I am new to Apple, and I am new to use a Swiss French keyboard; unfortunately, a lot of useful characters are only available when the option key is pressed.

I would like to have an image of them available to be printed or to be quickly available, so that I can learn them. I have noticed that you can see the layout from Sys preferences > Keyboard > Input Sources > press the option key, but the image is too small and to be honest I do not know how to take a screenshot while pressing the option key.

Do you have any suggestion or good image?


Use Keyboard Viewer to see the keyboard instead of sys preferences.

Use the Grab app or the Screenshot app in Applications/Utilities to take a picture of it.

  • It worked! Thanks – Pampa Nello Oct 28 '19 at 16:19
  • You can also drag the window by its corner to enlarge the Keyboard Viewer window so the characters are easier to see. – user3439894 Oct 28 '19 at 16:20
  • The Grab application does not exist in macOS Mojave and later. Use /Applications/Screenshot instead. – user3439894 Oct 28 '19 at 16:25
  • Interestingly, I have neither Grab nor Screenshot on Mojave - though the cmd/shft/3, 4, 5 all work as expected. – Tetsujin Oct 28 '19 at 16:33
  • @user3439894 you are right about the Grab app, but likely they added one with an obvious name (screenshot) – Pampa Nello Oct 28 '19 at 16:34

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