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Because I don't have a 'print-screen' key and that's what lead me here. It appears that Greenshot hot-key combo's are configurable but all those key combo's work for me because my F13 invokes the PC's 'Prt-scrn' key. And finally a couple of Mac full screen caps emailed to PC again showing the Mac's whole screen with the Greenshot cross hairs waiting for me to select a screen section on the PC as I finished writing this. This would have been way cooler if I could have easily recorded it in video Mac's full screen as I work. RDP window center stage.

If Greenshot really is as configurable as that menu suggests then I would expect anyone to be able to map a hot-key combo that would suite them. Sign up to join this community. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Windows print screen with Mac Keyboard Ask Question. Asked 9 years, 10 months ago.

Active 1 year, 4 months ago. Viewed 31k times. Cliff Cliff 1 1 gold badge 2 2 silver badges 9 9 bronze badges. Have you tried the OS X way? I'm not running OSX. I'm plugged into an actual Windows box with a Mac Keyboard. That said, I just tried Cmd-Shift-3 to see if it would screen print to my clip board and it didn't. Gaff Donut Donut 5 5 silver badges 10 10 bronze badges. This might work! Thanx, though I'd really like a driver or something that would enable the numpad and the insert key. This is what works for me: F14 copies the entire screen to the clipboard.

JoshP 2, 2 2 gold badges 18 18 silver badges 28 28 bronze badges. Doesn't work for me on Win 8. Doesn't work for me on Windows 7. For me F13 works to start Snagit running in Windows Citrix session. Yes, but my question was regarding an Apple keyboard plugged into a physical Windows machine. Where's FN on a Mac keyboard? Sakari Niittymaa Sakari Niittymaa 31 3 3 bronze badges. It would help to know what model of keyboard you had! Coxy Coxy 1, 1 1 gold badge 9 9 silver badges 8 8 bronze badges.

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It says on the back of the keyboard, "Keyboard". Kinda like the generic cereal the supermarket. It's one of those white keyboards in a clear plastic casing. The only thing I can get is model: A in fine print. That's the right keyboard. I was looking for drivers that would map the extra F keys to hidden keys but I believe that only works in BootCamp. Thanx a bunch for answering! Bhuvanesh Mani Bhuvanesh Mani 1 1 bronze badge.

I have an old bluetooth Model A that looks just like the above keyboard sans cord and F13 invokes printscreen thru my RDP session on the Windows7 PC I'm controlling via my old Macbook Air 11 I just found this forum cause I needed to do this and I just happened to try F13 after something I read here inspired me to do so.

Greenshot's defaults are set to use the PC's print-screen key I hope Greenshot isn't keysrtoke logging spyware ;- I hope this is helpful to someone RIchard RIchard 1 1 1 bronze badge. I do not know any programmer or hacker , applications for windows or not, do not utlize the shortcut keys. Once you learn to use these tasks are performed much more quickly. Open your mind to new learning. The technological superiority of Apple is indisputable when it comes to operating system and hardware.

But the widespread Microsoft had them developed more applications for Windows than for OS. Exclusively for this reason I have Win7 installed on my Mac, but I confess that whenever I have to use it, before I take a coffee to face the hassles. Thank you, thank you, thank you — for the great belly laugh. Pressing 4 buttons is somehow better than having a print screen button, yeah right. Software, nope download.

Backup, nope in the cloud. Now when was the last time I made a typo and had to use 2 buttons to backspace? Oh, about 10 times in this post alone. Fanboys answer that! Thanks for the information. It did what I needed, that is copy a pieces of the screen into a Power-Point presentation. I did about 20 shots from the Mac today in less time than a similar number of screen shots in Windows on Friday because I needed to crop the shot. The religious wars? So here is a simple single key solution for all of you that has a keyboard with the print screen key on it.

This thread is a good example of the Dark Side of the Internet. What ever happened to civility??? I had to scroll through a huge stinking pile of venom to find a few helpful answers. Shame on you folks. And thanks to those who actually answered the initial query. The article covers the basics of capturing screen shots in Mac OS X, is there any other question you had, or a way that something could be clarified? My god. The lengths folks will go to to make themselves believe Macs can do no wrong.

Just imagine the size of a keyboard that only has buttons as specific as the print-screen key… Now THAT would be a dumbed-down interface. Just tell us how to capture the screen on the mac. It saves the captured area as a tiff in a location of your choosing.

As one who switched about 4 yrs ago, Grab has helped me not have to remember the mac kbd shortcuts. Thanks for the helpful tips. I am a reformed PC user, I frankly will never go back. Mac is way to user friendly. Unless you time the pressing of that […]. I am running windows on a mac book pro in order to run some specific applicaitons — how do you take a screen shot while running windows on a mac book pro style keyboard?

