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10.4: Take a translucent Spotlight window screenshot System 10.4
Tiger only hintI don't know if this is really a hint, but it is somewhat useful, and hopefully will be implemented throughout the system soon.

Use Command-Space to run a search, but don't display the "Show All Results" window; just leave them in the Spotlight window at top right. If you now take a "window only" screenshot of the resulting Spotlight menu (hold down Command-Shift-4, hit the space bar, then click the camera icon on the Spotlight window), the resulting PNG (I'm not sure if this works with TIFF or PDF yet; I just saw the hint to change the format) will include the translucency of the menu, as well as the drop shadow at the bottom.

This only works for this Spotlight menu, no others. It would be nice to see Apple do this with more of the screen elements.
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10.4: Take a translucent Spotlight window screenshot
Authored by: rhowell on Jul 19, '05 09:55:30AM

I just tried this with the Dock, to see if the screenshot remains translucent.

Well, no dock icons appear in my screenshot. Is this true with everybody?

Nothing appears behind the stark blue ribbon (the Dock, sans icons) in the screenshot, confirming the hint.

Finally, it appears we can now take screenshots of individual icons within the Dock. Is this Tiger only?



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No Dock Shot
Authored by: inspired_tmu on Jul 19, '05 11:14:38AM

Dock icons do not appear in screenshots.

If you want Dock shots, try Ambrosia Software's Snapz Pro X.



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No Dock Shot
Authored by: wangman25 on Jul 19, '05 12:16:52PM

Just use the selection tool instead of window-only screen capture mode.



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No Dock Shot
Authored by: osxpounder on Jul 19, '05 05:44:13PM

What?!? Icons appear in screenshots I made, whether via Apple-Shift-3 or Apple-Shift-4.

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10.4: Take a translucent Spotlight window screenshot
Authored by: jedik on Jul 19, '05 09:49:01PM

No Dock icons here too (OS X 10.4.2), when using the select window tool (SHIFT+COMMAND+4 then space bar). But you can easily get a full Dock picture using SHIFT+COMMAND+3, then selecting the Dock, then crop.

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10.4: Take a translucent Spotlight window screenshot
Authored by: qwerty denzel on Jul 21, '05 12:29:12AM

It does not capture dock items because it sees those as separate pieces to the actual dock.

BTW, the selection shortcut is Command-Shift-4, with Control toggling whether it copies it to the clipboard or saves it as a file on the desktop.



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10.4: Take a translucent Spotlight window screenshot
Authored by: unforeseen:X11 on Jul 19, '05 11:38:52AM

Same applies to Widgets (in the Dashboard or on the Desktop [ DevMode ]).



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