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Member since 28 Oct 2006
Member from Eltham
"If click on a file to highlight it then press the [spacebar] it will open within 'finder' be it a avi, pdf, etc."It doesn't actually "Open" the file as such it opens a "Preview" of it you can do much the same thing in Mail with an attachment if you click on "Quick Look""inbuilt screen recorder."Don't know about that but you can take a "Snap Shot" of the screen or a window or part of the screen. This feature has been available for some time and was available at least as far back as Sys 9. If you look it up in Help it will tell you how.PS. Sorry if my reply seems a bit abrupt, just a bit down today.
Member since 05 Aug 2008
Member from Christchurch CBD
That's ok Bry.. I may have been a bit too abrupt in my descriptions. I was in a hurry to go out at the time of my writing.
Yes - a 'preview' is a better description. I was surprised to find it worked with video files as well. That will come in handy when Im looking for something I've saved from 'freeview tv' with 'eyetv. (With the actual 'eyetv' file it puts the first frame up. If Ive made a mp4 file it plays the clip.)
Yes there is a 'snap shot' option built in but with snow theres a quicktime 'screen recording' option. It is a bit limited apparently - it records the whole screen so you cant record a selected area. ..and I found some bad comments about it on the web.
Not having 'snow' I cant say how good or bad it is.. but there is this on youtube:
I hope you are back on the 'up and up', Bry.
Actually I use a little program called 'Grab' for my 'snap shots'.
actually just had a look at that youtube clip. (Im on dial up so I usually download youtubes then watch them... takes a while.)
It looks like it works ok. Could be handy for tutorials or recording action from games.
Member since 19 Sep 2010
Member from Napier
For others that end up here - Classic OS was 7, thru 8.6 thru to 9.2 Then came the big change to OS X the more usable ones being Panther 10.3, Tiger 10.4, Leopard 10.5 and Snow Leopard 10.6. Dont try any of the Apps from the Classic environment on OS X, just as you dont want any files with the extender .exe unless you are running windows on your Mac. Which it can do using Boot Camp, Parallels or VM Fusionware.
And Stickies is also a standalone app which has the advantage of keeping the stickies on the desktop and is a mini word processor, as is Text Edit.
Post deleted at 23 Nov 2010 10:14pm by majorminor
h yeah - system 7.. I remember that. Wonder if anyone is still using it today.
Lately Ive been a sucker for COD - call of duty 2. (A first person shooter.) I've a demo version on my Imac.. and Im spending way too much time playing that.
bb-Right not sure if it was 7.2 or 7.5 but still have the floppies for the OS - Sell em to u 4 a good price
Bought used MBP with COD included - but sold COD at once, problem solved - so can waste time elsewhere.
Member since 08 Jul 2007
Member from Pyes Pa
that ball thing you are talking means the computer is doing something, sit back and give it a chance.
"Classic OS was 7, thru 8.6 thru to 9.2"No it started before that when I started there was Mac Plus11 6.8.2, it whent from there to OS 7.It was also to get a Mac "Emulator" program for some of the later Commodores but it was very slow, but weren't they all in them days. I remember a chat said his computer seemed to be getting slower, I asked if he still had his old one, he said he did so I told him to fire it up for a day then he will appreciate how much faster his new one was.BTW A couple of months ago I was having a clean out of old papers, found the invoice for my first computer, Commodore 68 $2500.00 including screen, floppy drive and dot matrix printer. My first mac to replace it (from memory) $2000.00 it was an XLisa running Mac Plus 11 OS 6.8.2, including a 5mb PorFile HD and Apple writer11 dot matrix printer. Later I got a second hand Apple LaserWrtier for $1500.00. Prices have changed a bit over the years.
OK u win - Mac Plus11 6.8.2 - i was on an Atari ST 1040 in those days, with a Laser Printer and DTP - Pagestream as i recall.
I nearly brought an Atari my self and I was very tempted, the main reason I went mac in the first place was I had a friend in electronics with the ability and the contacts to do the conversion from a Lisa, the for runner to macintosh, to mac import the parts and do the work at cost. It also ment that I didn't have to put up with the piddly little screen the old "Classic's" had.
Hey bry, I came across one of my notes in pluto on the weekend. Lists the keys for a snap shot .. and variations.. so thought Id copy and paste here:
?Command-Shift-3: Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it as a file on the desktop
?Command-Shift-4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save it as a file on the desktop
?Command-Shift-4, then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and save it as a file on the desktop
?Command-Control-Shift-3: Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it to the clipboard
?Command-Control-Shift-4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save it to the clipboard
?Command-Control-Shift-4, then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and save it to the clipboard
In Leopard, the following keys can be held down while selecting an area (via Command-Shift-4 or Command-Control-Shift-4):
?Space, to lock the size of the selected region and instead move it when the mouse moves
?Shift, to resize only one edge of the selected region
?Option, to resize the selected region with its center as the anchor point
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