Want to take a screenshot with the MacBook Pro Touch Bar? Easy!

MacOS offers a variety of screenshot with just a keyboard shortcut. This is one of the things I love in MacOs. Some may find that taking screenshots is easier than ever with the release of the Touch Bar-adorned MacBook Pro. In this brief tutorial, we’ll show you how.

Add the Screenshot button to the Touch Bar

Step 1: Open System Preferences → Keyboard.

Step 2: Near the bottom right-hand corner of the Keyboard tab, click Customize Control Strip.

Step 3: Drag the Screenshot button to the Touch Bar area, and click Done. You can extend the Touch Bar’s Control Strip to place the Screenshot button in the extended area of the Control Strip if you wish.

Take a screenshot with the help of the Touch Bar

Now just use the Screenshot button in the Touch Bar to take the screenshot.

Step 1: Tap the Screenshot button in the Touch Bar.

Step 2: Press the “Save To” button and select what you like to do with the screenshot. Besides the standard option of saving it to the Desktop or to the Documents folder, you can also place the screenshot in the macOS clipboard, or open it directly in the Preview, Mail or Messages app.

Step 3: Next, choose the type of screenshot. Selected Portion allows you to use your mouse cursor to select a specific part of the screen to screenshot. After that drag your mouse cursor to select the screenshot area.

Choose the Window option if you want to take a screenshot of an entire app window -  move your mouse cursor over the app that you wish to screenshot and click.

The last option, Entire Screen, is just as it’s described. Tapping Entire Screen will take a screenshot of everything that’s currently being displayed on the screen.

And that's how you make taking screenshots with macOS even easier. You might think the touchbar is nothing more than a toy. It's not. In many cases, it's a means to a very efficient end.

Sources: 9to5mac.com, www.laptopmag.com, osxdaily.com.

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