Mac OS

How to record the screen of macOS

Apple does include a screen-recording called QuickTime Player for its products. Below are the steps to record your screen with QuickTime Player.
– Alternative Method: ActivePresenter

Launch the QuickTime Player as shown below

– On the Menu bar, click on File and select New Screen Recording

– Or, right-click on the QuickTime Player on the Dock and
– Select New Screen Recording

When you click on New Screen Recording, if you have granted it the permission to record your screen, you will be prompted to do so.

– Click on Open System Preferences as shown below
– Click on QuickTime Player
– This will notify you that QuickTime Player needs to quit before it can record the content of your screen.

The image below shows QuickTime has been selected and can now record your screen.

Now, launch QuickTime again to start recording
– Click on New Screen Recording as discussed in the above steps

This will prompt the window below below requesting access to your microphone.

When this is done, Launch the QuickTime player again
– Select the “New Screen Recording”

When this is done, a new window will appear on the screen as shown below

Select the area on the screen you would like to record and click on record.

Note: You can use the on-screen control as marked in the screenshot above to select either to
1: Record the entire screen
2: Record a selected portion of the screen by using the drag and drop (or aligning the portion correctly).

To stop recording, click the stop icon in the menu bar, or press Command-Control-Esc (Escape). 

Note: By ending the recording, the screen recording is automatically stopped and saved to your desktop. This behavior can be changed as you wish. See below for changing the settings of QuickTime Player.

Change the settings: You can modify the behavior of the QuickTime player in the following ways. Click Options in the onscreen controls to change these settings.
– Save to: Choose where your recordings are automatically saved, such as Desktop, Documents, or Clipboard.
– Timer: Choose when to begin recording: immediately, 5 seconds, or 10 seconds after you click to record.
– Microphone: To record your voice or other audio along with your recording, choose a microphone.
– Show Floating Thumbnail: Choose whether to show the thumbnail.
– Remember Last Selection: Choose whether to default to the selections you made the last time you used this tool.
– Show Mouse Clicks: Choose whether to show a black circle around your pointer when you click in the recording.

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