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Partial control of apps in the background Desktop
I just noticed that it is not only possible to move background windows by pressing the Command (Apple) key and move it with the mouse, but you also can partially control them. For instance, it is possible to disconnect your dial-up internet connection without bringing the InternetConnect app to the foreground, by command clicking the disconnect button.

I don't really know the use for this, but thought I share it anyway...I also noticed that it doesn't work in all apps, it seems to work only in Cocoa apps

Marcelv
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scrolling windows in the back
Authored by: Anonymous on Jul 01, '01 12:50:17PM

Yes, and it also possible to command-scroll the window in the back. I found this especially useful when I am reading a long macosxhint in OmniWeb and try the terminal hints on a semi transparent terminal in front.



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I am in love
Authored by: eagle_eyes on Jul 01, '01 05:03:38PM

It is little things like this that have me head over heels for os X!!!!!



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I am in love
Authored by: eagle_eyes on Jul 01, '01 05:03:48PM

It is little things like this that have me head over heels for os X!!!!!



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I am in love
Authored by: eagle_eyes on Jul 01, '01 05:03:58PM

It is little things like this that have me head over heels for os X!!!!!



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Works in Carbon too, kinda
Authored by: Anonymous on Jul 01, '01 10:46:17PM

I can drag Carbon windows around (tested with BBEdit and IE), but I can't use buttons or scroll bars - it switches to the other app. Still great, because 80% of my apps are Cocoa (and the rest are Classic)



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