Capture maximized window with shadow

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lopoz, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. lopoz macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I came across some strange Grab behavior today while trying to capture a maximized window using the shortcut key for a window grab.

    While having the window I wanted to grab active, I pressed Cmd + Shift + 4 to get the box selection grab, then pressed Space to get the Window capture tool. I clicked the active window and this is what came out:

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    As you can see, the right side of the window is missing..

    Can someone reproduce this? Or is it just on my end?
     
  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    what on earth!? apple + shift +4 + space bar should capture the whole window. ive never come across this! :(
     
  3. lopoz thread starter macrumors regular

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    It works properly when the window isn't maximized.. Do you have your window maximized to cover your whole desktop?
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    :(
     

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  5. lopoz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah, good to know the problem is not just on my side ;)

    Annoying bug though.. Better report back to Apple :)
     
  6. lopoz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Here's a template if you want to report the bug to Apple:

    Link to report page

    Window Grab doesn't completely grab maximized window

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Grabbing the contents of a window using the Grab utility doesn't work as expected. The right side of the window isn't being captured.

    Steps to reproduce the bug:
    1. Maximize window to be captured to cover the desktop
    2. Press Cmd + Shift + 4 to get the box selection grab, then press Spacebar to get the Window capture tool
    3. Click the active (maximized) window

    Result:
    The right hand side of the window is missing from the window grab.
    Here is a screenshot to illustrate what's wrong: http://img230.imagevenue.com/aAfkjf..._Screenshot2010_03_18at12.33.42_122_129lo.jpg

    As you can see, only part of the active window is being captured.

    Kind regards,
    ***Your name here***
     
  7. AdamA9 macrumors 6502a

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    I believe the correct valediction is yours faithfully, but meh.
     
  8. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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  9. lopoz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not fixed in 10.6.3, but I guess they're not THAT fast ;)
     
  10. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    yea we probably submitted after they had finished finalising the update :(

    maybe in 10.6.4.!
     
  11. svenwillmann macrumors member

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    try this solution

    the effect appears with the introduction of the “new feature” to capture a shadow around the whole-window screenshot (ie Command-Shift-4, Space)

    If you turn of the shadow to be captured you will get the whole window.
    Basically your screen shot will cut off the shadow space of the window you would like to capture of the window if your capture shadow is turned on (if this makes sense to you).

    To solve the problem, simply turn of the feature to capture the shadow around your whole-window screenshot.

    Fire up terminal and enter:
    defaults write com.apple.screencapture disable-shadow -bool true

    Restart your UIServer by entering the following in terminal:
    killall SystemUIServer

    That should solve the problem

    After that, obviously you will not have the shadow around your window in the screen shot anymore!
     
  12. svenwillmann macrumors member

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    by the way, this is especially helpful if you set the screen shot format to something else (e.g. gif) in order to reduce the file size.
    Because then the shadow doesn’t look like a shadow.

    example:
    defaults write com.apple.screencapture type gif
     

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