How to Take a Screenshot of Your Desktop Mac

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.

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Taking a screenshot saves the computer's desktop as an image file.

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

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

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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.