Enjoy sharing your screenshots… including the mouse Mouse Cursor in macOS Screenshots.
There are many ways to take beautiful screenshots on a Mac, but there is a problem: By default, all screenshots lack the mouse cursor, which can be a problem for some purposes. For example, sometimes you may not want to go to the trouble of jotting down screenshots, so you can quickly show your mouse pointer and tell your parent where to click to solve his computer problem.
If you’re on that ship, we’ll show you how to take a screenshot, including Mouse Cursor in macOS Screenshots.
How to include the mouse pointer in macOS screenshots
You will have to do some customizations to add the mouse cursor to the Mac screenshot. To do this, you need to find your screenshot options, which you can access using the keyboard shortcut Command + Shift + 5.
Once you have done this, click on the “Options” menu on the right side of the floating screenshot options panel. This will open another menu, where the last subtitle is marked as an option. Here, choose to show mouse pointer.
That’s it. From then on, all your Mac screenshots will also include the mouse pointer. Go ahead and try to take screenshots using keyboard shortcuts. To capture the entire screen (including the friendly mouse cursor), press Command + Shift + 3. To capture part of the screen, try using Command + Shift + 4, and then click and drag gestures.
It’s natural to get excited when you finally start to see the mouse pointer in your Mac screenshots, but you don’t want to end up seeing a lot of random screenshots on your desktop, so when you’re done taking screenshots, be sure to check this Does the image end up in your dedicated screenshot folder?
Finally, if you choose to hide the mouse cursor from the screenshot, you can go back and reverse it by pressing Command + Shift + 5 again, select the option, and then under the option caption, uncheck Show mouse pointer.