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Tuesday, February 22, 2022

How to Take a Mac Screenshot without a Keyboard and with MacBook Pro Touch bar


How to Take a Mac Screenshot without a Keyboard

To take a Mac screenshot without using a keyboard shortcut, you’ll need to launch the Screenshot app using your mouse or trackpad. To do this, focus on Finder, and then select Go > Applications in the menu bar at the top of the screen.

In Finder, click the "Go" menu and select "Applications" from the list.

When the Applications folder opens in Finder, double-click the “Utilities” folder, and then double-click the Screenshot app icon (which looks like a camera with right angles around it) to run it.

Once the screenshot app is running, you can use the toolbar to capture screenshots using the same techniques as the keyboard combinations listed above. Just select the mode and click the “Capture” button.

If you want to keep the Screenshot app handy to launch quickly next time without a keyboard, right-click the Screenshot icon in the Dock and select Options > Keep in Dock in the menu that appears.

How to Take a Screenshot with the MacBook Pro Touch Bar

If you have a MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar (a tiny, touch-sensitive screen located just above the keyboard), you can trigger the Screenshot app with a Control Strip icon. To do so, open System Preferences and click “Keyboard.” In Keyboard Preferences, click the “Keyboard” tab, and then click “Customize Control Strip.”

In Keyboard Preferences, click "Customize Control Strip."

In the menu that pops up, click and drag the “Screenshot” icon (which looks like a camera) down into your Touch Bar.

Whenever you want to take a screenshot or change screenshot options, tap the tiny camera icon in your Touch Bar.

When you tap the camera icon, the Screenshot app toolbar will appear. This is equivalent to pressing Shift+Command+5 on the keyboard or running the Screenshot app from Finder. Select an option and click the “Capture” button to take a shot.

If you change your mind, you can dismiss the screenshot toolbar by pressing the tiny “X” button on the toolbar or by pressing Escape on your keyboard.

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