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10.4: Use built-in screen capture tools on Widgets Apps
Tiger only hintIn Tiger, invoke the Dashboard, hit Command-Shift-4, and then hit the Space Bar. Place the camera icon over your chosen Widget and hit return. A .png file of the Widget will be added to the desktop.

I realize that this is the same as the regular behaviour for screenshots, but I thought it worth pointing out that it functions when Dashboard mode is active as well.

I used it to email the weather widget to a friend so I could show off just how sunny it will be in my soon-to-be new home!
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10.4: Use built-in screen capture tools on Widgets
Authored by: chubbybat on Jul 01, '05 12:58:31PM

Alternatively, this is one of the very few excellent Dashboard widgets out there:

http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/business/capture.html

It allows you to capture the whole screen, an area of a window, either on the desktop or the dashboard. It's awesome!



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10.4: Use built-in screen capture tools on Widgets
Authored by: tomem on Jul 01, '05 02:07:45PM

What's with the pure graphic nature of these widgets. One cannot copy text from the dictionary/thesaurus, for example!? Well, at least one can copy the graphic and retype it into another window, I suppose...



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10.4: Use built-in screen capture tools on Widgets
Authored by: unforeseen:X11 on Jul 01, '05 02:31:19PM

Errr, well; what did you guys think the screenshots of all those widgets out there are coming from? ;-)



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10.4: Use built-in screen capture tools on Widgets
Authored by: FenrisUlf on Jul 02, '05 12:53:09AM

They come from the magic monitor pixies. :) Oh wait, that's not it...



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10.4: Use built-in screen capture tools on Widgets
Authored by: boredzo on Jul 02, '05 01:24:04AM

so… this hint basically says 'a built-in feature of Mac OS X works normally'?



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10.4: Use built-in screen capture tools on Widgets
Authored by: tincorner on Jul 03, '05 02:20:02PM

And facetious, sarcastic comments about hints helps the usefulness of the site how exactly?

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10.4: Use built-in screen capture tools on Widgets
Authored by: sunsoul on Jul 02, '05 10:54:30AM

THank you so much !!
The "capture window" is finally back ! :)
I used the Apple-Shift-CapsLock-3 all the time in OS pre-X, and was missing this a lot. its now back :)

(ex: open a finder window. apple-shift-4. spacebar. left click a window = window screenshot)



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10.4: Use built-in screen capture tools on Widgets
Authored by: jaknudsen on Jul 03, '05 06:23:00AM

I may be wrong, but i think the shift-command-4 feature was already there in OS 10.1, if not earlier.



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10.4: Use built-in screen capture tools on Widgets
Authored by: sunsoul on Jul 03, '05 02:18:17PM

apple-shift-4 has always been there, but pressing the SPACEBAR after apple-shift-4 for a capture window seems new to me. was it active since 10.1 ?



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10.4: Use built-in screen capture tools on Widgets
Authored by: KenaiTheMacFan on Jul 10, '05 08:25:41PM

It was introduced in Jaguar.

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