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Extend Mac OS X's Screenshots

Mac OS X has a variety of built in screenshot methods. Here's a look at a few that offer more versatility than the basic full-screen capture (Command-Shift-3):

• Press Command-Shift-4 and you'll get a crosshair cursor with which you can drag to select and capture a certain area of the screen.

• Press Command-Shift-4-Space to select the entire window that the cursor is over, clicking on the window will then capture it. The resulting screenshot will even get a nice drop shadow.

• Hold down the Space bar after dragging out a selection window to move your selection rectangle around on the screen.

• Hold down Shift after dragging out a selection to constrain the selection in either horizontal or vertical orientation, depending on the direction of your drag.

• Hold down Option after dragging out a selection to expand the selection window around a center point.

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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 16-Mar-09

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CopyPaste Pro 2.0 from Script Software is the latest version of the longstanding multiple clipboard utility. Changes include new instantly available palettes for Clip History and Clip Archives, a clipboard editor called Bean, new drag-and-drop functionality, a major update to the manual, a refreshed interface, improved performance, and newly available Danish, Japanese and German translations. ($30, free update, 3.7 MB)

Front Row 2.1.7 from Apple is an update to the media center software featured on all Macs and Apple TV. The update provides compatibility with the recently released iTunes 8.1, and is available via Software Update and the Apple Support Downloads page. (Free update, 12.6 MB)

NTFS for Mac OS X 7.0 from Paragon Software is an update to the software that provides Mac users read/write access to files stored on NTFS-formatted volumes, such as those used by Boot Camp (optional with Windows XP; mandatory with Windows Vista). The latest version gives Boot Camp users transparent access to their Mac volumes formatted using HFS/HFS+, provides an alternative means of restarting in Windows, and offers enhanced NTFS performance and reliability under Mac OS X. ($39.95, 2.9 MB)

 

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