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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This week we bring you news on PSI's purchase of Mac developers InterCon and Software Ventures, and follow-ups to previous articles on the PowerTalk Key Chain and AOL's recent purchases. We also have news of Netscape integrating Macromedia Director playback technology, plus news on StyleWriter drivers and cartridges, and, finally, the first part of a three-part essay by Luciano Floridi on the Internet's potential impact on how we think about knowledge.
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