Yeah, right. Unlike Mac developers, PC developers understand that this is a command that most people use about every few months on average. Each time I need to do it, I have to google the directions and key combination. What could be a 5-second process turns into a 3-minute activity. Well, damn, apparently we have no BBCode here. Thanks for these easy steps. I find this so much more user friendly than the print-screen command with the PC which forces me to open it in Paint and crop it. Now I can crop before I take the shot.

To use it, open up your Terminal. It […]. What am I doing wrong? Where do these images go to?


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How do i do this on a mac? I run into the question of how to Print Screen on a Mac rather frequently too, but while the Mac may require a key combo to remember, iOS is even easier. I tried googling how to take a screenshot on Mac without having to play keyboard twister, but no dice. So glad I started looking through the comments on this page. Ridiculous nonsense written by a mac snob who seems to want to say anything to cast Windows machines in a bad light. Oh really? Care to explain the FF19 keys? The ones they put in the place of that cumbersome print screen?

If apple wanted to simplify the keyboard, why did they put a spurious key in its place? Help topics such as the print screen function, a snap to find online. Wanting to print a satellite image from google maps I found the command, shift, 4 very useful. I crop and save the image all in one step was awesome. Surely you mean 3 or 4 keystrokes… Do you know what disingenuous means? Agree with MoAmie; do you not subscribe to the K.

Come on, ONE dedicated key for such an essential function?? You Mac people are brainwashed.

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Thanks, this was very helpful. On my machine it does not save file on Desktop. It lets me select the area, but does not save anything. The clipboard is also empty. I run But then on linux you have a wide range of options. I bet there is a tool that supports just the same insane keyboard shortcuts as Mac provides. That way, you can all get rid of that annoying extra key :. Original Post Details […].

Also wrong… the PrintScreen key is not a Microsoft convention. It is a hardware that convention that sends a specific instruction to the OS. No different to the A key, or the 5 key. How the OS reacts to that key is a different matter entirely, but the key itself is just A KEY the same as every other key. Linux acts differently depending on which flavour also.

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Being one that used the Print screen button multiple times daily, I really like it being a button. Must admit that I like the fact that mac os makes print area and print window so easy, though. Yep — the reason for having the print screen is for something called searchability. There are arguments for both, but neither is right. The snipping tool is better than this. I am using a dual program which allows me to use MAC and Windows at the same time. However as my MAC doesnt have a print screen button, this also does not enable to print screen on my windows using the tips u have provided.

Please help. If you have a mac keyboard hooked up while running windows boot camp , I do not think you can screen capture with any combination of keys. You appear to have very little intelligence backing up your ridiculous accusations. I agree with IGenius. Mac Fanboi is the perfect accusation. I, myself, print screen very often and do not want to waste time by clicking many buttons, saving it on desktop, then finding it on desktop, then cropping it and deleting the original.

What a waste of time…. Totally agree! I have been playing around with images and wasting a lot of time on this mac for something that could have easily been done on a pc, with simple screen shot and paint. Easy as that! You sensitive types should learn to ignore trolls instead of getting butthurt over a drive-by comment. The fact is I have to look it up on the internet every time I need to print screen. And they say they are doing this to simplify the keyboard???

How about simplify my life? Why did I have to google just to accomplish this???! Taking a print screen in windows needs more actions! Browse for Desktop, 7. Name the file and click Save. Now what? Angry User, this is not the dumbest thing. The dumbest this is a USB cord attached with a magnet … on a laptop. Years ago, I used nothing but Macs … but the mythology that Steve Jobs knew how things should work much better than the rest of us is pure nonsense. I also have to agree.

I fully appreciate using keyboard shortcuts, but in Mac-land, they are impossible to remember. And why is it 4 instead of 1 or 2? Yes, it takes longer on a PC to take a screen shot, paste into software where I can crop and resize it, then place it in its final location. But at least I can remember the steps without having to Google it…which is how I ended up here in the first place. And the thought of practicing the steps to reinforce memory as another person has posted to this board is just absurd.

LOL I was thinking the exact same thing.

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The warped mind of mac fanatics aka smart phone and consumer zombies are mind boggling. I have a Logitech wireless tablet keyboard for my Ipad 2. Is there way to do a screen capture on this keyboard? There is no print screen option. I tried the commands you suggested above just to troubleshoot, but I got nothing. I did learn how to save the screen to a file or to the clip board. Si I guess I then carry the desktop into the meeting and pass it around to every one. I suppose the opposite of ignorance is propriety and smugness. All you mac fan-kids can do is disparage Microsoft, which — by the way — will always be the gold standard in general computing software.

Who knew? You are an idiot. People are trying to learn the MAC you jerk. Now I have to go on my PC to do a print screen copy. Name required. Mail will not be published required. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction without explicit permission is prohibited. How to Print Screen to a File on the Desktop in Mac OS X The basic functionality of taking a screen shot of a window or desktop in Mac OS X takes an complete image capture of the desktop and all open windows and running apps and dumps it to a unique file on the Mac desktop.

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