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12333 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 27, 2008 11:26 AM by GregGehr
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2008 10:46 AM (in response to nextech)AppleKeys allows the use of Apple keyboards on a Windows machine. It properly emulates the F13 - F15 keys to "print screen, scroll lock, and pause/break" accordingly. Unfortunately AppleKeys only works on Windows XP and earlier, and it has been discontinued by the author.
Why hasn't something as simple as this been addressed or FIXED by Apple?
Why hasn't Apple just added a simple "Keyboard Emulator" (identical to AppleKeys) inside the Boot Camp client that automatically gets installed on Vista or Windows XP? I'm currently running Boot Camp client version 2.1 in Vista Ultimate x64, why doesn't Apple just add a keyboard emulator/keyboard mapper inside the Boot Camp version 2.1 client? So that the Apple Keyboard properly emulates the F13 - F15 keys to "print screen, scroll lock, and pause/break" automatically when the Boot Camp client is installed in Vista?
Are the Apple Developers "sleeping on the job"? Surely something SO SIMPLE wouldn't be hard to add or fix. VMWare Tools guys seem to do a great job, I would think that Apple would begin working on a fix for this, and finally address the issue and fix this. Give us a client application that we can install that will work on Windows XP and Windows Vista that will allow our Apple Keyboards to map/emulate a Windows PC Keyboard inside Windows XP or Windows Vista automatically. This could easily be done when Vista installs Boot Camp client (automatically) inside of Vista, Apple could then install a PC Keyboard emulator to support the Apple Keyboard that would map/emulate the F13-F15 keys on a Apple keyboard to the standard "Print Screen, Scroll Lock, and Pause/Break" keys on a PC Keyboard.
C'mon Apple, please just fix this problem and make life a little easier on your users. I just bought a Mac Pro, and I'm a new Apple Mac user and I'm just really disappointed that something so simple still hasn't been addressed or FIXED by Apple. It should be automatic, and I shouldn't have to hunt and search the internet trying to find a solution, just to fix something so simple.
Apple Developers really dropped the ball here, and I would like to see them create an Apple Keyboard Client that will automatically be installed in Windows XP or Windows Vista that will properly map/emulate the PC Keyboard, so that the F13-F15 keys can be properly used as "Print Screen, Scroll Lock, Pause/Break".
Thank-you, and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE fix this issue!Apple Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 27, 2008 11:06 AM (in response to nextech)
I have a Apple Mac Pro, but when I'm booted directly into Windows Vista (using Boot Camp) how do I do a Print Screen?
The Apple Keyboard is missing the "Print Screen", "Scroll Lock", and "Pause/Break" keys that a normal PC Keyboard has.
There are several things that we all want to do at one point or another after booting to Windows Vista or XP utilizing Boot Camp on a MacBook Pro (MBP). Things that we find we cannot do, because the keys we need are not on the built-in portable keyboard.
One of these things is to PRINT SCREEN or PRINT ACTIVE WINDOW when running Windows. In order to print screen, you need to hold down fn-shift-F12 simultaneously, this will put a copy of the screen on the clipboard, which you can now paste into a program such as Paint (Start menu-All Programs-Accessories-Paint app). For just the active window, include the alt key for the following four key combo, fn-shift-F12-alt
These and several other keyboard equivalents are listed in the Apple Support document: “Boot Camp: MacBook Pro built-in keyboard mapping in Windows” found at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1220
I have two blog posts that cover this issue more in depth, as well as how to address the missing right-click mouse key on the MacBook Pro at http://www.gehr.infoMac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.5), Bootcamp: Windows Vista Business
Currently Being ModeratedNov 27, 2008 11:26 AM (in response to GregGehr)OK, so I cannot type, sorry.
In my above post, I typed f12 when I should have typed F11
The print screen is fn-shift-F11
The print active window is fn-shift-F11-alt
The blog post and apple support doc. noted above correctly show this.Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.5), Bootcamp: Windows Vista Business