Another post with a few things I’ve collected in my browser tabs over the last few weeks…
Locating the hash (
#) key on a Mac keyboard
So much for the Mac’s simplicity when I have to Google to find the hash key (it’s at
Closing Windows 8 apps with the Surface/Surface Pro touch/type covers
And, talking of missing keys… the Surface/Surface Pro touch/type covers have function keys that double up as media keys so, if you want to
Alt-F4 to close an app, remember that’s
Snipping from “Metro” apps in Windows 8.1
If you want to snip a portion of the screen in Windows 8.x and you’re running a full-screen (“Metro”) app, then you’re out of luck – the Snipping Tool only works in desktop mode. The workaround is to take a screenshot with
PrtSc and then edit the resulting clipboard contents. Hopefully this gets better in Windows 10?
So where is the
PrtSc key for the Surface/Surface Pro touch/type covers?
There isn’t a
PrtSc key, but
Fn+space will grab the whole screen (as
PrtSc does on a normal PC keyboard) and Alt+Fn+space will grab the current window and copy it to the clipboard (as
Alt+PrtSc does normally).