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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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Take Control News/14-Feb-05

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We continue to work on updates, with this week bringing a pair of small updates to Joe Kissell's ebooks about Apple Mail.

<http://www.tidbits.com/takecontrol/news/>

Ebooks about Apple Mail Updated -- Thanks to author Joe Kissell's tireless efforts in keeping readers of his ebooks up-to-date, we've released minor updates to both "Take Control of Email with Apple Mail" and "Take Control of Spam with Apple Mail." Changes in "Take Control of Email with Apple Mail" include a new sidebar that details how to access Hotmail, MSN, and Gmail accounts from Mail; a new tip about what to do if Mail fails to show a new window after you click Reply; and new info about a bug with rules and color-coded messages. "Take Control of Spam with Apple Mail" has a few typographical corrections and a few wording changes to indicate directions that work with later versions of Panther than previously noted. Everyone who owns these ebooks is welcome to download these free updates, but they may not be worth the trouble of downloading because the changes are so small and so specific. In particular, we recommend that you don't bother to download the update to "Take Control of Spam with Apple Mail" unless you've haven't yet acted on plans to print it. As always, to download an update, open your existing copy of the ebook, click the Check for Updates button in the lower-left corner of the first page, and click the Download link on the Web page that loads in your browser.

<http://www.tidbits.com/takecontrol/email-apple- mail.html>
<http://www.tidbits.com/takecontrol/spam-apple- mail.html>

Back in October 2004, we rolled both ebooks into a print title, "Take Control of Apple Mail." The print book already includes the typographical corrections in these ebooks, but it does not have the new information. If you own the print book, consult the "Free Updates" section on page xii of your copy to access these ebook updates. [ACE]

<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ 0321321154/takecontroleb-20/ref=nosim/>

 

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