cool OSX trick!

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  1. ero87 macrumors 65816

    ero87

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    Hey guys,

    So I just figured this little trick out... we all know that holding down SHIFT while minimizing gives us a slow-motion effect. But did you know that holding CTRL + SHIFT makes it super slow-mo! Pretty cool, and useless, but nice for showing off :)
     
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    That's a pretty old trick... Old like forever. Fun to find on your own though, I'm surprised you hadn't heard of it before. You can also do this on Exposé animations.
     
  3. ero87 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    hmm it doesn't work on expose for me, only the shift effect does. CTRL seems to cancel the action.
     
  4. backsidetailsli macrumors 65816

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  5. MacRumoron macrumors 6502

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    i saw steve jobs do this in one of his keynotes.. but what is the point of it? :rolleyes:
     
  6. Sherman Homan macrumors 6502

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    What is the point of it?!?! Try this:
    control option apple 8
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    That actually has a proper usage, though! It's a visibility enhancer for people with eyesight problems.
     
  8. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

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    I was working at a 30'' ACD for a while with about 10 Excel windows open, 10 matlab, and a couple text documents, when you use Exposé with that many windows on that size screen it can make you motion sick. It was making me sick after a few hours of use, I would close my eyes hit F9 then open them again. Than a friend told me about this, didn't make me sick any more.
     
  9. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Yes this is one of those things I show off to my windows friends :D
     
  10. eb6 macrumors regular

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    shift+ctrl+apple will do a medium slow mo. not that it matters :)
     
  11. Lixivial macrumors 6502a

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    Building on this, there's also this well-established one that's kinda fun, too...

    It's really fun in things like Parallels, or BasiliskII. ;)
     
  12. hotboiled macrumors member

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    1 open terminal

    2 type= killall dock

    dont press enter !!

    3 go to your safari window and slow-motion minimize it

    4 then go ASAP to the terminal and press enter ....


    now your safari window is stuck !! but SCROLLEBLE AND KLICKABLE :eek: :D :D
    looks cool with long webpages



    to make it go away
    type in the terminal = killall dock and press enter



    Lixivial AAA you beat me to it
     
  13. MagicWok macrumors 6502a

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    Same thing can be done for Dashboard...

    Hold Shift+F12.

    I like the Ctrl+Option++Apple+8
     
  14. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    Holy crap! My eyes! You bastard!
     
  15. krestfallen macrumors member

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    awesome trick! this works? i'll try that immediately when i'm back home :-D
     
  16. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    ROFL - that's a hoot. Just a minor glitch - "dock" s/b "Dock" (capitolized)

    Just did it with Yahoo home page. any page linked to it will render in the same fun-house way. Vertical scrolling is just creepy!

    thanks!

    btw: it does restart Dashboard, so be prepared for the normal after boot delays in using Widgets while they all intialize.
     
  17. Anna macrumors regular

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    another boring trick

    this is way boring!!!
    but .... if you hold down the control key while scrolling ... your screen gets bigger.... yes i know WHO CARES!!!! lol
     
  18. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Actually, this is a relatively new feature of OS X! It only became available on all Macs in one of the recent dot upgrades to Tiger.... There was always a Universal Access zoom feature, but never anything so easy to use.

    Imagine when this feature gets paired with a resolution independent display in Leopard, though! You'll zoom in and increase detail as well as size! :D It'll be amazing!
     

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