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  • Running Windows 7 on my new Macbook Pro

    Posted on November 29th, 2010 Alan No comments

    Who says you can’t have it all?   I’ll be leaving my current job soon and with it the use of a Windows laptop and MacBook Pro.  Last week I decided to go all in and spend the $2000 plus on a new MacBook Pro and install Windows 7 on it.  The installation of Windows 7 using Bootcamp went smoothly.  Windows 7 runs great and looks great on it!  I used the free copy of Windows 7 Ultimate I received in the mail.  I now have some great hardware that I can boot Mac OSX or Windows 7 on and do my Mac or Windows development from a single laptop.  The MacBook is fast and I have Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 10 installed to do video editing.  I can render out a video from Vegas and playback video real-time at the same time!

    I have to discover and get use to how to do things in Windows from the MacBook.  Here are some items of note:

    forward delete: <fn><delete>
    Start of line: <fn><left arrow>
    End of line: <fn><right arrow>
    Next word: <control><right arrow>
    Previous word: <control><left arrow>
    PageUp: <fn><arrow up>
    PageDn: <fn><arrow dn>
    Scroll Line Up: <fn><arrow up>
    Scroll Line Down: <fn><arrow down>
    Move cursor to top of screen: <control><fn><arrow up>
    Move cursor to bottom of screen: <control><fn><arrow down>
    <fn><Enter> Insert

    PrintScreen on Windows using Macbook Pro keyboard:

    fn-F11 or alt/option-fn-F11
    fn-F11 will print the entire screen. Adding the alt/option key targets just the active window.
    As a last resort, use Start > All Programs > Accessories > Accessibility > On-Screen Keyboard, where you’ll find a psc key.

    You can find all the Mac hotkeys here.

    Print Screen on Mac

    How to Print Screen to a file on the desktop on Mac

    The basic functionality of taking a screen capture of a window or desktop in Mac OS X takes an image and dumps it to a file on the Mac desktop. Each uses the pressing of Command and Shift keys concurrently as the basis for execution, followed by a number:

    • Command+Shift+3: takes a screenshot of the full screen (or screens if multiple monitors), and save it as a file to the desktop
    • Command+Shift+4: brings up a selection box so you can specify an area to take a screenshot of, then save it as a file to the desktop
    • Command+Shift+4, then spacebar, then click a window: takes a screenshot of a window only and saves it as a file to the desktop

    How to Print Screen to the Clipboard on a Mac

    This functions a lot more like Print Screen in the Windows world. If you want to do the equivalent of Print Screen to the clipboard so that you can paste it into another app, these are the commands you’d want to use:

    • Command+Control+Shift+3: take a screenshot of the entire screen (screens if multiple monitors), and saves it to the clipboard for pasting elsewhere
    • Command+Control+Shift+4, then select an area: takes a screenshot of selection and saves it to the clipboard for pasting elsewhere
    • Command+Control+Shift+4, then space, then click a window: takes a screenshot of a window and saves it to the clipboard for pasting

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