Just found a cool trick in 10.4

Discussion in 'macOS' started by R.Youden, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. R.Youden macrumors 68020

    R.Youden

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    I dont know if anyone knows about this or it has been posted on here beofre but if you have a mouse with a scroll wheel, hold down the ctrl button and scroll in and the monitor zooms in, you can then use the mouse to move around the screen. Scroll out to return to the origional desktop.

    Great fun but very useful for photo editors I imagine.
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Yep, was first a feature with the wireless mighty mouse but was integrated into the OS with 10.4.8
     
  3. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Interesting.. does it also work with two-finger-scrolling with trackpads I wonder? (I don't yet have 10.4.8, so can't check).
     
  4. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    It even works on my trackpad on my iBook.
     
  5. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Whoa cool trick, thanks for the post. I'll be using this one for sure :)
     
  6. thworple macrumors 6502

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    Hey thats a neat way of doing that - more fun than CTRL+ALT+COMMAND+8!! ;)
     
  7. R.Youden thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I have just found a great use for this... Remote access, it really screws with people using the machine you are accessing, ha ha ha
     
  8. tomas1601 macrumors newbie

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    Works with the macbook pro trackpad as well :) Neat trick
     
  9. ThatWasAwkward macrumors member

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    Holy [expletive]! This is awesome. Thanks for the tip!
     
  10. Yvan256 macrumors 601

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    Wow, didn't know about that trick! Shows the power and flexibility of Open GL and Apple's GUI! :eek:

    Another trick to show off to potential switchers! :D
     
  11. afornander macrumors 6502

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    i noticed that the day after i got my imac.

    PS: it works on 10.4.7 to, thats what i first noticed it on.;)
     
  12. ibidiem macrumors member

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    yep, works with the two-finger trackpad on my mbook
     
  13. mpw Guest

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    Oooooooooo me likes me some of that:)

    *off to porn sites to try it some more*
     
  14. ipoddin macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, heard about this. Think it was mentioned in the current issue of Macworld. Is that were you saw it too?
     
  15. EricChunky macrumors regular

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    I got this when i got a new keyboard, n pressed the wrong key while scrolling...

    i then thought i was stupid that i didnt notice this before...

    now i knew im not... thanks
     
  16. backsidetailsli macrumors 65816

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    omg sooooooo cooooooooool.
    im so showing my family who uses pcs
     
  17. irbdavid macrumors regular

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    Would (Will ?) be absolutely amazing with a proper resolution independent display. Hypothetically it could be able to maximise everything except raster images indefinitely. I'd be hugely impressed if they could implement this in Leopard, but as it doesn't seem to be mentioned in any of the beta's it seems unlikely now. Shame
     
  18. Transeau macrumors 6502a

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    heh

    that's cool. I knew this worked with the Mighty Mouse, but I had no idea that it would work with my MX1000
     
  19. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    I'm sure glad it does! This is sooo useful!

    No longer are the days of everyone huddling around the screen to watch a cat hit a fan on Gootube.
     
  20. timmillwood macrumors 6502a

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    this will be good when apple brings out the 17" MBP with a screen res of 1920x1200, you can see everything or just bits bigger
     
  21. topgun072003 macrumors 6502

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    Wow this one is SWEET!!!! I learned 2 tricks from 1 thread! Both are sweet!
     
  22. zwida macrumors 6502a

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    there's another cool part of this. Once you zoom in on any page, you can use one finger (on a trackpad) to move that zoomed page around your window. It's a great little feature if you've got a photo blown up (or if you're blind, I guess).
     
  23. ipoddin macrumors 6502a

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    It's awesome on a 24" iMac which has a screen resolution of 1920x1200.
     
  24. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    Woah. :eek:

    I was reading this thread and I thought "what the heck I'll give it a try on Windows XP".

    And it worked.

    :D

    EDIT: I've only tried it in Firefox, which it works in. It doesn't work on my desktop.
     
  25. kretzy macrumors 604

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    This is rather awesome - not that I see much use for it. It's just cool.:cool:
     

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