Window Recorder is the missing piece in the macOS
tool. With screencapture, you have the following options:
- Capture the entire screen.
- Capture a window.
- Capture a portion of the screen.
- Record the entire screen.
- Record a portion of the screen.
The options are accessible through the accompanying toolbar,
Shift-Command-5 , but as it's easy to spot, there's one thing
missing from the recording side, namely
Record a window:
This is where Window Recorder comes in, allowing you
to snap to the area of just a single window, same as
screencapture can do for screenshots.
Pixel perfect window recordings in just three steps:
- Open Window Recorder.
- Click on window to select it and start recording.
- Click the stop button in the status bar when done.
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How to access preferences?
- Launch Window Recorder.
- Right click on the menu bar icon.
- Click the Preferences item or press ⌘P.
macOS service: Record Window
Window Recorder comes with a global
aptly named Record Window.
From any application, click on the application name in the menu bar >
Services > Record Window. This will open Window Recorder in the same
way as if launched manually.
As can be seen in the screenshot above, the
Record Window service can be bound to a global
keyboard shortcut, in the same manner as the built-in
This combination cannot be enabled by default when the application is
installed, so it's necessary to manually assign it via System
Preferences. To do that, follow these steps:
- On your Mac, Choose Apple menu > System Preferences.
- Click Keyboard, then Shortcuts from the tabs up top.
In the sidebar, click Services, then scrool to the bottom, to find
the General group.
Assign a key combination to the
Record Window service, e.g.
Shift-Command-6, and then you're good to go.
Window Recorder doesn't store any personal data, period.
The screen recordings it produces, is local to the end users computer
and no analytics or other telemetry is gathered from use of the