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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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ExtraBITS for 14 February 2011

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One more podcast for you this week, along with a trick for how AT&T subscribers can pick up 1,000 free rollover minutes.

The Cloud, The Daily, and Macworld Expo on Tech Night Owl Live -- Listen in as Adam and Tech Night Owl Live host Gene Steinberg discuss TidBITS’s move to a virtual server, issues with News Corp.’s The Daily iPad-based publication, and Macworld Expo.

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Get 1,000 Free AT&T Rollover Minutes -- TUAW has confirmed that AT&T is doing a promotion that gives 1,000 extra rollover minutes to any customer who sends a specific SMS text message to a particular number. It’s good through 31 March 2011. The only catch may be opting in to AT&T special offers.

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