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Do you make sure your screen recordings are easy to view?
  v5.0 Posted at 29/06/2020 11:18 AM by Ulysses Maclaren

Most developers like to set up their screen efficiently – often that means small fonts, visible bookmark bars and a huge amount of browser tabs and taskbar items.​ While this is great for efficiency, it is not very good for recordings or presentations, and the clutter should be removed.​​

Be​fore recording your screen reduce visual noise by:​

​Unnecessary tabs

Open t​he tab in its own window​

​Small fo​​nts​​

Z​oom in to 125% by holdi​ng Ctrl and scrolling up on the mouse wheel

Unnecessary bookmark​ bar

  • Windows shortcut: Ctrl + Shift + b
  • Mac shortcut: Cmd + Shift + b

screen-recording-bad.png
Figure: Bad example - This video will be cluttered and unprofessional​
screen-recording-good.png
Figure: Good example - This is easy to read, and doesn’t look cluttered

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