Quick Tip -> Dashboard Screenshots!

Applicable OSX Versions: Tiger and Leopard (That I know of!)

Because I’m a MAJOR keyboard junkie, I tend to find little nuggets of hidden OSX fun from time-to-time. This is just such an occasion. While looking at the Dashboard today to see what time it was in Macgasm-land (aka Ottawa) it occurred to me to try a screenshot — Apple-Shift-3 — for no REAL reason other than to see what would happen. I didn’t REALLY expect it to work, but when I heard the familiar “shutter” noise, I quickly jumped to the desktop to find this:

Apple-Shift-4 while viewing Dashboard

This is by far not the first time that something like this has happened. Often, I feel like Apple reads my mind with these things. Stuff like this is what I’m talking about when I tell people that OSX “just works”.

Ok, that’s a little fanboy-ish, but you see what I mean.

Of course, I’m not entirely sure how useful this will be, although off the top of my head I’d say it could be very useful if you happen to be a Dashboard Widget developer. Luckily, I’m geeky enough not to really care how useful things are, as long as they’re obscure and a bit fun.

Comments with similar keyboard goodness are most welcome!