Cool OSX trick...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by psychofreak, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Location:
    London
    #1
    I don't know this is known in the community, but I just found it out.

    On my macbook, with firefox (I haven't tried Safari), if I hold the option key (alt), and use two finger scroll, scrolling down is back, and scrolling up is forward. Its easier than apple+[ and apple+]
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2005
    #2
    It only works on Firefox for me. I'm a Safari user, but I've gotten so used to hitting Command-Left and Command-Right that I doubt I'd use it anyway, since it requires the use of another hand.

    Neat trick though.
     
  3. freeflydrew macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2004
    Location:
    ny
    #3
    OK, if you press CTRL and scroll with 2 fingers it zooms in and out of the screen.

    Have to enable feature in universal access
     
  4. tobefirst macrumors 68040

    tobefirst

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    #4
    Yeah, Cmd-Left and Cmd-Right are much faster.
     
  5. Jay42 macrumors 65816

    Jay42

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2005
    #5
    And if you hold CMD - CTRL - D and mouse around, you get live definitions.


    Totally unrelated, I know, but I just saw it on digg. ;)
     
  6. NJuul macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    Location:
    Boston
    #6
    WAUW!!!:eek: :eek: :eek:
    That is so cool! I never knew....

    Doesn't work in office...
     
  7. rafifreak00 macrumors regular

    rafifreak00

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2006
    Location:
    Kansas. No, not on a farm.
    #7
    I use Camino, and it's working.
    Personally... I just prefer clicking the "Back" button.
    Occasionally I use Command + Left / Right.
     
  8. thewhitehart macrumors 6502a

    thewhitehart

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Location:
    The town without George Bailey
    #8
    That is my favorite OS X feature. It is so convenient that it has increased my english vocabulary profoundly.
     
  9. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2004
    Location:
    Illinois
    #9
    Wow that is super crazy....
     
  10. whooleytoo macrumors 603

    whooleytoo

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2002
    Location:
    Cork, Ireland.
    #10
    For the last few weeks, I've had to work exclusively in Windows on my MacBook. My vocabulery...vocebu...vacabu... my list of words is very small... :(

    I'm really starting to miss these features. I keep doing the two fingered scrolling (or hitting the Expose keys) and being surprised when they don't work.
     
  11. ColeSear macrumors regular

    ColeSear

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Location:
    Freiburg, Black Forrest, Germany
    #11
    I know how you feel...
    I have a Windows PC and (new) a Macbook Pro.

    I always quit applications when I only want an @ or I'm typing @s when I want to quit an application.
     
  12. tvguru macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2005
    Location:
    Kenora, ON Canada
    #12
    THANKS!:cool:
     
  13. ColeSear macrumors regular

    ColeSear

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Location:
    Freiburg, Black Forrest, Germany
    #13
    Really nice thing, but looks like an "english only" thing. Where can I set up a different language?
     
  14. Max Payne macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2006
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    #14
    Doesn't work with me. :confused:
     
  15. dmw007 macrumors G4

    dmw007

    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Location:
    Working for MI-6
    #15

    Awesome trick, thanks Jay42! :D :)
     
  16. Melkor macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2005
    #16
    Wow! Thanks for that tip!
     
  17. OutThere macrumors 603

    OutThere

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2002
    Location:
    NYC
    #17

    Same...hmm. My computer just beeps a lot while I hold it down. :confused:
     
  18. backsidetailsli macrumors 65816

    backsidetailsli

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2006
    Location:
    Toronto!
    #18
    I. Love. You.
    thanks for sharing!
     
  19. thewhitehart macrumors 6502a

    thewhitehart

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Location:
    The town without George Bailey
    #19
    If it helps, the word doesn't have to be highlighted, the mouse cursor has to actually be sitting over the word,highlighted or not. And I think it has to be a cocoa app.
     
  20. risc macrumors 68030

    risc

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2004
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    #20
    ctrl+option+command+8 is all you need to know
     
  21. 840quadra Moderator

    840quadra

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2005
    Location:
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    #21
    I am amazed that you (yes you specifically) didn't know this! Especially when you consider how much I have learned about the Classic OS from yourself ;) .

    I use it all the time when someone on macrumors attempts to get an advanced vocabulary and use large words. The funny thing is, many people use words incorrectly (including myself at times).


    to go back to a previous webpage in safari all you need to do is hit the delete key.


    An other cool os X trick is hitting <control><option><command><8> It makes a big change... go back to the way your world was before.. just repeat the key command :) !
     
  22. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2004
    Location:
    Illinois
    #22
    Yes I am truly amazed that I did not know this.
     
  23. tangerineyum macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2005
    Location:
    Ontario, CA
    #23

    I was reading this thread and thinking to myself, why dont people just use the Delete key ? And I fully intended on letting everyone know. But you beat me to it. But what you didnt say was Shift+Delete sends you forward! bwahaha that is all.
     
  24. topgun072003 macrumors 6502

    topgun072003

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2006
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    #24
    Unrelated but SWEEEEET!!!!
     
  25. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2005
    #25
    I still find Command-L/R the best, particularly when surfing on a notebook using the trackpad. I barely have to move my hand to hit the keys. When I'm at my desk I use an MX1000, and I have Command-L/R mapped to two of the buttons, which makes things even faster.
     

Share This Page