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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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StuffIt Expander 4.5 Withdrawn

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StuffIt Expander 4.5 Withdrawn -- Aladdin Systems has temporarily withdrawn StuffIt Expander 4.5 (the essential file-decompression utility) from distribution due to confusion over the version of the StuffIt Engine it requires. Version 4.5, released briefly last week, adds support for ShrinkWrap 3.0 disk images and files encrypted with Aladdin's Private File. The freeware StuffIt Expander has long used the StuffIt Engine, which comes with the commercial StuffIt Deluxe or the shareware DropStuff with Expander Enhancer, to improve performance and extend functionality with additional translators. Without the StuffIt Engine installed, StuffIt Expander can decode only StuffIt, Compact Pro, BinHex, and MacBinary formats. StuffIt Expander 4.5 works only with version 4.5 of the StuffIt Engine; however, that version is currently available only in StuffIt Deluxe 4.5.

If you already downloaded StuffIt Expander 4.5, don't worry: there's no fatal bug that will damage data. However, you will see an error dialog if you use it with a previous version of the StuffIt Engine; you can eliminate the dialog by removing the StuffIt Engine from your Extensions folder. If you need to use StuffIt Expander with the StuffIt Engine you can wait until Aladdin releases DropStuff 4.5, upgrade to StuffIt Deluxe 4.5, or revert to StuffIt Expander 4.0. [ACE]

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