|This article or section documents something not included in the current version of Scratch (3.0). It is only useful from a historical perspective.|
- This article or section documents an outdated version of Scratch (version 1.4). For this article in Scratch 2.0, see Hidden Features (2.0).
Scratch 1.4 had many "secrets" included with it, ranging from reaching the System Browser to editing the color of various parts of the Scratch user interface. Most of them relied on the key; the Shift-Click-R sequence relied on it, the deletion of multiple sprites required it, and many other tricks do. These tricks are most commonly called Shift Secrets.
There were many secrets in the paint editor. Many were listed in the Scratch Secrets forum thread, such as how to choose a custom size percentage for an image or a custom amount of degrees of which to rotate it.
The tricks that could be found outside the Paint Editor.
If a Scratcher shift-clicked the R in the Scratch logo around the upper-left of the programming interface, a window would appear. If one selected "Turn Fill Screen Off", modifications of the Scratch program and interface could be made - such as enabling Mesh.
Shift-click-R before 1.4
- Main article: Shift-Click-R
Prior to Scratch 1.4, many other features could be found by using the "Set MIDI port" option. Experimental blocks and such could be viewed as well, but all this was lost with Scratch 1.4 - however, there are other ways to access those areas.
Text could be sometimes be edited by holding shift and selecting text.
Changing the logo
By turning the Fill Screen feature off and alt-clicking the Scratch logo, one could reach the logo painting area; users were able to change the Scratch logo in their copy of Scratch.
|Note:||Some users needed to shift+click or right-click the Scratch logo.|
Growing and shrinking Sprites
When using the "Grow sprite" or "Shrink sprite" tools,could be held to make a drastic change in growth.
- See also: Flash Player
The player could be put into full screen (not just enlarged) by pressing shift and the button. However, input (buttons and answers) would not work.
Turbo Mode could, and still can, be turned on by shift-clicking the Green Flag. Shift-clicking the flag again turns turbo mode off. Turbo Mode increases the speed of some blocks. It can be useful for complicated calculations.