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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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Take Control of Apple TV, Chapter 7: Rock Out with Apple TV

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This article is a pre-release chapter in the upcoming “Take Control of Apple TV,” by Josh Centers, scheduled for public release in January 2014. Apart from “Chapter 1: Introducing Apple TV,” these chapters are available only to TidBITS members; see “‘Take Control of Apple TV’ Streaming in TidBITS” for details.


Rock Out with Apple TV

The Apple TV isn’t just a great device to watch movies and TV — it’s also a fantastic hub for all your audio. This chapter kicks off with a quick look at the important topic of improving sound quality and then cruises through the most important audio apps on the Apple TV.

In The Music App, I talk about how you can buy music from Apple and play your previous purchases. And, in The iTunes Radio App, I look at how you can play featured stations created by Apple or make your own. Of course, you can also access music from The Computers App, even if its not from Apple, or you may want to learn how to Rip CDs for Apple TV. Plus, you can also listen to The (Internet) Radio App on your Apple TV.

With all the music covered, it’s time to talk about The Podcasts App. Finally, the chapter closes with a careful look at how to AirPlay Audio from Your Mac to an Apple TV.

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