Each time you come across an exquisite walk-through, a tutorial, an educational lesson, a demo presentation, a how-to video, or a video game commentary on YouTube and all other trending video sites, you may wonder how these videos are created.


Well, obviously they are made through computer desktop recording. But your question may continue to exist as regards how to record your desktop. To find out the answer, you might as well search it online and tumble through hundreds of desktop recorders, yet this passage has already picked one for both Windows and Mac users to satisfy your utmost demand. Read on to find out how to record your computer desktop on Windows/Mac.

VideoSolo Screen Recorder - the Best Solution for Computer Desktop Recorder

VideoSolo Screen Recorder supports almost all computer operating systems, including Windows 7, Windows 10, and Mac. Among a host of smart recorders, VideoSolo Screen Recorder wins wide acclaim for its professionalism:

• Users are able to record both video and audio tracks independently or simultaneously. Audio also includes input and output sound for Windows users.

• Webcam is available in recording desktop.

• During recording, versatile features are provided such as adding effects to your mouse cursor so as to better guide you audience; adding annotations or paintings on the recording screen; taking screenshots as much as you like.

• There are a variety of modes for you to quickly crop out desired recording regions.


Basically, all of these features can meet demands from a majority desktop recording makers.

In the following passage, I will guide you through the procedure of how to easily record desktop on Windows 10 with VideoSolo Screen Recorder.

Note: All the instructions are applicable to other Windows operating system, like Windows 7, as well as Mac, despite the fact that the Mac version has a different interface.


Step 1. Select "Video Recorder" after Installation

At first, choose the right version to download and install on your computer. Then, launch the program and choose "Video Recorder" from the pop-up main interface for recording the computer screen.

Main window of Screen Recorder

Step 2. Define Your Recording Region

It is easily observed that there is a preset capture frame, so you can move the frame and resize it. Otherwise, try to select one of the recording region modes from the drop-down list beside the first button. And you can optionally turn on the webcam according to your recording content.

Video Recorder Interface to Adjust Recording Areas and Audio

Step 3. Adjust Audio Accordingly

If you are going to record the system audio, click on the third button and move the adjacent sliders right or left to adjust the volume. Equally, click on the fourth button and move slides to adjust microphone sound, if you want to capture your own sound.

Note: For users who record desktop on Mac, you can only record the sound through microphone due to privacy reason.


Step 4. Specify Parameters

Head to define your preferences if necessary by clicking "More settings". You may want to tick "Hide desktop icons when recording" under the column of "Recording" if you are afraid that your desktop will betray your privacy. You are also able to hide the toolbar during recording by ticking the corresponding box.


Above all, highlight your procedures by ticking the buttons under the column of "Mouse" in order to be audience-friendly. Hotkeys and output formats are also free to change in the section.

Preset Settings for Recording Desktop

Step 5. Edit and Taking Screenshots During Recording

Go for "REC" to start recording. During desktop recording, you can select the pen icon on the floating bar to draw or add annotations in a way to help your audience better understand the screencast. In addition, screenshots are also available on the camera icon.

Editing In Recording Desktop Screen

Step 6. Save and Share Your Desktop Recording

Hit the stop button (the solid rectangular icon) on the upper left corner. After previewing the video, click "Save" and follow the final instruction.


After successfully saving the recorded clip, you can choose to revise the fixed name by default and share it with your friends via trending media, like YouTube and Instagram.

Rename and Share Recorded Desktop Clip

If you have already had some innovative ideas in your mind for making walk-throughs or tutorials, why not have VideoSolo Screen Recorder help you? It provides a free version with full features without any watermark, despite a time limit for each clip. If you find this instruction helpful, please share it with your friends who are in need of recording desktop tutorials.