I learned a new trick

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  1. opusthe2nd macrumors 6502

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  2. plasticparadox macrumors 6502

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    If that blows your mind, try this: hold Shift while minimizing or maximizing a window.
     
  3. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Do this to a movie playing in QuickTime 7 - even cooler.
     
  4. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    Oh my goodness, that wasn't cool at all. That was frightening. Why on earth would anyone want their screen to look like that? It was like looking at old color film negatives,
     
  5. plasticparadox macrumors 6502

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    It's for the visually impaired. Just another nice touch that Apple puts in.
     
  6. stoid macrumors 601

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    I like the zoom feature. I live on a Windows campus, and the profs are regularly hooking their school provided tablet PCs (the university here is probably the largest Tablet PC buyers, since we have at least a dozen in the Comp Sci dept alone). The other day, one of the profs got frustrated because the screen was too small and she said, "I just wish I could magnify this section of the screen here so you can see what I'm talking about."

    It was all I could do not to laugh and shout, "Get a Mac!"
     
  7. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Wow, that was pretty neat.

    Although, I like the holding shift and minimizing/maximizing a window better.

    Thanks for the cool tricks! :)
     
  8. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Hah, don't you love it?! :)

    I always use the phrase, "Well, if this was a Mac..." :D
     
  9. opusthe2nd thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cool...whats next? :)
     
  10. snkTab macrumors 6502a

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    Sometimes certain color combinations are hard to read and also some people have trouble with off-white on white and such, and the negative helps a little.
     
  11. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    hmm, interesting - but i didn't notice anything with the shift-min/max thing

    what's it supposed to do?

    D
     
  12. AmericanIdiot12 macrumors regular

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    it makes it in slow motion
     
  13. AmericanIdiot12 macrumors regular

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    whoa...go look at mad jew's signature without this thing on and then put it on
     
  14. yippy macrumors 68020

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    Shift + min/max is supposed to make it go slowly. By min/max we mean to the dock, the yellow button, not the green, just in case that is what you were trying.

    The shift trick also works with Exposé.

    "What is next?"

    Both tricks...at the same time!!! :p
     
  15. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    Windows actually does have a magnifier built-in. Start>Programs>Accessories>Accessibility>Magnifier. Just so you know.
     
  16. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    Interestingly enough using the ctrl-alt-cmd-8 on my PB gives me a black and white screen whereas when I do that on the PM's at Uni, the screen has reversed colour, not straight B&W.
     
  17. opusthe2nd thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If its not Tiger, I think you have do to fn-ctrl-alt-cmd-8
     
  18. cheekyspanky macrumors 6502a

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    And the slow motion also works when activating dashboard..

    ..woo look how slow it moves!

    Although my XP using friends comment was "What the hell is the point of that, just more useless eye candy that slows everything else down.."

    Sigh. Will they ever learn?!
     
  19. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    Just tried it and nope the fn key does not create a inverse coloured screen.
     
  20. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68000

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    Mr. Brightside using a black screen...oh, the irony! :)
     
  22. BiikeMike macrumors 65816

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    How do you zoom?

    (yes, I know i'm stoopid)
     
  23. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Hold down COMMAND and + to zoom in, COMMAND and - to zoom out. :)
     
  24. wrc fan macrumors 65816

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    I don't see anything in inverse. Only when I highlight it.
     
  25. Whyren macrumors 6502a

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    And if you need to turn it on it's in System Preferences->Universal Access->Zoom. (I believe it's turned off by default).
     

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