Screenshot on a Mac Not Working [SOLVED]
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Screenshot not working on a Mac: Top 11 solutions
Check keyboard settings
Restart your Mac
Use Movavi Screen Recorder to take a screenshot
Reset the NVRAM
Load in a safe mode
Check your Mac for malware
Use Grab to take a screenshot
Use Preview to take a screenshot
Check the saving location of screenshots
Move the Preference file
Check your Dropbox settings
How to take a screenshot on a Mac
Frequently asked questions
How do I enable screenshots on a Mac?
There is no need to enable the screenshot feature on a Mac as it comes as a default setting. You can use the following combinations to take screenshots.
Command + Shift + 3 – full-screen screenshot
Command + Shift + 4 – area screenshot
Command + Shift + Space + 4 – window or menu screenshot
Why can’t I screenshot on my Mac?
Why won't my Mac screenshot? There could be various reasons that can cause a screenshot on your Mac not working. Some common reasons are:
Your keyboard settings might be different, which causes shortcuts not working. Check it to ensure that all the shortcut options are perfect.
Your system might have some malware. It might get into your system easily as you download a new program or software.
The saving location of your screenshots might be different. By default, the saving location for screenshots is the desktop.
Why is my Mac screenshot not working?
If a built-in screenshotting tool doesn't work, it might be due to following reasons: NVRAM is malfunctioning and you should reset it, applications affecting the screenshot function, or the Preference file.
Why isn't my MacBook Air screenshotting?
There are many reasons why your MacBook Air isn’t screenshotting. Dropbox settings might force the screenshots to be saved to Dropbox or there may be a system error that you can fix by restarting the MacBook.
Why isn't Command + Shift + 3 working?
FIrst of all, check if Command + Shift + 3 is enabled. Open Keyboard preferences and open the Screen Shots tab. Make sure the appropriate checkboxes under the Screen Shots tab are checked.
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