Taking screenshots of the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro

The new MacBook Pro released by Apple this October comes with the Touch Bar as a star feature. Aside from being powerful, having a new design and supporting 5K displays easily, these new MacBook Pro’s most notable feature is of course its Touch Bar. If you’ve got one and for whatever reason you want to take a screenshot of your Touch Bar there’s a way to do it.

The Touch Bar, not being a part of the screen, we cannot make a capture as such (Cmd+Shift+3) and then cut it out or make a partial screen capture (Cmd+Shift+4). What we have to do is use a completely new keyboard shortcut . These are the steps to follow:

  1. Go to the app or the section of the system from which you want to capture the Touch Bar
  2. Press the following key combination: Cmd+Shift+6
  3. Go to the desktop (or where screenshots are saved by default) and you will find a new screenshot
  4. If you want the capture to be copied directly to the clipboard use the following key combination: Ctrl+Cmd+Shift+6
Taking screenshots of the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro
Taking screenshots of the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro

There, this is all you have to do to capture in one image everything that happens in your Touch Bar. As you can see the steps to follow are very simple and similar to the traditional screenshots of the system.

If for some reason you don’t like this key combination you can change it yourself to others . Go to System Preferences> Keyboard> Shortcuts> Screenshots. Here you can change both the key combination for capturing the Touch Bar and all other key combinations for taking screenshots.

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