Cool Front Row Effect

thewhitehart

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Jul 9, 2005
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You know how you can hold Shift + Control or just Shift by itself to slow down the Genie minimising effect? It works with Front Row too! Hold down the combo before pressing 'menu' on the remote, and your screen will zoom out or in in super slow mode!
 

ero87

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Jan 17, 2006
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it's already in slow-mo, no buttons pressed!

Seriously, i'm consistently disappointed with the responsiveness of front row (on a mbp and mac mini).

but cool trick though! I love those :)
 

jive

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Apr 14, 2006
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Why were these things included in OSX? They don't really do anything except show off - and they're not mentioned in any of the manuals/official sites >_>
 

Scarlet Fever

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Jul 22, 2005
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jive said:
Why were these things included in OSX? They don't really do anything except show off - and they're not mentioned in any of the manuals/official sites >_>
I dont think there is a real reason, just a nice little easter egg :p
 

Str8edgepunker

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Nov 4, 2001
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jive said:
Why were these things included in OSX? They don't really do anything except show off - and they're not mentioned in any of the manuals/official sites >_>
Pretty much this was back in the early days of OSX when Jobs was showing off how windows minimize to the dock via the genie method. Try it!
 

chairguru22

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May 31, 2006
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jive said:
Why were these things included in OSX? They don't really do anything except show off - and they're not mentioned in any of the manuals/official sites >_>
i agree. this is useless when other things couldve been more helpful, like integrated button mapping to create a your own shortcuts or the option to quit programs when hitting the close button...
 

Mojo67821

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Apr 20, 2006
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thewhitehart said:
You know how you can hold Shift + Control or just Shift by itself to slow down the Genie minimising effect?
Whoa... now I do... that was sweet :)
 

7on

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chairguru22 said:
i agree. this is useless when other things couldve been more helpful, like integrated button mapping to create a your own shortcuts or the option to quit programs when hitting the close button...
you can create your own shortcuts... though you can't remap certain keys though.
 

theBB

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Jan 3, 2006
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chairguru22 said:
i agree. this is useless when other things couldve been more helpful, like integrated button mapping to create a your own shortcuts or the option to quit programs when hitting the close button...
I was miffed about not quitting programs when I hit close button, but now I got used to and started preferring cmd-Q shortcut.