PrntScr key on Mac Keyboard?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by hgcoon, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. hgcoon

    hgcoon

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    Can anyone tell me how to simulate the Windows Key "PrntScrn" (Print Screen) using a Mac Keyboard? Thank you!
     
  2. Xenos

    Xenos Parallels Team

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    Hello Hgcoon,

    1) To capture the whole screen: COMMAND, SHIFT, 3

    2) To capture a window, dock, menu bar, etc: COMMAND, SHIFT, 4, then press spacebar to choose.

    3) To capture a selection: Same as 2 but don't press spacebar, instead click and drag mouse.

    4) Go to Macintosh HD, Applications, Utilities, and click on Grab.

    When you get a screen shot, it saves to the desktop as a PDF file and not to the clipboard.

    Best regards,
    Xenos
     
  3. Hugh Watkins

    Hugh Watkins

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    interesting

    in my Windows days I used the IrfanView utility
    these days with two monitors I use a videophone :)

    but I did refuse to learn DOS before Windows came out

    Hugh W
     
  4. HolmerS

    HolmerS

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    PrntScr not for printing

    Hi, I've the problem, that Windows Vista / Windows 7 uses the combination <shift>+<Alt>+<PrntScr> for switching to "high Contrast Mode" and vice versa.
    How could I do that on my MacBook Pro?
    Thanks in advance
     
  5. Flagg

    Flagg

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    HolmerS,

    Try mapping the shortcut to the PrtScr key in Paralles Desktop -> Preferences -> Keyboard and Mouse.
     
  6. HolmerS

    HolmerS

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    Thanks for the hint, but it does not work. I think the problem is to press the <LEFT shift> key in combination with <Alt>+<PrntScr>, but the emulation sends another code.
     
  7. redifrogger

    redifrogger

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    Yes!!!

    To anyone looking for this solution, defining a new mapping in Parallels Desktop -> Preferences -> Mouse Keyboard did indeed work for me. I was able to define a mapping of option+command to PrintScr in Windows. I'm running Windows 7 on a MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard and running Parallels 5 for Mac. :)
     
  8. ChrisJBorg

    ChrisJBorg

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    This definitely works, see attached
     

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