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?


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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.

  • You can also drag the window by its corner to enlarge the Keyboard Viewer window so the characters are easier to see. Oct 28, 2019 at 16:20
  • The Grab application does not exist in macOS Mojave and later. Use /Applications/Screenshot instead. Oct 28, 2019 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, 2019 at 16:33
  • @user3439894 you are right about the Grab app, but likely they added one with an obvious name (screenshot) Oct 28, 2019 at 16:34
  • @Tetsujin, On a clean install of both macOS Mojave and macOS Catalina, I have /Applications/Screenshot. Not sure why you don't have it too, but ⇧⌘5 does the same thing. Oct 28, 2019 at 16:54

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