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pdjr Apr 10, 2000 06:40 PM
easter eggs
Does anyone know the URL of a site with a list of Mac OS easter aggs? If not, does anyone want to share a few?
Simon Kornblith Apr 10, 2000 09:15 PM
There is a file called Apple Easter Eggs that has a list of many easter eggs. It is available at

Simon Kornblith
Computer Consultant
exa Apr 11, 2000 10:02 PM
speaking about easter eggs, it is a shame that many great easter eggs in the mac os have been removed since os 8. One such one which I loved was the "secret about the box" egg, a crazy egg that can be done in OS 7.6.... why did Apple have to be so... serious?
Adam Silver Apr 12, 2000 01:59 AM
Apple has to be serious because those easter eggs were making the OS unstable.
Keda Apr 12, 2000 09:49 AM
Eggs w/credits were also resulting in 'brain drain' from Apple. Other companies Head Hunters knew who to target.
MusicMan Apr 12, 2000 12:39 PM
There IS a secret about box in Mac OS 8.5-8.6. Hold down Command-Option-Control and choose About this Computer... Mostly credits, but a few pictures.
Adam Silver Apr 12, 2000 02:48 PM
There has been an easter egg there since System 7.0. That doesn't count.
exa Apr 12, 2000 02:55 PM
but.. you can't beat the "rip the flag off the pole" game with the classical secret about the box!
Adam Silver Apr 12, 2000 04:42 PM
My favorite was the game of Breakout hidden in System 7.5.
Keda Apr 13, 2000 11:09 AM
I Have a Mac running 7.5.5. Can anyone explain the egss for this one?
Adam Silver Apr 13, 2000 01:29 PM
You can't do it. You need System 7.5; it was taken out in System 7.5.1.
exa Apr 13, 2000 02:44 PM
I don't remember it being taken out in 7.5.5... anyways, to do the secret about box... open up stickies, type this in: "secret about box"... no quotes... hi-lite the text and drag it to the desktop and blam, it is there. Another thing in stickies, make a new fresh one... type in "Antler!" without quotes. hit return...
altivec Apr 13, 2000 07:09 PM
do good old days... who doesn't love all the previous versions of the MacOS.
Simon Kornblith Apr 13, 2000 07:58 PM
You need a special application to open the breakout game in System 7.5 (if you have 7.5.1-7.5.5), but it is possible. Anyone know where you can find this?

Simon Kornblith
Computer Consultant

[This message has been edited by Simon Kornblith (edited 04-13-2000).]
Adam Silver Apr 14, 2000 01:41 AM
ResEdit and the System file.
wlonh Apr 14, 2000 09:42 AM
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