How to Take a Screenshot of Your Desktop Mac

By Alexander Poirier

Being able to take a screenshot of your computer's desktop gives you the ability to capture what is happening on your computer screen at any given time. If you are a Mac user, the device's preassigned hotkeys make taking a screenshot simple, allowing you to take a screenshot of your Mac computer's desktop by pressing a simple keyboard combination in a few simple steps.

Step 1

Press and hold the "Apple" or "Command" key on the computer's keyboard.

Step 2

Press and hold the "Shift" key on the computer's keyboard while still holding the "Apple" or "Command" key.

Step 3

Press the "3" key on the keyboard while still holding the "Shift" and "Apple" or "Command" keys. Upon pressing the "3" key, a screenshot of the computer's desktop is saved onto the computer's desktop.