Top 10 Secret Features in Lion (according to Lifehacker)

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Some of you might already know all of these. But I sure didn't. It was #7 and #6.

http://lifehacker.com/5817644/top-10-secret-features-in-mac-os-x-lion

10. Add New, High-Quality Text-to-Speech Voices
9. Look Up a Word in the Dictionary with Two Taps
8. Create Search Tokens When Searching for Files
7. Group a Bunch of Items into a Folder
6. Add an Event to iCal by Typing a Phrase
5. Share the Screen of an Inactive User
4. Manage Privacy Settings for Any App
3. Automatically Restart When the Computer Freezes
2. Fully Migrate from Windows to Mac OS X Automatically
1. Easily Add a Signature to a PDF Document in Preview


Enjoy.
 

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My top list: Sharper fonts in terminal, fullscreen terminal, terminal transparency blurring, fullscreen iTunes
 
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Mitchelino

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I knew a fair bit of those, as I read through the list of 250 new features in Lion. I love the new voices, I downloaded a few earlier today. I love that they have international languages.

Unfortunately I cannot get this to work even with it enabled in settings....am I just doing it wrong? It says two taps with 3 fingers :confused:
Depends which app you do it in. Worked in my IRC client and Twitter client. Doesn't work in Firefox 5 for me.
 
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bndoarn

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Unfortunately I cannot get this to work even with it enabled in settings....am I just doing it wrong? It says two taps with 3 fingers :confused:
Same here, i thought it was just bugged.
Do either of you by chance have BetterTouchTool installed with a Three Finger Tap gesture set up with it? I have it so a three finger tap in Safari open's a link in a new tab. When this is enabled, tap to lookup doesn't work. If I disable it, it works.
 
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yayitsezekiel

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I knew a fair bit of those, as I read through the list of 250 new features in Lion. I love the new voices, I downloaded a few earlier today. I love that they have international languages.



Depends which app you do it in. Worked in my IRC client and Twitter client. Doesn't work in Firefox 5 for me.
I tried it in safari and mail and twitter for mac and no luck...are you doing anything special? haha
 
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Saturn1217

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Any secret settings through the terminal?

Do you think there will be any new secret terminal commands to access settings.

Like the turning off glass dock setting in Leopard or the new list view that came into SL?

I hope apple hasn't stopped putting in these little gems. I love them :eek:

Also curious. How do people find these hidden terminal settings anyway? Does apple publish them somewhere or do really clever developers just stumble upon them?
 
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Do you think there will be any new secret terminal commands to access settings.

Like the turning off glass dock setting in Leopard or the new list view that came into SL?

I hope apple hasn't stopped putting in these little gems. I love them :eek:

Also curious. How do people find these hidden terminal settings anyway? Does apple publish them somewhere or do really clever developers just stumble upon them?
This still works. ;)

http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20071101055329470
 
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Double-tap (not "two taps") with three fingers works for me in Safari. Upgraded SL installation, nothing special changed to enable the feature. 2010 MBA.

I wish it worked in other languages. I'm not bad with my English, but foreign language dictionaries would be incredibly useful.
 
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lotones

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Do either of you by chance have BetterTouchTool installed with a Three Finger Tap gesture set up with it? I have it so a three finger tap in Safari open's a link in a new tab. When this is enabled, tap to lookup doesn't work. If I disable it, it works.
I have BTT installed with 3 finger tap link->new tab also. Dictionary lookup is working for me by highlighting the word first (double single-finger tap), then double tapping with 3 fingers.
 
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bndoarn

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I have BTT installed with 3 finger tap link->new tab also. Dictionary lookup is working for me by highlighting the word first (double single-finger tap), then double tapping with 3 fingers.
Thank you for sharing this. I got it to work now.
 
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