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Adolficaz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 11, 2012 11:25 AM

How do I do Print Screen on the iMac keyboard?

imac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Freely2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 11, 2012 11:28 AM (in response to Adolficaz)

    How to Print Screen to a file on the desktop in Mac OS X

    The basic functionality of taking a screen capture of a window or desktop in Mac OS X takes an image and dumps it to a file on the Mac desktop. Each uses the pressing of Command and Shift keys concurrently as the basis for execution, followed by a number:

    • Command+Shift+3: takes a screenshot of the full screen (or screens if multiple monitors), and save it as a file to the desktop
    • Command+Shift+4: brings up a selection box so you can specify an area to take a screenshot of, then save it as a file to the desktop
    • Command+Shift+4, then spacebar, then click a window: takes a screenshot of a window only and saves it as a file to the desktop

     

     

    Hope this helps, Freely2

  • delboy3001 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 25, 2013 2:07 AM (in response to Freely2)

    hi, i am brand new to apple.....i cannot get tghis to work, i want to paste a screen shot into an email...i do the above but then when i right click to paste...nothing happens

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)
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    Jun 25, 2013 11:57 AM (in response to delboy3001)

    Hello & welcome!

     

    You can also use Grab to get a screen shot & save it.

     

    Can you drag the file to Mail's compose window?

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