24 Mar 05Tiger Easter Eggs.

According to sources within Apple software development, Tiger is all but complete and will be ready to ship on April 15th. The operating system is expected to raise the bar yet again for a powerful, user-friendly desktop platforms.

While Tiger will arrive too late for Easter, it will still come chock full of Easter eggs.

And by Easter eggs we mean cute little pieces of code that execute fun but useless functions, not actual dyed eggs of any kind.

Sources indicate Mac OS X 10.4 will include the following Easter eggs:

  • Double-clicking on a folder in the Finder will open said folder, magically revealing its contents.
  • Typing “SET GOD_MODE_ON=TRUE” in Terminal will give the user command of time, space and dimension.
  • Executing the key combination command-control-option-Apple-command-tab-fig in the Finder will still be impossible as three of the keys are in fact the same key and one is not a key at all but a plump, seedy fruit.
  • Right-clicking on the My Computer icon will force you to wake screaming from a horrible nightmare in which you own a Windows machine instead of a Mac.
  • Licking your Apple Cinema Display with Tiger installed on your Mac will result in electric shock, particularly the way you shuffle over the carpet to your desk, Mr. Droopy Drawers.
  • If you log into your Mac under Tiger, select “About This Mac” from the Apple menu, and option-command click on the Apple icon, you will be filled with an inexplicably smug sense of satisfaction.
  • Placing a picture of a naked woman on your desktop will not invoke any Easter eggs, but… dude! Ha-ha! You’ve got a naked chick on your desktop! Ha-ha! Whoooo!
  • Create a new user under Tiger and name it “Steve.” Now you can pretend that Steve Jobs is your bestest friend ever and he even uses your Mac! Yay!
  • After invoking Automator to carry out your evil bidding, you will feel the uncontrollable urge to rub your hands together and cackle madly “Mwwwaaaa-ha-ha-ha! Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! Ah-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!”
  • Sources say control-click on the Apple icon in the menu bar. Then sources say, drag the cursor all the way to the trash before releasing. Sources say type shift-fn-8! Sources say command-click! Option-click! Ha-ha! Got you! Sources didn’t say!

OK, Tiger doesn’t actually have any Easter eggs.

No Responses to “Tiger Easter Eggs.”

  1. ...House says:


  2. ...House says:

    …and two, after having read the article!

  3. ...House says:

    And since there doesn’t seem to be anyone else around, I’m gonna break the rule about commenting on the article.

    Where the hell’s the sexbot easter egg?! Or is that part of where the “inexplicably smug sense of ‘satisfaction’ ” comes from…? Hmm…now I can’t wait to give that one a try!

  4. Matt says:

    Actually, that one is easy. You have to hold down cmd + option + ctrl +fn + 5 + e + > + < + apple + apple. This is easily done by buying a powerbook and getting an external keyboard. Next, since you won’t have the hands to press all these buttons you have to ask your sexbot to hold several of them. Afterwards, ask your sexbot to do something else, and voila!

  5. John C. Randolph says:


  6. John C. Randolph says:

    I’m sorry do disappoint anyone, but typing SET GOD_MODE_ON=TRUE doesn’t actually do anything. What you have to do is ‘defaults write AppleGlobalDomain NSGodMode YES’ , but all it will do is get you to Europe. Oh, and it only works if you’re in Europe when you do this.


  7. Jon says:

    Lucky number seven.

  8. Huck says:

    Not sure if anyone’s addressed this yet, but what’s up with everyone just now noticing Microsoft’s fatheaded “Six Tips for Buying an MP3 Player with Flash Memory” page? I just saw it on AtAT and MacAddict’s website. No props!

    CARS: Almost investigative.

  9. K.S. 2.5.5 says:


  10. Ace Deuce says:

    This just in from the Texas penal system: Mr. Droopy Drawers got the chair.


  11. K.S. 2.5.6 says:

    number eleven is mine!

  12. JYF says:


  13. Psyko says:


  14. Tristrami says:

    Thanks, Easter Bunny.

  15. 1.2 says:

    sources say if you change your us keyboard layout to german the «Z» is «Y» and vice versa . imagine how funny this can be !

    this works also in mac os 10.3.9, sources say .

  16. a.k. says:

    My Herr Zorses say zat if yu chanch ze Keyboard Layout to der German der Komputer types die Worts like zis for yu. How about zat!

  17. UhhhDude says:

    If you press ctl-alt-delete on your keyboard, well…

    You’ve either got the wrong keyboard or you’ve been forced against your will to use a Wintel box.

    On the other hand, if you press cmd-o-0, you get donuts.


  18. MARK says:

    The sexbot easter egg is revealed by pressing the following keys at the same time:

    [ctrl]-[option]-[command]-[left shift]-[right shift]-[fn]-s-e-x-b-0-t-z

    (yes, it only works on portables)

  19. Droopy Drawers says:

    At least he didn’t say Poopy Drawers… No, but seriously folks, have you ever experienced the freedom of loose-fitting acoutrements?

