

  • Entire screen: press the Control+Shift+Command+ 3 keys;
  • A specific section of your screen: press the Control + Shift + Command + 4 keys;
  • A window: press the Control + Shift + Command + 4 + space keys.

You can easily paste the screenshot into your document, email, photo editor or other programs by holding down keys Command + V or selecting Paste from the Edit menu.

I hope taking a screenshot on a MacBook Air is now easy.

How To Take A Screenshot On MacBook Pro Laptop

Want to know how to get a printscreen on a MacBook Air? Don’t worry, we’ve also got you covered.

Let’s make it clear how to take a screenshot on MacBook Pro laptop. The process is just the same as in a MacBook Air.

So just follow the instructions we’ve given before in this article. If you know how to get a printscreen on a MacBook Air, you also know how to do it on a MacBook Pro.

For more information, check out other articles on Macbooks.

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