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Tech Tip

Screen capture tips

Declutter your desktop before recording. Have your viewers focus on the content you’re presenting, and not the files on your desktop. 
  • Temporarily put all your desktop items into one folder, ideally in a location away from the desktop.
  • Temporarily make the desktop background a solid color.
  • Hide your dock (Command+Option+D will show/hide).
  • Choose full screen (if it’s available) with the application that you’re going to screencapture.
  • If you’re recording a web browser, close any tabs that you won’t be using for your screencast or screen capture, and hide any bookmarks.

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