How to record your screen in macOS Mojave


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

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

Read our previous how to guide on how capture screenshots in macOS Mojave.

macos-mojave-screenshot-menu-fullscreen-record Record the entire screen

  • Click the Record Entire Screen icon in the onscreen controls. 
  • Your pointer changes to a camera.
  • Click any part of the screen to start the recording
  • To stop recording, click macos-mojave-screenshot-stop-recording in the menu bar or press Command (⌘)-Control-Esc.

macos-mojave-screenshot-menu-selection-record Record a selected part of the screen

  • Click the Record Selected Portion icon in the onscreen controls. 
  • Drag to select an area of the screen to record. 
  • To move the entire selection, drag from within the selection.
  • To start recording, click Record in the onscreen controls.
  • To stop recording, click macos-mojave-screenshot-stop-recording  in the menu bar or press Command (⌘)-Control-Esc.

Trim & share your screen recording

After you stop the recording 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 recording is saved.  
  • You can click the thumbnail to open and edit the recording.
  • You can then click the Trim icon macos-mojave-screenshot-trim-recording to trim the start or end of the recording.
  • Click the Share icon macos-high-sierra-preview-share to share it.  
  • Drag the thumbnail to move the screenshot to a document, an email, a Finder window or the Trash. 

Record your screen with sound

  • Click Options in the onscreen controls.
  • Under Microphone select the microphone you would like to use to record your voice or other audio along with your recording.

Add a delay before the recoding begins

  • Click Options in the onscreen controls.
  • Under Timer select to begin the recording immediately, 5 seconds, or 10 seconds after you click Record.

Show your mouse pointer in the recording

  • Click Options in the onscreen controls.
  • Show Mouse Pointer: Choose whether to show your pointer in the recording.

Source: Apple

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