Its past easter, but the hunt never ends.
I know a few secrets in programs we use on a daily basis, nifty little easter eggs tucked into their very coding.
We have many Firefox users on this forum, and many of you worship it. But now you can memorize its scriptures. Just type “about:mozilla” into your address bar and rejoice.
How about Internet Explorer? Who actually made it?
into the address bar to find out.
You’ve always wanted to fly, but don’t want to dish out $40 for Flight Simulator?
Relax, the gurus at Google got ya covered.
Open up Google Earth and hit “CTRL + ALT + T” (Mac users: “CMD + OPT + A”), select a plane and select an airport and you can travel the world! And after you land (Crash…) the flight simulator option appears in the tools menu!
If you use Open
Office.org I’ve got a couple goodies.
Open Calc and in one of the cells type:
to play Tic Tac Toe!
for Space Invaders!
Do you remember MineSweeper? The game you couldn’t beat? It actually has a cheatcode too!
Type “xyzzy.” Then press Shift+Enter.
You will see a single pixel in the top left of you monitor go white, sweep your mouse across the game grid and when it hovers over a mine, the pixel will turn black.
Free BitTorrent client “uTorrent” has a secret to for all ye pirates.
Go to the help menu and select “About uTorrent” when a window pops up, press “T” and it will open a game of Tetris! Now you have something to do as you wait for the latest episode of “House” to download.
Thats all I know about, if I find more, I’ll post here.
Hoorah, I love easter eggs, truly I do.
All chocolaty and yummy, or funny and unique.
llamas in winamp? hold ctrl+shift+alt and click the middle of the red +
And if you typle nullsoft (press esc after every L) you’ll get a neat effect.
Is that skin-specific?
I use the old winamp classic skin, still. Nice and compact, and seeing as I only use global hotkeys to control it, I never see it anyway!
(Best use of the pause|break button ever, it’s barely used otherwise!)