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    Oct 02, 2010
    How to printscreen without a mac-keyboard?

    I have to make some printscreens for school, but my Mac-keyboard isn't working anymore since some cola felt on it. I had a 'normal' logitech keyboard too and I'm using that one now.

    The problem is I can't make printscreens or get the dashboard etc. with it. How do I make a printscreen without using the keyboard?


    Sorry for my bad English...

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    Oct 22, 2007
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     shift 4, or alt shift 4 if you are using a PC keyboard
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    Oct 02, 2010
    Hmm not working. I can't do a simple copy paste either. Maybe my keyboardsettings aren't right? How do I change that? :p

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    Jul 24, 2008
    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    You can always use Grab? It should be in Applications -> Utilities.

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    We have a logitech keyboard too and it requires a driver to properly work.
    Apple - Downloads - Drivers - Logitech Control Center

    The Mac's keyboard settings are in System Preferences>Keyboard
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    Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
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    Quote Originally Posted by louishen View Post
     shift 4, or alt shift 4 if you are using a PC keyboard
    With a non-Mac keyboard:
    1. Windows-Shift-3 will capture the whole screen, saving the pic to MacHD or other user-specified location.
    2. Windows-Shift-4 gives you cross-hairs with which to select all or part of what you're trying to capture, again saving as in 1 above.
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