Recording the screen is useful in several cases, and can come in handy if you are going to make a presentation. This is because it is often easier to show than to explain.
Another example is if you have a problem you need help to resolve, taking a recording of what is happening is helpful at this time. In this article, we will look at the possibilities you have for recording in Windows 10, Chrome browser, Mac, and Linux devices.
We start with the most common operating system, which has a built-in screen capture feature with Xbox Game Mode. It is made for recording and streaming games, but it works great for recording from other applications as well.
By going into the settings, you can activate your own and see the default keyboard shortcuts.
The Windows + G button opens the Xbox Game Bar. Then you get several options for taking screenshots, recording activity with image and sound, or for broadcasting. The Windows key + Alt + R starts video recording of the screen directly. After activation, a box will appear at the top right showing that the recording is in progress. And here, you can also stop and turn on/off the sound.
When the recording is finished, and you have pressed stop. A notification will appear stating that the recording is complete, and you can tap this notification to enter the folder the video is saved. You can also open the Game Bar ( Win + G ), and you can access the video in the menu at the top left.
Chromebooks do not have a built-in function for taking video recordings of the screen, but here you can use third-party web tools or extensions. For many, a third-party web tool in Chrome will do the trick.
Among the tool we have tested, RecordCast is among the better ones. It can easily record from the screen, record audio, and edit them with a built-in video editor. The recording lasts for a maximum of 30 minutes and enters the Video directory in WebM format.
Mac also comes with a built-in screen capture feature in Mojave or later. Open the app/application you want to record and press Shift + Command + 5.
Furthermore, you can select only parts of the screen or decide if there is a recording of the whole. When done, press the stop button (in the top menu), and a thumbnail image of the recording will appear at the bottom right of the screen for a short period of time. If you press it, you can easily cut the front and back and divide the clip. The standard is that it is stored on a desktop. This and several other settings can be changed in the recording menu that appears at the bottom of the screen in shooting mode.
Screen recording can also be started in the Quicktime player. To start recording, press the record button, and when you press stop, the file opens automatically in Quicktime. For a description of how to record screenshots on other Apple devices, such as iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, see Apple Support’s explanation.
Here we are over to one of the most used and popular free video programs, and it is possibly a bit much to just take screenshots. But if you have plans for some more extended use of video editing or recording, OBS Studio is a good choice.
OBS is an abbreviation for Open Broadcast Studio and is free for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It has a number of advanced features and can be used with various extensions. See more and download it here.
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