Frequently Asked Questions - Mac OS (Apple)
- Print Screen: Press COMMAND+SHIFT+3 simultaneously to save an image of the entire screen to the Desktop
- Part of Screen: Press COMMAND+SHIFT+4 simultaneously to snip a specific area of the screen to the Desktop. When the cursor changes to a cross +, drag a box around the section you want to copy and release the mouse
- The Grab option in the Utilities folder provides more extensive options for saving screen snapshots.
Additional information on this topic is available here: Capturing Screen Shots in Macs.
- Click File on the Apple toolbar in the upper left corner.
- From the drop-down menu, select Print.
- A print box should appear. Depending on the default settings, you might have to expand the print box by clicking on the downward arrow, just to the right of the Printer drop-down menu at the top of the screen.
- At the centre of the expanded window, open the drop-down menu that appears just below the Orientation and Scale options.
- Select Color from this drop-down menu.
- On the left of the screen there is a Color Mode drop-down menu which by default is set to Automatic. Change this option to Black and White.
- Click the Print button.
How to switch between MAC OS X (Leopard) & Windows XP on the dual boot computers?
When I start up OpenOffice on the Mac OS environment, writer automatically opens. How do I start up any other product in the suite such as Calc?
- Select File menu, New & pick application.
- Alternatively, clicking on the document from the Finder window, etc., will automatically start the applicable program.
How do I eject a CD with the keyboard using a Mac computer?
Hold down Option key and click the eject button . The eject button is the top-right key located below the power button on the MacBook. On the iMacs, the eject button is located above the delete key.