5 Cool Mac OSX Easter Eggs

Easter EggIn almost any software application, game, or website, the developers usually incorporate some type of hidden feature or message somewhere . These hidden features are known as “easter eggs”. Here are 5 cool easter eggs for OSX.

Slow Motion 

This one is super easy, just hold down the shift key and then perform any UI action.

For example, Hold Shift and then try to minimize an application using the (yellow) minimize button. This will also work when you go to restore the window.

Tetris in Terminal

Open Finder -> Open Applications -> Open Utilities -> Open Terminal -> Type “emacs” ->Press enter -> Press ESC -> Press X -> Then Type “tetris” and Press Enter.

Snake in Terminal

Open Finder -> Open Applications -> Open Utilities -> Open Terminal -> Type “emacs” ->Press enter -> Press ESC -> Press X -> Then Type “snake” and Press Enter.

Weather for Nowhere

Go to the Dashboard and add the weather widget, if you haven’t already. Hold down the Option Key + Command and then click on the weather icon(sun,cloud,rain). You should see something interesting, you can continue to click to cycle through the available weather icons.

The Suck Effect (for minimizing)

Normally you only have two choices for your minimize effect, the Genie effect and Scale effect. There is however, a hidden third option called suck.

To use this third option simply, open the terminal and type the following. “defaults write com.apple.dock mineffect -string suck”.

Do not include the quotes when typing into the terminal.

You will need to restart the dock in order to see the new effect. You can restart the Dock by either restarting the computer or by going to Applications->Utillities-> Activity Monitor. Then force quit the Dock and it will automatically restart.

If you would like to change your effect back to one of the other options you just need to go to System Preferences->Dock and then choose an effect where it says “minimize windows using:”.

 

 

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