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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Apple's market share is down, but what exactly does that mean? In this issue, we explore the seemingly random statistics about sales of operating systems. Also this week, Geoff Duncan examines pros, cons, and changes in Apple's brand-new Mac OS 7.6, we look back to Macworld with some reader responses, and we note new versions of NetPresenz and UserLand Frontier, plus a significant beta release of Eudora.
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