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Screen Capture on any Apple Mac

Screen Captures on a Mac

There are several ways to capture a screen on a Mac. Some people use apps like Skitch, Captur, Snagit or Jing etc
From the first Apple Mac ever made, you have always been able to capture a whole screen or part of a screen, using keyboard commands. This is my favorite - as it doesn't need any software to be installed.
All screen captures are saved in a png format and are placed on your Desktop and titled.
You can fully edit these files (pictures) in any graphic or photo software (like Photo, Paintbrush, Seashore, Gimp, OpenOffice.Org - Draw). You can perform limited editing (like re-sizing & cropping) when you import them into - word processing software (Word, Pages etc..) or presentation software (PowerPoint, Keynote etc..) or spreadsheet software (Excel, Numbers etc..).
You are also able to resize, crop and save the picture in a different file format (like jpg, pdf) using programs like Preview.

Command Shift 3 - captures the whole screen
Command Shift 4 - captures the screen selected - click + drag + release (to select)


Command Shift 3

This captured the whole computer screen, including the top menu bar. You can crop the picture from within Word - if you are using it in Word. Alternatively, use one of the apps mentioned above.

Command Shift 4

This captured the part of the screen I selected.

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What do you prefer, a Renault Captur or the Jeep Compass in India?

Both Renault Captur and Jeep Compass are fairly new vehicles. However, the Captur has not been launched in India yet, but will be launched around the festive season. Most of the people around will agree with the fact that Compass is way superior and the Captur does not stand a chance, nowhere near.

Yes, you can argue that Renault Captur is attractive in design and has a bold stance. It is, for sure. But the Captur, with all its attractive crossover design, will only suit the urban roads. On the other hand, the Jeep Compass is versatile in design. Take it anywhere and it will fit the bill perfectly. It is muscular and sturdy and looks like a true off-road SUV.

Here is how Jeep Compass is better than Renault Captur:

  1. Renault Captur has an inferior engine, which is borrowed from the Duster. The engine will be capable of making a maximum power of just around 110 bhp. On the other hand, the Jeep Compass has a 1.4-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel engine. The power delivery varies from 160 bhp to 170 bhp. It can thump the Captur any day.
  2. The Compass is not very curvy and edgy but looks way better than Captur. It looks big and grand. Plus, you can never miss the front grille design.
  3. The interior styling and safety features in the Compass is better than the Captur. Of course, the higher price tag plays a picture here.

However, it is to be considered that the Compass is priced at a higher range (Rs. 15.5 lakhs), priced somewhere near to the Innova Crysta. The Captur, on the other hand, is expected to be priced at around Rs. 10 lakhs.
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hotkey for printer settings

Hotkeys provide keyboard shortcuts for common tasks. Some applications lose focus or disappear when you click away or move your cursor on the screen. To capture the active window, use Snagit's hotkeys.
Hotkeys also allow you to:
  • Quickly switch between commonly-used profiles.
  • Maintain the cursor's position on the screen.
  • Take captures without interacting with the Snagit interface.

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My iphone wont turn off and is completely frozen and makes the camera click noise when holding the sleep/wake button and the home button then letting go

Try a reset. Hold down the power key at the same time as the round home key until phone powers down. Release buttons only when you see the apple logo, then wait a min or two for phone to re-boot. You will not lose any data on the phone. You are currently doing a screen capture by holding the sleep button and home button for a short time. Hold them longer. Look in your pics and you will probably find several screen captures which you have taken inadvertantly. (ps this is an awesome feature in itself when you need to capture a web page)
If this does not work, try an actual system reset. Sync iPhone to computer to back up essential data ie contacts apps etc, then go to settings general and reset. Reset all settings as a last resort. This will give you a fresh start and should sort out the majority of any bugs the phone has. A resync with you computer will restore apps etc.
Hope this helps and if so please vote.

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I having problem with after I snag an image,

Open the snagit editor from the programs list.

The editor keeps the last few captures by default unless it was turned off in the options.

From the editor you should be able to see the image again.

Also check what file associations you may have set for additional programs and if you have set it just to copy the image to the clipboard. (a mistake I have made on occasion)

Hope this gives you the information you need but if you require additional help feel free to add any more information you may have, Operating system, browser etc.


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I need SnagIt for the Mac (they don't support Macs yet). Safari offers "grab" tool but mine is grayed out. Ideas?

If you go to applications and then utilities you will find the application called grad that allows you to do screen captures and the like. Hope this helps.

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