Mac OS 7.5 Easter Eggs

Hidden Slide Show - 8.4/10 with 19 votes
I don't honestly know who the people on the slide show are, but it is a very cool egg.

1. Restart computer.
2. As soon as the screen goes black, hold down the "Option", "Command", "Q" and "T" keys on the keyboard. Keep holding them down.
3. Keep... more
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pic Memory Control Panel Developers' Names - 7.8/10 with 12 votes
1. Open the Memory Control Panel.
2. Turn on Virtual Memory.
3. Hold down the Option key while pressing down on the pop-up menu to select the disk drive.
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pic WindowShade's Credits - 6.7/10 with 6 votes
1. Choose "Control Panels" from the Apple menu.
2. Double-click the icon for "WindowShade".
3. Click the picture of the mouse button (the one with the finger on it) once.
4. You will see the programmer's secret credits screen.

pic Monitor Control Panel Developer Credits - 6.6/10 with 7 votes
1. Open the Monitors Control Panel.
2. Press down and hold on the version number.
3. Repeatedly press and release the Option key.
4. Keep doing it! More will appear...

pic Secret About Box Game - 6.4/10 with 22 votes
1. Type "secret about box" in the note pad
2. Select the text
3. Drag it to the finder
4. Play
5. Click when you've got work to do
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Meanies - 6.3/10 with 16 votes
Check out the Meanies.

How to find it:
1. In System 7.5, open the System file (in your System Folder) using any application that can read it as text (Microsoft Word or ResEdit, for example).
2. Scroll through the text to find some text... more
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pic Color Control Panel More Eggs - 6.1/10 with 11 votes
1. Open the Color Control Panel.
2. Click on the words "Sample Text" to see the name of a programmer.
3. Click on Sample Text again to see the name of another programmer, Vincent Lo.
4. Keep clicking. The pattern will repeat.
5. On the 16th click,... more

pic Resedit Pig Mode - 6.0/10 with 21 votes
1. Run ResEdit and close the splash screen and/or Open dialog
2. Hold Option + Shift + Command while choosing About ResEdit… from the Apple menu.
3. A dialog comes up asking if you want to turn pig mode on. Click OK.
4. If ResEdit was run on an... more
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Cache Switch Control Panel Egg - 6.0/10 with 4 votes
1. Open the control panel Cache switch for 040 macs
2. Hold down the option key
3. Click on the version number

3d Picture and Flag Inside Note Pad - 5.9/10 with 34 votes
1. Open note pad
2. Type "secret about box" without quotes.
3. Highlight "secret about box" and drag to desktop.
4. Try it again only hold down "p" key while dragging
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pic See the Original Mac OS - 5.9/10 with 42 votes
1. Hold down option.
2. Choose "About this Macintosh"
3. Now choose "About this Finder"
4. You'll get the picture of the original Mac OS
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Sound Control Panel Egg - 5.8/10 with 13 votes
1. Hold down option
2. Click and hold on that box at the top to activate the menu on the top
3. Let go of the mouse.
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pic Stickies Picture - 5.7/10 with 58 votes
1. Open a new sticky, one that has nothing on it
2. Without messing up, type "Antler!" (without quote marks)
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pic Peter, Mark, & Sam - 5.6/10 with 8 votes
1. Choose "Restart" from the Special menu.
2. At the end of the extension-loading process but before the menus in the menu bar show up, hold down the Option and Command keys.
3. You will be asked "Are you sure you want to rebuild the desktop on Macintosh... more

pic Quicktime Eggs - 5.6/10 with 7 votes
1. Turn on Balloon Help under the Guide or Help menu.
2. Point to the Quicktime extension. You'll see a definition of the word 'time'.

Map Control Panel Mystery City - 5.5/10 with 19 votes
1. Open the Map Control Panel
2. In the city name box, enter "Middle" and click "Find".
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Hidden alternate About Screen in ResEdit - 5.0/10 with 1 votes
While holding Command and Option, select "About ResEdit" in the Apple Menu. You'll see a hidden alternate about screen.

Amazing Hidden Flag/credits - 5.0/10 with 1 votes
Run Your Notepad (Simple-Text), Type secret about box, Highligh The Text And Drag It Into Macintosh HD.


You Should See A Flag And Some Credits At The Bottom Of The Page.
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Installer Egg - 4.8/10 with 8 votes
1. WHILE installing System Software (I believe 7.5 and before)
2. After the last disk (or Folder) has been read
3. But before "Finishing install..." shows up
4. Hold down OPTION & COMMAND keys and keep them down
5. When the text says "Settng Correct... more

Secret About Box in Notepad - 4.2/10 with 20 votes
1. Open notepad
2. Type: secret about box
3. highlight it, then drag it to the desktop
4. move the mouse left and right to move the panel
5. click to exit
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Voice Recognition Easter Egg - 4.1/10 with 12 votes
1. Works with Macs that have Voice Recognition technology
2. With the Voice Recognition software active, query: "Computer, are there any Easter Eggs?"
3. The response (not to give it away) is quite interesting.
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Extension Manager Egg - 3.5/10 with 15 votes
1. Open the Extensions Manager control panel.
2. Option-click the version number near the top left.

pic Two Clipping Windows - 3.1/10 with 10 votes
1. Select some text in SimpleText; drag to desktop
2. Select some more text in SimpleText, drag to desktop
3. Go to the desktop and open the first clipping
4. Press command-up arrow
5. Press the arrow button that allows you to select the other... more
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Printing Developers - 3.0/10 with 3 votes
1. Print something(A Blank Page, A Picture, Anything). It doesn't matter what you print your not actually going to print it.
2. When the print box comes up, click on the version number.
3. A box with the developer's names should come up.
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Color Control Panel Developer Credits - 2.9/10 with 7 votes
1. Open the Color Control Panel
2. Press down and hold the mouse button on the "Sample Text" panel

Another Installer Egg - 1.5/10 with 16 votes
I found this out while using Fusion-PC -- under WINDOWS. (It was slow)

Start installing System 7.5.3. During the end of the installation, when it says "Closing files...", it will say "Making your Macintosh happy..."

Must be a reference to the startup... more

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