I’ve been using the MX keys with my Mac for a little over 6 months and I must say that Logitech has surely thought about everything when it comes to the functionality of their keyboards on Apple’s OS.
This keyboard has all the necessary function keys to perform shortcuts on any Mac and the best part, it even comes with a designated print screen key to take screenshots.
But, is this the same with all Logitech keyboards? And if so, how to screenshot from a Logitech keyboard?
Well it’s actually quite simple. Mac’s support shortcuts to capture screenshots and since Logitech keyboards are Mac compatible, you can capture your Mac’s screen by simply pressing the Command + Shift + 3 on the keyboard.
There are alternate commands for different kinds of screenshots that you can capture as well as how to remap a Logitech keyboard on a Mac, which I’ll cover in detail below..
Here’s what i’ll cover:
- How to Take a Screenshot on a Mac with a Logitech Keyboard?
- How to Copy a Screen to the Clipboard using a Logitech Keyboard?
- How to Remap a Logitech Keyboard to Support macOS Shortcuts?
- How to Change the Logitech Keyboard Shortcuts to Take a Screenshot?
- How to Take a Screenshot on an iPad with a Logitech Keyboard?
- How to Customize Screenshot Shortcuts on an iPad Logitech Keyboard?
How To Screenshot From A Logitech Keyboard
How to Take a Screenshot on a Mac with a Logitech Keyboard?
All Logitech keyboards are Mac compatible and have designated keys that are mapped to macOS shortcuts. You will be able to take a screenshot on your Mac by using shortcut keys in a certain combination.
For example, Mac users are able to take a screenshot of a portion of the screen by pressing Shift + Command + 3 or Shift + Command + 4. You can also use Shift + Command + 4 + Spacebar to screenshot a certain element or Shift + Command + 5 after taking the screenshot, to view it.
- Shift + Command + 3 — Navigate to the page you want to take a screenshot of and press the Shift + Command + 3 at the same time and release them when the camera snapshot sound is heard. The screenshot will then be saved on the desktop.
- Shift + Command + 4 — Navigate to the part of the screen you want to capture and press Shift + Command + 4 on your Logitech keyboard to turn the mouse cursor into a crosshair icon. Drag the icon over the portion of the screen you want to capture and then release the mouse button.
- Hold down Space to drag the frame somewhere else
- Hold down Shift to drag one end of the frame at a time
- Hold down Option to lock the center of the frame
- Shift + Command + 4 + Spacebar — This shortcut turns the mouse cursor into a camera icon and you can then select a specific window if there are multiple opened at the same time
- Shift+ Command + 5 — Pressing this combination of keys will open the folder where all the screenshots and video grabs are stored.
How to Copy a Screen to the Clipboard using a Logitech Keyboard?
You can easily copy and paste your screenshots onto any other application such as Photoshop or Google Docs instead of directly saving them to your desktop.
To capture your screen and then copy it to your clipboard on a Logitech keyboard, press the Command + Control + Shift + 3 keys at the same time and then paste the screenshot in another app by pressing Command + V on the keyboard.
If you’re copying a section of the screen, press Command + Control + Shift + 4 and then crop the area you want copied. Paste it in an app of your choice by pressing Command + V.
How to Remap a Logitech Keyboard to Support macOS Shortcuts?
IN 2022, nearly all Logitech keyboards support macOS shortcuts, but what if you have an older Logitech keyboard that was connected to a Windows PC or a wireless keyboard with a USB dongle, will that keyboard work on a Mac?
In short – yes, you can remap keys on the keyboard, but it’s a two step process.
First you will have to use the Logitech Options app on the Mac with the keyboard connected and then use the built-in keyboard modification tool that’s found in the Settings app on the Mac.
Disable the Standard Windows Function Keys with Logitech Options
You can use the Logitech Options app to change the shortcut keys on your keyboard and use macOS function keys instead of Windows function keys.
