Master keyboard shortcuts

Screencastify has a handful of simple, intuitive keyboard shortcuts that allow you to use our tool more quickly and create better recordings. When you use our keyboard shortcuts, your audience won't have to watch you moving your mouse to start, annotate and stop your recordings.

We recommend taking a few minutes to memorize and practice these shortcuts. Your future self will thank you!

View Screencastify keyboard shortcuts

You can easily view all available keyboard shortcuts in Screencastify's options menu.

List of all keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut PC Mac
Open the extension Alt + Shift + S Option + Shift + S
Start / stop recording Alt + Shift + R Option + Shift + R
Pause / resume recording Alt + Shift + P Option + Shift + P
Show / hide annotation toolbar Alt + T Option + T
Focus spotlight on mouse Alt + F Option + F
Highlight mouse clicks with red circle Alt + K Option + K
Pen tool Alt + P Option + P
Alt + E Option + E
Wipe screen clear Alt + Z Option + Z
Return to mouse cursor Alt + M Option + M
Hide mouse when not moving Alt + H Option + H
Toggle embedded webcam on/off* Alt + W Option + W
Show / hide recording timer Alt + C Option + C

*Tab recordings only

Customize your keyboard shortcuts

You have the option of customizing any keyboard shortcuts that are not specific to tab recordings. To view and edit the shortcuts you can customize, follow these steps:

  1. Open the extension
  2. Open the Main Menu
  3. Click "Options"
  4. Scroll down to the Keyboard Shortcuts section
  5. Click "Configure Recording Shortcuts"
  6. Customize the shortcuts however you'd like