To use the screenshot toolbar on a Mac, press Command + Shift + 5. Then select one of the buttons in the toolbar at the bottom of your screen to take a screenshot of your entire screen, a portion of your screen, or a window. Finally, click the Capture button, hit Enter, or left-click your mouse.
Note: These steps will only work if you are running macOS Mojave or later software versions.
Once you press the Command + Shift + 5 keys on your keyboard at the same time, you will see a screenshot toolbar pop up at the bottom of your screen.
The first button in the toolbar will let you take a screenshot of your entire screen. Once you press this button, it will change your mouse pointer into a camera icon. Then you can click the Capture button in the toolbar, hit Enter on your keyboard, or left-click your mouse on any part of the screen.
The second button in the toolbar lets you take a screenshot of a window, just like you can with the Command + Shift + 4 keyboard shortcut. Once you click this button, hover your mouse over the window you want to capture and left-click on the window or hit the Enter key on your keyboard.
Note: You can also hold down the Option key as you take a screenshot of the window without a border.
The third button on the toolbar lets you take a screenshot of a portion of your screen. Unlike the Command + Shift + 4 keyboard shortcut, clicking this button will make a dotted box appear on your screen. Then use your mouse to reposition the edges of the dotted box around the portion of the screen you want to capture. To take the screenshot, you can click Capture or hit the Enter key on your keyboard.
Finally, you can click the Options button in the toolbar to change where your screenshots are saved, set a timer for your screenshots, and more.