Recently I’ve been trying to write a post on Firefox in Windows Vista using my MacBook…but there is this one little problem…my MacBook..and so as everybody else’s…doesn’t have the Print Screen key on the keyboard! Vista does come with a print screen utility called Snipping Tool…its really handy…but still, there are some screen shots you just couldn’t take with the tool. (just try taking a screen shot of the File menu…)
At first I thought I should get another screen shot utility to do the job (some of them can let you set a self timer), but surely…there should be a easier solution right? Well…it turns out that Apple did map most of windows keys to the built-in keyboard on the MacBooks / MacBook Pros! For example, the key combination for taking a screen shot is “fn + shift + F11“, if you just want the active window only, use “fn + shift + option (alt) + F11“!
If you want to know more about the keyboard mapping, you could check out the following links:
MacBook / MacBook Pro: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1220
Apple Keyboard (Ultra–thin USB) keyboard: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1216
Actually…these mappings can also be found in the Boot Camp’s help file…I should have read them before I turn to Google for help!