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Print Screen with Apple MAC (OS X 10.5 - Leopard)

For those of you who are used to the Print Screen (PrtScn) function in Windows you will know that you will get the whole screen if you just press PrtScn and you will get the selected window if you press ALT+PrtScn. You then have to paste the captured screen into an appropriate program e.g. Word Pad or Microsoft Paint.

Apple Mac has a different approach to this. (I have tried this on OS X 10.5 Leopard only)

To print screen on the Mac
Press the combination of the - SHIFT + Mac COMMAND Key (Flower Key) + 3
This will give you a full print screen.

To print a selection of the screen
Press the combination of the SHIFT + Mac COMMAND Key (Flower Type) + 4
The mouse pointer will turn into a selection target, click drag and release and it will printscreen the selected area for you.

The files of the printscreens are typically placed on the desktop as .PNG files

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