Screencast-O-Matic Screen Recorder and Screenshot Shortcuts

Screen Recorder and Screenshot Shortcuts

Screen Recorder and Screenshot Shortcuts 

You can set up keyboard shortcuts, or hotkeys, to launch our content creation tools on your Windows PC or Mac. The shortcuts allow you to quickly launch the following: 

  • Open the content manager

  • Start a new screen recording or webcam recording

  • Screenshot capture an active window or areas of the screen

  • Screenshot the full screen

Hotkeys work to screenshot Windows PCs and screenshot Macs.

You can set up your shortcuts on your Windows taskbar or Mac menu bar. 

Click on the Screencast-O-Matic icon.


Then click on the cog to set up your screenshot shortcuts.  You will see a cog appear when you hover over the action buttons. 

Tip: You can also find these settings under your user initial icon and “Preferences”.


  • Shortcuts can be created using Mac or Windows specific keys. 

  • The Windows key print screen button and space bar are not available for these shortcuts

Under the “General” tab, you also have the ability to automatically run SOM at startup. Combined with keyboard shortcuts, this is the best way to start recording  or launch your screenshot tool right away.

Once you have launched the screen recorder or screenshots, you can save your screenshots and video recordings as you normally would.



Quick Links:

Tutorial: Launch Screencast-O-Matic from your taskbar or menu bar

Blog: How to take a screenshot guide


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