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10.4: The all-in-one Tiger slow motion hint... System 10.4
Tiger only hintIn the past, we've run a lot of hints about all the slow-motion effects in various OS X releases. This time, I'm going to try to get it all out of the way in one "meta hint."

Thanks to Cap'n Hector for emailing me the following list of "slow motion enabled" Tiger actions. Holding the Shift key down will cause any of the following to happen in slow motion:
  • Opening Dashboard
  • Switching between widget panels
  • Closing a widget
  • Hiding Dashboard
  • Opening the widget panel
  • Closing the widget panel
  • Clicking Safari's RSS icon
In addition, everything that worked in slow motion in previous OS X releases still seems to do so -- minimizing to the Dock, Exposť, etc. Feel free to add any new Tiger-specific slow-mo actions to the comments. I'll stop by and consolidate the new ones back into the hint at some point in the future.
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Dragging from the widget bar
Authored by: chrismear on May 03, '05 02:41:41PM

The shift key trick also works when dragging a widget from the widget bar.



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Dragging from the widget bar
Authored by: sjmills on May 03, '05 02:54:48PM

Sadly, the wavy liquid animation doesn't do slo-mo.



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10.4: The all-in-one Tiger slow motion hint...
Authored by: kettil on May 03, '05 03:36:31PM

The slow motion expansion of the panels in system preferences does no longer work, something which can also be said for the login-window.
The sample widget "stretcher" in the devtools, however, can be slo-moed in the said way.



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10.4: The all-in-one Tiger slow motion hint...
Authored by: tim1724 on May 03, '05 10:25:21PM

shift-option will make System Preferences do the slo-mo thing.


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10.4: The all-in-one Tiger slow motion hint...
Authored by: micaelus on May 03, '05 08:28:37PM

Very cool. But how does one speed up the animations?

I had applied a preference tweak in Panther that sped up the genie effect--much like altering NSWindowResizeTime does with sheet animation--but I can't find that hint again anywhere.

Anyone out there know how to speed up window minimization?



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10.4: The all-in-one Tiger slow motion hint...
Authored by: benixau on May 03, '05 11:00:26PM

bet it would if you used tiger on a slow enough mac :D



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10.4: The all-in-one Tiger slow motion hint...
Authored by: benjibot on May 04, '05 01:51:15AM

Shift clicking the widgets that expand or contract (like weather and calendar) will cause them to go in slow motion. I just found that out on accident. Or is that what "switching between widget panels" is?



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Index->Closeup
Authored by: Juneappal on May 04, '05 02:00:17AM

Select multiple jpegs in the finder. Control-click to bring up a slideshow option. Mouse down to the bottom of the screen and click on the four stacked boxes. This switches to an index print layout. Click on a photo and you get that photo close-up. Do either with the shift key held down and you get a nauseating slow-motion effect.



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10.4: The all-in-one Tiger slow motion hint...
Authored by: Hugin777 on May 04, '05 06:39:47AM

Slow-mo is also possible when adding to iPhoto from the slideshows.

What is not slow-mo enabled is CoreImage effects (like the ripple effect) and the rotating cube when switching users.



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10.4: The all-in-one Tiger slow motion hint...
Authored by: bblfish on May 13, '05 06:11:31AM

yes, but how does one disable the slow motion effects? I like them for the dock
and other ui elements but for the Fxx keys they remove a key that another
app could make use of.
I tried replacing the F12 key with shift-F12 but that just has the odd effect of
opening the dashboard quickly, the closing it in slow motion. Not the effect I was after.



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Mail's "Customize" Mode
Authored by: Pais on May 13, '05 02:03:17PM

Okay, I think the weirdest effect in slow motion is the "Customize" animation in Mail.app 2.0's composition window. You can see the fields stretching and warping as the window resizes (made possible by a few specific additions to Cocoa view classes).



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10.4: The all-in-one Tiger slow motion hint...
Authored by: A0X0MAX0A on Jun 17, '05 05:09:07PM

Somewhat irrelevant, but on the newest few Keynotes when Jobs is showing off Dashboard, he pulls out a widget and the screen of his computer ripples. Does anyone here know how to do that?



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10.4: The all-in-one Tiger slow motion hint...
Authored by: Ishtiaque on Aug 06, '05 10:13:36AM

This is based on your hardware. If your graphics card is powerful enough (eg, albook) you get the ripple effect. If not (eg, tibook) no effect.



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