I have MacBook Pro Retina running Windows 8.1. I do not have a PrtScr key. Also, shift+fn+f11 key combination doesn't work. What is the shortcut to take screenshots?

  • FN+Shift+F11 and FN+Option+Shift+F11 is the correct key combo! are your F keys set as F-keys or not? on syst preferences . – Ruskes Mar 22 '15 at 19:15
  • @Buscar웃 those key combinations doesn't work. – Abhimanyu Aryan Mar 22 '15 at 19:18
  • @Buscar웃 F keys set as F-Keys? what's that? How to check that? – Abhimanyu Aryan Mar 22 '15 at 19:19
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    @Buscar웃 Windows 8.1 doesn't have any system preferences are you talking about mac's system pref? but i want to take screen shot in windows – Abhimanyu Aryan Mar 22 '15 at 19:23
  • @Buscar웃 There is not such option....there are only two tabs in keyboard settings....speed & hardware – Abhimanyu Aryan Mar 22 '15 at 19:30

Use the Snipping Tool that ships with Windows, it's made for that exact purpose. The Windows help page is here, info found using this search tool ;-)

  • Snipping tool doesn't capture windows apps please edit your answer – Abhimanyu Aryan Mar 22 '15 at 19:39
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    According to the Microsoft page I linked to, yes it does. What exactly are you trying to capture? A full-screen app? All this would be helpful information to share. Please edit your question ;-) – ScunnerDarkly Mar 22 '15 at 19:44
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    Whilst this might not directly answer your question regarding keyboard shortcuts @and, it is a valid answer to how to take screenshots in general and may be useful if you are unable to get a keyboard shortcut working. – grg Mar 22 '15 at 19:46
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    The snipping tool is useless if you're trying to take a screen capture of a web page component that disappears when it loses focus. – tponthieux Oct 7 '15 at 21:29

⇧ shift+fn+F11 is the correct keyboard shortcut to emulate a Print Screen in Windows, however this shortcut requires the Boot Camp drivers to be installed and be running in Windows. Make sure you have the drivers installed correctly and check whether the keyboard is configured to require fn in Boot Camp Control Panel.

  • i have installed bootcamp softwares correctly i guess. How to verify? I see Bootcamp in control panel. For, keyboard preference(in bootcamp) i only see use F keys as they are named and not fn + F keys – Abhimanyu Aryan Mar 22 '15 at 19:50
  • @and Try just ⇧F11 without fn and see if the shortcut works. – grg Mar 22 '15 at 19:51
  • it doesn't work either – Abhimanyu Aryan Mar 22 '15 at 19:52

If you hear the click sound when taking a screen shot the the shot has been taken and it is in your Clipboard.

To get it, open any application (like paint or other) and use the "Paste command" to see it/modify and save as a file in a location of your choosing.


The FN+Option+Shift+F11 (and also FN+Shift+F11) will only work if you have the setting on Boot Camp Control Panel tuned off (unmark the checkbox): Keyboard tab > "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys..."

Extra tip:

FN+Shift+F11 = Captures the full screen

FN+Option+Shift+F11 = Captures the current active window

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    This doesn't appear to be the case for Windows 10 (at least 1607). No combination of function key checkbox and Fn+Shift+F11 results in a screenshot on my new Boot Camp install. – patridge Feb 1 '17 at 3:17

I just messed around using Bootcamp Windows 10 on Mac laptop, the issue is not the control, it is the setup:

First, set up OneDrive

Press FnShiftF11P

Prompt will ask you if you want to save screenshots to OneDrive: Yes

For future screenshots use the original command of FnShiftF11

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