Screenshot on Mac not working – How to fix it


When you want to capture the image of your desktop screen on your Mac, you will take a screenshot, and the process is very simple. You can take a screenshot of the entire screen, but you can also capture just the portion of the screen. But, what to do is a screenshot on Mac not working? We are going to share some ideas on how to fix this, so keep reading, possible solutions are listed below.

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Screenshot on Mac not working – Ways to fix it

The feature of taking a screenshot is a built-in feature on every Mac, and you don’t need some sort of software or a program in order to capture the screen. When the feature isn’t working, it is probably some sort of a glitch that can be fixed with ease. Before trying the things below, make sure that the keyboard is working properly and that is not the reason why the screenshots can’t be taken.

Here are some suggestions on what to try when a screenshot on Mac not working:

  • Restart your Mac – many people don’t restart their computers for hours or days, and that can affect the performance of your Mac. So, turn it off and turn it back on. This will improve its performance, it will provide a memory boost, and it will close a bunch of unnecessary apps and processes that were 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 all along. You can check the destination on the floating menu bar. In addition, the screenshots could 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.

 

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