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QuickTime preview 'throttle' in the Finder Apps
Caught this one over on the MacAddict OS X Tricks forum, posted by Jasoco. You'll need a two-button mouse to make it work...

In the Finder, use column view and select a QuickTime movie such that you can see the 'preview' square in the far right column. Start playing the clip in the preview window (just click the Play icon; don't double-click the movie).

Once it's started, click-and-hold on the fast-forward button on the right edge of the screen. As you're holding down the left mouse button, click-and-hold the right mouse button. The FF/RW buttons turn into a little slider that lets you control how fast you go backwards or forwards through the movie.

I couldn't find a key to hold down that would mimic this behavior, so it looks like it's restricted to two-button mice. Strangely enough, it also does NOT work in the actual QuickTime Player; only in the Finder.

I'm not sure what value this is, but it's sort of interesting...
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This is an old QuickTime gimmick
Authored by: Anonymous on Aug 03, '01 07:54:30AM

This has been there before.
It should also work if you just ctrl-click in the rw-ff area.
It has been in QuickTime an awful long time, but does (obviously) now be activated (the same way) with the "brushed steel" interface.


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