How to screenshot the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro

You can screenshot your iPhone, you can screenshot your Mac display, and now, you can screenshot your Touch Bar!



The Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro (2016) is a small strip of an OLED screen. So, Apple made it possible for you to screenshot it, just like you can with all other screens on your various Apple devices.

How to take a screenshot of the Touch bar and save it to your Desktop

To take a screenshot of your Touch Bar, hold down Shift + Command + 6 at the same time. The screenshot will automatically save to your Desktop.

If you have Desktop and Documents synced in iCloud Drive, the screenshot will also be accessible on all of your devices via iCloud Drive. You can grab it from your Desktop file in the iCloud Drive app on your iPhone or iPad, or find it right on the desktop on your other Mac computers.

How to take a screenshot of the Touch Bar and send it to your Clipboard

If you'd rather send the screenshot directly to your clipboard, you can do so by holding down Control, Shift + Command + 6 at the same time. The screenshot will automatically save to your Clipboard.


How to change the keyboard shortcut for taking screenshots of the Touch Bar

As you might have noticed, the keyboard shortcut for copying a Touch Bar screenshot to your clipboard is kinda ... long. You can reassign any two (or more) keys you want to this action. Just make sure they aren't already being used for another keyboard shortcut.

  • Click on the Apple menu icon in the upper left corner of your Mac.
  • Select System Preferences from the drop down menu.




  • Click on Keyboard.
  •  Click on the Shortcuts tab at the top of the window.



  • Click on Screen Shots in the sidebar on the left.
  • Select the action for which you want to change the shortcut.




  • Click on the current shortcut to the right of the action. The section will turn into a text field.
  • Type in the new keyboard shortcut.
  • Click on the red Close Window dot in the upper left corner of the window when you're done.



Now you'll be able to use the new shortcut instead of what Apple created as the default. If you ever want to go back to the original shortcut, follow the steps above and click Restore Defaults.

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