Cool little thing I found... (try this its awesome!)

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  1. john_satc macrumors 6502

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    I found this little thing on another mac site, try this -

    Minimize an app whilst holding down shift Halfway though type the following into the terminal -

    killall Dock

    u will like it!
     
  2. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Pretty cool, thanks for the tip. I'm surprised that the window continues to work, but it works just as you'd expect.
     
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  4. ksz macrumors 68000

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    Windows remain live during exposé animations and suprisingly they remain live during the (suspended) Genie effect as you've just shown. Very cool.
     
  5. buryyourbrideau macrumors 65816

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    i type it in but nothing happens, it just minimizes the window really slowly ?
     
  6. john_satc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    you do press enter after typing it, right?

    I love this feature, i tried it whilst watching a video and the video continues playing like normal but all distorted (like people with long faces)
     
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  9. DaveinJapan macrumors member

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    Okay, so now I've got iMovie stuck halfway into the dock...what do I do to fix it (I don't have to force quit, do I?).
     
  10. DaveinJapan macrumors member

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    And while we're on the subject...

    Is there a shortcut for minimizing/maximizing documents (like with the Genie effect)? Or do you always have to point and click?
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    In most applications, Apple-M minimizes, but there is no key that I know of to unminimize...oddly Apple-Shift-M doesn't do it.

    Speaking of which...is it new to Tiger, that if you minimize several windows, say Preview windows, and then you hide Preview (perhaps with some still displaying at the time), that in addition to hiding visible windows, it also disappears the minimized ones from the dock (until you re-focus Preview, unhiding it)? I didn't play around with minimize that much during Panther, using hide mostly, but recently, I've found it useful for Preview and multiple PDFs. And this makes it even more usable. :)
     
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  13. Apple macrumors 6502

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    after you do this to get the window up again just click on it then press "cmd+m" Then click the icon in the dock.
     
  14. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    That was in Panther too. :)
     
  15. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Did anyone else have a funny-shaped icon when it was minimized?
    like.. it was halfway through the genie effect, but an icon?

    Cool little trick. :)

    KT:"help me, apple genius! I dun broke-d my dock!"
    genius bar: "you're a moron"

    Just another day at the genius bar. :)
     
  16. swheeler macrumors member

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    Yeah I think that's my favorite part
     
  17. efoto macrumors 68030

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    Nice little trick, thanks.
    Its yet another way to show off an amazing OS :D
     

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