Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-23-2017, 02:20 PM
Enola Gay Enola Gay is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: California
Posts: 1,858
Is it possible to capture/copy an area that is larger than your screen on a mac?

For example, when I log onto the SDMB, I have to scroll down to see the BB Pit. What if I want to capture the whole front page from top to bottom, but the whole thing doesn't fit on my screen? I've tried cmd+ctrl+shift+4, but when using that it won't let me scroll down to capture the images that are not on the screen. Anyone?

(I hope this makes sense)
Advertisements  
  #2  
Old 02-23-2017, 02:29 PM
Lucas Jackson Lucas Jackson is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 2,609
I don't think so. Screen captures only the visible portion of the screen.
  #3  
Old 02-23-2017, 03:36 PM
markn+ markn+ is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,047
You could print the window to a PDF file.
  #4  
Old 02-23-2017, 04:05 PM
Hampshire Hampshire is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 10,515
With the right software you can. I use SnagIt 10 which has a scrolling window capture feature.
  #5  
Old 02-23-2017, 05:13 PM
AHunter3 AHunter3 is online now
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: NY (Manhattan) NY USA
Posts: 18,857
You can ⌘-minus your way towards smallest browserfonts, which will cram more threads into that window. Or you can change your screen rez if it isn't already at maximum.
  #6  
Old 02-23-2017, 10:16 PM
iamthewalrus(:3= iamthewalrus(:3= is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 10,475
You could scroll, take multiple screenshots, then stitch them together, either manually (wouldn't be that hard given how regular-sized the images are), or using some Photo Stitching software.
  #7  
Old 02-23-2017, 11:38 PM
Fubaya Fubaya is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 3,767
Look for a browser extension. I don't know anything about Macs but they exist on windows and linux. It might be called "full page" or "whole window" screen capture.

Last edited by Fubaya; 02-23-2017 at 11:38 PM.
  #8  
Old 02-24-2017, 02:20 AM
zbuzz zbuzz is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 903
Quote:
Originally Posted by markn+ View Post
You could print the window to a PDF file.
Exporting to a PDF is probably the easiest way.

To expand on this answer, if you want to easily set it up as a keyboard shortcut, go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts and click on "App Shortcuts" in the left window. Click the "+" to the right and in the "Menu Title" field, and type "Export as PDF..." without the quotes, but make sure to include the ellipsis. In the "Keyboard Shortcut" field, use a key combo that isn't used by any other app, something like control-option-command-P. Close the System Preferences window, click on the web page you want, press control-option-command-P, save it to wherever you want the PDF saved, then open it.
  #9  
Old 02-24-2017, 03:48 AM
standingwave standingwave is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 3,054
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fubaya View Post
Look for a browser extension. I don't know anything about Macs but they exist on windows and linux. It might be called "full page" or "whole window" screen capture.
Seconding this. I have an extension for Firefox that lets me capture an entire page as an image. Not in front of my desktop at the moment but I think it's called Pagesaver.

Sent from my LGLS990 using Tapatalk
  #10  
Old 02-24-2017, 08:02 AM
Isilder Isilder is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 4,194
Quote:
Originally Posted by Enola Gay View Post
For example, when I log onto the SDMB, I have to scroll down to see the BB Pit. What if I want to capture the whole front page from top to bottom, but the whole thing doesn't fit on my screen? I've tried cmd+ctrl+shift+4, but when using that it won't let me scroll down to capture the images that are not on the screen. Anyone?

(I hope this makes sense)
The reason is that the screencapture feature is from the OS, and the OS doesn't know if the scroll bar meaning is .. the scroll bar may be more about showing and hiding than just having a virtual screen size.

If you want to capture two screen fulls, you could just capture two pictures..
  #11  
Old 02-24-2017, 10:13 AM
Enola Gay Enola Gay is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: California
Posts: 1,858
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fubaya View Post
Look for a browser extension. I don't know anything about Macs but they exist on windows and linux. It might be called "full page" or "whole window" screen capture.
Quote:
Originally Posted by standingwave View Post
Seconding this. I have an extension for Firefox that lets me capture an entire page as an image. Not in front of my desktop at the moment but I think it's called Pagesaver.

Sent from my LGLS990 using Tapatalk
WoW this worked AND it was free! Thank you!!
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:45 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil@chicagoreader.com

Send comments about this website to: webmaster@straightdope.com

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Publishers - interested in subscribing to the Straight Dope?
Write to: sdsubscriptions@chicagoreader.com.

Copyright 2017 Sun-Times Media, LLC.

 
Copyright © 2017