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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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iTunes 10.5.3

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Comments about iTunes 10.5.3

Jay Kappmeier  An apple icon for a TidBITS Supporter 2012-01-19 21:42
It appears that 10.5.3 fixed the erroneous storage space bar depicted in 10.5.2. Previously iTunes would show my iPhone and iPsd were over the storage limit when there was room to spare. now it is accurate.
Dennis B. Swaney  2012-01-24 09:52
Don't know where the 10.5 MB update is, but it isn't in Software Update.

Software Update is saying the size is 79.1 MB. I'm going from iTunes 10.5.2 (11).
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-01-24 10:05
Curious. Are you perhaps on a PowerPC-based Mac? It was 10.5 MB in my Mac Pro in Software Update. We probably shouldn't bother to publish how large things are in Software Update, since those numbers can vary by installation, but in this case it was so much different than the full download that I went with it.