Want to add some additional eyecandy to‘s Launchpad feature? Open Launchpad and hit Command+M to enable a motion blur that is seen at various Launchpad events.
You can immediately see the effect by swiping between Launchpad screens or by using the Command+Arrow keys to navigate around. The motion blur also effects opening folders in Launchpad, as the folders spring open the icons will blur as they zoom down:
Screenshots only do the motion blur effect so much justice and it’s best experienced directly. If you want to disable the blur, just hit Command+M again and you’ll be back to the default setting.
The blur effect was seen in the very first introduction tolast year at the “Back to the Mac” event, but for whatever reason decided against enabling it by default in the shipping version of OS X 10.7. I have noticed that if OS X is running low on memory or if CPU use is heavy, the blur can be somewhat choppy, which may go to explain why it’s not a default setting.