Mac Pro Running Linux - Lacking some keys..

From: Mike Harrison 
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Been on a road trip for two days. Light computer usage so I tried to take 
a Mac Pro that can dual-boot into Linux (Bodhi/Ubuntu) and use it.

I found myself really missing: Page Up / Page Down and Print Screen.

Print Screen especially as I needed some screen captures.

Are there sane work arounds? Magic key cominations?
Or has Apple just decided we don't need those keys any more?



=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ Within Mac OS X - the "Print Screen" Button is replaced with Command + Shift + 3 - it saves a screenshot to your desktop as a TIFF (although you can change it to a PNG or JPG). Command + Shift + 4 lets you select an area of the screen to save as an image file (instead of the whole thing). Fn + The Up arrow for Page Up Fn + The Down Arrow for Page Down Now, of course, this is all within Mac OS X. I can't promise they will work under your distros of Linux. And when you say "Mac Pro" I assume you mean MacBook Pro, since you could just plug in another keyboard to your desktop if you have a Mac Pro. (Of course, you can do that with a laptop as well, but it does limit its portability.) I will say I do not personally miss any of those keys. I just wish they'd get rid OF THE DARN CAPS LOCK. *- Chad W. Smith*

=============================================================== From: William Wade ------------------------------------------------------ http://task3.cc/881/configure-the-keyboard-for-your-macbook-and-ubuntu-12-04/and https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xmodmap explains how to use .Xmodmap to do this sort of thing. I also dual boot, but the battery life (even after fixing some of the issues with it like turning off the hdmi) was still below what I needed. I thought there was an easy way in Gnome to setup this stuff up, but I cannot recall what it is. Xmodmap is the way to get stuff mapped out how you want it. I think I also recall that fn + up or Ctrl + fn + up or something close to that works for page up and down, but Xmodmap is the way to go for print screen. I am sure you have also found https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookProwhich is a nice resource, but just in case you did not, here it is.

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ Take Screenshot One-click screenshot. This function is provided by the Shot Module, which is loaded by default. As with the EFM (Starter) and Places Modules, Shot can be unloaded, in which case the Take Screenshot option will disappear from the Main Menu. http://www.bodhilinux.com/e17guide/e17guideEN/main

=============================================================== From: Phil Sieg ------------------------------------------------------ On a Mac the equivalent of print screen (only better) is Cmd+Shift+4. This brings up a crosshairs that you Drag (like cropping) and shoot a snapshot of the whole screen, or of any piece you like. I will look up the Page UP/Down stuff, I never need it, but I am pretty sure it exists. Phil Sieg President SeniorTech LLC / Snapfon www.snapfon.com B: 423.535.9968 F: 423.265.9820 M: 423.331.0725 phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com

=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ Um... did my reply not go through? *- Chad W. Smith*