Neat Useless Tricks for Mac OSX

Discussion in 'macOS' started by GreyFox1221, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. GreyFox1221 macrumors regular

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    There are plenty of these cool tricks. Post yours.

    - Shift Click to make animations go slow (For Expose hit Shift+F9)
    - Command+Option+Control+8 make the colors go negative
     
  2. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    Turn on Speech in system prefs and you can ask your computer what time it is and get it to tell you a knock-knock joke.
     
  3. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I love that one. I do that instead of having a "dark" Shapeshifter theme.

    I have nothing. Uh, type 'cal -y | open -f' in the terminal and get a yearly calender opened up for you in TextEdit?
     
  4. zach macrumors 65816

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    otherwise known as "late night wardriving" mode :p

    shift also works on dashboard.. uhm, what else. i know there are others, i show em off all the time, but for the life of me i just can't think of them..
     
  5. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    how do u make go back to normal?
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Press them again. :)
     
  7. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    press them again
     
  8. stevietheb macrumors 6502a

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    Rain clouds in the weather widget look particularly cool in this mode.

    I use this late at night when my eyes start to hurt from all the brightness of my display...or if I'm in the same room as my wife and she's trying to sleep.
     
  9. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    click on a widget and hit [apple]+R

    in terminal type in telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

    ummm...... i gotta think of some more....
     
  10. neocell macrumors 65816

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    What does the telnet line do?
     
  11. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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  13. neocell macrumors 65816

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    When I tried it nothing happened, that's why I asked. I'll try again

    **EDIT**

    Nope, still nothing
     
  14. neocell macrumors 65816

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    I like this one stridey posted in another thread

     
  15. MacVM macrumors member

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    This worked for me the first 3 times I tried it (when I first got it), but now it won't tell me any more jokes. Where am I supposed to get my fill now? :(
     
  16. savar macrumors 68000

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    What's supposed to happen?

    edit: nevermind, i got it to work...nifty
     
  17. StokeLee macrumors 6502

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    How do you make it choose a particular year? This would be so handy for when i make a new yearly calendar at work..
     
  18. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah shift minimize is pretty amazing. They're not gonna even have that in Vista.

    Wow, that starwars thing is awesome. How long is it?!?
     
  19. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Just insert a year instead of the -y flag:

    cal 2345 | open -f
     
  20. swindmill macrumors 6502a

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    That was pretty cool, but I had to quit the app to get the window to go away. Is there another way to get it back to normal?
     
  21. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

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    I just click cmd-W and it goes or you can hit minimise and it finishes minimising. Works on mine anyway
     
  22. neocell macrumors 65816

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    Just minimize it to the dock and then expand it.

    **EDIT**
    Sorry. Should read the whole thread first. SMRT
     
  23. stevietheb macrumors 6502a

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    Sweet special effects...
     
  24. stevietheb macrumors 6502a

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    Windows is sooooo far behind...how could you possibly have a decent OS without slow-mo minimize?

    hehe...

    I especially like to do this across multiple screens...it feels nice.
     
  25. neocell macrumors 65816

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    Any reason why the telnet line wouldn't work? I've copied and pasted so no typos. ??
     

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