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Use Zoom feature to take close-up screenshots Desktop
Want to take screenshots of a small area, and have it be a large picture? You can. Using an earlier hint about zooming in, you can take zoomed screenshots:

Hit Command-Option-Shift-8 to toggle zoom on if it's not already, then hit Command-Option-equals to zoom in to the desired region and use the screenshot keys (Shift-Command-3 or -4) to grab the screenshot. The resulting screenshot file will be exactly what was on your screen when you took the shot.
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You on a laptop?
Authored by: aranor on Oct 03, '02 06:15:16PM

Are you on a laptop? For those of us with regular keyboards, cmd-opt-asterisk turns zoom on/off and cmd-opt-plus zooms in and cmd-opt-minus zooms out.

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You on a laptop?
Authored by: dancinbear on Oct 03, '02 09:55:24PM

Those are the same keys that I described in my hint.... So no, I am not on a laptop, and they should all function the same.

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Sorry for the confusion...
Authored by: robg on Oct 03, '02 10:49:38PM

One mistake on my part, and one correctly stated but not quite correct term are serving to confuse the issue ... it's just command-option-8 to activate/deactivate (the 'shift' was my editing mistake), which is the same as command-option-* on the full sized keyboards. The command-option-equals bit is actually correct on a full-size or small keyboard - it's just the lower-case of "+", as "shift" isn't needed ... so on a full size keyboard, you have six keys you can use - two each for on/off, zoom in, and zoom out.


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