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Fun with Finder Windows

November 10, 2006 | Computers

Ran across a funny bug in the OS X 10.4 Finder this morning involving minimizing Windows to the dock.

As we all know a double click in the title bar will minimize a Finder window to the dock. Well, this morning I was screwing around and triple clicked the title bar. The window minimized and jumped right back out.

So far I’ve only found it to work with Finder windows.

I have no idea what is going on behind the scenes, but it is nice and mesmerizing.

For reference, I’m on 10.4.8 on a PB 1.67Ghz and probably the last person to find this…

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  • I’m not sure that’s a bug, maybe just a convenience feature that didn’t get it’s fair share of app lovin’. It works with iTunes, too, though, and I’m assuming any Apple app. (Though not Terminal or System Prefs, oddly.)

    Joey Brooks, November 10, 2006 11:46 am | permalink

  • Yeah, its a really interesting behavior.

    I wonder if its related to the click-queinig that OS X does. ’cause OS X (as well as OS 9) did a great job of queuing clicks and I wonder if the click travels with the window and gets applied once in the dock and its ready to accept more input.

    Shawn Parker, November 10, 2006 5:12 pm | permalink

  • It’s like playing catch with yourself!

    joel, November 16, 2006 8:29 pm | permalink

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