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10.6: Add screen grabs to Stickies Apps
Snow Leopard only hintThis might already be well-known but I've never spotted it before. If you right-click a Stickies note, there's an option for Capture Selection from Screen. This effectively brings-up the screengrab tool and you can click and drag to not only capture part of the screen, but also automatically insert it into the note. If you use Stickies for research and note-making purposes, like I do, this is a superb and fuss-free way to grab a photograph or diagram from a web page, or even a document you're reading (or a block of text if you can't be bothered to cut and paste).

[crarko adds: I tested this, and it works as described. Stickies has been around forever (since System 7.5), and there are many hints about it. This seems to be a new thing added to the program in Snow Leopard; I looked at a 10.5 version and the contextual menus did not have this option.]
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10.6: Add screen grabs to Stickies
Authored by: renaultssoftware on Aug 24, '10 08:10:25AM

You can do this anywhere in a text view.

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10.6: Add screen grabs to Stickies
Authored by: crarko on Aug 24, '10 10:41:30AM

Ah, yes. It works in TextEdit if the document is set to be Rich Text. This must just be the Grab Service in action.



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10.6: Add screen grabs to Stickies
Authored by: Udo on Aug 24, '10 12:59:24PM

Tried this tip in Mail (set to Rich text). Works like a charm. This really speeds up sending e-mails which require screenshots. Thanks for the tip.

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10.6: Add screen grabs to Stickies
Authored by: gballey on Aug 24, '10 08:12:46PM

This is implemented as a service, so it can be used in any app that allows it. If an application's contextual menu lacks a Services submenu, look for it under the application's menu bar menu.



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10.6: Add screen grabs to Stickies
Authored by: OldRogue on Aug 24, '10 08:35:00PM

I accidentally found that you could drag an entire movie into a Stickie. I had the movie open ready to watch, and I was trying to reposition it on the desktop by grabbing the bar at the top. I accidentally grabbed the little icon next to the movie's title, and dragged it into a Stickie just behind the movie window. It's not just a screen grab, but the whole 100 minute movie, sound and all!

I tried to see if it would work the same way by just dragging a movie file from the Finder into a Stickie, and that worked as well.

Maybe someone has already posted about this, but I thought it was pretty cool.



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10.6: Add screen grabs to Stickies
Authored by: octavius on Aug 24, '10 11:06:32PM

Noticed this is lots of other things too.. just never thought of it in stickies.. great hint!



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10.6: Add screen grabs to Stickies
Authored by: incogenator on Aug 25, '10 12:42:35AM

tried this with the third-party 'sticky notes' replacement and it works too. looks like a service as others have pointed out.

http://www.randomsequence.com/software/sticky-notes/



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10.6: Add screen grabs to Stickies
Authored by: MurphyM on Aug 26, '10 08:01:01AM

You can use stickies to keep quicktime movies on top of other windows...

http://murphymac.com/quicktime-always-on-top/



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10.6: Add screen grabs to Stickies
Authored by: asmeurer on Aug 26, '10 09:38:01AM
Actually, it was called "Note Pad," not "Stickies," but it was there since Mac OS 1.0 (see http://folklore.org/StoryView.py?project=Macintosh&story=Desk_Ornaments.txt)

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10.6: Add screen grabs to Stickies
Authored by: maggiemae on Aug 27, '10 02:07:27PM

How do you "right click" if you are using the laptop trackpad?



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10.6: Add screen grabs to Stickies
Authored by: renaultssoftware on Sep 05, '10 06:00:10AM

Two fingers on trackpad + click, or tap with two fingers. Depends on System Preferences > Trackpad.

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