Cool Front Row Effect

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  1. thewhitehart macrumors 6502a

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    You know how you can hold Shift + Control or just Shift by itself to slow down the Genie minimising effect? It works with Front Row too! Hold down the combo before pressing 'menu' on the remote, and your screen will zoom out or in in super slow mode!
     
  2. ero87 macrumors 65816

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    it's already in slow-mo, no buttons pressed!

    Seriously, i'm consistently disappointed with the responsiveness of front row (on a mbp and mac mini).

    but cool trick though! I love those :)
     
  3. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Holding shift also slows down time when using Dashboard.
     
  4. jive macrumors 6502a

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    Why were these things included in OSX? They don't really do anything except show off - and they're not mentioned in any of the manuals/official sites >_>
     
  5. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    I dont think there is a real reason, just a nice little easter egg :p
     
  6. Str8edgepunker macrumors 6502

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    Pretty much this was back in the early days of OSX when Jobs was showing off how windows minimize to the dock via the genie method. Try it!
     
  7. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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  8. chairguru22 macrumors 6502a

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    i agree. this is useless when other things couldve been more helpful, like integrated button mapping to create a your own shortcuts or the option to quit programs when hitting the close button...
     
  9. Mojo67821 macrumors regular

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    Whoa... now I do... that was sweet :)
     
  10. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    Pretty cool. No point whatsoever, but still pretty neat
     
  11. 7on macrumors 601

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    you can create your own shortcuts... though you can't remap certain keys though.
     
  12. theBB macrumors 68020

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    I was miffed about not quitting programs when I hit close button, but now I got used to and started preferring cmd-Q shortcut.
     

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