Top 10 Secret Features in Lion (according to Lifehacker)

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  1. *LTD* macrumors G4

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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.
     
  2. Nuckinfuts, Jul 23, 2011
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    My top list: Sharper fonts in terminal, fullscreen terminal, terminal transparency blurring, fullscreen iTunes
     
  3. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a

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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:
     
  4. Reach9 macrumors 68020

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    Same here, i thought it was just bugged.
     
  5. 184550 Guest

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    Just tried it and it worked for me.
     
  6. Mitchelino macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  7. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  8. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a

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    I tried it in safari and mail and twitter for mac and no luck...are you doing anything special? haha
     
  9. Saturn1217 macrumors 6502a

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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?
     
  10. *LTD* thread starter macrumors G4

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    This still works. ;)

    http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20071101055329470
     
  11. jdavtz macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  12. iAmYou macrumors 6502

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    Double click the word then right click the highlighted word and you'll see an option to look up and that will give you the definition.
     
  13. lotones macrumors regular

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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.
     
  14. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    Works for me. Believe it is in Cocoa apps only?
     
  15. Tearabite macrumors regular

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    This one does not work for me.. Am I doing it wrong??
     
  16. Mitchelino macrumors 6502

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    Check to make sure it's set in your Trackpad options in System Preferences:

    [​IMG]
     
  17. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for sharing this. I got it to work now.
     
  18. Gemütlichkeit macrumors 65816

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    I'm waiting on a demo of the new ichat. Can't find any online and my MBA comes next week!
     

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