print screen

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by galloman, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. galloman macrumors member

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    #1
    how do I get a print screen in mac???

    is it possible to do that when running windows??

    thanks in advance
     
  2. devilot Moderator emeritus

    devilot

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    #2
    Like take a screen shot?

    For the whole screen:
    Shift + Apple (or 'Command') + 3

    For an entire 'window':
    Shift + Command + 4 + spacebar

    For an area as defined by the mouse cursor (meaning you):
    Shift + Command + 4
     
  3. pianoman macrumors 68000

    pianoman

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    #3
    of note, these images will be saved to the desktop as PNGs.
     
  4. galloman thread starter macrumors member

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    #4
    thanks that worked just fine

    also, when I'm on windows on my mac, can I use the same shortcut??
     
  5. 4JNA macrumors 68000

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    no, but you can use 'shift + print scrn' and then open paint, or word, or word pad or whatever and right click 'paste' or 'ctrl + v' to do a screen grab. silly windows...
     
  6. galloman thread starter macrumors member

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    #6
    yes, but what is the

    print screen button on my mac. I meant for when windows is running on my macbook. from time to time I need to use one or two programs on the windows partition, so I want to know how to prnt screen over there when the macbook keyboard lacks that key. thanks !
     

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