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    Great list of Keyboard SHORTCUTS
    I thought this might be helpful....

    OS X KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

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    Great list - haven't seen 'maximize window' before. But which is the zoom button?

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    What is ⌥?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynameis View Post
    What is ⌥?
    That's the Option key.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skanstull View Post
    But which is the zoom button?

    I believe I changed mine to something easier (Ctrl+Scroll ball)... If I remember correctly.. the default Zoom is Shift+CTRL+Scroll ball.

    Try that and let me know... it's a pretty cool "impress your friends" feature.

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    There is also a sticky thread for this here:

    Keyboard short cuts
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    Thanks for posting, i'm making the switch pretty soon. very useful!

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    Nice Find

    That option graphic is trippy!!
    "Death to Toasters" - John Connor

    "All Hail the Power of Bauer"

    "The Heavens will run red with Blood, but in the End, As Always, Thanos will Stand Triumphant!" - Thanos

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynameis View Post
    What is ⌥
    GASP - you've been here since 2004 y'know!

    The option/alt/squiggly line key is between the apple/command/clover/swedish campsite key and the ctrl key.
    It's supposed to represent a branch or two optional paths, the bottom one of which has been selected.

    Mac's are easy!




    (Rep points for whoever gets the reference first)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aptmunich View Post
    GASP - you've been here since 2004 y'know!

    The option/alt/squiggly line key is between the apple/command/clover/swedish campsite key and the ctrl key.
    It's supposed to represent a branch or two optional paths, the bottom one of which has been selected.

    Mac's are easy!




    (Rep points for whoever gets the reference first)
    Oooohh... Really.. rep points??? Yeah!!! (for the swedish Campsite reference right?)

    ***It's the swedish symbol used to represent an interesting feature in a campground*** See below for the whole story...

    We thought it was important for the user to be able to invoke every menu command directly from the keyboard, so we added a special key to the keyboard to invoke menu commands, just like our predecessor, Lisa. We called it the "Apple key"; when pressed in combination with another key, it selected the corresponding menu command. We displayed a little Apple logo on the right side of every menu item with a keyboard command, to associate the key with the command.

    One day, late in the afternoon, Steve Jobs burst into the software fishbowl area in Bandley III, upset about something. This was not unusual. I think he had just seen MacDraw for the first time, which had longer menus than our other applications.

    "There are too many Apples on the screen! It's ridiculous! We're taking the Apple logo in vain! We've got to stop doing that!"

    After we told him that we had to display the command key symbol with each item that had one, he told us that we better find a different symbol to use instead of the Apple logo, and, because it affected both the manuals and the keyboard hardware, we only had a few days to come up with something else.

    It's difficult to come up with a small icon that means "command", and we didn't think of anything right away. Our bitmap artist Susan Kare had a comprehensive international symbol dictionary and she leafed through it, looking for an appropriate symbol that was distinctive, attractive and had at least something to do with the concept of a menu command.

    Finally she came across a floral symbol that was used in Sweden to indicate an interesting feature or attraction in a campground. She rendered a 16 x 16 bitmap of the little symbol and showed it to the rest of the team, and everybody liked it. Twenty years later, even in OS X, the Macintosh still has a little bit of a Swedish campground in it.

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    We have a winner!


    Ride knew the swedish campsite reference right away... for other interesting anecdotes, see Andy Hertzfeld's book 'Revolution in the valley' or his website www.folklore.org.

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    I just pressed Control+3 when Safari is active and was taken to a magical page that I have no idea what it's use is ... it wasn't the RSS view but the vB view ... for what it's worth????

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    It looks like the same original page with graphics, text only.

    Maybe for faster dl'ing or reading?
    "Death to Toasters" - John Connor

    "All Hail the Power of Bauer"

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    The thing is that there doesn't appear to be any links to reach this view....I just stumbled across it by accident....there were no images tho' unless you viewed photo of the month or desktop of the month.

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    Nice find Pulse!

    Yeah this is the light view. You will sometimes get that light view when you google for something and stumble upon another forum's thread: you click at the top for the full view with the forum's skin and graphics if you need to see it.

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