Alternatively, if you’re using MacOS Mojave or later, press Command + Shift + 5 keys simultaneously to get an on-screen marquee showing what will be captured. This can be moved or resized as necessary. This key combination also gives you a menu with options such as where to save the screenshot, whether to show the pointer and more.
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Your selection will then be saved to the desktop. Alternatively, also press the Control key and your screenshot will instead be saved to the clipboard.
Note that if you have a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, it’ll give you options on the Touch Bar that include the Selected Portion, Window, or Entire Screen. You can also use it to save it to a different folder such as Desktop, Documents, or the Clipboard. Another feature exclusive to Touch Bar MacBooks is to take a screenshot of the Touch Bar display, which can be done by hitting Shift + Command + 6.