Some undocumented tricks for Mac OS X

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  1. macrumors bot

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  2. macrumors regular

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    Wow, thanks for that thats SO cool I never knew you could do that! :rolleyes:
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    how many of us didn't know that stuff?

    I thought it was going to show some easter eggs or something! undocumented features?! that is lame total waste of time IMO.

    Thank you
    MaT
     
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    Anyone else imagine that the guy had an infomercial voice? Really high pitch and fast speaking. Like the guy with the question-marks all over him, talking about free government money.

    Im positive that all of these features are well documented an any os x book.
     
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    Trowaman

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    well, class what did we learn today?

    . . . oh yeah, nothing. New that stuff. ;) :eek:
     
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    Wow. That's pretty sad. But hey, maybe a Windows user has learned something from it ;) Oh, and the Safari tabs in the background.. you just have to uncheck "select new tabs as they are created" and then cmd-click will get them in the back.. why would he tell people to use the roundabout preference + cmd-shift method? I'm confused. If you want a much more in-depth and educational "OS X hidden tricks" article, get this month's MacAddict... it's got some excellent things in there that I'm sure not everyone knows. and check out today's engrish.com! ha
     
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    didn't learn a thing myself either. I know where he got most of his info: from the .Mac panther online tutorial. I felt it was basic myself [.Mac tutorial].

    If you want some real hidden features. The latest issue of Macaddict has 33 "di d you know" features. Again, not all were totally new, but some were pretty good.
     
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    that was completely pointless :confused: must have had a tight deadline with no article ready, so he had to come up with something for his pc using editor (who wouldn't know the difference).
     
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    I wish I could get paid to state the obvious...
     
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    nagromme

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    This OTHER article has some REAL hidden stuff:

    Like Panther's hidden Graphing Calculator:

    http://www.macworld.com/2004/03/features/panthersecretsdeclassified/

    Just so your trip here wasn't wasted :)

    (To be fair, there are a lot of non-techie Mac users out there. They may not be on these forums in large numbers, but they exist--and many of them don't know HALF of the stuff in the San Diego article. So for the right audience, it wasn't truly a waste.)
     
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    Knew those.

    I agree.

    Knew most of them already. Plus isn't iTunes and iPhoto sharing DOCUMENTED??
     
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    I'm a dumb Windows switcher - i figured all these out after a week of switching :(
     
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    wordmunger

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    I noticed that article too--good stuff!

    Ironic that both articles appeared at about the same time. The San Diego author could have saved a bunch of time just by linking to MacWorld
     
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    you want to talk about learning nothing...I just spent an hour in my senior level college math course learning about the absolute value function...so sad
     
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    bennetsaysargh

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    well, i never knew about the text dropping t the desktop, but i never needed it before. everything else i knew.
     
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    iphoto sharing undocumented? really?

    I thought the whole article was a waste of time until it told me how to sleep using command option eject. Yay!
     
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    This is more like
    'The Most Documented Features on Panther! '

    Who is this guy trying to kid?

    I didn't learn anything, at all.
     
  18. macrumors regular

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    if it's on a website, doesn't that make it 'documented' now? so it's not undocumented... hmm...
     
  19. macrumors newbie

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    this is cool

    in the go menu, select 'go to folder...'
    type '/usr/share/emacs'
    click the folder with the numbers (every mac has different #s)
    click the folder called 'ect'
    there are a bunch of funny documents... try cookies & jokes
    i got that from the Mac Addict magasine. its kinda funny :D :D :D
     
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    bennetsaysargh

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    lol.
    Elvis
    Masterminds
    All
    Computer
    Software

    the true meaning of emacs :p

    those cookies sound good also :)
     

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