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How To Screenshot On Mac Without Keyboard

by Simon Todd
How To Screenshot On Mac Without Keyboard

How to Take a Screenshot on Mac Without Keyboard: A Step-by-Step Guide

Taking a screenshot on a Mac without using the keyboard is easy and can be done in just a few steps. This guide will walk you through the process of capturing an image of your screen without having to use any keys.

First, open the application or window that you want to capture. Then, click on the “Finder” icon in your dock at the bottom of your screen. Next, select “Applications” from the left-hand side menu and then choose “Utilities” from within that folder.

Once inside Utilities, locate and open up “Grab” which is an application designed for taking screenshots on Macs without using any keys. Once Grab has opened up, click on its menu bar at the top of your screen and select either “Capture” or “Timed Screen” depending on what type of screenshot you would like to take (the former captures whatever is currently visible while the latter allows you to set a timer before it takes a picture).

If you chose Capture, simply click anywhere within Grab’s window and it will take an image of whatever was visible when clicked; if Timed Screen was selected instead then set how long until it should take its picture (up to 10 seconds) before clicking anywhere within Grab’s window for it to begin counting down until taking its shot.

Once Grab has taken its screenshot, it will appear as an image file in Finder which can be edited or shared with others as desired; alternatively if no further editing is needed then simply drag this file into another folder where it can be stored away safely for future reference!

How to Use the Grab Tool for Taking Screenshots on Mac Without Keyboard

Taking screenshots on a Mac without using the keyboard is easy with the Grab tool. This built-in utility allows users to capture images of their screen quickly and easily. Here’s how to use it:

1. Open the Grab application, which can be found in your Applications folder or by searching for it in Spotlight Search.
2. Once opened, you will see four options at the top of the window: Capture, Timed Screen, Selection and Window. Depending on what type of screenshot you want to take, select one of these options.
3. If you choose Capture or Timed Screen, click on “Capture” at the bottom right corner of the window and your screenshot will be taken immediately or after a 10 second delay (for Timed Screen).
4. If you choose Selection or Window, click and drag your mouse over an area of your screen that you want to capture as an image; when finished selecting an area release your mouse button and click “Capture” at the bottom right corner of the window to take a screenshot of that selection/window only.
5. Your screenshot will now appear in a new window where you can save it as an image file (PNG format is recommended). You can also copy it directly from this window if needed by clicking “Copy” at the bottom left corner before saving it as an image file if desired


1. How do I take a screenshot on my Mac without using the keyboard?

You can take a screenshot on your Mac without using the keyboard by pressing Command + Shift + 3 to capture the entire screen, or Command + Shift + 4 to select an area of the screen. You can also use third-party apps such as Snagit or Skitch to capture screenshots.