How to make Mac screen recordings

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Old toilet seat iBook
Some Macs may be too old for screen recording, but not many.
Photo: Charlie Sorrel/Cult of Mac

As a Mac user, you already know how to take a quick screenshot with the ⌘⇧3 and ⌘⇧4 shortcuts. But did you know that you can also capture a video recording of your screen? If you’re running macOS Mojave, making a Mac screen recording proves as easy as hitting a shortcut, just like grabbing a screenshot. Older Macs can do it, too, albeit with a little more futzing.

Record Your Mac’s Screen For Free With QuickTime Player [OS X Tips]

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Make a Mac screen recording the quick, easy and free way with QuickTime Player.
Make a Mac screen recording the quick, easy and free way.
Screenshot: Cult of Mac

Yesterday, we showed you how to record your iPhone or iPad’s screen using Reflector, an app that runs on your Mac and records the iOS device’s screen via a little AirPlay magic.

Today, let’s talk about recording your Mac’s screen. I was surprised to find out that QuickTime Player (which is already on your Mac) will do this for free. Here’s how to make the magic happen.