AOL for Mac OS X -- America Online has released America Online for Mac OS X, a native version of the client software used to access AOL's proprietary online services. AOL for Mac OS X features a new interface built on Aqua, and integrates support for QuickTime 6, Apple's forthcoming iChat instant messaging software, and new Web browsing software using Netscape's Gecko HTML engine. AOL for Mac OS X also enables users to access their Favorite Places, email, Buddy Lists, and Address Books from any computer. The software requires Mac OS X 10.1 or higher and either a modem or Internet access; it's free to current AOL members. [GD]
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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