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Maybe these are not new, and are commonly known, but for the new on OSX86

Make the Safari Debug Menu appear:
Quit Safari then in Terminal type
defaults write com.apple.Safari IncludeDebugMenu 1

Make any App Icon Transparent in Dock when it is hidden
In Terminal type defaults write com.apple.dock showhidden -bool true
then type killall Dock


I like the second one!
Is there a way to undo it?

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Open finder, go to Applications, hit command+A, now hit command+down arrow.







BTW, don't really do this unless you have about a half hour and a lot of patients. use this as a practical joke

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does the "hold F12" work in osx86? suppose to eject the CD/DVD out of primary optical drive.. at least on the ppc platform it does :-) also, force eject of all removable media that support eject by holding left mouse button on bootup (cannot be usb mouse via hub as far as i know)..

also, if anyone was successful in hacking "front row" into osx86, command+esc :-)



HELL YES..i love it...just what i was loooooooking for

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How do i disable spotlight and remove it from my menu bar? i remember it was posted in a thread somewhere but i couldnt find it.

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Open finder, go to Applications, hit command+A, now hit command+down arrow.
BTW, don't really do this unless you have about a half hour and a lot of patients. use this as a practical joke


Sigh. Curiosity really did kill the cat. I never knew the Dock could shrink to that size...

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I need info on where the picture is saved after doing a screen capture because its not on my desktop and it usually is on my other ibook.

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how do you paste without a mouse?

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use command+C to copy and command+v to paste.

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UZi706....

I do will kill you...


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Open finder, go to Applications, hit command+A, now hit command+down arrow.
BTW, don't really do this unless you have about a half hour and a lot of patients. use this as a practical joke


sonofabitch

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A little known QuarkXpress feature: hold command option shift delete with an object selected. An alien wanders on screen, and zaps your item with a raygun, and it disappears in a tacky orange gradient effect. I'm serious. It works in 3.3. I dunno if it's still there, i've defected to InDesign.



Works in 6.0 as well!

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My personal favorite as just a nice trick (although I haven't confirmed it in OSX86 yet) is to hold the Command Option and Control keys and hit 8. It will invert the colors on the screen.



Works on osx86 10.4.9 (possibly others I would assume) using the windows "Ctrl", "Windows Key" and "alt" on a windows keyboard anyway... :P

Regards,

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Annoying Hidden Files

if you have files showing on the desktop like .ds_store you hide them like this:

Open TERMINAL and type:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
killall Finder


if you want to see them again change FALSE with TRUE

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http://alum.hampshir...Butan/index.htm

lets you use enter/return to open files in Finder and delete/backspace to delete files in finder

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I always love a mini keyboard because it can help you escape the pain and other effects of carpal tunnel syndrome.





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