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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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Internet Explorer Updates Address Vulnerability -- Microsoft has released a pair of Internet Explorer updates aimed at resolving a security vulnerability related to digital certificates - in the right situation, an attacker could use it to enable a number of identity spoofing attacks. The updates - version 5.1.6 for Mac OS 9 and 5.2.2 for Mac OS X - also include all other recent fixes. Microsoft made no release notes available, but it's unlikely that the new versions incorporate any new features. Microsoft didn't even update Internet Explorer's installer in the Mac OS X version, which unnecessarily insists on quitting all active applications. Version 5.1.6 is a 5.4 MB download; version 5.2.2 is a 7.2 MB download. [ACE]

<http://www.microsoft.com/mac/download/ie/ie5_ classic.asp>
<http://www.microsoft.com/mac/DOWNLOAD/IE/ie5_ osx.asp>
<http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/?url= /technet/security/bulletin/MS02-050.asp>

 

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