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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/08-May-06

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"Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac" Pre-order -- With all the press coverage of Apple's Boot Camp, many people have wondered about the reality of running Windows on Intel-based Macs, but they've been hesitant to devote the time and money to installing Windows XP, especially since Boot Camp may not be the best solution for running Windows on a Mac. If you haven't yet installed Windows on your Mac, or if you want to try the alternatives, you can now take advantage of carefully researched, real-world advice from installation expert Joe Kissell (the best-selling ebook author of "Take Control of Upgrading to Tiger," among other titles).

The pre-sale version of "Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac," available now for reading and comment in nearly complete draft form, walks you through the entire process of installing Windows on your Mac. Notably, the ebook doesn't limit itself to discussing Boot Camp, instead looking at the pros and cons of Boot Camp, Parallels Workstation, and Q for Intel-based Macs. Then Joe dives into what he does best: explaining solutions to the inevitable pitfalls you'll experience when installing and using Boot Camp and Parallels Workstation. And because installing Windows exposes you to an entirely new world, Joe also helps you configure Windows to avoid the nearly ubiquitous viruses, worms, spyware, and adware. Lastly, if you haven't yet made the jump to an Intel-based Mac, an appendix covers solutions for running Windows on PowerPC-based Macs.

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As with our "Take Control of iWeb" pre-sale, if you purchase "Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac," what you download is the first page, which contains the oh-so-important Check for Updates button. Click it to load a Take Control Updates page in your browser. Along with information about the current version of the ebook, that Updates page links to the QuickTopic Document Review forum for the current draft, where you can read the ebook and make comments while we put the finishing touches on the content and run it through our editing process. Be sure to sign up for email notification on the Take Control Updates page, so we can tell you when you can download the final PDF for free.

 

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