Print screen in BootCamp using an Apple keyboard
Published 07 Jul 2011
I have started to boot up Windows directly from my BootCamp partition on my iMac instead of running Windows under VMWare Fusion. This way, I do not have to share resources with the OS X partition, which is nice for gaming, programming etc.
This works really well, but sometimes, running Windows on an iMac using an Apple bluetooth keyboard can be a bit frustrating.
Today, for instance, I had to take a screen dump. Without OS X keyboard shortcut.
Without a PC print screen button. How do you do that? I was at a total loss. The
Shift+Fn+F11 combination did not work for me, since I had this option enabled:
With this option enabled, neither Shift+Fn+F11 or Shift+F11 work. Now before you rule me out as a no-brainer, I naturally tried to press Shift+F11 without the Fn key, but that did not work either.
What did work, however, was:
- Uncheck the checkbox above
- Press Shift+Fn+F11
- Enjoy your screen dump in any way you like
- Re-check the checkbox above
It’s a bit of a pain, yes. Any suggestions? Having to press the Fn-key each time I have to press an F-key is not an option.