To take a screenshot in Mac OS, use Command+Shift+3



  •  The other thread was locked due to flamewars that probably could have been put out with this bit of knowledge:

      To take a screenshot in Mac OS (X as well as Classic), use Command+Shift+3.  AFAIK, the "print screen" button does not take screenshots in any version of Mac OS.



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  •  Bah, three keys instead of one.  That's like a hundred times more complicated.  Unacceptable.



  • Was this worth a new topic?

    Should I make a topic that says "to lock a Windows computer type Windows-L"? I could make thousands of these...



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Was this worth a new topic?

    Should I make a topic that says "to lock a Windows computer type Windows-L"? I could make thousands of these...

    What the OP fails to realize is that this knowledge would have only added fuel to the flamewar.



  • OP forgot that Command+Shift+3 is for a full screenshot.

    You can use Command+Shift+4 and get a partial screenshot of whatever section of the screen you have selected with your mouse.

    How cool is that? Very cool. Very cool indeed.



  • TRWTF is why Windows has a dedicated key for taking a screenshot. Seriously, how many times do you use it? 

    Some for the "Pause/Break" key.  In 1968 I could see the use, but 40 years later?



  • @Mole said:

    TRWTF is why Windows has a dedicated key for taking a screenshot. Seriously, how many times do you use it? 

    Some for the "Pause/Break" key.  In 1968 I could see the use, but 40 years later?


    OK, I'll let you into the secret. Every time you press the print screen key, a fairy dies it causes a fleeting moment of angst in the mind of a random Apple fanboy. Now don't tell anyone else.



  • @Mole said:

    TRWTF is why Windows has a dedicated key for taking a screenshot. Seriously, how many times do you use it? 

    Some for the "Pause/Break" key.  In 1968 I could see the use, but 40 years later?


    While we’re at it, why not speak about CAPS lock? At least it won’t start a flamewar, as it’s not OS-specific.
    It only got introduced to lock the basket/carriage in place, on typewriters, when it was physically shifted by using the shift-key, and keeping it pressed wasn’t very pleasant.
    Now that’s what I call useless on computers. :-)



  • @random.next said:

    While we’re at it, why not speak about CAPS lock? At least it won’t start a flamewar, as it’s not OS-specific

    and when did this idiocy with caps lock affecting the number keys started ? i seem to remember the time when it was not so.

    @random.next said:

    It only got introduced to lock the basket/carriage in place, on typewriters, when it was physically shifted by using the shift-key, and keeping it pressed wasn’t very pleasant.
    Now that’s what I call useless on computers. :-)

    I've seen people that use CAPSLock instead of shift, by turning it on, pressing the letter and turning it off. The explanation was (I had to ask) "its easier then pressing two keys at the same time".



  • @Nelle said:

    @random.next said:

    While we’re at it, why not speak about CAPS lock? At least it won’t start a flamewar, as it’s not OS-specific

    and when did this idiocy with caps lock affecting the number keys started ? i seem to remember the time when it was not so.

    @random.next said:

    It only got introduced to lock the basket/carriage in place, on typewriters, when it was physically shifted by using the shift-key, and keeping it pressed wasn’t very pleasant.
    Now that’s what I call useless on computers. :-)

    I've seen people that use CAPSLock instead of shift, by turning it on, pressing the letter and turning it off. The explanation was (I had to ask) "its easier then pressing two keys at the same time".

    CAPS LOCK AFFECTS THE NUMBER KEYS?????  I DON'T THINK YOU ARE CORRECT ABOUT THAT.



  • @random.next said:

    While we’re at it, why not speak about CAPS lock? At least it won’t start a flamewar, as it’s not OS-specific.
    It only got introduced to lock the basket/carriage in place, on typewriters, when it was physically shifted by using the shift-key, and keeping it pressed wasn’t very pleasant.
    Now that’s what I call useless on computers. :-)

    Well, maybe you want to write some FORTRAN or COBOL program now and then...



  • @Mole said:

    Some for the "Pause/Break" key.  In 1968 I could see the use, but 40 years later?

    Pause key will stop a console app output. Or even will suspend it?



  • I've always seen "pause/break" as "free to bind to whatever you please." A user-function key that is almost never used by any program.



  • @lolwtf said:

    I've always seen "pause/break" as "free to bind to whatever you please." A user-function key that is almost never used by any program.
    • Visual Studio (Pause the application, incour debugger)
    • HL2 games (some): PAUSE the game
    • Source Filmmaker: Tell the recorder to GTFO
    • Bochs: STOP emulation.

    • ... Need I go on?



