Just discovered a weird feature in the Dock

Discussion in 'macOS' started by JTToft, May 1, 2011.

  1. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    If you have an icon that creates an animation when you click it (like a folder with a grid view or a minimized window), try Shift-clicking that icon.

    Does anybody know the point of this?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It's just slow-motion for the animation: Mac OS X: Additional features of the Dock
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    its been like that for a long time. ever since you could minimize windows into the dock the shift key has made it go in slow-motion. why? no idea, but its fun.
     
  4. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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  5. JTToft thread starter macrumors 68040

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    - I know what it is, I just don't understand the point of it.
    I suppose PlaceofDis' comment sums op the matter quite well: there is no point, but it's fun...

    Oh, well. Thanks for your answers.
     
  6. mrgraff macrumors 6502a

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    If I recall correctly, it was put in so that Steve Jobs could demo the behavior of the dock animations when OS X was debuted. It's probably still there just to be cool.
     
  7. scoobydiesel macrumors member

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    And i have learned something new... Might not be all that useful but at the same time its pretty neat anyways :p
     
  8. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Does it for dashboard and expose' too, fyi...
     

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