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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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Connectix Updates Virtual PC to 2.1

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Connectix Updates Virtual PC to 2.1 -- Connectix Corporation last week released an updater to Virtual PC, adding a handful of features and fixing minor bugs and compatibility issues. The new version adds support for Voodoo2 graphics and Windows NT, the capability to choose between multiple installed Ethernet devices, support for hot-swapping PowerBook drives, improved compatibility with RAM Doubler and virtual memory, and improved video compatibility. Owners of Virtual PC 2.0 or 2.0.1 can jump to 2.1 for free by downloading the 1.7 MB updater. [JLC]

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