Snappy Screen Capture

I haven’t added many new Firefox extensions lately. At least, I haven’t kept many once I tried them.

But Snapper now lives on my browser window just above the task bar. It shows there up as a little red fish.

When I want to save a piece of a browser screen (for instance, to send tech support an image of a dialog box with an error code) I click the fish (that temporarily opens his mouth to show the program is active), left click and drag around the rectangle of screen I want, and the file, in png format, is sent to storage where ever I have designated the program to store these little pieces of browser screens. Very handy.

But if you use Firefox 2, you’ll need to get the modified extension here at this link.

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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