Screenshot on a Mac?

Nice to be here for the first time.

Having installed Ubuntu Mate on an old Macbook, I love the Cupertino tweak.
The mac keyboard adjustment is nice too.

But... which key makes a screenshot without the Print key?

Thank you for your help.

Welcome to the Ubuntu MATE Community, @Laszlo!

The Print key is the designated way to take a screenshot on Ubuntu MATE, but you can use the Keyboard Shortcuts utility in the Control Panel to assign the screenshot application to any key combination you want. The command to run the Screenshot application is
mate-screenshot --interactive

Assigning the keyboard shortcut
You can choose any available key or key combination you wish. On a mac, it's Shift + Command + 3. We'll use that for this example:

  1. Open the Control Center (Menu > Control Center) and select Keyboard Shortcuts.
  2. Click the Add button to create a new custom keyboard shortcut.
  3. In the Name field, type "Take a Screen Shot".
  4. In the Command field, type "mate-screenshot --interactive".
  5. Click the Apply button to save the settings.
  6. To assign a function key or other hardware key, in the list of custom shortcuts, locate the Take a Screenshot shortcut and double-click on the words "New Shortcut..." and then press the key combination you want use to activate the shortcut. (Shift + Command + 3)
  7. Close Keyboard Shortcuts and try the shortcut to make sure it works.

NOTE: With some keyboards, assigning Shift and a number key (like 3) does not work. In that case, you might want to use something like "Alt + Command +3" instead.


A warm thank you to you!