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Thread: "Print Screen" in Windows on a MacBook Pro

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    Default "Print Screen" in Windows on a MacBook Pro

    Since there's no Printscreen key on my MacBook Pro keyboard, how do I do a screen capture from within Windows using this keyboard?

    I am able to go into MacOS and using Shift-CMD-4 do a capture, paste it into the text editor and save it in RTF. I can then open this file/folder from within Windows, and open the graphic using Paint Shop Pro 11, doing with it whatever I want. So, I am able to do a screen capture still, but I'm just hoping for a simpler way from within Windows. I do like the way Mac handles it though, allowing you to drag over just the selection you like. Neat!

    The Shift-CMD-4 combo does give me the crosshairs and allows me to "select" an area for capture from within Windows, or at least appears to, but when I go to past this "selection" in Paint, there appears to be nothing in the clipboard to paste.

    Anyone have any ideas? Thanks~



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    Tera Poster
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    get and install Irfanview on the Windows machine

    http://www.irfanview.com/

    it has superior screen capture options too

    all or part , with or with outcursor

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    Kilo Poster
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    I use the XP on-screen keyboard: Start > Run > osk

    This works for window-mode screen capturing. It would not be good for fullscreen obviously as the on-screen keyboard would obscure part of the screen.

    For most quick things though, like the above poster says, I use IrfanView.



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    Kilo Poster
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    I just use Grab and save the file somewhere the VM can get to it. Makes it easy.



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    Kilo Poster
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    May I suggest Screen Hunter? The freeware version is just enough for me. And the printed screen goes to the clipboard and sequential files if you wish.

    http://www.wisdom-soft.com/products/screenhunter.htm



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