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    TidBITS released a nice compendium of some of the nicest new features of Snow Leopard that aren't immedately obvious, including:
    • More reliable disk ejection: you now see the disk's icon dim after selecting "Eject," and you get an explanation of why when Mac OS X won't eject your disk. There's also now a "Force Eject" option (use at your own risk, of course)
    • Location, location, location: Snow Leopard can determine your time zone from information provided by your Wi-Fi hotspot - in your Date & Time preferences, choose Time Zone, and tick Set Time Zone Automatically
    • Wake on Network Access: if your MAc is a server, it will continue broadcating Bonjour information even when asleep, and will be woken by requests over AirPort or Ethernet
    • Expose Shortcuts: With all windows visible in Expose, you can press Command-1 to arrange the windows by name or Command-2 to arrange them by application. Pressing the Tab key will cycle through all the running applications. Press the spacebar while pointing at a window to expand it
    • Descriptive Screenshot filenames: Instead of "Picture 1," you now get "Screen shot 2009-09-04 at 11.26.49 AM"

    There's More on Apple's Snow Leopard Enhancements and Refinements page.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Hidden Snow Leopard features started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 15 Comments
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      I love that picture... And its symbolism... Thanks apple yet again...
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      i love the force eject
    1. Atomi's Avatar
      Atomi -
      # More reliable disk ejection: you now see the disk's icon dim after selecting "Eject," and you get an explanation of why when Mac OS X won't eject your disk. There's also now a "Force Eject" option (use at your own risk, of course)
      Location, location, location: Snow Leopard can determine your time zone from information provided by your Wi-Fi hotspot - in your Date & Time preferences, choose Time Zone, and tick Set Time Zone Automatically #

      These arent hidden features?
    1. PlatoTheForms's Avatar
      PlatoTheForms -
      Quote Originally Posted by rwin84 View Post
      I love that picture... And its symbolism... Thanks apple yet again...
      looks like easter hippie eggs
    1. zatpgw's Avatar
      zatpgw -
      You can tab through in expose in leopard.
    1. youngbrammer's Avatar
      youngbrammer -
      I Read About The Disk Eject Thing (I Think On Apple's Site). No Too Hidden. I Just Noticed The Screen Shot Thing Myself When Watching Ty's iPhone Help's iPhone Giveaway When I Was Taking Screenshots During The "Show".
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      yea I thought so too.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      I beleive I posted something about this a few days ago...100 Snow Leopard tips and tricks...
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I guess that bit about there being 0 new features was bs
    1. Zeal's Avatar
      Zeal -
      More reliable disk ejection

      I like^
    1. GmAz's Avatar
      GmAz -
      10.6 keeps sounding like a device pack more and more, and you apple wackos keep buying it. But you gotta see apples genius in it. Get a customer base of morons, keep features out of your product so you can put them it later in a "new version" and keep the morons paying.
    1. smuggler's Avatar
      smuggler -
      i love the jealousy of windows users, just never ceases to entertain me to the utmost fullest. fork up the extra cash you cheapos, and buy a real machine, that's reliable too. its not like snow leopard is being sold for a lot of money. thirty bucks for an upgrade, big woop. its just paving a road for the future. and if you're a hardcore windows fan, then why the hell are you on an apple forum? and reading about apple products and/or using apple products like the iPhone? it's because apple puts out great products that ol' microsoft can't even begin to create.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by smuggler View Post
      i love the jealousy of windows users, just never ceases to entertain me to the utmost fullest. fork up the extra cash you cheapos, and buy a real machine, that's reliable too. its not like snow leopard is being sold for a lot of money. thirty bucks for an upgrade, big woop. its just paving a road for the future. and if you're a hardcore windows fan, then why the hell are you on an apple forum? and reading about apple products and/or using apple products like the iPhone? it's because apple puts out great products that ol' microsoft can't even begin to create.
      I agree. I know that $299 laptop looks appealing but save your allowance and get a real machine
    1. supreme-livin's Avatar
      supreme-livin -
      10.6 keeps sounding like a device pack more and more, and you apple wackos keep buying it. But you gotta see apples genius in it. Get a customer base of morons, keep features out of your product so you can put them it later in a "new version
      " and keep the morons paying.
      Digg


      windows people r so funny

      how many times have they released vista??
    1. mdc929's Avatar
      mdc929 -
      i like more reliable disk ejection
      ive had stuck disks on more than one occasion unfortunately

      i think the location thing is pretty nifty i just checked it out now

      and i definitely noticed the screenshot info
      soooo glad for this i have tons of "Picture 1,2" etc. that ive had to edit just to put in one folder