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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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Free "Take Control of VMware Fusion 3" Simplifies Windows on a Mac

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Thanks to sponsorship from VMware, we are pleased to provide Joe Kissell's new "Take Control of VMware Fusion 3" for free. In Fusion 3, VMware added 64-bit optimization for Snow Leopard users, Windows 7 support, a simplified process for porting a physical Windows installation to a virtual Mac installation, and better support for graphically intense applications.

Joe covers all this, plus walks readers step-by-step through many possibilities for installing Windows on a Mac, the best ways to configure Fusion, techniques for working effectively in Windows with Mac hardware, and much more.

To help readers further explore the Take Control series, "Take Control of VMware Fusion 3" also comes with a coupon code worth 50 percent off one ebook order.

Print copies of "Take Control of VMware Fusion 3" are also available for $12.99.

If you'd like an idea of what's involved in running Windows on your Mac with Fusion (or even more generally), we published a slightly edited excerpt that explains the topic over on the Take Control site.

 

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Comments about Free "Take Control of VMware Fusion 3" Simplifies Windows on a Mac
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Does Joe Kissell also cover the question how to get a VMware Fusion version without anti-virus software?

I know about the 'lite' version, however, it's sold for the same price as the 'standard' version including rather bloated anti-virus software.
Joe Kissell  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2009-10-28 09:40
I don't mention the Lite version in the book, under the assumption that Windows antivirus software is highly desirable, and all the more so if it's free! You don't have to actually install the antivirus software if you don't want to, even if you download the full version - but at least you have it if you want it. It's true that it makes the Fusion download larger, but I consider that extra size well worth it.
VMWare Fusion has come with AV software for quite a while. I do not install it. WHat I do is I backup the initial image. If anything happens, I simply restore the original backup and start over. For people where this is not sensible, I'd suggest Avast! (or AVG, though recent versions seem too bloated for me).
Bravo to the sponsor, Joe, and the TC staff for making this available -- another example of how Take Control Books and TidBITS do things right ... for all concerned. Our thanks!