Only Grab Through Preview

PYR0M310N

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I use grab quite a lot on my ibook g4, but to get to it i have to open up preview and go through file>grab which is annoying. I would do it through the application menu by going Safari>Services>Grab but on all the programs, this option is greyed out and i can't access grab through that menu.

I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to activate grab through that way?
 

steve_hill4

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Shift+cmd+3 grabs full current screen and saves to desktop by default.
Shift+cmd+4 allows you to select an area to grab alone.
Apps>Utilities>Grab allows you to grab too.
 

Cloudgazer

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You can find the Grab app in: applications> utilities.

for quick acess you can drag it into your dock or drag it into the left hand-nav menu in Finder.
 

steve_hill4

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Cloudgazer said:
You can find the Grab app in: applications> utilities.

for quick acess you can drag it into your dock or drag it into the left hand-nav menu in Finder.
Using keybaord shortcuts, (as I described above along with location of Grab), is still quicker if you use it a lot. I'd only use Grab if I wanted to use timed selection or other extra features.
 

tobefirst

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steve_hill4 said:
Shift+cmd+3 grabs full current screen and saves to desktop by default.
Shift+cmd+4 allows you to select an area to grab alone.
Apps>Utilities>Grab allows you to grab too.
And Shift+command+4 then a space bar turns the crosshairs into a camera, which will quickly capture any open window you click on. I find this to be the method I use the most.
 

Kelmon

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steve_hill4 said:
Shift+cmd+3 grabs full current screen and saves to desktop by default.
Shift+cmd+4 allows you to select an area to grab alone.
Apps>Utilities>Grab allows you to grab too.
Shift+Cmd+4 and then Space allows you to select an individual window to take the screenshot of. Much more useful if you only wish to have a picture of a specific application window.

EDIT: Bugger, tobefirst beat me to the punch...
 

steve_hill4

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tobefirst said:
And Shift+command+4 then a space bar turns the crosshairs into a camera, which will quickly capture any open window you click on. I find this to be the method I use the most.
Yes, forgot that one. So many useful shortcuts.
 

paz09

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Sep 18, 2009
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hi, would you know

excuse me, When I do a preview grab ( shift apple 4 ) the .png image comes up black - I tried it with the drop down menu and that comes up grey... have you seen this before?




Shift+cmd+3 grabs full current screen and saves to desktop by default.
Shift+cmd+4 allows you to select an area to grab alone.
Apps>Utilities>Grab allows you to grab too.
 

paz09

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Sep 18, 2009
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it's all good now

my key shoetcuts are shift comm 4. Only one monitor- but it works well now. thanks-:D
 

Shownarou

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You can find the Grab app in: applications> utilities.

for quick acess you can drag it into your dock or drag it into the left hand-nav menu in Finder.
Instead of actually digging through the lists of folders, does anyone actually use spotlight?

Just type what you're looking for into spotlight, and select it from the list. :rolleyes: