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  1. PaRaGoNViCtiM macrumors 6502a

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    Hello all, I have a simple question...I have just the basics installed on my Powerbook, (I just got it today) what do I have to do to be able to get screenshots? Is there a program I have to download? Are there any that are free? Or can I do it with what I have?
    Thanks guys,
     
  2. stridey macrumors 65816

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    The quickest and easiest way to do a screenshot is to type Command-Shift-3 (note that the command key is the one with the apple on it). :D You can also use the "grab" application included on your Powerbook (do a spotlight search for it). :cool:
     
  3. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    command/apple+shift+3, takes it, its saved to your desktop.
     
  4. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Command+Shift+4 allows you to select a portion of the screen.

    Adding in the Control key saves to the clipboard instead of a file.
     
  5. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    I never really understood the point of using Grab when you can use the keystroke. :confused:
     
  6. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Grab allows for timed screen grabs, plus other useful features. And if you are working remotely by way of VNC or Apple Remote Desktop, the Grab app comes in real handy.
     
  7. PaRaGoNViCtiM thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, you guys are great!!!!
    Anything else like that I should know...???
    I don't know any Mac keystokes.
     
  8. stridey macrumors 65816

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    Scroll down a bit here for a nice list of OS X keystrokes.:D
     
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    With Grab, screen grabs are unavailable during DVD playback. You'll have to quit the DVD Player first.
     
  10. PaRaGoNViCtiM thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, that was very helpful! You guys are great!
     
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