record screen on mac

Mac is now a popular OS in the world and it was introduced by Apple company. People use Mac OS because of its features. You can do your work in this properly as you wish.

As we do lots of work with the technology we have to do some captures, some recordings, etc. And we have to do it in every sphere of our life for study, conversation with someone, or for just fun, or many other things.

The methods of record screen on Mac are quite different to do. If you are a Mac user and you don’t know how to record the screen on Mac then you have to simply face many types of problems.

But nothing to worry about. In this article, we will show you How to Record a Screen on Mac.

The Record screen means to capture the screen’s activity like a video and obviously, with sound. It can be your voice sound, computer activity sound that you are capturing or You can capture some mute things also.

So no more talk lets check out the methods and learn to record screen on Mac

Record screen on Mac:

There are lots of ways to record the screen on a Mac computer. You can capture the entire screen, window, or select area to grab.

Record screen on Mac Using the toolbar

screenshot on mac by toolbar

screenshot on mac by toolbar

The method is quite related to the method of screenshots. Because this method is also used for taking screenshots on mac. The steps of the method are given below:

Step-1: Press Shift+Command+5 at the same time to see the Screenshot and recording toolbar on your device screen.

Step-2: Here you can see the options like record the entire screen, record a selected portion of the screen, or simply capturing still images.

Step-3: Here you can choose your version of the record screen that you want.

This was the method to open the toolbar and going to the options. Heres the work of options and way to select them to record your screen:

Record the entire screen: If you want to record the entire screen then you have to choose this option and for that do the below:

1. Click this icon the Record Entire Screen button on the onscreen controls. Your pointer will be changed to a camera.

2. Now click the screen to start recording that screen.

3. Click Record in the onscreen controls.

Record Screen on Microsoft Edge4. If you want to stop the recording click the Stop Recording button on the menu bar, Or press Command-Control-Esc (Escape).

Record a portion of the screen: Sometimes we have to record a portion of the screen. To record a portion of the screen do the below:

1. On the options you have to click the Record Selected Portion button.

2. Then you will see a crosshair, with that drag to select an area of the screen to record.

3. To start the recording click on the Record button.

4. If you want to stop the recording click the Stop Recording button on the menu bar, Or press Command-Control-Esc (Escape).

Record Screen on Mac with Recorder

mac recorder

mac recorder

On a Mac device, you can record the screen with some recorder we have shown you a method with a Recorder below. And hers a list of some recorder that you can try because they are maybe best for you.

If you want to use some Free recorder then you can try those recorders:

Or if you want to use some paid recorder then here’s some for you:

  • Snagit
  • Snapz Pro
  • ActivePresenter
  • Capto
  • DemoCreator

Record screen on Mac Using QuickTime Player

record with quick

record with quick

The QuickTime Player is not really a recorder tool, it’s a popular video player. But you can also record your device screen as well. To record the screen with QuickTime Player do the below steps:

Step-1: Open the QuickTime Player from your Application folder.

Step-2: Then choose the File and New Screen Recording from the menu bar.

Step-3: Now you will see the onscreen controls as we told you above or the Screen Recording window.

Before you start the recording you can click the arrow next to the record icon to change the recording settings, Heres why and how to:

  • If you want to record your voice or other audio with the screen recording, choose a microphone.
  • If you want to monitor your voice or the audio during recording, adjust the volume slider.
  • If you get audio feedback, then lower the volume or use headphones with a microphone.
  • If you want to show a black circle around your pointer when you click, choose Show Mouse Clicks in Recording.

Step-4: To start the recording click on the record icon( the Record button ) and then you will be able to take one of these actions:

  • Click anywhere on your device screen to record the entire screen.
  • You can also Drag an area to record a portion of the screen and start recording.

Step-5: If you want to stop the recording click the Stop button on the menu bar, Or press Command-Control-Esc (Escape).

When you will stop recording the QuickTime Player will automatically open the recording. There you can Play or Edit the recorded.

Change Record screen Settings on the Toolbar

record screen settings

record screen settings

You can also change the settings by simply clicking Options. And you can change the below settings:

Save to: You can select where your recordings are automatically saved, such as Desktop, Documents, or Clipboard.

Timer: You can set a timer to record the screen whenever you want. Like, you can set immediately, 5 seconds, or 10 seconds after you click to record.

Microphone: Here you can record your voice or other audio that you want to by selecting the Microphone.

Show Floating Thumbnail: Here you can choose the place to show the thumbnail.

Remember Last Selection: With this, you can see the selection that you made before when you had used this tool.

Show Mouse Clicks: To show a black circle around your mouse pointer when you click something during the recordings, choose this.

Trim, Share, save and others to the Recorded on Toolbar

When your record will complete and you stop the recording then a thumbnail of the video will appear in the lower-right corner of your screen.

Save: Wnem the thumbnail will appear. Here you take no action or you can swipe the thumbnail to the right and the recording will be automatically saved.

Trim and Share: Open the thumbnail by clicking it. Then click the Trim button to trim the recording, or click the Share button to share it.

Move: You can move the recording to another location by dragging the thumbnail. Another location like a document, an email, a Finder window, or the Trash.

More Options: For more options Control-click the thumbnail. For example, there you can change the save location, open the recording in an app, or delete the recording without saving it.

Read More: How to take screenshot on Mac


Guys this was the complete guide on How to Record Screen on Mac. You can use one of the methods to record a screen that we have told you above.

Hope this article was helpful to you. If it does then our attempt will be successful.

If you want to know how to record screen on any other device then you can check our homepage. There you can find out the methods of different devices.

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