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Snap'n Clip 1.1

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MD5: d7ae3295da722684d75ac363191da845
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

Function Key (FKEY) for taking screen snapshots, and saving them to the Desktop as PICT clipping files, with custom preview icon.

You can use either one of the following two installation methods.

(1) Add the Snap'n Clip FKEY resource to the System File (not recommended since it requires the System File to be changed).
(2) Copy the FKEY file into the Fonts folder of the System Folder (this is the easiest and safest way to install the FKEY).

To do this, you can directly copy Snap'n Clip into the Fonts folder, or you can just drag and drop Snap'n Clip to the System Folder. The Finder then checks the file type and copy it into the Fonts folder.

How to use Snap'n Clip:
Press Command+Shift+8 key combination from the keyboard. It will change the cursor to the cross cursor.

Unlike other screenshot utilities, Snap'n Clip uses a "2 click" method for taking the shot. That is, after using the Command+Shift+8 combo, click once at a position outside of an area that you wish to grab, then move the mouse to the opposite area and click again to create the snapshot clipping file.

There is one special feature in Snap'n Clip. It will capture the active window (including window title and frame) when you double-click the mouse button (or click the mouse button twice at the same place) regardless of the current cursor position. If there's no active windows on screen, it captures the entire screen.

Keyboard key combinations can also be used. See the enclosed "Read Me First" document for full instructions.

See also: SnapClip for OS X

Architecture: 68k PPC

Runs in Systems 7.1 and newer. Additional Macintosh Drag and Drop and Clipping Extensions are required for SSW 7.1x
For 7.5 and above, Drag and Drop and the ability to create Desktop Clippings are built into the OS and this FKEY can be used "out of the box".

Works OK in Basilisk II & the '020 version of Mini vMac II but the 68000 Mini vMac (Plus/SE) gives bad F-Line errors and crashes - So at a guess, an '020 or above Mac is required.


themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2015, March 7 - 5:49am

Font/DA Juggler can install fkey's this way from memory (possibly Suitcase 2.14p3 as well).

I was never frightened by hacking the Finder/System - maybe I should have been in retrospect, but I never came to any grief by doing so.

PS. Awesome explanation MTT (the reverse of TMM)!

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2015, March 6 - 2:13am

Hi tmm; You can't use Font/DA Mover with this (just checked).

Its also only disguised as a font suitcase and contains an FKEY resource only, no font resources. Utilities like Font/DA Mover can open the suitcase but there's nothing it can "see" inside.

As its for OS 7.1 and later, simply dropping its icon onto a closed System Folder installs it.

The Snap'n Clip author Hide Itoh, added this resource into a suitcase file so the end user didn't have to manually edit the System file to add this resource. Fonts get loaded at system start-up, so it loads too. A clever kludge, actually.

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2010, December 3 - 8:16am

You will probably need FontDA Mover to install, as this is in a font suitcase.