Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!


Click here to return to the 'Right-click background apps without switching' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
Right-click background apps without switching
Authored by: zkarj on Dec 27, '07 04:14:59PM

1) Open iTunes (non Cocoa)
2) Open Safari (Cocoa)
3) Open Finder - or anything else for that matter
4) Layer your windows so you have Finder active but can still see the left side of the iTunes window.
5) Right-click on "Music" under the "Library" heading in iTunes. All that happens is iTunes becomes active and you need a second (and annoying) right click to bring up the "Export song list..." menu.
6) Re-layer with Finder over the Safari window leaving some of Safari visible.
7) Right click anywhere in the main part of th Safari window (i.e. where it shows your web page). The context menu pops up offering Reload etc but Safari does NOT become the active application.

This also extends to scrolling. If you position your mouse pointer over the main part of the Safari window again (still behind Finder and still not active) you can use your scroll ball to scroll the Safari content.

Irritatingly, and inconsistently, clicking something like a link on that Safari window gives behaviour like iTunes did. The first click only activates the application.



[ Reply to This | # ]