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    Screen Capture using Windows OS

    Is there a way to use Screencapture when you are using Windows OS on a Mac?

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    The HOWTO & FAQ forum is for _answers_ and _guides_, not questions and problems. Please do *NOT* create threads there, if you don't want to write a FAQ or a HOWTO. Thank you.

    Now on to your question. Are you talking about booting into Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista using BootCamp? Or are you talking about using Windows in a virtual solution like Parallels?

    For both situations, the answer is a "yes". There exist a lot of tools for taking screenshots of Windows. However: Those screenshots won't capture anything _outside_ of Windows, i.e. you can't use a Windows screencapture tool running in a Parallels virtual environment in order to take screenshots of what you're running in Mac OS X.
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    oh, ehee, sorry about that, posted it in the wrong forum.

    Yea, Im rebooting to WindowsXP. oh, so I still have to install another program to enable the screenshot feature? It doesnt have a built in screencapture if you are using Windows? Can you tell me some of those tools?

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    You can press Control-PrintScreen in Windows (don't know what the Mac keyboard equivalents of those are, though) to copy a screenshot to the clipboard, and then open WordPad and do a "Paste" and you'll have a screenshot there.
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    On a Windows PC, it's usually the Print Screen key that does it. However, I'm not sure on a Mac using Boot Camp to run Windows XP. Have you tried using the Apple-Option-3 or Apple-Option-4 key combos to see if it works? It's possible that the the Boot Camp drivers disc along with Boot Camp itself might make it this way for Windows on the Macs, but usually it's the Print Screen key.
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    Use the onscreen keyboard

    If you are using a Mac keyboard which does not have the PRTSc (Print Screen) button, you can use the on screen keyboard which is in Programs\ Accessories\ Accessibility folder under the start menu

    When you run this onscreen keyboard, you can hit Print screen, or Alt- Printscreen to capture either the entire screen, or your active window as required
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    When using Windows on my OS X, I have also used F14 to capture the screen image, or alt+F14 to capture the window image.

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    MacBook

    How 'bout on the macbook pro? There is no f14 key. I am running boot camp on the MBPro

    I would love to find this answer

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