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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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How to Crack Encrypted DMGs (Not Really)

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We’re having huge discussions internally about just how secure we should make our digital lives, and this recent blog post by security expert Jeremiah Grossman brings a wonderful level of reality to the table. Jeremiah takes extreme security precautions, thanks to his position in the security industry, and this post is the tale of how he forgot a key password and the astonishing lengths he went to in order to get it back.favicon follow link

 

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Laine Lee  2013-02-12 08:59
Well, I can't crack 'em, but I can turn off their annoying agreement notices:

https://sites.google.com/site/llee040/applescript/remove-notice/
Steve Nicholson  2013-02-13 10:20
I'm so glad I'm not important enough to have highly sensitive and valuable files. I take reasonable precautions including having different randomly-typed passwords for just about everything so no one's going to get access to more than one account if they get a password. But I don't have to go to the extreme of having encrypted DMGs on my encrypted hard drive.