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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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Administrivia

Just a quick note to let you know that this issue of TidBITS is going out to exactly 40,000 people on our mailing list. Our list goes up significantly each day (between 50 and 100 people), although we also delete several hundred people each week due to mail problemsShow full article

Aladdin Sponsoring TidBITS

Aladdin Sponsoring TidBITS -- It is with great pleasure that I welcome our latest sponsor, long-time Macintosh developer Aladdin Systems. Aladdin ranks as one of the best-known small Macintosh developers, especially in the online world where their signature product, StuffIt, has become the compression format of choiceShow full article

Frontier 4.1

Frontier 4.1 -- Dave Winer, Doug Baron, and the folks at UserLand have released Frontier 4.1, an updated version of their Internet-savvy Macintosh scripting environmentShow full article

Corel WordPerfect 3.5.2 Updater

Corel WordPerfect 3.5.2 Updater -- Corel has released an updater to WordPerfect 3.5.2, which reportedly fixes about a dozen bugs, some centered around printing envelopesShow full article

Seymour Cray Passes Away

Seymour Cray Passes Away -- This is not strictly Macintosh-related, but we wish to note the passing of Seymour Cray on 05-Oct-96, from injuries suffered in an automobile accidentShow full article

The Deal with DealBITS

As we noted back in October of 1995 in TidBITS-297, the year-long publication of DealBITS was something of an experiment. We wanted to see if we could rethink the way advertising on the Internet works to make it positive force for the industryShow full article

Getting It Backwards

Last week, an article by Tom Abate in the San Francisco Examiner triggered an avalanche of speculation, wire service stories, and (as usual) semi-hysterical letters to TidBITSShow full article

Form, Function, and QuicKeys 3.5, Part 2

Last week in TidBITS-347, the first part of this article described CE Software's QuicKeys (QK) and mentioned a new feature of the recent 3.5 release: toolbar triggersShow full article

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