Whoo hoo on a 10.4 feature I noticed upon installing (command-click to move window)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pizzach, Jan 7, 2006.

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Did you noticed the return of command-click for moving background windows?

  1. Heck yeah! I have been waiting forever for the return!

    8 vote(s)
    13.3%
  2. *Tries it out for the first time* What the heck is wrong with you. You call this a feature?

    18 vote(s)
    30.0%
  3. Wow. Nice. Didn't know about it. But I'll keep it in mind.

    34 vote(s)
    56.7%
  1. pizzach macrumors member

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    #1
    I'm so happy! Apple brought command click for moving windows in Mac OS 10.4!! No you can move them with out moving them into for forground. I could cry. I didn't think they were going to reimpliment it from Mac Os 9. Just took about 5 years. :cool:
     
  2. Flying Llama macrumors 6502a

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    I think that's been there for a while. I remember using it in 10.2 Jaguar. :confused:
     
  3. Sogo macrumors 6502

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    #3
    I actually never liked that feature. It seems cool if you do it intentionally, but I always do it on accident and then im fighting it to stop. But thats just me.
     
  4. pizzach thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm pretty sure I tried it in Jaguar and it didn't work. But it's been a while. (I don't have Jaguar running on any machines anymore.) I thought the first post was going to be someone who told me it came back in 10.3. :D
     
  5. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Is this really poll worthy?

    I know about it, but I've never found a good time to use it.
     
  6. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    Golly!! Thanks Pizzach.. I for one am very happy you told me this! I always swtich to MSN to drag the conversations so that i can see them! This helps me a lot!!

    And to grapes911 - yes, the poll is a bit of harmless fun. leave pizzach alone!
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    So *did* this feature ever actually go away? I thought this had always been there.
     
  8. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah i have 10.3 and it works.
     
  9. Lacero macrumors 604

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    This is also all the way back in OS 8.6, if I remember correctly <--- the earliest MacOS I've used.

    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
     
  10. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I think this has "always" been there. I've used "every" Mac OS since 7.1 and I cannot remember this being added. Never used it much, though, I've never needed to move a window that's not in the forground already...
     
  11. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I was questioning the poll, because this is nothing new. Even though I don't use it, I can't remember this feature not existing.
     
  12. pizzach thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmm..interesting. I wonder why it didn't work way back when for me then. Might have been something odd like the mouse. All I remember was using it in 9 then noticing i couldn't get it to work in 10. Oh well. No harm no fowel. Just happy I noticed I could to it.
     
  13. i4k20c macrumors 6502a

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    i don't get it, what is it supposed to do? :confused:

    you hit the apple key n than click on a window and what?
     
  14. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    #14

    You can move windows in the background without selecting them so that the focus remains on the original window, not the one you're moving. :)
     
  15. tag macrumors 6502a

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    If you apple key + click on a finder window / application you can drag it around and move it behind a currently active window / app, without losing focus on whatever you had in the foreground.

    Edit: aw beat by a minute since I was sitting here playing around and dragging my background windows back and forth.. oohh, ahhh.. neat trick it is.
     
  16. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    in safari this happens... but i'm lost to :p
     

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  17. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    #17

    It's kinda mesmerising, isn't it. :D



    That's if you click on the name/title of the window. :)
     
  18. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    Never knew about this feature. It's cool. I think I'll be using it from now on. Thanks!
     
  19. i4k20c macrumors 6502a

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    hahaha... that is kinda nifty

    have no idea when i would really need to use that.. but none the less..thats pretty cool!
     
  20. alexstein macrumors 6502a

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    It's a neat feature (I found out about it several months ago) but personally I don't have much use for it. I opted for the first statement. I don't think it's poll worthy, but whatever I voted anyways!
     
  21. amemoryoncelost macrumors 6502

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    #21
    I never knew about that, kind of excited now!!!

    thanks, haha
     
  22. maya macrumors 68040

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    Seems that anything can be made into a poll nowadays on MR. :rolleyes:

    Is it my imagination or are they more polls creeping up on MR. :confused:
     
  23. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    How else will they be able to have a "Brand new poll every weekday..." :p
     
  24. maya macrumors 68040

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    I noticed a couple of polls last week. Or maybe my brain is just slow after the holidays. :eek:
     
  25. Kernow macrumors 65816

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    We should have a poll to find out if people think there are too many polls :D
     

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