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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- Apple Executives' Settlement May End Backdating Saga (11 Sep 08)
- Apple's Former Top Lawyer Settles Options Charges (14 Aug 08)
- Backdating Investigation on Apple Shares Ends (09 Jul 08)
- My Real Breakfast with Fake Steve Jobs (24 Oct 07)
- Apple Releases Stock Option Backdating Report (08 Jan 07)
- Apple Reports on Options Backdating Problems (09 Oct 06)
Apple reported another strong financial quarter last week, with a net profit of $770 million. At the same time, the company's stock option backdating scandal advanced as the SEC brought charges against two former Apple employees (neither of whom is named Steve Jobs). Also this week, Web design is on our minds due to the releases of MacRabbit's CSSEdit 2.5 and Panic's Coda, which Joe Kissell runs through its paces. Joe also notes public betas for two online backup services, a new initiative from Parallels, and the first Mac beta version of yet another virtualization environment. In other news, Apple releases Battery Update 1.2 for MacBooks and MacBook Pros, and Rogue Amoeba updates its Fission audio manipulation tool.
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