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Print Screen Command on a Virtual Machine

I am running Snow Leopard on a MacBook Pro using Bootcamp and Windows XP. On the Windows side, is there a way to print screen, full or partial?

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Function key

In reply to: Print Screen Command on a Virtual Machine

The F13 function key supposedly is the same as the Print Screen key when running windows.

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F13 Key - Print Screen

In reply to: Function key

Thanks for this tip.

I just verified this on a Mac Pro using Snow Leopard - Win XP via VMWare Fusion.

Now if I can figure out the equivalent of Alt-Print Screen...

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Alt Print Screen

In reply to: F13 Key - Print Screen

OK - found it and thought it would be good to put it here.

Follow these step and you can actually select exactly what you want copied:
o Put your focus on the window you want to capture (although, this step seems unnecessary)
o Depress the Apple key + Shift + 4
o Once you release these keys the mouse cursor changes to a crosshair
o Move to the top left corner of the area you want to capture
o Click down and drag the mouse to the bottom right corner
o Release the mouse button and you will hear the sound of a picture being taken.
You now have a file sitting on your desktop - and in your clipboard. Go to the application you want to use this in - Paint, Word, etc. - select Paste and voila!

I hope someone finds this helpful.

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Strictly speaking,

In reply to: Alt Print Screen

you are using the Apple functions to select the screen.

Is it possible that you are using VMWare but can still see the Apple desktop and have access to the Apple OS.

I think the OP was looking for a way to use Print Screen while running Windows under BootCamp where there is no vestige of OS X remaining and is not strictly a Virtual Machine.


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So, I use a Macbook Pro also ... there IS NO F13 key.

In reply to: Function key

Where am I to find an F13 key on the Macbook Pro. The post above clearly stated that they were using the Macbook Pro. It's function keys stop at 12. Ideas?

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Live over it and use

In reply to: So, I use a Macbook Pro also ... there IS NO F13 key.

Capture Full Screen: FN+Shift+F11
Capture Front Window: FN+Option+Shift+F11

Earlier version of the MBP had a full keyboard + Key Pad


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My Keyboard has

In reply to: So, I use a Macbook Pro also ... there IS NO F13 key.

a Print Screen Key to the right of the F12 key above the number keys (F13 ? LOL)....Digger

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Screen Print to Clipboard on a Macbook Pro

In reply to: So, I use a Macbook Pro also ... there IS NO F13 key.

I discovered if you're using VMWare Fusion on a Macbook Pro, you can from the virtual system still use the key sequence (CTRL-SHIFT-COMMAND-P) by pressing these all together, and you will hear the sound of a camera's shutter click, like when you take a picture on your iPhone or camera. Then go to any application that will CUT-and-PASTE graphic images and select to "PASTE" and your screen snapshot will be there to crop, and work with.

*NOTE: This only works if you're using the "default" keyboard profile that VMWare Fusion installs when you install it. If you've changed that profile, you will need to "set your own" key sequence to work for this process, using the "SETTINGS".

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yep, that key combination is a Mac one,

In reply to: Screen Print to Clipboard on a Macbook Pro

hence the shutter click, which copies to the clipboard.

Note you are using VMWare and NOT BootCamp as in the original question.

In VMWare, you are just using the Mac print screen function, as has already been pointed out


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