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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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New Clay Basket and a Native Frontier -- Last week was a big one for Dave Winer. First, he released a new beta (1.0b5) of Clay Basket, his online outliner, bookmark handler, and (most recently) Web site manager.

http://www.hotwired.com/userland/yabbadabba/

Clay Basket has numerous features that tie in with versions 1.1 and 2.0 of Netscape Navigator and (of course) Frontier. Clay Basket has some rough edges, but Dave's been making outliners for years and his experience shows. What's more, Sandra Silcot (whose HTML Macros made Nisus Writer a highly effective Web publishing tool) is developing a set of pages about getting started with Clay Basket.

http://www.unimelb.edu.au/~ssilcot/claystart/

In addition, users of UserLand Frontier (or its free incarnation, Aretha; see TidBITS-279) will be pleased to know that a public beta of a Power Macintosh native version of Frontier was made available last week. Preliminary tests show astounding performance improvements (though Frontier was previously no slouch). Users doing processor-intensive tasks with Frontier or who use it as a CGI engine on a Macintosh Web server will be pleased with the results. [GD]

http://www.hotwired.com/userland/yabbadabba/ nativefrontierpublicbe_390.html

 

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