How To: Boot Camp – Taking Screenshots in Windows 7 With an Apple Keyboard

Posted in How To on 14/12/2011 by Mark Greentree


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How To: Boot Camp РTaking Screenshots in Windows 7 With an Apple Keyboard

If you have ever needed to take a screenshot in Windows 7 whilst using Boot Camp on your Mac with the Apple supplied keyboard you may find it difficult to perform this function.

Print Screen is a term used in the Windows environment to explain and give the ability for users to capture the content visible on the screen.

On Windows compatible keyboards you will notice Print Screen is an actual button. On the Mac keyboards no button is assigned or labelled.

The good news is through a series of keystrokes you can perform the same function as Print Screen.

To capture the entire screen simply press Function (fn) + Shift + F11.

To capture the front most window press Option (alt) + Function (fn) + Shift + F11.

If you have your function keys mapped correctly in Windows you will be able to go without using the Function (fn) key. By default you will need to use it.


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Mark Greentree is the principle blogger and podcast creator of Everyday Mac Support. His aim is to inform users at all levels of experience how to get the most out of the Apple hardware and associated software. He is the lead host of Not Another Mac Podcast, an Apple based round table discussion with Mac users and experts from all over world.