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F14 not working as PRINT SCREEN for XP with apple numeric keypad

911 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Jul 6, 2013 3:15 PM by hotwheels 22 RSS
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Jul 4, 2013 7:43 AM

i posted this elsewhere but i am basically desperate to get a couple things finalized over here so apologies if no one knows how to solve this one. just sort of hoping to get some things out of my hair once and for all...




i have an apple keyboard with numeric keypad on my mac pro running windows xp and windows 7 in addition to Lion.


for some reason the F14 key is not getting me a print screen despite spending a /lot/ of time trying to get this working.


can anyone help me get this figure out finally? there is a lot of info on the net about this but now much help.


mac tech articles seem pretty sure that F14 should be working.


what am i missing?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), 64 bit Win7 in Parallels | iCloud
  • mooblie Level 4 Level 4 (1,915 points)

    You could try Applekeys2, available here:

  • mooblie Level 4 Level 4 (1,915 points)

    I have only used it on WinXP - and it did what it claimed properly. I havent' tried it on Win7, so you could try and contact the author? or keep asking around?


    It seems benign, so I guess you could: take a safety backup, try it on XP, and try it on Win7 too.  If it doesn't work, remove it.

  • mooblie Level 4 Level 4 (1,915 points)

    Agreed - I use the Win7 SnipTool too, and hence didn''t need PrntScrn so much there. I put SnipTool on my Win7 taskbar so it was always available.


    I would boot into WindowsXP and download Applekeys2 there, and then install it there.

  • mooblie Level 4 Level 4 (1,915 points)

    You're right, hotwheels: unlike the Mac world (which saves the file), the Windows PrintScreen ONLY puts in on the clipboard, necessitating you paste it somewhere, and THEN save it somewhere as well.  "PrintScreen" is COMPLETELY the wrong name for this function.


    Anyway, glad you've got this sorted now, and thanks for the "solved" points!


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