> From: Leonard Blaisdell <leo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> In article <BFADDAA5.1A8CC%dorayme@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
> dorayme <dorayme@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> The Macs have a special key combination for this. I think it was the
>>> CTRL-adjacent-symbol+F3 in OS 9 or earlier. I haven't tried this in Mac OS
>> Interesting... what do you mean by adjacent and symbol here? I will try it.
> I think he means *Command* which is foreign to any keyboard but Apple.
> Apple even has a hard time describing it. It's 'Command-Shift-3' and has
> been since at least OS8. 'Command-Shift-4' gives other options, at least
> in OSX.
Ah, yes, Leo, ok.
I was thinking it might be something else I did not
know. I never use 3, always 4 (who ever wants the whole desktop
in reality?) and there are not many Mac people who know this 4
in my experience. No, it is just a carry over from before X,
been using it for years on 9 and it is extremely useful...
Now that this is more to my attention, it /is/ actually possible
to use it to grab views with menus displayed. You do this: go to
file or whatever and click once (on and off) and leave it
displayed. Then command + shift + 4 and then use the rectangle
crop tool to outline the area you want to "photograph". (You
drag the cross-hair and make the rect and let go of the mouse
button, nice Mac sound of photo being taken and it is there as
the latest pict file on the main HD at top level. The menu is
displayed if you include it in the crop. It does /not/ work with
3, only with 4 for some curious reason! All this is from OS 9.1
At least this is how it is on my machine.
I must have done the combining from resEdit (resources. see my
first post on this) when I had thought it not possible to do the
above. I have done the above too but lately clean forgot about