Screenshot in VMware Fusion

Sadly the business world is a Windows world, which means I need Windows on my MacBook Pro to earn some money.. I’ve been using VMware Fusion for a while. Unfortunately the standard key mapping for “Print Screen” is F13, which is not included on my MBP keyboard. The solution I found was to key map a different function key myself using the free application SharpKeys.

I’ve chosen the F8 button (you need to hold the fn key as well), below is a screenshot of the correct setting. After writing the setting in the registry and rebooting Windows, my F8 key is screenshot-ing away! You can also make screenshots of the most front window by using alt-F8.

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7 thoughts on “Screenshot in VMware Fusion

  1. Thanks for the osk!
    I found another neat solution from Mac – from VMWare communities – thought of sharing with you..

    http://communities.vmware.com/message/887100

    //Built-in Mac Screenshot Commands

    Key Combination – Result

    Command+Shift+3 – Capture entire screen and save as a file.
    Command+Control+Shift+3 – Capture entire screen and copy to the clipboard.
    Command+Shift+4 – Capture dragged area and save as a file.
    Command+Control+Shift+4 – Capture dragged area and copy to the clipboard.
    Command+Shift+4 then Space bar – Capture a window, menu, desktop icon, or the menu bar and save as a file.
    Command+Control+Shift+4 then Space bar – Capture a window, menu, desktop icon, or the menu bar and copy to the clipboard.

    Note: When you do a Screenshot that saves to a file it’s placed on your Desktop as “Picture n.png” (Where “n” is a number.)
    //

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