Easter eggs!

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in macOS edited January 2014
As someone with fond memories of the egg-stravagant Iguana flag easter egg in System 7 (hey, you could change the direction of the wind and everything! - maybe I'm just easily pleased), I have noticed a sad decline in the numbers and quality of easter eggs in subsequent versions of the Mac OS. Okay, so deleting them may have made the system more stable and less buggy (boring! ) but it's just not as much fun! And to date I have managed to uncover a grand total of zero easter eggs in OS X. Am I missing something?
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  • Reply 1 of 33
    majormattmajormatt Posts: 1,077member
    There's one I know of, I dont know if it qualifies but...there is a dogcow picture hidden in a system file.
  • Reply 2 of 33
    I think when Steve Jobs came back to Apple he banned easter eggs.
  • Reply 3 of 33
    just like the sig nazis <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
  • Reply 4 of 33
    If you hold down Option in the About iTunes window, it reverses the credits.
  • Reply 5 of 33
    newnew Posts: 3,244member
    Ipod has the coolest easter egg ever!
  • Reply 6 of 33
    [quote]Originally posted by MacAgent:

    <strong>If you hold down Option in the About iTunes window, it reverses the credits.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    What have we become?!

    Maybe Steve is trying to keep our software smaller than Microsoft's... I heard at one point there was a flight simulator on MS Excel. A whole flight simulator! Maybe the reason XP is so big is that microsoft included a Monopoly easter egg in their company.



    But still I miss it! I hope the Yak is still in FCP when it's X native. Ah the endless times I have spent summoning the yak...

    -Will
  • Reply 7 of 33
    bradbowerbradbower Posts: 1,068member
    I know! Easter Eggs are funny and interesting. Silly Apple, trying to take all of the fun out of the Mac OS.



    Hmm, yes, just like the sig nazis trying to take all of the fun out of signatures... Coincedence, or.. not?
  • Reply 8 of 33
    prutz11,

    How dost thou summon this Yak thou speaketh of?
  • Reply 9 of 33
    Yeah, I want a Yak too!
  • Reply 10 of 33
    nav3nav3 Posts: 34member
    Mac OS X Eggs...



    This is kind of an egg, Hold down Apple+Shift when you minimize a window.



    Slow mo is kind of cool to watch.
  • Reply 11 of 33
    nav3nav3 Posts: 34member
    Mac OS X Eggs...



    This is kind of an egg, Hold down Apple+Shift when you minimize a window.



    Slow mo is kind of cool to watch.
  • Reply 12 of 33
    [quote]Originally posted by crawlingparanoia:

    <strong>prutz11,

    How dost thou summon this Yak thou speaketh of?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    To Lure the most wonderful beast from hiding ye must follow these steps...



    ctrl (or right)-click the grey field just above the frame-counter in the canvas window.



    A window will pop up saying "I'm not that easy"



    Select it a few times until you get the menu that says "Call the Yak".



    Select it and the yak will appear from the right-end of your screen chatting away.



    If you are prepared with the knowledge of a dork ye shall be rewarded with laughs O' Plenty

    -will
  • Reply 13 of 33
    [quote]Originally posted by nav3:

    <strong>Mac OS X Eggs...



    This is kind of an egg, Hold down Apple+Shift when you minimize a window.



    Slow mo is kind of cool to watch.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Easter what? No No Steve we swear it's a feature!
  • Reply 14 of 33
    [quote]Originally posted by nav3:

    <strong>Mac OS X Eggs...



    This is kind of an egg, Hold down Apple+Shift when you minimize a window.



    Slow mo is kind of cool to watch.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    I wouldn't exactly call it an egg since Steve has shown it off to crowds multiple times.
  • Reply 15 of 33
    zozo Posts: 3,115member
    [quote]Originally posted by prutz11:

    <strong>



    To Lure the most wonderful beast from hiding ye must follow these steps...



    ctrl (or right)-click the grey field just above the frame-counter in the canvas window.



    A window will pop up saying "I'm not that easy"



    Select it a few times until you get the menu that says "Call the Yak".



    Select it and the yak will appear from the right-end of your screen chatting away.



    If you are prepared with the knowledge of a dork ye shall be rewarded with laughs O' Plenty

    -will</strong><hr></blockquote>





    this would be where and how? Quark?
  • Reply 16 of 33
    [quote]Originally posted by ZO:

    <strong>





    this would be where and how? Quark?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    You must have missed the earlier stuff... final cut pro 2.
  • Reply 17 of 33
    cosmonutcosmonut Posts: 4,872member
    I have been UNABLE to summon the Yak upon my screen.



    Am I right-clicking above the left or right counter? When I tried it, it didn't do anything, or I got close enough to the tab to have it bring up the "close window" option.



    I wish to summon the Yak. Please help.
  • Reply 18 of 33
    noahjnoahj Posts: 4,503member
    Another feature of the OS X dock that I have not seen mentioned and is not really an easter egg, but here goes...



    Press and Hold shift and then click on the divider of your dock. THen drag the doc to the side you want it on. No menus required. I thought it was pretty cool.
  • Reply 19 of 33
    that is cool, I've never seen that one before
  • Reply 20 of 33
    logan calelogan cale Posts: 1,281member
    I can't summon the Yak either.
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