Im not sure if this is a trick or what but I think its pretty cool.
I was messing around with Quicktime one day and found out you can scroll thru movie frames, one frame at a time by holding your mouse over Quicktime and scrolling with the scroll wheel on your mouse.
Tonight I realized something, it caught me off guard for a second. Generally to quit a program I will hit command-q to quit the program. Tonight I wanted to close a Finder window so I hit command-q and to my surprise this actually killed the entire Finder process and not only the front most Finder window.
Now that I think about this it is the proper behavior but I would think that with something as critical as Finder they would make that command only close the front most window. I noticed that everything was gone, even the icons on my desktop. I guess this is a quicker way than dropping to terminal to sudo killall Finder.
Heres a cool little hidden Easter egg that works in Tiger and Leopard called “The Blob”.Go to your Applications folder>Utilities folder> open Terminal and type:
defaults write com.apple.dock wvous-floater -bool YES
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With Spaces, Mac users can finally enjoy what Linux users have had for years: virtual desktops. However, Leopards implementation has a neat trick that I’ve yet to see in any Linux distro. You can now perform “window dragging” between the desktops without having to use the multi-pane view (ie. 4 screen view).
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By default, pressing the F4 and F5 keys will make a click sound for each keypress that moves volume down or up, respectively. But holding down the shift key while pressing F4 or F5 suppresses the click. (You can also turn it off permanently in System Preferences, Sound, Sound Effects. By the way, you can also open Sound Preferences panel directly with Option-F5.)
Hold the option key while selection an application in the dock, and all other windows will be hidden automatically (though I found that it doesn’t hide Finder windows all the time).
I just took a picture with my built-in iSight. I then opened the file in Preview to do a quick, simple crop. This is when I noticed new options for the select functionality. I ended up doing the whole cropping in Preview – not bothering to launching Photoshop.
Using the Select – Extract shape you can very easily generate and edit a selection mask similar to photoshops colour select. Only the Preview implementation of it is much more intuitive and thus faster to work with.
While fooling around i figured this out. perhaps im not the first and perhaps this is very well known, but its still pretty cool.
Hold command and click on your stack to directly open the folder that the stack uses to store files.
This way if when you click your stack and you cant see all of the items in it, you can do this trick and hopefully have it easier.