Five Fun Eye Candy Effects Built Into Mac OS X
Apple spends a lot of time fine tuning our favorite products, resulting in stellar looking hardware and software, particularly visible in Mac OS X. It’s not hard to impress your friends and colleagues with the appearance, fluidity, and many great features we all enjoy. But if you’re in the mood to brag and be flashy, here is a list of five fun tips to show off some of the eye candy that’s built right into OS X.
These tips have been tested on all modern versions of Mac OS X though most won’t work on older versions that lack Core Image support.
The effect is listed first, followed by the keystroke necessary to invoke the effect described. Have fun with the list below and let us know in the comments if you have any other fun little eye candy tricks for OS X!
|Mission Control / Expose in Slow Motion||Shift-Click F10 or F11|
|Zoom In & Out around Cursor||Control-Scrollwheel (double-finger trackpad on laptops)|
|Genie Minimize in Slow Motion||Shift-Click Minimize|
|Dashboard in Slow Motion||Shift-Click F12|
As you probably noticed, shift clicking slows down many of the Core Image and OpenGL functions in Mac OS X. You can try it on other drawn windows or UI elements too.
If you know of anymore OS X eye candy and effects, please share!