Shift Apple 4 on a PC???

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by davekaye101, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. davekaye101 macrumors newbie

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    I have been using a mac for years and I often use the selective screenshot function (shift apple 4) to take screenshots of small parts of the screen, rather than the whole of it. I have tried to find the same way of doing this on a PC but so far I've had no luck. All I have managed to find on a PC is the ability to take a screenshot of the whole screen. Anyone know how i can recreate the shift apple 4 on a PC???
     
  2. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

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    I think all this does is grab certain windows but: alt-print scrn will take a screenshot (of something at least). I don't think there is any native way to take a selected area screenshot, you'll probably have to DL something.
     
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    PC's don't have this functionality built in, you may be able to do it with a third party application, though I believe they may be able to take screenshots of a whole window with Alt-PrintScreen.
     
  4. Teddy's macrumors 6502

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    Use Word

    Use Print Screen , then copy on MS Word, then you can crop and edit it. Then save it as a word document. That's my trick at work. I don't have Photopaint or Photoshop in that PC. I just use a Word doc.
    On my Mac, I use the Screenshot Plus widget.
     
  5. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Yuck.

    I presume you have MSPaint on your Work PC (Start==>Accessories==>(Somewhere))? which can then at least save the screenshot as an image document.
     
  6. gloss macrumors 601

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    You can take a screenshot of the frontmost window only by holding down ctrl (or one of the other modifier keys...I forget at the moment) and pressing Print Screen.
     
  7. SMM macrumors 65816

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    Print Screen works differently by using Shift, Alt and Ctl. Pasting the results into Paint seems to be the most painless way to get a basic screen capture. Paint lives in the Accessories folder.
     

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