Even do I already have a MacMini for some time I still do not know in detail how the Mac operating system is working. I used my MacMini mostly for surfing the web and do some graphics design however for the rest is mostly been a toy to play with and it never became a serious computer. However, now I have a MacBook I will have to find out all the secrets of mac because this computer will be my traveling mate for the upcoming time and most of the stuff I will be working on will be done from this laptop. I will have my work laptop but this will be running Windows so for all the good stuff I will need to know how to operate a Mac.
Looking under the hood there is running Darwin, an open-source UNIX like operating system which I can manage and understand. The problem is more in the graphical mode. All the new buttons and toys to play with... and it all looks real great. Now I have to start mastering it.
One of the questions that came to mind was how do I make a simple screenshot. Looking at the keyboard I could not find a "printscreen" button and looking in the menu and the application folder I was unable to locate a screenshot application. However David Battino from O'Reilly came to the rescue.
- Command+Shift+3 : Capture entire screen and save as a file
- Command+Control+Shift+3 : Capture entire screen and copy to the clipboard
- Command+Shift+4 : Capture dragged area and save as a file
- Command+Control+Shift+4 : Capture dragged area and copy to the clipboard
- Command+Shift+4 then Space bar : Capture a window, menu, desktop icon, or the menu bar and save as a file
- Command+Control+Shift+4 then Space bar : Capture a window, menu, desktop icon, or the menu bar and copy to the clipboard