  • @alegr said:

    @random.next said:

    While we’re at it, why not speak about CAPS lock? At least it won’t start a flamewar, as it’s not OS-specific.
    It only got introduced to lock the basket/carriage in place, on typewriters, when it was physically shifted by using the shift-key, and keeping it pressed wasn’t very pleasant.
    Now that’s what I call useless on computers. :-)

    Well, maybe you want to write some FORTRAN or COBOL program now and then...

    Or use a terminal to a networked servo controller.

    SB7

    SH

    CB1,2,3

    PT1,1,1,1

    AC*=800000

    ...etc etc



  • @Indrora said:

    @lolwtf said:
    I've always seen "pause/break" as "free to bind to whatever you please." A user-function key that is almost never used by any program.

    • Visual Studio (Pause the application, incour debugger)
    • HL2 games (some): PAUSE the game
    • Source Filmmaker: Tell the recorder to GTFO
    • Bochs: STOP emulation.

    • ... Need I go on?

     

    Yes. For hours and hours and hours.

    Then tell us about your fursona.



  • Ahem,

    Indrora is a 6 foot tall anthro yellow fox, wearing - most of the time - camouflage gear (Desert Storm 1-era) and a T-shirt, generally of some programming ire. http://en.wikifur.com/wiki/Indrora



  • @sneekyguy said:

    Ahem,



    Indrora is a 6 foot tall anthro yellow fox, wearing - most of the time - camouflage gear (Desert Storm 1-era) and a T-shirt, generally of some programming ire. http://en.wikifur.com/wiki/Indrora

    Too much detail.



    Do not want.



    (Also: FTFY.)



  • @Mole said:

    TRWTF is why Windows has a dedicated key for taking a screenshot. Seriously, how many times do you use it? 

    Some for the "Pause/Break" key.  In 1968 I could see the use, but 40 years later?

     

    I use screenshots all the damn time.

    [i]"I tried to do X, and it gave me an error, something about the something with the somethings?"[/i]

    "Please send me a screenshot of the error popup."

    [i]"I tried it several times. I even had Joe log in and try it, and we got the same error about the somethings."[/i]

    "Please just send me a screenshot. A lot of the errors have subtle differences, and without the screenshot I don't know what the problem is."

    [i]"Maybe it's a problem with the whatevers. Sometimes the whatevers give me errors."[/i]

    "Please kill me."



  • @PeriSoft said:

    Or use a terminal to a networked servo controller.
    Your controller only supports capital letters? WTF?

    @monkeypants said:

    I use screenshots all the damn time.
    So do I, but not full screen ones. Only sections of a screen. Instead of using PrtSc, and then trimming the image, I find it easier to use a program which allows me to snapshot just a small section. 



  • @fatdog said:

    OP forgot that Command+Shift+3 is for a full screenshot.

    You can use Command+Shift+4 and get a partial screenshot of whatever section of the screen you have selected with your mouse.

    How cool is that? Very cool. Very cool indeed.

     

    Press space after your command-shift-4, then click a window to only take that window. It will include the shadow in a nice PNG.

    Use control with the above keys to copy to clipboard instead of to desktop.

    Windows uses alt-Printscreen to take the current window, but it will "flatten" what you get so the corners will show through - not clear like in Mac.



  • @random.next said:

    While we’re at it, why not speak about CAPS lock?

    The caps lock key? Hell, why is everyone always hitting that poor key, that sits innocently on the side of the keyboard, while avoiding the big taboo: this big, ugly thing sitting on the bottom of EVERY keyboard. You know what I'm talking about: it's takes the space of at least 6 normal keys and you don't need it: you can perfectly well type alt-32 if you really need it. Yes, I'm going to say it! Tab, caps lock, print screen, they're small fish. Let's shun our fear of shame and speak frankly to converge on a solution for the nastiest problem of the keyboard: the space bar!



  • @DescentJS said:

    CAPS LOCK AFFECTS THE NUMBER KEYS?????  I DON'T THINK YOU ARE CORRECT ABOUT THAT.

    yes i'm, but so are you ... i googled it a bit and it turns out its "zie germanz" who did this: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umschaltsperre -> http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=de&sl=de&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fde.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FUmschaltsperre but the page offers some tips on how to disable the "feature" in Windows ...

     

     



  • @random.next said:

    While we’re at it, why not speak about CAPS lock? At least it won’t start a flamewar, as it’s not OS-specific.
     

    USING CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL CAUSES ALL KINDS OF  WARS IN THE INTERNETS!



  • @Mole said:

    @monkeypants said:
    I use screenshots all the damn time.
    So do I,
    but not full screen ones. Only sections of a screen. Instead of using PrtSc, and
    then trimming the image, I find it easier to use a program which allows me to
    snapshot just a small section. 
    Alt-Printscreen will only capture the current window - usually what's required in most instances that don't involve the whole screen.



