Fingers Apr 5, 2013 @ 4:36pm
iMac users can't take screenshots, PLEASE HELP!
Hey people, I am so frustrated because I am not able to take screenshots of my gameplay. Everyone seems to know how to take screenshots on a PC, you simply hit the F12 key.

What not everyone realises is that iMac user's F12 is usually bound to some other operation (speaker volume in most cases) by default. As a result, hitting the F12 key on a Mac while ingame does not take screenshots.

I have tried going into options and reassigning the Screenshot to another key, but this doesn't work either. Regardless of the key the screenshot is assigned to, iMac users can't take screenshots!

I also thought I would be clever and took screenshots through my iMac (Shift-Command-3) but Steam doesn't allow us to upload any outside photos into your screenshot folder. >:(

Please help me because I am unable to share my sprays or experiences with any of my Steam friends.

Thanks for your time.
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BabyFawnLegs Apr 5, 2013 @ 5:58pm 
option + fn + f12

You'll get used to it ^^
Fingers Apr 5, 2013 @ 5:58pm 
Function = Command?
BabyFawnLegs Apr 5, 2013 @ 6:15pm 
It's a key that has 'fn' written on it. Its location depends on what kind of keyboard you have. I have an extended keyboard (with 10 key pad) so fn is in the small bank of six above the cursor keys. On a condensed keyboard or a macbook it should be to the left of control.
Janichsan Apr 6, 2013 @ 7:27am 
Originally posted by BabyFawnLegs:
option + fn + f12

You'll get used to it ^^
Or simply change it in the System Preferences (Keyboard control panel, switch to "Keyboard" tab if necessary, select "Use F1, F2, etc. as standard function keys.")
Brotherman Bill Apr 7, 2013 @ 8:01am 
You could rebind the keys used. I use 'Shift+\'.
PlanetAlexander Apr 24, 2013 @ 12:45am 
Pressing fn and F12 for me makes my screen slide to the dashboard
Fingers Apr 24, 2013 @ 1:07am 
Yes, Thank you BabyFawnLegs! Option + fn + f12 actually takes screenshots. :)
palehorse005 Jul 2, 2013 @ 4:51pm 
Thanks to both of you, for posting the question, and the solution. Was having a miserable time trying to figure it out!
Landstome Jul 2, 2013 @ 5:46pm 
DRSTEVEBRULE Jan 12, 2014 @ 2:21pm 
Even with Option + fn + F12 my macbook still just changes the volume. Cannot for the life of me figure out why.
Team_Eli Jan 12, 2014 @ 5:41pm 
i just press fn + f4 and it takes it fine.
beminfire Jul 20, 2014 @ 8:09am 
Originally posted by RedJester:
You could rebind the keys used. I use 'Shift+\'.
How can you rebind them? Through Steam? If yes, tell me!
Skender~~ Jul 20, 2014 @ 9:40am 
kardeşim kısayollardan f12 tuşunun kısayolunu sil olur.. heh önce bu yazıyı çevir sonra halledersin.. aslansın kaplansın
Brotherman Bill Jul 20, 2014 @ 2:35pm 
Originally posted by Beminfire:
Originally posted by RedJester:
You could rebind the keys used. I use 'Shift+\'.
How can you rebind them? Through Steam? If yes, tell me!
In Steam preferences, look for the "In-Game" tab, then look for "Screenshot shortcut keys" or something along those lines.
Flying_Belgian Jul 21, 2014 @ 1:38am 
man ita easy taking screenshot. for steam screenshots just select a key (like f5 if it is not used already) and press it or fn+5 if you use the default volume brightness and other things.
for screenshots of your whole screen that are not for steam pres shift+ cmd+3 and then a foto (your screenshot will appear on your destkop. this shoid work if yiu vhave the OS X.
it work on a (tried it on a friends imac i only have macbook) imac and macbook pro late 2013
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Date Posted: Apr 5, 2013 @ 4:36pm
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