If you want to capture an image of your desktop screen on your Mac, you will need to take a screenshot, and the process is straightforward. You can take a screenshot of the entire screen, but you can also capture just a portion of the screen.
But what do I do if the screenshot on my Mac is not working? We will share some ideas on how to fix this, so keep reading; possible solutions are listed below.
Screenshot on Mac is not working – Ways to fix it.
Taking a screenshot is a built-in feature on every Mac, and you don’t need software or a program to capture the screen. If the feature isn’t working, it is probably a glitch that can be easily fixed. Before trying the things below, ensure the keyboard is working correctly, which is not why the screenshots can’t be taken.
Here are some suggestions on what to try when a screenshot on Mac is not working:
- Restart your Mac – many people don’t restart their computers for hours or days, which can affect your Mac’s performance. So, turn it off and turn it back on. This will improve its performance, provide a memory boost, and close a bunch of unnecessary apps and processes running in the background.
- Screenshot destination – the next stop would be to check the screenshot destination. The desktop is a destination set as default, but you might have changed it, and you may think your Mac didn’t take a screenshot, and the screenshots were in a different place. You can check the destination on the floating menu bar. In addition, the screenshots can be saved in Dropbox (if you have it on your Mac) instead of on your computer.
- Keyboard shortcuts – perhaps you disabled some of the keyboard shortcuts. Go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts. Check if some of the shortcuts are turned off and if they are, turn them on.