Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Why I blog
When I first started this blog, back in the mists of January 2007, part of my rationale was to write things down in a safe place ( well, the Internet is a safe place, right ? ) to allow me to stop trying to remember everything that I have ever learned :-)
I always consider my memory to be similar to a bucket of water, once it's full, it's full, unless I empty something out first.
Well, it's not the best analogy / metaphor / simile in the world, but it works for me :-)
As my blog tagline now says: -
In the words of Dr Cathy Ryan, "If you don't write it down, it never happened". The postings on this site are my own and don't necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions. My blog is PERSONAL, and is a repository of the stuff that I learn, play with, enjoy and want to share. If you follow one of my tips, your mileage MAY well vary - Here be dragons :-)
Anyway, having switched back to using my Apple Macbook Pro in the past month or so ( partly because it's less weighty than my Thinkpad W500, which is important when you travel as much as we do ), I was struggling to remember how to take screenshots, without needing to load up the ever useful Grab application.
Well, this morning, I actually remembered (!) to Google for the answer, and found this: -
There are several keyboard combinations that can be used to take screenshots in Mac OS X. The SystemUIServer process handles these commands.
• Command-Shift-3: Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it as a file on the desktop
• Command-Shift-4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save it as a file on the desktop
• Command-Shift-4, then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and save it as a file on the desktop
• Command-Control-Shift-3: Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it to the clipboard
• Command-Control-Shift-4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save it to the clipboard
• Command-Control-Shift-4, then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and save it to the clipboard
In Leopard and later, the following keys can be held down while selecting an area (via Command-Shift-4 or Command-Control-Shift-4):
• Space, to lock the size of the selected region and instead move it when the mouse moves
• Shift, to resize only one edge of the selected region
• Option, to resize the selected region with its center as the anchor point
Thanks to MacRumours:Guides for the tip :-)