thread broke recent activity lol November 5, 2010 2:24 PM   Subscribe

This thread breaks my recent activity. Within the (I assume) div tag for that thread, it lists a loop of all threads I have participated in. I'd post a screenshot, but Steve Jobs didn't see fit to put a print screen key on the macbook.
posted by Biru to Bugs at 2:24 PM (39 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Control-Command-Shift 3 will write a screenshot to the clipboard.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:27 PM on November 5, 2010 [2 favorites]


Are you sure it's not just cog_nate's comment? He strung a couple of recent thread titles into some kind of Burma Shave poem (with waaay too much space in between).
posted by Rhaomi at 2:27 PM on November 5, 2010


You can use Grab, a ultility that comes with the macbook to get a screencapture. I'd suggest that because I'm not really sure what you're talking about and I dont see any weird code in that thread at first glance.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:27 PM on November 5, 2010


use "grab" to get a screen shot...it's in your application/ utility folder
posted by HuronBob at 2:27 PM on November 5, 2010


And yeah, I'm not seeing anything with the thread in RA after a test comment.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:28 PM on November 5, 2010


Print it to a pdf, then email it to the mods.
posted by zarq at 2:28 PM on November 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


I can't find anything unusual either. Do you have any MeFi Greasemonkey scripts or Stylish styles installed. Sometimes those can break the layout in unusual ways.
posted by pb (staff) at 2:30 PM on November 5, 2010


I don't seen anything wrong with the thread except that it's a double.
posted by dersins at 2:33 PM on November 5, 2010


Command-Shift-3 automatically saves the screenshot to a .PNG on your desktop.
Command-Shift-4 lets you draw a little box to limit the size of the screenshot, then save a PNG.
Command-Shift-4, then pressing space, will let you select a window to take a shot of, then save a PNG.
posted by zsazsa at 2:35 PM on November 5, 2010 [3 favorites]


Control-Command-Shift 3 will write a screenshot to the clipboard.

ctrl-cmd-shift-4 will give you a select area tool.

ctrl-cmd-shift-4-space will give you a thingy whereby you can click on a program's window, and only that will be printed. It's pretty awesome.
posted by djgh at 2:36 PM on November 5, 2010


Curses!

*shakes fist at zsazsa, retreats to 1930s villain hideout*
posted by djgh at 2:37 PM on November 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


Take a photograph of your screen with your Kodak Instamatic, have the film developed at your local Alpha Beta, and mail the shot in question (along with $5.95 s&h) to the address in the contact section of this Internet Web Site. Expect 6 to 8 weeks for a reply.
posted by item at 3:27 PM on November 5, 2010 [11 favorites]


ctrl-cmd-shift-konamicode will automatically send a PNG screenshot of your neflarious arctlivities to Homelarnd Security
posted by circular at 3:31 PM on November 5, 2010


Nope, it was cog_nate... curses upon them!
posted by Biru at 3:37 PM on November 5, 2010


Since this thread has turned into a screenshots advice thread, I'll mention that I'm a huge fan of Pearl Crescent Page Saver. It creates images of web pages. You can get one graphic of an entire page, so you don't need to scroll through one screen's worth at a time, and the final result is a lot cleaner-looking than anything I've been able to produce with Print Screen.
posted by roll truck roll at 4:13 PM on November 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


I usually just put the monitor "face down" on the copier-printer-scanner and make a copy. If needed, I can also scan the said copy and e-mail the resulting pdf file. For some (unfathomable to me) reason, directly scanning the monitor doesn't result in a good quality image.
posted by vidur at 4:56 PM on November 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


I turn the monitor off, then shade it lightly with a #2 pencil to see what was written on there.

I go through a lot of monitors.
posted by arto at 5:03 PM on November 5, 2010 [5 favorites]


Aw Biru, I like you. Let's be friends.
posted by cog_nate at 5:04 PM on November 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


If your Mac was a cat, you could scan it and post it on MetaFilter
posted by KokuRyu at 5:05 PM on November 5, 2010 [2 favorites]


Canadian authorities have detained a young dog who was wearing a silicone head and neck mask making him appear to be a scan-worthy cat.
posted by Dumsnill at 5:23 PM on November 5, 2010


I dunno, dogs can do a lot of things, but they are still incredibly inept at disguise.
posted by KokuRyu at 5:27 PM on November 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


Needs more fax machines.
posted by localhuman at 5:44 PM on November 5, 2010


FAUX MACHINES! I GOTCHER FAUX MACHINES RIGHT HERE!

HALF PRICE, FULL PRICE, VINCENT PRICE FAUX MACHINES GIT 'EM HERE!
posted by carsonb at 5:58 PM on November 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


Pffft, you're all wrong. It should be done in Power Point!
posted by deborah at 6:27 PM on November 5, 2010


On Windows, I like Greenshot. It makes a camera noise.
posted by flabdablet at 7:20 PM on November 5, 2010


What does a 1930's villain hide-out look like?

This is a serious question.
posted by Avenger at 8:02 PM on November 5, 2010


So are we finished here? Can we close this up?
posted by slogger at 9:53 PM on November 5, 2010


I like camera noises.
posted by rhizome at 10:24 PM on November 5, 2010


Pet centipede.
posted by Sailormom at 10:57 PM on November 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


I don't like centipedes. One bit me on the testicle.
posted by flabdablet at 5:11 AM on November 6, 2010


Command-Shift-3 automatically saves the screenshot to a .PNG on your desktop.
Command-Shift-4 lets you draw a little box to limit the size of the screenshot, then save a PNG.
Command-Shift-4, then pressing space, will let you select a window to take a shot of, then save a PNG.


None of which can be uploaded to Metafilter, since there's no embedding, richtext, img tag, or attachments.
posted by blue_beetle at 6:18 AM on November 6, 2010


Happily, we're using this weird HTML extension that allows you to "hyperlink" to things hosted elsewhere, so all is not lost.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:43 AM on November 6, 2010 [2 favorites]


I hear that HTML5 will allow you to link to things at a precise geographic location.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:37 AM on November 6, 2010


Previously it was kind of muddy, yeah. You'd be all like "I'm linking to a thing at the Pizza Hut", and Apache would go "What?" and you'd say "wait no I'm linking to a thing at the Taco Bell" and Apache would be all "What?!" and it really just went downhill from there.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:47 AM on November 6, 2010 [3 favorites]


Pizza Hut is not a precise geographic location, it's more of a state of mind.
posted by Dr Dracator at 8:21 AM on November 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


what?
posted by effluvia at 8:46 AM on November 6, 2010


I like pizza.
posted by flabdablet at 3:39 AM on November 7, 2010


Previously it was kind of muddy, yeah. You'd be all like "I'm linking to a thing at the Pizza Hut", and Apache would go "What?" and you'd say "wait no I'm linking to a thing at the Taco Bell" and Apache would be all "What?!" and it really just went downhill from there.

"What" ain't no country I ever heard of! They speak English in "What"?!
posted by djgh at 4:41 AM on November 7, 2010


Pizza Hut is not a precise geographic location, it's more of a state of mind.

Well, almost. While one's presence inside Pizza Hut is both a cause and a result of a particular state of mind -- i.e. ennui -- the Pizza Hut itself is not equivalent to said state of mind per se.

Funnily enough, there existed in the latter half of the fifteenth century a type of hat called an ennui which bore the distinctive shape and coloring of a Pizza Hut roof. The effect of the hat upon its wearer would more accurately be described as malaise, but that name had previously been claimed by a style of short-shorts shaped like a Taco Bell.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:01 AM on November 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


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