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10.4: Modify hot corners to prevent accidental activation
Authored by: RussellK on Aug 02, '06 09:11:58AM

This is a GREAT hint!

And another great example of very useful things being very un-usefully "hidden" from plain sight. How hard would it be for Apple to have included a small note inside the Hot Corners configuration window telling users they could hold down the modifier keys to activate this setting?

I love using Hot Corners to activate Expose, Dashboard and my screensaver, but often activate these things by mistake with when mousing around the screen. It won't happen again thanks to this hint!



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10.4: Modify hot corners to prevent accidental activation
Authored by: RussellK on Aug 02, '06 09:14:05AM

It also occurs to me that a step even beyond this would be the ability to have multiple actions associated with the SAME Hot Corner, depending on the modifier keys being pressed...



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10.4: Modify hot corners to prevent accidental activation
Authored by: terceiro on Aug 02, '06 12:53:31PM

The free prefpane CornerClick can do what you're asking for: multiple actions for a corner depending on the modifier key pressed. There's even a handy "hover for two seconds" modifier, which eliminates most "accidental" activations.



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10.4: Modify hot corners to prevent accidental activation
Authored by: RussellK on Aug 02, '06 01:08:53PM

Thanks for posting this. I'll go give CornerClick a spin right away. Looks promising...



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Um, there is a note
Authored by: rsnyder on Aug 02, '06 09:25:24AM

At the bottom of the Dashboard & Expose preference pane there is the following:

"For more shortcut choices, press the Shift, Control, Option, or Command keys."

At least there is on 10.4.7.



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Um, there is a note
Authored by: RussellK on Aug 02, '06 01:03:58PM
Ahh...but (for whatever reason) I've been accessing my Hot Corners via the "Desktop and Screensaver" preference pane. And there's no note there. So is this better or worse? Better because there is a note somewhere , but worse because despite the fact that they realized this was worthy of a note they failed to put it everywhere the feature can be accessed...

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Um, there is a note
Authored by: ascanio on Aug 02, '06 11:17:13PM

Yes, but the note refers only to "shortcuts", and this was already well known.



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