How to make OS X to display the new year greeting?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hajime, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. hajime macrumors 601

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    Happy New Year!

    Over 10 years ago, the Macs under System 7 displayed a new year greeting on Jan 1. Anybody knows why Apple removed such greeting? Is there any way to get back this feature?
     
  2. hajime thread starter macrumors 601

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    Why? I miss this feature.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Because Apple decided it should go away.
     
  4. SplicedBanjo macrumors regular

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  5. orvn macrumors 6502

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    I think you could theoretically create a cron job to run:
    osascript -e 'tell application "Finder" to display dialog "Happy New Year!"'
    (try it in terminal).

    I think you could also do it with automator, but I'm not to practiced with it personally.
     
  6. hajime thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks. I recall that the message was displayed immediate after boot (before System 7 was ready).
     

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