Out of the Box .
So there I was about to write a small and probably useful article on the “Saved Search as a Folder” option within Mozilla Thunderbird when I was hit by the sudden inadequacies of my current Operating System. You see, out of the box ,this installation of Microsoft Windows XP Pro ( 64 bit ) cannot simply take a screen shot and save it for me. Ive searched the menus high and low and scoured the Google topics and usenet groups far and wide and theres simply nothing that competes with Ubuntus’ graceful, you’ve pressed ALT+Print Screen now how do you want to save it ? , approach.
I sat stunned for a moment in realisation that I was not going to be greeted with an application whose purpose was to continue the flow of my productivity. Instead I had to think “Now What ?” and as I considered my options things looked bleak. I just wanted to save the document. I did not want to start a whole new application in order to paste the image and pick the format and then close the application and continue.
Granted this is exactly what Ubuntu has done for me in its desktop environment. However its automation of an application through a Key Stroke has created a feeling of moving forward with an idea. I might never have come to the realisation that I had gained something which I had not known I was missing. Ubuntu desktop lets me keep thinking “What next ?” and in turn it keeps the ideas and productivity moving forward not sitting still.
So this Blog Entry is dedicated to the developers and maintainers who had the foresight of this users requirements and enabled the Auto-Launching of that Screen Capture application.
I thank you ..