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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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Hazel 3.0.5

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Noodlesoft has released Hazel 3.0.5 with a profusion of fixes to the file cleanup utility. The update reintroduces the unintentionally removed “enclosing folder” as a destination for move/copy operations, as well as rewords condition targets to add clarity. It improves support for Growl, now allowing colon usage in Growl message patterns (as well as comments), breaking Growl options out of the pattern interface and into its own popover, and enabling you to format Growl patterns like other patterns. The release also fixes an issue where Hazel didn’t trigger certain rules, primarily those that were dependent on folder size or sub-item count. Noodlesoft notes that you may find some rules “re-firing” after the upgrade due to changes in rules formatting and the internal database, but this should occur only once. ($25 new, $10 upgrade, 5.0 MB, release notes)

 

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Comments about Hazel 3.0.5

Kenneth Taylor  2012-05-02 11:30
Thanks for the quick update on this. Can anyone suggest what the future might be for Hazel when we move to Mountain Lion. I will be reluctant to leave it.
Paul Kim  2012-05-02 12:30
The plan is to have it ready for ML before it ships. Keep in mind there may be bugs currently with the pre-release versions but that is to be expected given the fact that ML is still, well, pre-release.
Kenneth Taylor  2012-05-02 13:18
Sorry I was not clear. Will there be any problem using Hazel with Gatekeeper and/or can Hazel access the files it needs to if they are sandboxed?