How to Screenshot on MacBooks

A MacBook Air in Black showing a screen with the screen recording toolbar.

Hit Command + Shift + 5 to bring up the toolbar, making it easy to screencap anything.
Photo: Kyle Barr / Gizmodo

There is no better machine to screen capture with than Macs and MacBooks, period. Apple has made it incredibly easy to snap a picture of the full or part of the screen. If you’re used to Windows and the annoying Snipper Tool, MacBooks will feel like a screenshotter’s paradise by comparison. You’ll need to memorize a few key shortcuts, but once you have those down pat, it’ll be screenshot city from here on out.

If you want to take a

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