A new Slo-Mo Trick in OS X

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  1. macrlz9 macrumors 6502

    macrlz9

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    I found something out i didn't know. Ok this might sound confusing but try it:

    1. minimize/hide all of your windows
    2. Command-N x3 to open 3 new finder windows
    3. hold shift and press F11 (Expose Desktop)
    4. Go to the menu that says window and pick a window


    for some reason it comes back slow. Something little i know but i just noticed it. You aren't holding shift but the windows come back from expose slowly...
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    The best one I've found is holding shift whilst minimising/maximising a Quicktime movie and seeing it play during the genie effect - very cool, QT7 rocks.
     
  3. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

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    Just hold shift while clicking almost anything that does an animation. Like minimizing a window, for example.
     
  4. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    use shift-minimize to minimize a quicktime movie that's playing and while it's minimizing type "killall dock" in teh terminal and hit return (works better if you type before and only hit return after you minimize it. it stays playing in the window :p
     
  5. macrlz9 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yea those are cool tricks like shift click and the qt video plays as u minimize but i thought this was cool cuz i have never heard of it.
     
  6. RobHague macrumors 6502

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    Quicktime is cool for that. When i first played a video in it and minamized it i thought it was pretty sweet that it was still playing in the dock and there were no signs of it slowing anything down. However some other programs (like the video playing in iTunes?) cause it to crawl if you minimize it into the dock - wierd.
     
  7. wrxguy macrumors 6502a

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    that is so cool lol...(im really easily ammused)
     
  8. slimflem macrumors regular

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    I smiled privately to myself.

    Could any Windows user put their hand on their heart and say they ever smiled at their computer.
     
  10. Wes macrumors 68020

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    I believe that should be "killall Dock", caps matter.
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes...oddly, process names are case-sensitive even though the file system mostly isn't.... Hmmm.... :eek:
     
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    Only when I punched it.
     

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