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I want to take a screen grab on a mac book pro running windows 7 - is there a short cut? I'd like to set a Fn key - how do I do this?

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Gav

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You don't have to use the print screen key to do this. An alternative would be to use the Snipping Tool to capture a screen shot.

Open Snipping Tool by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type Snipping Tool, and then, in the list of results, click Snipping Tool.

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If you want to remap a function key to be the print screen key, check out this howtogeek page on using SharpKeys.

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Hi Mark - thanks, I just discovered this just before I got your reply, but very useful anyway. Why did it have to be named something else? Cheers –  user34066 Apr 13 '10 at 15:33

In the Windows world Prt Scr is simply F13 with a different label.

The F13 key on your Mac keyboard should work!

Should be Shift+F1 on a MacBook Pro

Another one to try, Fn+F11 may also work

A further option would be to use the Windows Accessibility On-Screen Keyboard's psc button

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There is no F13 key on a Macbook pro keyboard. –  Mark Robinson Apr 13 '10 at 13:07
    
Shift F1 is apparently the same (I don't have one to test this on) –  Shevek Apr 13 '10 at 13:24

I would highly recommend PrtScr if you want a really neat print screen tool for windows or if you want the ability to upload like how Grabup works on the Mac you could use ScreenSnapr however I think Grabup have a windows client out now...

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Please note - Shevek's answer is incorrect!

As per Apple's support site, the correct key combination for PrtScr on the MacBook Pro is as follows:

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