How to Take a Screenshot in Windows 10 With an Apple Keyboard


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Taking a screenshot is among the essential features which we perform on your computer or laptops. Macbook Pro Retina or MacBook Air hasn’t been provided a “Print Screen” key by Apple which is similar to the Windows PC keyboard. However, you can easily take screenshots when running Windows (Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10) on your MacBook. Here’s on a detailed guide for taking a screenshot in Windows 10 with an Apple Keyboard

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How to Take a Screenshot in Windows with an Apple Keyboard

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1. Using A Combination Keyboards on Macbook

To Take a Whole Screen

screenshot in Windows 10 With an Apple Keyboard

If you have an Apple Pro keyboard, you need to press F14 key to take screenshots of the whole screen, or if you’re using an Apple Wireless keyboard or MacBook keyboard (including Macbook Pro, Air), press “Fn + Shift + F11” keys combinations.

To Take an Active Window

screenshot in Windows 10 With an Apple Keyboard

Press the “Option + F14” keys to take a screenshot of an active window when using the Apple Pro keyboard and press the “Fn + Shift + Option + F11” to capture the screenshot from Apple Wireless keyboard or MacBook keyboard.

2. Using Snipping Tool – A Windows Built-in Tool

Snipping Tool is one more way to take screenshots in Windows on Mac by using BootCamp. It provides several screenshot ways including Free-form Snip, Rectangular Snip, Window Snip and Full-screen Snip.

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The screenshot which was taken by Snipping Tool

To open this application, just click on Start button >> Accessories >> Snipping Tool or you also type “Snipping” into the search box and open it from the list of results.

You can check out: How to take a screenshot on Windows using Snipping Tool.

3. Using Third-party program – Skitch or Lightshot

Skitch is created by Evernote Corp, the service company behind the popular note-taking application, Evernote. Skitch is another essential screenshot taking software. Its function list includes:

  • Capturing rectangle-shaped part on the screen
  • Standard annotation functions
  • Mobile App is also offered (Android/iOS).
  • Support hotkeys shortcuts.

You can download and install this program via the link here.

Lightshot is also a great tool for taking a screenshot on Windows, you can check the guide here.


This article provides you a few appropriate methods to take a screenshot in Windows with an Apple Keyboard. If you need to upload the screenshot online and get the link to post on Blog, Forum, as well as Facebook, Twitter, etc.


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