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How to Record Your Computer Screen Using the Best Software?

how to record your computer screen

If you wish to build a video tutorial right from your PC, then you can easily accomplish the tasks. Here’s a step to step procedure on how to record your computer screen when you’re either using Windows or Mac OS X.

Before you start off, just ensure that you have downloaded and installed the essential tools or applications.

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How to Record Screen on Windows?

In case you are a Windows 7 user, you shouldn’t take the risk of recording through an unreliable screen recording software. Instead, you can always try Movavi Screen Capture. The software is not only safe to use but also lets you manage everything from a user-friendly interface. Here are the steps you need to follow.

Step 1: Install the tool / screen recorder by downloading the executable file from Once the file is downloaded, installation would start automatically.

Step 2: Later, you need to determine the parameters. Start off by selecting the area by holding the left mouse button and dragging it according to your needs.

Record Screen on Windows

Step 3: Select the audio type for capturing sound. You can either go for the speaker or the microphone option. Just ensure that the icon color is green. You can select both the options at once or individually. For setting the duration, you need to select ‘Schedule Recording’ from the Capture menu.

Schedule Recording

Step 4: Lastly, record everything by clicking on ‘REC’. Alternatively, you can press the F10 key. You can click on ‘Pause’ or press ‘F9’ for taking a break. Once you’re done, the video would be automatically stored in the MKV format. You can click ‘Cancel’ if you wish to stop recording without saving the video file.

Finally, you can convert or edit video just the way you like. Unwanted segments can be cut off with the scissors tool and transferring it into the trash can. Remember to click ‘Save as’ to store the modified version of the video.

Save as capturing

In Windows 10, you can record the activity with a secret tool. This is known as Game Bar which serves a different purpose other than recording games. Here’s what you need to follow.

Step 1: Launch Game Bar by pressing the Windows key along with ‘G’. Click ‘Yes’ to confirming opening the utility.

Step 2: The moment you see the menu, you would notice a red dot which symbolizes the recording option.

Step 3: Once you need to stop, click the red dot again or press the shortcut keys (Windows key + Alt + R).

Step 4: Finally, the video would be saved with the extension .mp4 in the Videos\Captures folder.

Apart from the ones mentioned above, you can use Icecream Screen Recorder, Ezid Video Maker, or Screenpresso. Since the interface is elaborative, these are the best screen recorders.

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How to Record Screen Activity in Mac OS X?

Just like Window, it’s easy to record the screen once you follow some steps.

Step 1: Launch Quick Time Player and go to ‘File’ or right click the icon and opt for ‘New Screen Recording’.

How to Record Screen Activity in Mac OS X

Step 2: Once the screen recording box pops up, you can click the downward arrowhead. This would allow setting the mouse clicks and choosing between a built-in or external microphone.

screen recording on mac

Step 3: As you start off with the recording, you can click the red dot or drag the mouse to select a specific region.

Step 4: Once you finish recording, right click on the Quick Time icon and select ‘Stop Recording’ from the menu that pops up.

Step 5: Select the destination folder and specify a name followed by the click on the ‘Save’ button.

NOTE: If don’t find it comfortable to use Quick Time, then as an alternative, you can use ScreenFlow, Camastia, or Viola.

Hope you have a wonderful time in capturing screen activities. Do share the article with your mates if you find it useful.

Hardip Koradia

Written by Hardip Koradia

Hardip Koradia is a pro tech blogger with years of experience in writing resourceful articles on different tech topics like mobile apps, PCs, gadgets, software, how to guides, etc. His passion for technology inspired him to start Techbylws, a growing tech blog.