Cool 10.4.9 feature...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by psychofreak, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

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    I'm pretty certain that this was not in 10.4.8, and that it has not been mentioned.

    While in dashboard, if you press space+:apple: (or your spotlight shortcut), spotlight opens up in the background. This is great if you want to open a widget without your hands having to move ALL THE WAY to the mouse...
     
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  3. psychofreak thread starter Retired

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    e.g. Today, I was using a widget (in class;) ), when I wanted to check up a word. Instead of either exiting the dashboard or having to use the mouse to open the dictionary widget, I could just use the keyboard...
     
  4. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

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    So you do a spotlight search for the widget, open a new copy of the widget, and the advantage is that you don't have to move the cursor to an existing dictionary widget?

    I'm not impressed.
     
  5. psychofreak thread starter Retired

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    Exactly, I like keyboard shortcuts, and apparently someone in apple did enough to implement this...

    You should be...
    I know...
     
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    if i am right in understanding you then this feature has always been there.
     
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    Lol. Blatently just made that now. I personally only use the stickies in my dashboard as well as istat pro
     
  9. psychofreak thread starter Retired

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    Oopsy daisy...maybe I never tried it before....but I'm sure I've had to leave dashboard for spotlight...odd...
     
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    Of course you are right, I did not...
     

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