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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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Macs Control Windows -- Last week Farallon announced Timbuktu Pro for Windows, a program that enables collaboration between Windows and Macintosh users over local networks or over the Internet. Timbuktu Pro for Macintosh has been out for over a year now, and has proven especially popular among folks who run Macintosh-based Internet servers since it enables them to control the servers over the Internet. Mixed platform sites might do well to take a look at Timbuktu Pro for Windows and see how well it integrates with Macs and various different types of connections. [ACE]

 

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