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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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Hazel 3.0.5

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Noodlesoft has released Hazel 3.0.5 with a profusion of fixes to the file cleanup utility. The update reintroduces the unintentionally removed “enclosing folder” as a destination for move/copy operations, as well as rewords condition targets to add clarity. It improves support for Growl, now allowing colon usage in Growl message patterns (as well as comments), breaking Growl options out of the pattern interface and into its own popover, and enabling you to format Growl patterns like other patterns. The release also fixes an issue where Hazel didn’t trigger certain rules, primarily those that were dependent on folder size or sub-item count. Noodlesoft notes that you may find some rules “re-firing” after the upgrade due to changes in rules formatting and the internal database, but this should occur only once. ($25 new, $10 upgrade, 5.0 MB, release notes)

 

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Kenneth Taylor  2012-05-02 11:30
Thanks for the quick update on this. Can anyone suggest what the future might be for Hazel when we move to Mountain Lion. I will be reluctant to leave it.
Paul Kim  2012-05-02 12:30
The plan is to have it ready for ML before it ships. Keep in mind there may be bugs currently with the pre-release versions but that is to be expected given the fact that ML is still, well, pre-release.
Kenneth Taylor  2012-05-02 13:18
Sorry I was not clear. Will there be any problem using Hazel with Gatekeeper and/or can Hazel access the files it needs to if they are sandboxed?