Leopard Tips and Hints

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  1. arn macrumors god

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    Per Request, here's a thread for people to post their cool tips and whatnot about Leopard

    I'll start with the ones I posted to the front page

    • Photo Mosaic Screensaver: Choose a photo album from the Desktop & Screen Saver control panel, then click on the 3rd "Display Style" (Mosaic). (ed note: Very cool.)
    • iTunes Visualizers (iTunes -> View -> Visualizer): Lathe, Jelly and Stix
    • Spotlight can be used as a calculator
    • Control Panel -> Speech -> Text to Speech. New Alex Voice in Leopard.
    • DVD Player with Chapter Index and Full Screen Controls
    • Retro and Security screensavers are included in the Developer Tools (instructions)
    • Coverflow works for fonts.
     
  2. arn thread starter macrumors god

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    Dragging a Window to the extreme edge of the screen and holding it there will trigger you to move to the next "Space"

    Spaces: After pressing F8, pressing "C" will collect all windows into Space 1. Pressing C again reverses it.

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  3. martychang macrumors regular

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    Apparently, you can get the old ribbon-style dock back in Leopard using some Terminal commands:

    [​IMG]

    Disclaimer: I don't have my mac yet, and I haven't tested this. I ran across the tip on another forum.
     
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    Note that you can toggle them back and forth while in the Spaces layout display, but if you go back to your desktop with all the windows in Space 1, you can't press "C" the next time to have them return to their multi-window arrangement. It doesn't remember the multi-Space arrangement after you choose the collapsed arrangement.
     
  6. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    please post pictures of the sweet new screensaver please
     
  7. Lh'owon macrumors newbie

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    From Macworld's Ten Overlooked Leopard Gems:

    It may not seem like a big deal to some, but the print preview in the print box is awesome to me. I really hated having to open Preview! (I don't actually have Leopard yet, but am really looking forward to it.)
     
  8. macguysoft macrumors member

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    A nice trick for all those who forgot would be to shift click on stacks and it'll go in slow-motion. Would be good to show-off to your PC friends :D

    In stacks, you can also navigate through the arrow keys or tab key and it'll move around all your files. This works in both grid and fan mode... Furthermore, you're also able to type the name of the file and it'll jump right to it.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. FreeState macrumors 68000

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    here you go....
     

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  11. Taylor C macrumors 6502a

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    The "Help" spotlight field can be used to locate/launch bookmarks in Safari.
     
  12. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    thanks for that! very useful!

    if you right click on the time machine icon in the dock you can backup to your external now. this would be useful to me when i have take my laptop somewhere quickly and i can do time machine backup right away without waiting till the next hour.
     
  13. chasemac macrumors 6502a

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    Expose´works inside Spaces. F9 with the shift is a nice trick too.
     
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    iCal

    You don't need to have iCal open. So it will change to the next date on its own now when it get to midnight.
     
  16. typecase macrumors regular

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    Something I've been waiting for is here finally. Either I didn't know how to do this in Tiger or this is a new feature. If you select multiple files and and hold down option and drag them, it will move all the files. Tiger behavior doing the same thing only moved the first file selected.
     
  17. Macnoviz macrumors 65816

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    If you want an opaque menu bar, you can adjust your desktop image with a 22 pixel tall (YMMV) #666666 coloured (again, you can choose other colours, too) rectangle, to fit right under the menu bar.
     

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  18. cms2 macrumors 6502

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    do you remember which forum?
     
  19. wesleyh macrumors 6502

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    Does the mosaic screensaver only work on intel? It just shows the first picture and nothing else on my PPC. Anyone confirm?
     
  20. Macnoviz macrumors 65816

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    Did you wait a while? It takes a while before it zooms out.
     
  21. wesleyh macrumors 6502

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    Oh, you're right. It takes like half a minute or more. Thanks
     
  22. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

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    Change the options of the screen saver to "Faster":p
     
  23. motulist macrumors 601

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    Okay that's great, but there's still one MAJOR flaw with Mac printing. For such a well designed OS, it's bizarre to me that there are TWO different menu items resulting in TWO different option windows that are both required to control your print output - the "Print" window and the "Page Setup" window! It's so crazy and inexplicable to me that Apple added such a huge amount of unnecessary complexity!

    Has this changed in leopard?

    I'm sure there is some historical or advanced-user reason why this is the way it is, but for 99% of users, having your print control settings spread across 2 totally disconnected windows is a huge annoyance and is very confusing to new users.
     
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