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May 25th, 2000

[10:00 AM] Check Out This Easter Egg In Macromedia's Dreamweaver
by Michael Munger

Jon Bonner from MacSoldiers e-mailed us to share an Easter Egg that he found in Macromedia Dreamweaver. It resides in the Properties Window and features some interesting people and other images. According to Jon:

This Easter Egg shows the pictures and names of a number of people who I suspect are part of the development team (although I can't say who they are for sure).

The Easter Egg is accessed from the Properties Window. If you select an object in your page (such as an image) you'll notice that in the Properties Window there is a small thumbnail of that object in the top left corner.

To access the Easter Egg simply position your mouse over this thumbnail, hold down the command key (a.k.a. Apple key), and double-click. You'll now see a picture of some guy named “Mike” Repeat the procedure and you'll see a plethora of people parade by in the window. Eventually you'll also see some funny cartoon-like characters as well as a few inanimate objects.

You can find more information on Macromedia's Dreamweaver at the company's Web site.

The Mac Observer Spin: Mr. Bonner is probably right about the pictures being development team members, though we aren't sure about Foghorn. Software makers often like to stick their names and pictures somewhere in a program to see if somebody finds the Easter Egg. Unfortunately, many companies, including Apple, have clamped down on Easter Eggs in the recent years. This is understandable (to a certain, yet sad degree) in that Easter Eggs can cause unnecessary bloating in a program and can sometimes present quality control issues. In addition, there have been some Easter Eggs that have been somewhat inappropriate. That said, this one is funny, and we are delighted to see the developer's sense of humor shine through.

Thanks to Jon for the note and remember to pay MacSoldiers site a visit!

Dreamweaver



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