  • @Mole said:

    @PeriSoft said:

    Or use a terminal to a networked servo controller.
    Your controller only supports capital letters? WTF?

     

    Yep. Go to galilmc.com if you don't believe me. Old habits die hard, I guess. Their hardware is fantastic and well-priced; the software is a bit of a WTF itself, though. It has a little feature which will complain if the terminal's been disconnected from the controller, which is great - but when you tell it to do a master reset, it immediately throws the 'disconnected' error because communication stopped during the reset... It also crashes if you tell it to autodiscover a controller but then cancel the resulting request to add it to the registry. Brillant.



  • @Indrora said:

    @lolwtf said:
    I've always seen "pause/break" as "free to bind to whatever you please." A user-function key that is almost never used by any program.
    • Visual Studio (Pause the application, incour debugger)
    • HL2 games (some): PAUSE the game
    • Source Filmmaker: Tell the recorder to GTFO
    • Bochs: STOP emulation.

    • ... Need I go on?

    Also, it pauses BIOS execution while the computer is booting (YMMV), which is useful if you want to examine what it's printing or insert a bootable CD.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

     Bah, three keys instead of one.  That's like a hundred times more complicated.  Unacceptable.

    Actually, in the more recent versions of Mac OS X (I think it started in 10.3) you can set the command to anything you like using System Preferences. But it's (a) an extra step, (b) a way to make your particular account less normal (and therefore just that little bit more difficult for tech support), and (c) something most people don't know is there, so I didn't mention it.

    The whole "shift-command-number" combo is actually a legacy of the original Mac keyboards not having function keys, and for once it's perfectly legitimate to blame Steve Jobs for the problem.* Had Steve Jobs not objected to them, the original Mac would have had function keys, and the default screenshot command on the Mac today would undoubtedly be simply F3. (Which would be kind of stupid, really, so maybe it's a good thing they didn't do that.) Although the current mechanism isn't too bad, the one they used to make those shift-command-number combos work pre-OS X was awful -- it combined pretty much every bad choice made in the design of the old Mac OS into a big lump. Hard to write, hard to get access to stuff you needed within the code, hard to debug, hard to install, really really really easy to cause crashes. So they never really caught on as third-party software.

    *Roughly half of the stuff people either blame or praise Steve Jobs for should actually be credited to/blamed on others. People credit him with the idea of the iMac, which saved Apple at the time, but the idea was started under Amelio. On the other hand, people blame him for the way the original Mac was overpriced, but Jobs actually wanted a price $500 lower -- Sculley went behind his back and demanded higher profits per unit. (And they blame him for kicking out Jef Raskin, when that was actually a huge step forward -- if you go look at what Raskin was doing before Jobs joined the project, you'll see that he wanted the Mac to be a word processor -- and I mean the "appliance which is one step up from a typewriter" meaning of the term "word processor", not "program you load onto a computer to edit text" meaning.)



  •  That's a lot of words for a really stupid thread.

     Here's my contribution of the day: To open the Start menu in Windows, type Control+Escape.



  • @blakeyrat said:

     That's a lot of words for a really stupid thread.

     Here's my contribution of the day: To open the Start menu in Windows, type Control+Escape.

    To open the Task manager in Windows, type Control+Shift+Escape.



  •  @XIU said:

    To open the Task manager in Windows, type Control+Shift+Escape.
    Or CTRL-ALT-DEL, depending on your login settings and OS.



  • @XIU said:

    @blakeyrat said:

     That's a lot of words for a really stupid thread.

     Here's my contribution of the day: To open the Start menu in Windows, type Control+Escape.

    To open the Task manager in Windows, type Control+Shift+Escape.

    In case your Linux box locks, try holding Alt and SysRq, then typing (with your nose) the sequence R, E, I, S, U, B.

    It may do something. If not on Ubuntu, it may do something you want.



  • @blakeyrat said:

     That's a lot of words for a really stupid thread.

     Here's my contribution of the day: To open the Start menu in Windows, type Control+Escape.

     

    win+pause -> System properties

    (so the pause button can be used for something)



  • @Mole said:

     @XIU said:

    To open the Task manager in Windows, type Control+Shift+Escape.
    Or CTRL-ALT-DEL, depending on your login settings and OS.

    I prefer Ctrl+Shift+Esc. I haven't been using Windows intensively lately, so I don't know how it's like currently, but I recall Ctrl+Shift+Esc working better than Ctrl+Alt+Del (ie, being faster to popup the Task Manager, more effective when CPU usage is high).

    Plus, you can press it with one hand.



  •  Save for Web in Photoshop is Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S.

