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redeew May 17, 2001 10:29 PM
This weeks dumb a** question
So it`s one of those things that everybody knows (but me ). What keys do you use to take a screen shot ??

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fisherKing May 17, 2001 10:39 PM
cmmnd-shift-3 for the whole screen.
cmmnd-shift-4 makes a crosshair; you hold the mouse down & drag it, make a box of what you want a picture of...

have fun!
TheGreatButcher May 17, 2001 10:39 PM
oops fisher king posted right before me

[This message has been edited by TheGreatButcher (edited 05-17-2001).]
redeew May 17, 2001 10:54 PM
Thank You.

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Wasapnin May 17, 2001 11:21 PM
Also try holding down the control key to copy your screenshots to the clipboard instead... much more usefull I find.
Sprockets May 18, 2001 12:09 AM
Originally posted by fisherKing:
cmmnd-shift-3 for the whole screen.
I believe if you add "caps lock" to that, you can click the top of a window to take a picture of just that window.

I think these are listed in Mac Help under "Keyboard Shortcuts".
fisherKing May 18, 2001 02:06 AM
and also, if you stand back from the monitor just right, you can take a screenshot with an actual camera!!

isn't technology wonderful??
Cipher13 May 18, 2001 09:31 PM
Apple+Shift+3 = screenshot
Apple+Shift+3+Capslock = screenshot window
Apple+Shift+3+Control = screenshot to clipboard
Apple+Shift+3+Control+Capslock = screenshot window to clipboard

Apple+Shift+4 = drag area
Apple+Shift+4+Control = drag area, save to clipboard

Thats most of them I think...

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redeew May 19, 2001 12:41 AM
I want to thank everybody for their replies and answers to my question.
Now please don`t take this wrong but,enough already.I got it.

Caution; slow typist at work
reader50 May 19, 2001 04:00 PM
Nice list. I did not have all memorized.

One thing you can do is download the free extension Desktop Screenshots. This causes screenshots to be sent to the Desktop instead of the hard drive root.
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