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one of my fave Mac features
Posted by: Fritz
Date: December 07, 2009 11:15AM
dunno if the XP or 7 can also.....

With 2 apps open, move the cursor over the "revealed" window of another app and you can scroll the underlying apps window.

I use it to compare related data from the different apps.
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Re: one of my fave Mac features
Posted by: volcs0
Date: December 07, 2009 11:20AM
Yes - that's very handy. I remember first seeing this on our SGI Indigo 2 workstation, back in the mid-90's. I'm not sure when the "focus follows pointer" feature came to mac.
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Re: one of my fave Mac features
Posted by: Fritz
Date: December 07, 2009 11:31AM
I never knew that it had a name.
I gather after doing some looking thru the series of tubes that it was hidden in 10.3 and added in 10.4.
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Re: one of my fave Mac features
Posted by: olnacl
Date: December 07, 2009 01:21PM
That used to be one of my pet peeves in XP - even within the same window, if divided, you had to click to give focus to the other pane before you could scroll. I used a hack to make it emulate OS X. Since the video card driver debacle on my Win 7 install, I haven't even booted it but maybe I will just to see if they've finally copied that feature from Mac (not that Mac couldn't benefit from copying one or two Winblows features).



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