macOS High Sierra

Record your screen

You can make a video recording of your computer screen.

Open QuickTime Player for me

  1. Choose File > New Screen Recording.

    Screen Recording window with the Record button at the bottom and the Options pop-up menu next to it.
  2. Click the Options pop-up menu, then choose any of the following recording options:

    • Microphone: Choose None to record your screen with no sound, or choose a microphone.

    • Options: Choose Show Mouse Clicks in Recording so that clicks you make during the screen recording appear as a circle in the video.

  3. Click the Record button , then choose a recording type.

    • Click once anywhere on the screen to start recording the entire screen.

    • Drag to select a portion of the screen to record, then click Start Recording. For example, you can drag to select just a specific window.

  4. When you’re finished recording, click Stop in the menu bar (or use the Touch Bar).

    The Stop button in the menu bar.
  5. Choose File > Save, then enter a name for the recording.

    The recording is saved as an H.264 format QuickTime movie with an AAC audio track (if audio was selected).