    Playlist search in Foobar2000 is F.

     That is, after I changed it from Ctrl+F.



  • @Zecc said:

    @XIU said:

    @blakeyrat said:

     That's a lot of words for a really stupid thread.

     Here's my contribution of the day: To open the Start menu in Windows, type Control+Escape.

    To open the Task manager in Windows, type Control+Shift+Escape.

    In case your Linux box locks, try holding Alt and SysRq, then typing (with your nose) the sequence R, E, I, S, U, B.

    It may do something. If not on Ubuntu, it may do something you want.

    Is there a way to make Ubuntu do what you want?



  • @El Disposo said:

    Is there a way to make Ubuntu do what you want?

     

    Yes.  Install and launch Emacs, then type "M-x snake RET".

    Disclaimer: this may not make Ubuntu do what you want.



  • @Iago said:

    @El Disposo said:

    Is there a way to make Ubuntu do what you want?

     

    Yes.  Install and launch Emacs, then type "M-x snake RET".

    Disclaimer: this may not make Ubuntu do what you want.

    Wait, someone finally came up with a way to make Ubuntu useful, albeit by turning an overfeatured text editor into an obsolete video game, and you still have to download and install the text editor separately? Geez, I knew Ubuntu was getting bad, but it doesn't even come with emacs‽ Even Mac OS X comes with emacs! I guess looking at too much brown makes distro maintainers go mushy in the head.



  • @blakeyrat said:

     That's a lot of words for a really stupid thread.

     Here's my contribution of the day: To open the Start menu in Windows, type Control+Escape.

    Here's my contribution of the day:  To start the Open menu in Windows, type Alt, F, O.



  • @El Disposo said:

    Geez, I knew Ubuntu was getting bad, but it doesn't even come with emacs‽
     

    Who the fuck cares about Emacs? Nobody needs Emacs. Stop talking about Emacs.

    @El Disposo said:

    Is there a way to make Ubuntu do what you want?

    Time-honoured joke: sudo do what I want

     

     



  • @TGV said:

    Let's shun our fear of shame and speak frankly to converge on a solution for the nastiest problem of the keyboard: the space bar!

    Yes, think of how many more keys we could put there!

    [quote user="Linguistic Innovations and Interactional Features of Casual Online Communication in Japanese"]

    [/quote]



  • Hey, that keyboard looks nice! Maybe except for the keys with only Kanji on them.



  • Scroll lock in Excel makes you pan the whole sheet instead of just walking through adjacent cells, and that's quite cool to watch. Other than that, it's completely useless.

    Caps Lock in French keyboard layout shifts digits and punctuation marks.

     Win+tab is the Alt+tab on steroids (Vista and newer). In XP its behavior is... strange.

     On Polish keyboard the left and right Alt keys have different uses - left is for menu shortcuts, right does special letters (ąćęłńóśźż)

    You can write special letters using left Alt key and the numeric keypad, using their numeric code. Alt+0245 = ő



  • @Kiss me I'm Polish said:

    Win+tab is the Alt+tab on steroids (Vista and newer)
     

    Win+Tab is annoying shit. Don't claim that it has steroids when it has been effectively castrated and donned in a brightly coloured harlequin suit. It's an interface failure. It's eye candy prevailing over usability.

    1. The windows are hard to recognize because they're in perspective, do not display the application icon, and obscure eachother for the most part.
    2. Quickly hitting Win-Tab, the balls of the feature, is a complete no-op. It just flips the FUN SMOOTH ANIMATIONZ on and off, and the end result is that you're still in the same window.

    I suspect Flip3D of bypassing QA and user testing altogether.



  • @Nelle said:

    win+pause -> System properties

    (so the pause button can be used for something)

    Um … no it doesn't. Well, not on this HP/Compaq desktop running XP with SP3, anyway.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    To open the Start menu in Windows, type Control+Escape.

    Why not just press the Windows key? That does the job, plus you can use both hands to hold your burger while you press the key!



  • @DaveK said:

    Here's my contribution of the day:  To start the Open menu in Windows, type Alt, F, O.

     

    Can't resist posting: Esc+Ctrl+P+Alt+Foot (at 5:25)



  • @Cad Delworth said:

    not on this HP/Compaq desktop
     

    You have a fucked puter, or a fucked keyboard. It works charmingly on my home self-assembled machine with XPSP3, and here on my workstation Vostro Vista, respectively with an old logitech media-key-less kb and a randomly stolen but really very stylish logitech media-keyful kb.



  • @Nyquist said:

    Can't resist posting: Esc+Ctrl+P+Alt+Foot (at 5:25)
     

    I love Eddie Izzard.

     

     


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