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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/29-May-06

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The Advice You Need to Run Windows on Your Mac -- Macintosh users have been able to run (or at least walk) Windows on their Macs for a long time now, thanks to products like Virtual PC. But now that software like Boot Camp and Parallels Desktop has appeared for Intel-based Macs, the Mac community is abuzz with questions about how these new options work, the best choices for different situations, and how to avoid pesky problems that can crop up when installing Windows on a Mac.

Joe Kissell, author of "Take Control of Upgrading to Tiger," has come to the rescue with "Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac." In this 104-page ebook, Joe examines why you might want to use your Mac to run Windows, helps you pick the best option for running Windows in your situation, and gives detailed, real-world advice on how to install Boot Camp, Parallels Desktop, and Q on an Intel-based Mac.

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Once you've completed the installation, the ebook explains how to overcome common problems such as getting your mice and keyboards working properly, sharing files across platforms, and correcting a confusing error that appears on some Mac minis. Joe also covers how to make a slipstream installer disc (if needed, for a Boot Camp installation) and how to protect your Windows installation from viruses and malware. An appendix summarizes options for running Windows on PowerPC Macs.

The ebook includes a limited-time coupon worth $10 off the purchase price of Parallels Desktop (Joe's recommended program for most situations), making the ebook free if you also purchase Parallels Desktop!

 

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