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Justin Watson Calculating status...
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May 10, 2006 2:04 PM
I recently got a copy of Snapz Pro X, and it says that to 'invoke' it I've got to hit commandshift3. This is the command for taking a photo of the screen. So when I do that, all I get is a photo of my screen, no Snapz Pro. How do I 'invoke' Snapz Pro, or how do I disable the screen capture command?
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-justin
PowerBook g4, Mac OS X (10.4.1)
  • matthew whiting Level 4 Level 4 (3,375 points)
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    May 10, 2006 2:10 PM (in response to Justin Watson)
    Hi Justin

    Perhaps you should try the developers of the application, here.

    Matthew Whiting
    AlBook G4 1.67Ghz 1GB RAM, TiBook G4 550mhz, Power Mac G4 733Mhz, Mac OS X (10.4.6), Smartdisk Firelite 60GB
  • matthew whiting Level 4 Level 4 (3,375 points)
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    May 10, 2006 2:21 PM (in response to matthew whiting)
    Ok, from the Snapz Pro X FAQ:

    The Snapz Pro X 2 Manual installs with the software. The Snapz Pro X 2 Manual is inside the Snapz Pro X folder inside your Applications folder.


    and

    When you run the Snapz Pro X 2 installer, Snapz Pro X 2 is added to your Startup Items in the System Preferences. This way Snapz Pro X 2 will be running invisibly in the background each time you restart your machine or log into your account. To use it, invoke it with the Snapz Pro X hot key (default - command shift 3).



    Select the tool by clicking on the appropriate button - Screen to capture the full screen, Object to capture windows or any objects on screen, Selection to select an area of the screen, or Movie to record a movie of the action on your screen.



    Once the tool has been selected, its palette will appear. For static images, set the options for the image, press the return key and the image will be captured. For movies, set the options for the movie, press the return key and the movie will start recording. Press the hot keys again to stop the recording. The image or movie will be saved in the location set in the Send to: popup menu in the main Snapz Pro X 2 palette.



    The capture tools and their palettes are explained more completely in the Snapz Pro X 2 Manual in the section called "The Snapz Pro X Capture Tools".



    The options for saving static images are explained more completely in the Snapz Pro X 2 Manual in the section called "Saving a Static Image and Image Options".



    The options for saving and recording movies are explained more completely in the Snapz Pro X 2 Manual in the section called "Recording a QuickTime Movie".


    and

    Why won't Snapz Pro X 2 invoke; I have it set to command shift 3?

    First be sure you are running the latest version of Snapz Pro X 2 - 2.0.2. It is a free update to owners of Snapz Pro X 2.



    If you are running any version of Snapz Pro X 2 prior to 2.0.2, go to:



    http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/snapzprox/addons.html



    and download the first file listed.



    Then try this - trash the Snapz Pro X 2 preferences, but first quit out of Snapz Pro X 2. Double click on it until it appears on screen. Then press command q to quit out of it. Then go into Home/Library/Preferences and trash the com.ambrosiasw.snapz.plist file.



    Then go into System Preferences to Keyboard and Mouse -> Keyboard Shortcuts and be sure the built in screen capture is turned on. Then click on the Use Defaults button.



    Restart your machine.



    If Snapz Pro X 2 is not in Startup Items, launch it by double clicking on it.



    A splash screen should appear, and then a notice under that saying "Snapz Pro X is now running, even though its icon isn't displayed in the Dock. To invoke it, press the command shift 3 keys (all at once)." Then click on the OK button.



    If the problem persists on your OS X 10.2 machine, double click on the Snapz Pro X 2 application until the palette appears. Then click on the Preferences tab, and change the hot key selected from 3 to a 9.



    Now invoke Snapz Pro X 2 with command shift 9 and you should be all set.



    If you still have problems, please contact tech support at help@AmbrosiaSW.com.


    Matthew Whiting
    AlBook G4 1.67Ghz 1GB RAM, TiBook G4 550mhz, Power Mac G4 733Mhz, Mac OS X (10.4.6), Smartdisk Firelite 60GB

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