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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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Camino 2.0.8

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The Camino Project has released version 2.0.8 of its eponymous Web browser. This minor release provides improved handling of invalid SSL certificates, as well as better localization of the email field in the Camino Crash Reporter. The update also includes a new version of the Java Embedding Plugin, and provides better ad-blocking capabilities. Several other minor bug fixes and performance enhancements round out the changes. (Free, 15.8 MB, release notes)

 

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