How to change keyboard shortcuts in Mac screenshots

Updated : Nov 21, 2021
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I will show you how to change keyboard shortcuts in Mac screenshots with Illustrated detailed instructions.

If you think the default keyboard shortcuts are hard to press and hard to use, please try changing it.

① How to change keyboard shortcuts in Mac screenshots

Mac configuration

There are five keyboard shortcuts for screenshots that you can change:

ItemKeyboard shortcut
① Capture full screenshift + command ⌘ + 3
② Copy full screen to clipboardshift + command ⌘ + 3 + control ⌃
③ Capture in any areashift + command ⌘ + 4
④ Copy any area to clipboardshift + command ⌘ + 4 + control ⌃
⑤ Launch “Screenshot.app”

 

(macOS 10.14 Mojave or later)

shift + command ⌘ + 5

The following is the procedure for changing keyboard shortcuts.

▶ Open “System Preferences” on your Mac.

Mac SystemPreferences

▶ When “System Preferences” opens, click the icon “Keyboard”.

Mac "System Preferences"

▶ When the screen switches to “Keyboard”, click the tab “Shortcut” at the top of the screen.

Mac "System Preferences"

▶ When the screen switches to “Shortcut”, click “Screenshot” on the left side of the screen.

Mac "System Preferences"

▶ When the screen switches to “Screenshot”, you can change the shortcut in the right part.

You can change the shortcut in the following two types.

  • ① If you uncheck the checkbox, the removed shortcut will be invalid.
  • ② You can change the key assignments for shortcuts.

The setting method of ② is confirmed by clicking the assigned key and then entering the appropriate key.

Mac "System Preferences"

If it conflicts with other keyboard shortcuts, you will see a yellow error icon as shown.

If there are conflicts, change the settings to avoid conflicts.

Mac "System Preferences"

▶ After changing the above settings, you can close this screen.

This is the end of the explanation, .

② How to restore keyboard shortcuts for Mac screenshots to default

Restore Back

Below are the steps to restore the keyboard shortcuts to their defaults.

▶ Open “System Preferences” on your Mac.

Mac SystemPreferences

▶ When “System Preferences” opens, go to ① Icon “Keyboard” → ② Top tab “Shortcut” → ③ Left column icon “Screenshot”.

【① Icon “Keyboard”】

Mac "System Preferences"

【② Top tab “Shortcut”】

Mac "System Preferences"

【③ Left column icon “Screenshot”】

Mac "System Preferences"

▶ When the screen switches to “Screenshot”, click the “Restore Defaults” button at the bottom right to return to the default keyboard shortcut.

▶ After changing the above settings, you can close this screen.

This is the end of the explanation, .

Conclusion

Here we have shown you how to change the keyboard shortcuts in the screenshots.

As a review, the following article introduces the basics of how to take screenshots.

Reference information

Take screenshots or screen recordings on Mac
On your Mac, take pictures or recordings of the screen using Screenshot or keyboard shortcuts.

This is the end of this article.

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