How to “Print Screen” on Mac OS X Computers

Showing hidden Files on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

How to “Print Screen” on Mac OS X Computers

Mac-1I recently switched from Windows XP and Windows Vista to Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. One of the many things I had to figure out how to do on my new Mac was the Print Screen function that I used all the time on Windows. So for those of you that don’t already know, here is the different key combination for “Print Screen” on Mac OS X Computers.

Command key, Shift key, and the number 3 key – takes a screen shot and saves it to the Desktop.

Command key, Shift key, and the number 4 key – the mouse changes from an arrow into cross hairs. Drag the cross hairs over the area you want to capture, when you release the mouse the screen shot will appear on your desktop.

Command key, Shift key, and the number 4 key, + space bar – the cursor will turn into a camera. Move over a window and click the mouse to take a snapshot of the window.

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Comments (7)

  • crystal Reply

    but what about if you’re using Windows xp on a macbook pro… none of those work to screen print!! please help

    September 15, 2008 at 7:48 pm
  • Janardhanaya Reply

    As a Newbie, I am always searching online for articles that can help me. Thank you

    February 8, 2009 at 3:14 pm
  • Paul Reply

    I usually do not comment on blog posts but I found this quite interesting, so here goes. Thanks! Regards, P.

    April 16, 2009 at 4:22 pm
  • Susie Kua Reply

    I dont usually reply to posts but I will in this case. WoW 🙂

    April 27, 2009 at 2:44 pm
  • denise martens Reply

    This would work for me if I had a Mac computer

    May 27, 2009 at 10:51 pm
  • Bill Bartmann Reply

    I’m so glad I found this site…Keep up the good work

    September 5, 2009 at 12:42 pm
  • Bill Bartmann Reply

    Hey good stuff…keep up the good work! 🙂

    September 7, 2009 at 2:51 pm

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