How to use the Screen Capture feature in macOS Mojave

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Apple has introduced a new interface for screen shots and screen recordings in macOS Mojave. Let’s have a look at how it works.

The new feature brings together a number of features in a new interface and has less reliance on being able to remember multiple shortcuts.

To bring up the new interface press Shift-Command (⌘)-5.

macOS Mojave screen capture interface

Check out our how to guide on How to record your screen in macOS Mojave.

 Capture the entire screen

  • Your pointer changes to a camera.
  • Click any screen to capture that screen or click Capture in the onscreen controls.

You can also still use the old school shortcut: Shift-Command (⌘)-3

 Capture the selected window

  • Your pointer changes to a camera.
  • Click a window to capture that window.

You can also still use the old school shortcut: Shift-Command (⌘)-4

 Capture a selected portion of the screen

  • Drag to select an area of the screen to capture. 
  • To move the entire selection, drag from within the selection.
  • Click Capture in the onscreen controls.

You can also still use the old school shortcut: Shift-Command (⌘)-4

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After you take the screenshot a thumbnail of it briefly appears in the bottom right of your screen.

  • If you do nothing or swipe the thumbnail to the right the screenshot is saved.  
  • You can click the thumbnail to open the screenshot. You can then edit it or share it.  
  • Drag the thumbnail to move the screenshot to a document, an email, a Finder window or the Trash. 

Source: Apple