  20. Del says:

    Good eye Huck! I noticed also some CARS reader by the name of DT sent AtAT the CARS story on the subject as their own. I emailed AtAT with a link to the CARS story so credit can be given where credit is due.

    CARS you’ve made it! You have been contacted by Apple Legal AND have people sending your stories to other Apple Rumors Sites.

  21. Del says:

    Also just as a note their is a bug in Tiger that has not been fixed in the releases. If you accidently type “SET GOD_MODE_ON=GRUE” instead of “SET GOD_MODE_ON=TRUE” you put all the grue into God Mode. This is especially scary because grue in God Mode have no fear of the light. They can get you anywhere. Oh crap… What’s that behind the door.

    AHHHHH it’s a Huck sized GRUE!

  22. Steve Jobs says:

    You forgot the most important easter egg.

    Type in the command: “Send all the money in my bank to Apple” when browsing your bank account, and I’ll eventually have more money than Larry Ellison. Which will send him into a buying frenzy and he’ll purchase Sun Microsystems, SGI and Toys ‘R Us as well as A&W and Long John Silvers.

    Then he’ll load them all on a boat and take them to the America’s Cup, racing around the Cape of Good Hope only to be standed on a deserted Island. This will spin off to a new sitcom on Fox where he’ll live with various characters who are sterotypical strata of US culture. There’s the professor (Dan Gillmore), Ginger (Monica Belluchi), MaryAnne (Carly Fiorina), The Skipper (Steve Ballmer), the Billionare and his wife (Steve and Melinda Gates) and of course that crazy Iraqui soldier who doesn’t know the Gulf War is over (Sergey Brin).

  23. Adam Jackson says:

    you guys were on crack when you posted this.

  24. dude! Ha-ha! I’ve got a naked sexbot on my desktop! Ha-ha! Whoooo!

    Larry is kinda like the Donald Trump of the tech world, except he’s got better hair.

  25. Walking Contradiction says:

    UhhhDude hammered violently away at his keyboard on March 25, 2005 05:31 AM and was amazed to find this as the result:

    “If you press ctl-alt-delete on your keyboard, well…”

    I’ve never needed that combo on a Mac, but I have that labeled as my “any” key on my PC. Whenever I’m prompted to press any key …

    As for all the sexbot stuff, it’s no good to me unless I can coax my old blue & white G3 to do it, so all these combos with the button do me no good at all. Isn’t there a way for me to get my sexbot from my G3? I’ve tried all kinds of combo’s, but been unable to stumble on the right one. I did kind of get excited with the combo below, but I think it was a random perverted thought running through my head which had nothing to do with the key presses. On the other hand, if you want to try it out yourself …

    On second thought, trying it again I noticed that there are 11 keys to be held down. Maybe that’s why I got excited …


  26. Uli Kusterer says:

    >> If you press ctl-alt-delete on your keyboard, well…

    You’ve either got the wrong keyboard or you’ve been forced against your will to use a Wintel box. <<

    Geez guy, get a clue. I have an original German Apple Keyboard that came with my Mac, and it *does* say “alt” on it. p0wned!

    And no, it’s not wrong. It may be dirty, but nobody here at CARS would dare claim that dirty was wrong.


    … uh, sorry. You know how those sexbots are…

  27. Walking Contradiction says:

    Oops, no one told me that the angle brackets were secret codes! The combo again was:

    [control][option][command][space][shift][esc][help][return][page up][up arrow][home]

  28. appletweak says:

    Where the heck is my ‘said’ folder?! I’ve done a search, used spotlight, googled it and I still can’t find ‘said’ folder! I’m freaking out here!

  29. appletweak says:

    Del, now worries about the godly grues…try this:

    > You enter the hot tub. You’re likely to be eaten by a God-like Grue.

    Kill Grue

    > What do you want to kill the God-like Grue with?

    Kill Grue with Vodka

    > You don’t have Vodka. The God-like Grue eyes you ravenously.

    Kill Grue with Non-Dairy Whipped Topping

    > The Grue screams out in agony and dies gurgling in a pile of slightly warm Non-Dairy Whipped Topping

  30. Another interesting fact:

    78% of all readers actually tried option-command-clicking on the apple logo in the About this Mac-window after reading the story, which I base on absolutely no facts at all.

  31. I don’t think that is true. As I understand it 41.8% of stats are made up on the spot.

  32. Huck says:

    No, I believe it is 41.8% of Chicken McNuggets are made up on the spot. All statistics are true. But those nuggets… poof, just like that. Completely violates thermodynamics.

  33. Psyko says:


  34. Walking Contradiction says:


    Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent. 14% of people know that.


    What else needs to be said?

    How about this: why do bad Mondays happen after good Fridays?

    Better yet: why do drive up ATM machines have braille on them? WHY???

  35. Zerocuul says:

    I’m sorry but what happened to the lesbian ninjas? I was told they were involved here somehow.

    I’m confused. Not even a single mention of lesbian ninjas. Oh well. I think it was the glare reflecting off my PSP.

    What was I saying…

    Um… All I have to say is that I can’t keep the qouta up by myself.

    Lesbian Ninjas….