Print screen on Mac

Michael Apple, How To Guides, TechTalk

I have just sat down to do another guide and came across a small problem. I usually use the built in Snipper tool with Windows 7 but I needed to capture a right click… Now Print Screen and Paint is my normal quick solution but I am on a Macbook pro and um…well there is no Print Screen key.

Now there are several short-cut keys that enable normal keyboard commands, but I thought it may be useful to have a whole bunch all together, for easy reference. Below are some of the useful commands.

[error]Please bear in mind that on some Macbooks, the “Function F1 to F12” Keys control hardware, so pressing the “Shift” + “F11” for example, will do nothing as you are effectively pressing “Shift” + “Volume Down”. You will also need to press the “Fn” key if you have this setup. [/error] [col2]

“Fn” Key controls hardware

Print Screen – Shift + Fn + F11

Print Active Screen – Alt + Shift + Fn + F11

Delete – “Fn” + Backspace

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“Fn” Key does not control hardware

Print Screen – Shift + F11

Print Active Screen – Alt + Shift + F11

Delete – “Fn” + Backspace



If there are any other keys you are missing or need to know about please leave a comment below, and we will try update this post.

Michael is a Technology & Digital Consultant to the Real Estate, Property, Travel and Tourism industies with over 13 Years of leading Technical teams & Programme Management. He has worked with agencies in multiple countries and cities from the UK, New York, Russia, France, Dubai to Australia and South Africa. In his spare time he is a commercial drone pilot that dabbles with Photography & Videography.

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