Shift + Hide

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  1. diamonddods macrumors newbie

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    I'm new to the forum so pardon me if this is common knowledge but has anybody seen what happens when you press shift + hide?
    My shift key sticks sometimes so I find different shift commands by accident.
    Try holding down shift and hide a window. The animation goes all slooooooowwwww! Its pretty mesmerizing. This works for other osx animated features like dashboard too. Is there any reason for this?
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Do you mean shift+minimize? Yes, it does work for other things (although not for hide, which isn't animated to begin with). It's very striking (and annoying if done accidentally) for Exposé. :eek: As for why it exists, I don't know. :eek:
     
  3. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Yep...that's pretty common knowledge. Try holding control and scrolling on your mighty mouse for more fun. Or control-option-command-8.
     
  4. diamonddods thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I meant minimize.

    I found the mightymouse ctrl+scroll ball zoom by accident too.
     
  5. kellen macrumors 68020

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    I love finding these things. Anyone have anymore? The control, option, command 8 is nice. I am just too afraid to try combinations and then not knowing what I did to be able to turn it back.

    On a different side note, anyone know why when I visit msn.com and go to a story on the page, then hit back to go back to msn.com, it doesn't keep it in my history and goes to the webpage I went to before MSN.com?
     
  6. diamonddods thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hold your mouse over a word in Safari or any other app. in that matter and press Ctrl-Cmd-D. Really cool.
     
  7. itsallinurhead macrumors 6502

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    What does that do?
     
  8. osirisX macrumors regular

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    The slow motion has been there since 10.0. It was made specifically for Steve when he showed off OS X for the first time.
     
  9. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    This is a little trick which has absolutely no purpose. However if you set the Dock Preferences to use the genie effect, then set up a terminal window with the command "killall Dock" (without quotes, don't hit enter just yet). Shift + minimise a safari window, then quickly switch to the terminal window and hit enter. After a little beachball you will end up with an odd shaped useable Safari window, see picture attached. To reset safari just quit and relaunch.

     

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  10. itsallinurhead macrumors 6502

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    Weird, can't seem to get it to work on my machine.
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    You can do a terminal line command to make hidden (*not* minimized) apps become transparent in the dock (different from making the whole dock transparent). I really like it. (Source)

    defaults write com.apple.dock showhidden -bool true
    killall Dock

    This is the effect -- Safari is hidden (Cmd-H) in this picture:

    [​IMG]

    And here it's back. It's a really subtle effect, but I have this on both my Macs and really like it..

    [​IMG]
     

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