When you’re trying to figure out how to record your screen on Windows, Mac OS, or another operating system, you may feel a bit stuck. After all, most people don’t know the ins and outs of different OSes like we do. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find a solution to this problem. In fact, there are many free ways to record your screen no matter what OS you use. This article covers several of the most popular and effective options for recording your computer screen. Recording your screen is an excellent way to document any processes or troubleshooting steps if you are having difficulties with a particular application or website. By recording a video of the screen, the user can save time in documenting the process and identifying where issues lie when it comes time to troubleshoot again in the future. There are several methods for recording your computer screen that we will explore in this article:
Windows has several free built-in screen recording options, but we’ll start with the easiest method that doesn’t require any software installation. If you’re using Windows 10, you can use Game Bar to record your screen. This built-in option can be activated by pressing Windows + G on your keyboard or clicking the “Game Bar” button on the Xbox app’s menu. This option is specifically designed for gaming so it’s not ideal for recording your computer in general, but it’s easy to use and doesn’t require any third-party software. If you’re using Windows 8.1, your built-in screen recording options are similar to those of Windows 10 but are not quite as simple. On Windows 8.1, you’ll need to first go to the “Keyboard” section of the “Settings” menu and select “Advanced settings”. From there, you’ll select “Windows key + G” to open the Game Bar, or “Windows key + R” to open the “Run” command. You should now see the “Record screen’ below the two options. Selecting this option will open the Game Bar and begin your screen recording.
Like Windows, Mac OS has an easy built-in screen recording option that doesn’t require any additional software or apps. If you’re using OS X Yosemite or later versions, you can press Command + 5 on your keyboard to open the “QuickTime” app and start recording your screen. You can also click the “File” menu and select “New Screen Recording” to begin recording your screen. However, keep in mind that you can only record video using the QuickTime app while you’re in full-screen mode. So if you have other applications or toolbars open, recording your screen won’t be possible.
If you’re using Linux, you’re in luck because your built-in screen recording options are nearly endless. There are dozens of different software programs available through Linux’s “Software Center” that can record your computer screen. We recommend opening the “Software Center” and typing “screen recorder” into the search bar to get started. Be sure to read through the reviews for each screen recording software program to find one that best meets your needs.
If you’re on a PC, you can also use a screen recording Chrome extension to record your screen. There are several free screen recording Chrome extensions available. These extensions are easy to use and don’t require any additional software or apps. They are primarily designed to record your computer screen in full-screen mode and can be used for gaming or general computer recording purposes. You can select your preferred screen recording Chrome extensions and click the “Record” button to begin your recording. Most extensions allow you to pause, stop, and rewind your video if needed, as well as download and share your recordings. However, keep in mind that these extensions may collect data about your computer activities and screen recordings.
Free Screen Recorder Apps
If you’re looking for a free screen recording app for your computer, there are several options available. LumiFree Screen Recorder – This free screen recording app is available for Windows and OS X. It can record in full-screen mode, or you can select specific areas of the screen to record. You can also highlight important sections of your recording. LumiFree Screen Recorder offers various audio options, including microphone recording, line-in recording, and standard sound prompt. You can also include webcam recording and images as part of your video if desired. LumiFree Screen Recorder allows you to save your recordings locally to your computer or upload them to your Google Drive account. LumiFree Screen Recorder is available as a free download on both Windows and OS X. It’s a great option if you’re looking for a free screen recording app to use on your computer.
Now that you’ve read through this article, you should have a better idea of how to record your screen on your computer. This process is typically very simple, and you likely don’t even need to purchase additional software or apps. There are multiple free ways to record your screen on Windows, Mac OS, or Linux, and you can also use a Chrome extension if you’re on a PC. No matter which operating system you use, you can easily record your computer screen for later viewing.