- Preset and custom difficulty settings.
- Resizable window.
- The first reveal of the game will always open an area.
- Double-click or press both buttons to reveal adjacent tiles.
- After a game, right-click anywhere to start a new game.
- Flag mines by right clicking.
- Best times are tracked in high score table.
- Chording is possible for advanced players.
CHANGES FOR 2.5
- Games can be saved for proof.
- Inspector labels are clarified.
- Clock can be clicked to start a new game.
- Bug fixes.
Unintentional left-clicks when using an touch pad (laptop) or a MagicMouse
There is a known issue distinguishing between intended left-clicks and right-clicks because these two pointing devices do not have physically separate buttons for left-click and right-click. The only work around is to use the hotkeys to force left/right clicks (see below) or to use a difference mouse.
"How do I flag mines without a two button mouse?"
If you are using a touchpad or a MagicMouse, you can enable right-click in the system preferences. If you have a non-apple mouse with only one button, or if you don't want to right-click you can use Control-click to flag and Shift-click to reveal surrounding squares.
"How do I change the difficulty?"
Different presents are available from the File menu. Available presets are 8x8, Beginner, Intermediate, Expert, and 24x30. You can also customize the board size and number of mines. Note that Minesweeper 101 is limited to Beginner difficulty only. Upgrade to the full version to play other presets like Intermediate, and Expert, and to custom sizes.
"How do I reveal an all the un-flagged squares with one click?
You can "double-click" by actually double clicking with the left button, or by pressing both left and right buttons simultaneously, or by Shift-clicking. If you have a two button mouse you can chord by right-clicking and holding to flag a square, then (while holding) move to an other square and left-click. This can reduce the number of clicks needed.
"How do I change the number of mines?"
You can change the number of mines and size by using Custom from the File menu, in addition to the preset difficulties available.
"How can I get a response to my question?"
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