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Mac Easter Eggs
Helping out

By: David K. Every
& Daniel Fanton
(C) Copyright 1999 DKE - All Rights Reserved.

Brian Kendig inspired this list with his list, which was the first easter egg compilation of any kind (that I know of). James Wang, and Ngai Chi-ho both started their Easter Egg documentation years ago and created a good foundation. Daniel Fanton added to that and took it a lot further, and compiled the most comprehensive list out there. David Pogue collected the eggs and put them into a book. I (David Every) have been reworking Daniel's list, trying to find any other eggs that I can find, putting it in an even more comprehensive web form, adding the graphics (and what they all look like), and trying to maintain the list and keep it up to date.

New Easter Eggs or Questions?

Of course this list couldn't be possible without reader help (hint) -- so I welcome the assistance. I have spent many hours of my own time searching for these easter eggs in many computer systems. But I need your help to obtain more easter eggs to add to this list. So, if you find one please send me a letter. In fact, I challenge you to find any easter egg that I don't already have. If you have any more easter eggs then read the instructions below and if you send me an easter egg that I do not already have, I will add your name and email address to this list of contributors (unless otherwise specified).

Sending Me Easter Eggs!

  1. Before you send the egg, check and double-check that it is not in this file.
  2. Send the Version numbers (for both your system and the application with the egg)
  3. Explain how to access the egg from the start-up of your computer with step-by-step instructions. I can delete any excess information later -- but if I can't duplicate it, I can't add the egg.
  4. Explain what kind of Mac you have and your full name (and if you want your email to appear).
  5. A screen shot (Command-Shift-3) of the easter egg would also be great (if possible).
  6. Make sure you are not sending me an undocumented trick. If it enhances the productivity of the software, it is not an easter egg.
  7. Finally, you need to check your mail a day or two after you send the egg just in case I have any further questions. I will always reply to messages.
  8. Send the egg (a message or questions) to [email protected].

Thanks in advance...

I am changing the format a bit, and trying to add screen captures for all the eggs -- if you have the equipement or OS mentioned for an egg that I don't have a capture (image) of that one yet, send me an email or screen snapshot -- I'd love to document it for posterity (and give you credit). Some may be hard to get, and we'll have to see about other ways to get the image (snapshot out). Just contact me...

The following is a list of the people that have helped with the Easter Eggs:


Created: 08/26/98
Updated: 10/25/03

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