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Springy Dock Tricks

If you drag a file and hover over Dock icons, various useful things happen which are similar to Finder springing. If it's a window, the window un-minimizes from the Dock. If it's a stack, the corresponding folder in the Finder opens. If it's the Finder, it brings the Finder to the foreground and opens a window if one doesn't exist already. But the coolest (and most hidden) springing trick is if you hover over an application and press the Space bar, the application comes to the foreground. This is great for things like grabbing a file from somewhere to drop into a Mail composition window that's otherwise hidden. Grab the file you want, hover over the Mail icon, press the Space bar, and Mail comes to the front for you to drop the file into the compose window. Be sure that Spring-Loaded Folders and Windows is enabled in the Finder Preferences window.

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Aren't windshield mounts illegal in some states, including California?
Glenn Fleishman  2010-01-05 08:13
Follow the link to the article, which explains that. (Short answer: Maryland has some limits; California just amended a law to allow certain windshield mounting locations.)
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2010-01-05 08:18
More the problem with windshield mounts in some cities is that they mark your car as potentially having a GPS in the glove compartment, ready for stealing through a broken window. Been there, done that (in Brooklyn).