To remap the keyboard using Logitech Options;
- Start by connecting the keyboard to the Mac
- Proceed to launch a web browser and navigate to the Logitech Options Customization Software download page
- Click on the Download for macOS 10.15 or later button
- Install the app and wait for the app to load
- Now, launch the Logitech Options app on your Mac and sign into your account
- The app will automatically detect any Logitech mouse or keyboard that’s connected to the Mac
- Select the keyboard and then uncheck the following box
- Use all F1, F2 keys as standard function keys
- Then Save
Unchecking the box will permit you to use the Command, Shift and Control keys as standard function keys on your keyboard.
Now that you have disabled the Windows Function keys, proceed to the second step to remap the keys on your Logitech keyboard.
Remap the Logitech Keyboard using the Keyboard Modification Tool on Mac
- Open System Preferences by tapping on the Apple icon on the Mac and then click on System Preferences.
- System Preferences is changed to System Settings on macOS 13
- Locate Keyboard from the list of options and click on it.
- Once the keyboard settings box opens, click on the Modifier Keys button at the bottom left of the window
- Select the keyboard form the pop up box
- Mac will automatically read the devices that are connected it and will populate them in the Select Keyboard field
- Now, go ahead and change the mapping for the placement of the following keys
- Caps Lock key
- Ctrl Key : Control key
- Alt Key : Option key
- Windows Key : Command key
- Once done, click on the OK button to save the settings
How to Change the Logitech Keyboard Shortcuts to Take a Screenshot?
If you’re finding it difficult to take a screenshot on your Logitech keyboard and want to change the key selection so you can use one hand instead of two to take a screenshot, macOS has a way for you to do just that.
- Tap on the Apple icon and then click on System Preferences
- Now locate keyboard and then click on the Shortcuts tab
- Select Screenshots from the list of shortcuts in the left panel
- Tap on the screenshot shortcut command you want to modify
- Press and hold the keyboard combination you want to use to replace that shortcut and it will appear in place of the old shortcut combination
- Close the window and try using the new shortcut you created and see if it takes a screenshot on the Mac.
How to Take a Screenshot on an iPad with a Logitech Keyboard?
Logitech has a number of keyboards available for iPad users and they have been designed to be iPadOS compatible and have designated iPadOS shortcut keys.
These commands work on the following Logitech keyboards for iPad’s: K380 Multi-Device Keyboard, K480 Bluetooth Keyboard, Logitech Slim Folio, Rugged Folio, Combo Touch, and the Folio Touch.
- Command + Shift + 3 — Take a screenshot of the open window on the iPad
- Command + Shift + 4 — Take a screenshot and immediately open Markup to view or edit it.
Markup lets you modify screenshots and add annotations to the images. You can even add signatures, shapes, magnify the screenshot on the iPad.
How to Customize Screenshot Shortcuts on an iPad Logitech Keyboard?
To customize your Logitech keyboard shortcuts on an iPad, follow these steps:;
- Open the Settings app on the iPad and then tap on Accessibility
- Now, navigate to the Keyboard option and click on it
- Tap on Full Keyboard Access and enable it
- Click on Commands and then tap on a command you want to change
- Press and hold the new key combination you want to assign to that command and then tap on Done to save the new configuration
How To Screenshot From A Logitech Keyboard : FAQ’s
Can I use the PrtSc button on my keyboard to take a Screenshot on Mac?
Unfortunately, the PrtSc button can only be used on Windows systems and not Macs or those running on Apple’s OS. You will have to use the Shift + Command + Number keys to take a screenshot on a Mac.
How to take a screenshot with a Logitech K380 keyboard on Mac?
The steps to take a screenshot with a Logitech K380 on a Mac are to first open the window you want to capture and then press the shortcut Shift + Command + 3 to capture a screenshot of the display.
Can I remap a Logitech keyboard for Mac?
Yes, you can remap a Logitech keyboard to support Mac shortcuts and functions. You can do this by either downloading the Logitech Options app or if the keyboard supports macOS, then use the keyboard modifier tool in the System Preferences tool on the Mac.
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