How to record the screen on your Mac

You can use QuickTime Player to create a video recording of all or part of your Mac screen.

Record your screen

  1. Open QuickTime Player from your Applications folder, then choose File > New Screen Recording from the menu bar. The Screen Recording window opens.
  2. Before starting your recording, you can click the arrow next to the Record button   to change the recording settings:
    • To record your voice or other audio with the screen recording, choose a microphone. To monitor that audio during recording, adjust the volume slider. 
    • To show a black circle around your pointer with every click, choose Show Mouse Clicks in Recording.
  3. To start recording, click the Record button   and then:
    • Click anywhere on the screen to begin recording the entire screen.
    • Or drag to select an area to record, then click the Start Recording button within that area.
  4. To stop recording, click the Stop button   in the menu bar, or press Command-Control-Esc (Escape).
  5. After you stop recording, QuickTime Player automatically opens the recording. You can now play, edit, or share the recording.

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