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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The big news this week is Apple's release of System 7.5.3, with better performance, the final version of Open Transport 1.1, and a host of new features. Also this week, Apple announces the end of eWorld, Adobe withdraws PageMill 1.0.1, and Macromedia finalizes Shockwave for Director. Finally, Adam follows up on his article on personal Web publishing, and we finally release the details on TidBITS translations - now five languages and counting!
Thanks to a number of enthusiastic volunteers, TidBITS is now available in French, Spanish, Chinese (Big-5) along with Japanese (Kanji) and German. We hope to add Dutch, Italian, and Portuguese as wellShow full article
PageMistake -- In TidBITS-317 I reported Adobe had released an updater that upgrades PageMill from 1.0 to 1.0.1. I also reported some users of the update were experiencing color shifts in graphics edited through PageMillShow full article
Shockwave Released -- Macromedia has released final versions of Shockwave for Director 4.0 Plug-Ins, and says it's hard at work on Shockwave for Director 5.0Show full article
Fetch 3.0.1 -- Jim Matthews has released version 3.0.1 of Fetch, a popular FTP client, including expanded preferences and Internet Config support, improved AppleScript capabilities, and a number of fixes and feature enhancementsShow full article
Gil Amelio wasted no time focusing Apple's attention on projects at the core of the company's business. As of 31-Mar-96, Apple will discontinue its online service eWorld and turn to America Online for helpShow full article
A number of folks wrote in regard to my article about personal Web publishing in TidBITS-316, but Scott Dickson and John Kawakami offered a more realistic and generally better solution to some of the problems I outlined: a Web folder synchronization utility. Most people use Internet through a local Internet provider (or even one of the commercial services like AOL and CompuServe) have access to some space on that provider's Web serverShow full article
After months of rumor and speculation, Apple has finally released System 7.5.3 to the general public. System 7.5.3 is a universal system release that will run on any Mac from the Plus on up, which should be a welcome relief to anyone trying to keep up with a myriad of updates from Apple in recent monthsShow full article