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Oct 24, 2001, 11:46 AM
 
Hi.

Some of you have probably already seen this, but for those of you that have not:

In finder, hold down the option button and go to the applemenu. Choose "about finder" on the top ( notice how it has changed to about finder and not the usual about this computer?). A picture will appear with a scrolling text!!!

I believe this is a picture from cupertino, right?

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Oct 24, 2001, 11:48 AM
 
Oh...sorry, forgot. This works only for OS 9.1 and later...

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Oct 24, 2001, 12:42 PM
 
yep... knwon ester egg

before 9.1 it shows up a picture which is "a little more primitive" ?
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Oct 25, 2001, 02:45 AM
 
Actually, the later the version of the OS, the more restricted this easter egg has become. There used to be another option where you could hold down a combonation of three buttons (I forgot what they were) and a box different from the "About Finder" would appear. They don't even have a list of the OS programmers anymore. I'm assuming this is a result of Steve Jobs's policy of leaving creater credits of their software.

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Oct 27, 2001, 02:56 PM
 
Originally posted by Miniryu:
<STRONG>Actually, the later the version of the OS, the more restricted this easter egg has become. There used to be another option where you could hold down a combonation of three buttons (I forgot what they were) and a box different from the "About Finder" would appear. They don't even have a list of the OS programmers anymore. I'm assuming this is a result of Steve Jobs's policy of leaving creater credits of their software.</STRONG>
In MacOS 8.5 or 8.6, if you hold down control-option-cmd and go to the apple menu, you'll get "About the Mac OS 8.5 Teamů", which shows a full screen list of credits, along with a bunch of random icons.

Holding down Option gives you "About the Finder", which is a black and white drawing in System 7.x, but is a color picture in 8.x.
     
   
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