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  Screenshot Hacks for Mac OS X
Subject:   Much more to the built-in screenshot tool than presented here.
Date:   2003-03-08 04:24:57
From:   retro
Response to: Much more to the built-in screenshot tool than presented here.

I don't think he was referring to Snapz, rather commands you can use with the built-in utility.


Its easy to overlook commands like this, Apple's built-in help is not typically very helpful.

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  • Much more to the built-in screenshot tool than presented here.
    2006-07-21 01:57:54  wjanoch [View]

    Crashing... must sleep... grammar faleing...

    (me crashing, not me mac... not even me windows running on me mac... just me...)
  • Much more to the built-in screenshot tool than presented here.
    2006-07-21 01:55:09  wjanoch [View]

    Ok, so I do have time to look it up... rather I already had another link on a tab with this on it

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screenshot

    Command Click on links in google's results and you get multiple pages loading while you read the next result's description. Note: you must enable tabbed browsing in Safari's preferences (FireFox tabs by default).
  • Much more to the built-in screenshot tool than presented here.
    2006-07-21 01:22:25  wjanoch [View]

    Find the built in keyboard short cuts in "System Preferences/Keyboard & Mouse" on the "Keyboard Shortcuts" tab. The OS options are all listed there with check marks to eneble/disable. You can add shortcuts for any Application's Menu Item. You can even assign shortcuts that are already used by the OS and when you're in that program the shortcut will do what it's supposed to for that App, and when that App isn't focused it defaults to the OS item the Shortcut is assigned to (works like that in multiple apps too).

    Though I don't have time to look now, the file format for screen shots can be set on the command line. It's kept in a com.apple... file under your ~/Library I think. There are different defaults in different OS X versions, but I belive they all support the same set of possible output formats as it's dependent on Preview's output options (or same source that Preview uses).