Secret OS X feature (slow motion)

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  1. VinegarTasters macrumors 6502

    VinegarTasters

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    I just found this out... Is this news? Or does everyone know about this?
    It is the slow motion secret keypress that slows all GUI animations.

     
  2. FrancoisC macrumors 6502

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    Old, but I'm sure some people didn't know about it :)
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    It has been known since 2003:

    Btw, you can use QT Player X to record the screen to get better looking video.
     
  4. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....time for the timeline...oh yeah!

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  5. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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  6. Ddyracer macrumors 68000

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    I didn't know that it worked with apps wonder what else it will work in.
     
  7. Nermal Moderator

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    If you do a "killall Dock" in the middle of a slow resize then the window will get stuck in its partially shrunk state... and still be usable!
     
  8. Jardins de Vin macrumors 6502a

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    It works with everything as far as I know :) I’ve accidentally done it a year ago or so on a folder, or a picture. Since then I’ve been testing it out one everything else.

    Select a picture file, then press SHIFT + Spacebar to make the preview appear slowly.

    Select a folder, then press SHIFT + Double click at the same time to open it slowly.

    It works with mission control, launchpad, and other features too, like if you have a key set to put everything by side and see only the desktop, or if you want to show all the open windows.

    It’s really fun :) (and extremely useless of course, but we still love it, don’t we? :D)
     
  9. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    I actually had a use for it. I couldn't find where a window was hidden (Pre-lion, so with spaces and expose) so I used that to watch where it was coming in from.
     
  10. tnsmart macrumors 6502

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    Or in the middle of a slow minimize. It leaves the window in the middle of the genie effect and still usable. It's kind of fun to play with.
     
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  12. Drew017 macrumors 65816

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    Yep- skip to 7:43

     
  13. Volkstaia macrumors regular

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    It's been known since Aqua was first shown in 2000, Steve slowed down the genie effect when he minimized a window.
     
  14. simsaladimbamba

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    Thanks, I have read the rest of the thread.
     

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