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.
Visit plucky tree
The Macintosh received an unexpected supporter last week in the form of the U.S. Army, which has switched its home page Web server from Windows NT to the Mac OS running WebSTAR. Also, Jerry Kindall sees only smoke surrounding a recent controversy about Unisys charging Web site owners for use of the GIF format. We also note updates to QuickTime and Adobe GoLive, and look at a practical way to talk back to Apple: the annual Bash Apple session at MacHack.
GoLive Update Offers Speed & Bug Fixes -- Adobe has released an update to GoLive 4.0, adding performance improvements and bug fixes to the powerful Web creation toolShow full article
QuickTime 4.0.3 Update Tweaks Streaming Performance -- Apple has updated QuickTime to version 4.0.3, adding new content provider links to the QuickTime Player's Favorites drawer and fixing a handful of bugsShow full article
Feedback on TidBITS Size Change -- We've long had a self-imposed limit of 30,000 characters in each issue of TidBITS. In the interests of editing articles to improve their content, rather than to reduce their size, we're considering eliminating our strict size limitShow full article
It's about time someone realized what we in the Mac Internet community have been saying for years. Even better, that someone is the U.S. Army. Here's the storyShow full article
In some circles, the term "Slashdot Effect" refers to the substantial increase in traffic a Web site receives after it is mentioned on Slashdot, a geek-oriented Web site (the name refers to the root directory on a Unix system, which can be specified as "/.")Show full article
Judging from much of the email we at TidBITS receive, many Macintosh owners desperately want to provide feedback to Apple about the Mac OS, Apple's advertising, Macintosh hardware specifications, hardware color choices, and almost anything else related to AppleShow full article