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    Default Hidden Snow Leopard features


    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.

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    I love that picture... And its symbolism... Thanks apple yet again...
    This is getting a lil' ridiculous...

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    i love the force eject

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    # 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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwin84 View Post
    I love that picture... And its symbolism... Thanks apple yet again...
    looks like easter hippie eggs

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    You can tab through in expose in leopard.

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    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".

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    yea I thought so too.

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    I beleive I posted something about this a few days ago...100 Snow Leopard tips and tricks...
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    I guess that bit about there being 0 new features was bs

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    More reliable disk ejection

    I like^
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    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.

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    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.
    Last edited by smuggler; 09-06-2009 at 07:04 PM.

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    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

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    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??

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    Default sweet
    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



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