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Topic # 25374 19-Aug-2008 21:39
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Silly question I know.... however I have not had the need to screen dump / print screen......

help !   Im guessing it would be the key combo of  apple something?


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  Reply # 158162 19-Aug-2008 21:56
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It'll drop a PDF on your desktop.  There's also Shift-Apple-4, then space to capture the current window.

These are in the system preferences under Keyboard and Mouse, then the Keyboard shortcuts.

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  Reply # 158564 21-Aug-2008 10:01
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When you use Shift-Cmd-4, you can then press space and it will select a window for you.

If you use control with the functions (eg Control-Shift-Cmd-3 or Control-Shift-Cmd-4) the captured image is held in clipboard/copy buffer rather than creating a file on the desktop

(Cmd = Apple/Clover)


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  Reply # 158565 21-Aug-2008 10:04
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It'll drop a PDF on your desktop. 
For me it drops a PNG (Portable Network Graphics) file on the desktop, sequenced as Picture 1.png, Picture 2.png, etc

Also note that if you have dual displays in spanning mode, then Cmd-Shift-3 will create two files, one for each display

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  Reply # 158575 21-Aug-2008 10:21
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also if you try cmd+shift+4 you get a crosshair that allows you to select the area you want dumped to the file. 

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  Reply # 158651 21-Aug-2008 13:23
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There is also WebSnapper for capturing long scrolling HTML pages and supports management of multiple page PDF output files.

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