how to save .png files to other than desktop please

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by OHMS, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. OHMS macrumors newbie

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    9.2.2 user here caught in the 10.4.6 world, so excuse my ignorance. David Pogue's The Missing Manual is a highly regarded print resource...AND I see a number of "moving from pc to mac; how about a "how to do in OS X what you've always done in OS 9 ???

    I capture screen shots with a keysequence that creates .png files and puts them on the desktop. They have a shadow type font which I have not been able to change. I open a info window; but again see no option for where to store them. If I move them into a folder; the numbers already allocated and moved into the folder are duplicated on new .png files put on the desktop. Then I must rename each of them or they replace the previous file with that name moved to a folder.

    I cannot 'drag' a window's top up above the display margin as in 9.2.2 Is there a way to move a window's edges beyond the screen?

    Any ADB mini-DIN adapters to USB ? I've tried to search ADP - USB with no success.

    Is there an acceptable ''bible'' of 10.4 for new converts? I appreciate the on-line help, but might help myself more if it didn't involve browsing through so many screens.
    thanks
    mike
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    Regarding the screenshot location, you can change that from the default Desktop to any other folder by using Terminal. Here are some instructions.

    David Pogue's The Missing Manual is a highly regarded print resource...lots of juicy stuff in there.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    As far as I know they can only hang off the left, right, and bottom, but they cannot be any higher than the bottom of the menu bar in OS X. If you really need this, can you use a virtual screen kind of utility that makes the screen scrolling and larger than the actual desktop? I actually can't think of such an app offhand, but they exist for every other OS so they must be out there....
     
  4. OHMS thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks; sounds like I need a missing manual. I haven't seen the Terminal; log in / log out... doesn't sound like the Mac I know. Seems one could pick a save as....to...and browse if necessary to find the folder desired. Oh well, thanks again; I'm off to find ..Terminal ...and the Missing Manual.
    mike
     

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