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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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Crack Proof -- In TidBITS-365, we noted the two-month "Crack A Mac" challenge being held in Sweden, offering a cash prize to anyone able to change the contents of a Web page running on a standard Mac OS Web server. The prize money eventually rose to over U.S. $13,000, but no one claimed the prize by the contest deadline of 10-Apr-97 - though not for lack of trying! The challenge's coordinators have posted a summary of the contest results and various break-in attempts made on the contest server, including some clever (and amusing) social-engineering attempts to make the contest coordinators to change the Web page themselves. [GD]

 

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