Share your Mac Easter Eggs

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by AphoticD, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. AphoticD macrumors 6502a

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    One of my favourite memories of classic Mac OS was discovering "Easter Eggs". Many older apps had a "Secret About Box" or similar Easter eggs you could find by holding modifier keys (Usually cmd or option) while clicking around.

    Mac OS X mostly eliminated this trend but I'm sure developers have quietly continued on with this tradition.

    Does anyone have any little known Easter eggs for PowerPC OS X and our apps?

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    For example, just yesterday, after having used Leopard for a decade or so, I discovered that holding Ctrl-Shift while mousing over the dock toggles the magnify mode. Not quite a full 'egg' but a fun find nonetheless.
     
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    QuarkXPress martian

    AFAIK it existed all the way up into version 8 and it's probably still there.

    Video is XPress 4 on OS9.
     
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    I've not really used OS9 heavily but I do recall playing Terminal Tetris in OSX. Tetris just happens to be an all-time fav of mine :)
     
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    This got fixed during the PowerPC era, but if we're discussing the little things...

    I discovered having your Mac say "f---s sheep" (obviously, you have to have it say the swear word) will result in a big HONK between the two words. This worked up to 10.3 or 10.4. It did get fixed somewhere down the road to 10.5 and I know 10.5 could never do it.

    If you haven't discovered the emacs games (not the eMac, but the emac command in terminal), then read here: https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/CategoryGames
     
  7. AphoticD thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Mactracker Secret About Box

    While perusing the Mactracker.app Resources, looking for some hardware icons, I came across a suspiciously Easter-eggy looking image. Sure enough and in classic Mac OS style, holding down the option key while selecting "About Mactracker" revealed a Secret About Box. One of the classic Easter Egg styles of yesteryear.

    I checked a few different versions, here are the results;

    SecretAbout4.0.2.png SecretAbout5.1.png SecretAbout7.4.1.png

    Kudos to the developer of this fantastic app.

    Who else has found a Secret About Box in Mac OS X?
     

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