If you need to take a nice and clean screenshot of a window or especially a Dashboard widget press Apple-Shift-4 and than Space. The cursor will change to a cute little photography apparatus and you will be able to point to out which window or widget you’d like to take a snapshot of. You will get a png file on your desktop. Note the semi transparent shadows and glows that you get around the widgets when you drag the png into Photoshop.
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