4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 26, 2006 7:53 AM by mduser63
rockrd Level 1 (0 points)

need help..can anyone tell me where i can find the button of the control-print-screen function in the ibook g4 which is equivalent to the same button used in the windows os?


ibook g4, Mac OS X (10.3.9), ibook g4 12-inch
  • mecklists Level 4 (1,795 points)
    You can do this two ways:

    1. Many free and inexpensive applications are available for getting Windows screen captures. Search http://www.versiontracker.com or http://www.google.com for a list.

    2. Or, I found this on a different website...

    Go to Accessories/Accessability in the start menu and select the On-Screen Keyboard.

    That will give you a print screen button you can click with your mouse. (Using the On-Screen Keyboard will not change the active window, so you can even grab just the window you want).

    Hope this helps! bill

    1 GHz Powerbook G4   Mac OS X (10.4.8)  
  • rockrd Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks! I'll try it out.
  • rockrd Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks! I'll try it out.
  • mduser63 Level 2 (480 points)
    It sounds to me like you're actually trying to take a screenshot in OS X, not Windows. To do so, do the following:

    For a full-screen screenshot, press command-shift-3.

    For a screenshot of just part of the screen, press command-shift-4, then drag the cross hairs to select an area.

    For a screenshot of one window, press command-shift-4, then press spacebar, and click the camera icon on the window you want.

    These methods will create a file on your desktop called Picture #.png. If you want to copy the screenshot to the clipboard instead (as happens in Windows), just press control in addition to the other keys described above.

    Hope this helps.