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Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by mrjamin, Feb 7, 2003.

  1. mrjamin macrumors 65816

    mrjamin

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    excuse me for being dense - how do i take a screenshot in OSX? I'm using an iBook.
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    Window or full screen?

    For a window:
    • Have your mouse pointer over the window.
    • Hit Apple(Command)-Shift-4.
    • Press the space bar.
    • When the camera pointer appears, click the mouse once.
    It will create a window shot pdf file on your desktop.

    Or better yet, read the Apple Knowledge Base article #107071

    This acrually describes how the Apple-Shift-4 function works.
     
  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    You can hit all at the same time

    Shift-Apple-4

    then move the mouse to the top left of the area you want to copy, click and drag it down to the bottom right.

    An image file should then find its way to the desktop.

    D
     
  4. Wes macrumors 68020

    Wes

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  5. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

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    I like the tar W-_-W - you make it or did you find it somewhere?

    D
     
  6. Wes macrumors 68020

    Wes

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    Hehe, sadly I don't have the skills. I got it from some free animated gif site.

    These people should get the credit: http://www.animfactory.com/
     
  7. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

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    it is pretting interesting, is the person on skates or skis?

    Been working on a new one myself, hopefully I'll get it done by next year ;)

    D
     
  8. Wes macrumors 68020

    Wes

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    Well, why don't we just hi-jack the thread and make it the 'tar thread :p. Well semi-back on topic, they are skates. I think we have the right to hi-jack the thread, right? We solved the problem he had. :D
     
  9. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

    Chaszmyr

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    Thanks. I had been using the Grab application, but this is much more convenient.
     
  10. springscansing macrumors 6502a

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    Snapz Pro is the best, and comes on all the new macs.
     
  11. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a

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    apple shift 3 takes a full-screen screenshot. there always seemed to be something inherently wrong about paying for screenshot utilities.
     
  12. mmmdreg macrumors 65816

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    apple-shift-3 takes a screenie of the entire screen
    apple-shift-4 by itself you can select the area with the mouse
    if you press space after apple-shift-4, then a different mouse icon appears and it takes the screenshot of whatever part of the GUI the mouse is over..for example, a finder window, or the dock etc.
     

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