Print Screen in Mac OS X under Parallels

If you’re a Mac convert using Parallels to run Windows, you’re probably wondering where the Print Screen (used for screen captures in Windows) OS X is.  Well, unfortunately, there’s no exact keyboard stroke for it; however equivalent; however, you can either use a third-party app like SnagIT, or go the smarter route by using the Windows built-in On-Screen Keyboard tool. 

To access it:

1. Go to Start > Run.

2. Type osk then hit Enter.

If all went well, you should see something like this:


Voila!  You can click the psc key to copy any image (e.g., your desktop) into the [Windows] clipboard, which you can then paste into MS Paint to manipulate to your liking. 

Hope this tip helps.

3 thoughts on “Print Screen in Mac OS X under Parallels”

  1. Thanks for the tips, very helpful. but it can only capture the first screen instead of the full page. If you want to capture the full web-page including the scroll-down part, I’d recommend acethinker screen grabber, free and works pretty well for me.

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