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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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AirPort Utility 6.2 for Mac

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Apple has released AirPort Utility 6.2 for Mac, which adds the capability of extending Wi-Fi guest access across a network with multiple AirPort base stations. Additionally, the update enables you to add a WPS-capable Wi-Fi printer and improves international support. In conjunction with these new features, Apple also released AirPort Base Station and Time Capsule Firmware Update 7.6.3, which is available for all 802.11n AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and Time Capsule models. The firmware update can be installed only from AirPort Utility 6.2, and if you don’t need its new features, it may be worth waiting for a bit to see if Apple issues an update to address some complaints that have appeared in the Apple Support Communities. If you have AirPort Utility for iOS on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, be sure to update to version 1.2 to take advantage of these features. (Free, 20.64 MB)

 

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John Malsbury  2013-02-11 08:04
Time Capsule Firmware Update 7.6.3 causing Airport Express to drop out ever few seconds...
jschenck  2013-02-11 08:06
Check Apple Discussion Forums. Firmware 7.6.3 which comes with Airport Utility 6.2 is highly problematical. There are problems with Airport Extremes not being able to stream under bridge settings. Also though guest network is offered, it will not work under bridge and will cause streaming not to work. Use with caution.
John Malsbury  2013-02-11 17:26
Reverted back to previous version of firmware...installed Airport Utility 5.6....works perfectly....
I'm pretty sure I installed AirPort Firmware Update 7.6.3 on my AirPort Extreme (first series, pre-Gigabit) from AirPort Utility 5.6.

Am I misreading or does the article claim that should only be possible form AP Utility 6.2?
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2013-02-12 06:57
Sorry, that may have been my fault in editing. You can only install AirPort firmware updates from within AirPort Utility, but I don't think the version matters. The point is that the AirPort firmware updates are not available as standalone downloads because they can't be installed in any way other than through a version of AirPort Utility.