Screen Recordings - Do you make sure your browser is easy to view?

Last updated by Vlad Kireyev [SSW] over 1 year ago.See history

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.

Before recording your screen reduce visual noise by:

  1. Removing unnecessary tabs - Open the tab in its own window
  2. Avoiding small fonts - Zoom in to 125% by holding Ctrl and scrolling up on the mouse wheel
  3. Hiding the bookmark bar

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

screen recording bad
Figure: Bad example - This video will be cluttered and unprofessional

screen recording good
Figure: Good example - This is easy to read, and doesn’t look cluttered

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