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10.6: See Dock contextual menus without application entries System 10.6
Normally when you Control-click on an item in the Dock, you'll see a contextual menu with that program's Dock commands, along with the OS X system commands (Hide/Show, Quit, and Options). In 10.6, there's now a keyboard shortcut to see just the OS X system commands: hold down Command and Control, then click on an application's Dock icon.

This may not be all that helpful, but it does make closing System Preferences somewhat quicker and cleaner looking, as you don't see all the individual panels in the contextual menu.

[robg adds: If you add in the Option key while holding Command and Control with the contextual menu visible, Quit will change into Force Quit, just as though you had pressed Control-Option before clicking to get the "full" contextual menu.]
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10.6: See Dock contextual menus without application entries
Authored by: boredzo on Sep 18, '09 08:46:07AM

It's just ⌘. The only part Control plays in this is changing your left-click to a right-click; ⌘-right-click has the exact same effect as ⌘-ctrl-left-click.



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10.6: See Dock contextual menus without application entries
Authored by: Quatch on Sep 18, '09 10:52:13AM

command click reveals in finder.



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⌘-*left*-click, yes
Authored by: boredzo on Sep 19, '09 07:21:28PM

⌘-left-click reveals in Finder; ⌘-right-click suppresses the application contextual menu items, which is what this hint is about. Ctrl is not necessary; ⌘-ctrl-left-click is simply the other way to ⌘-right-click, just as ctrl-left-click is the other way to right-click.

You do not need to ⌘-ctrl-right-click; indeed, that would be pointless, as the only reason to involve ctrl is to fake a right-click using a ctrl-left-click.



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10.6: See Dock contextual menus without application entries
Authored by: UberFu on Sep 18, '09 11:58:47AM

You can also hold donw the mouse button on an Icon for a few seconds and the Menu will pop up - most of this was basic OS X.

But what SajjadK is saying looks like a SL specific thing. As Rob noted as well - The Option key controlling the option to Forcde Quit has also been around for a long while.



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10.6: See Dock contextual menus without application entries
Authored by: earthsaver on Sep 18, '09 02:11:07PM

Moreover, it's not necessary to hold Option before showing a Dock menu. Once the menu is visible, you can press and release Option and Quit will dynamically change between Quit and Force Quit.

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10.6: See Dock contextual menus without application entries
Authored by: gshurley on Sep 18, '09 12:32:54PM

I am so glad I have a two button mouse. All these key combinations are one of the most ridiculous things I have never gotten used to since switch from Windows to Mac 4 years ago...right click a mouse button and no need to know all these button combinations - now that is easy.



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10.6: See Dock contextual menus without application entries
Authored by: batalha on Sep 20, '09 11:42:02AM

I do not agree with that 2 button mouse opinion! On a Mac we could do everything with one mouse button, since the first Macs It's the simpliest way. Once you do shortcuts, you always have one hand near the keyboard, so it isn't a confused method, using shortcuts is the fastest way Try to do a screen shot with your 10 buttons mouse!! Or anything else And guess what!? Apple have a 5 button mouse because of switched guys, perhaps because clicking on the Control key is a confusing combination LOL

Now, on topic!

That´s nothing new by Control+clicking or right mouse clicking on Dock items, I can't see any difference unless you hold on for a moment your Control+click (or again, right mouse click).
So, is that what you're trying to say?



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10.6: See Dock contextual menus without application entries
Authored by: ChipMck on Sep 21, '09 09:05:55AM

New with Snow Leopard:

System Preferences --> Dock --> Check 'Minimize windows into application icon'

and the Dock contextual menu will list any minimized windows for the app with a diamond



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10.6: See Dock contextual menus without application entries
Authored by: Michelasso on Oct 14, '09 05:27:52AM

Command-Option-Click (in the dock's app) selects the application and hides all the others! Hold the click and the "force quit" appears indeed, together with other options. I just messed around with some combinations. ;-)



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