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. These shortcuts allow you to quickly perform the following actions: 

  • 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 both Windows PCs and Macs.

Set up your hotkeys

First, click on the Screencast-O-Matic icon.

In Windows, you need to click the icon in your system tray.

On a Mac, select the icon from the menu bar.


Next, hover over the action for which you want to create a shortcut or hotkey (either Take Screenshot, Launch Recorder, or Open Project Manager.



Click the cog icon () next to Setup Shortcut for the selected action.

Next, enter a system-wide shortcut for each action by typing it into the corresponding box.


Tips:

Shortcuts can be created using Mac or Windows specific keys. 

The Windows key print screen button and space bar are not available for use in shortcuts

On the General tab of Preferences, you have the ability to automatically run Screencast-O-Matic 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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