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How to do a screen shot (screen capture, print screen) on Mac OS X

Since several month now I am working on a MacBook Pro.

Mostly using Windows 7, first via Boot Camp now via Parallels.
But I am also using more and more it’s native operating system
(Mac OS X Version 10.6.8) and also Mac OS Applications atorvastatin calcium 40 mg.

The first trivia I had to check out was how to do a “screen shot”
(“screen capture”, “print screen”) – I found this very simple ways:

Screen shot of complete desktop:

  • Hold down ‘Shift key’‘Apple key
  • Press ‘Key 3’
  • Done – you will find the picture on your desktop
Screen shot of part of desktop:
  • Hold down ‘Shift key’ + ‘Apple key 
  • Press ‘Key 4’
  • The cursor will change to a ‘cross selection’-style
  • Select any portion of the screen (with two clicks)
  • Done – you will find the picture on your desktop
Screen shot of a application window:
  • Hold down ‘Shift key’ + ‘Apple key 
  • Press ‘Key 4’
  • Press ‘Space Bar’
  • The cursor will change to a ‘camera’-style
  • Select the application window (one click)
  • Done – you will find the picture on your desktop
And yes, this is very very easy to do ! 🙂
(On Windows 7, I mostly use the ‘Snipping Tool’)