Kinesis Advantage Macros
While I was visiting the US in July, I bought a Kinesis Advantage keyboard, and it has been one of the better investments I’ve done lately. Not only is it extremely comfortable to use, but it is also easily configurable through its remapping and macro system. Some keys, however, do not behave the way I would expect them to by default on OS X. One of these keys is the PrintScr key, but you can solve it almost effortlessly via a macro. You need to do the following:
- Press and hold Program and F11/Macro (lights on keyboard will flash repeatedly).
- Press and release the macro trigger, in this case, PrintScr (flashing lights should slow down).
- Type your macro. Press and hold Cmd, then Shift, and as you are holding both down, tap the 3 key and release.
- Exit by repeating step 1 (lights should stop flashing).
If you prefer to take screenshots of specific areas of the screen, you might want to map this to Cmd, Shift and 4 instead.