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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Our last Mac OS X Trojan horse coverage was only a few weeks ago; now, Adam reports on a malicious new Trojan that's been spotted in the wild. Adam also compiles his wishlist for WriteRight, a hypothetical word processor designed for professional writers. Also in this issue, we note St. Clair Software's new HistoryHound, which helps you revisit Web pages, email support for .Mac, and the releases of disclabel 2.0 and the Japanese translation of "Take Control of Customizing Panther."
Apple Offers One-on-One Email Support for .Mac Services -- On 03-May-04 Apple started offering direct email support for .Mac service questions, a switch from providing support only via discussion forum responsesShow full article
HistoryHound Fetches the Past -- Talk about a delayed reaction! I've been moaning for years about how useless most Web browsers are at helping you return to places you've been in the pastShow full article
GarageBand 1.1 Released -- Apple tidied up the garage a bit today with the release of GarageBand 1.1. The new version addresses a number of issues, adding per-track Echo settings and support for unprotected AAC audio filesShow full article
disclabel 2.0 Released -- SmileOnMyMac has updated disclabel, their slick application for creating CD and DVD labels, along with inserts for jewel casesShow full article
"Take Control of Customizing Panther" in Japanese -- Our industrious Japanese translators have done it again! We're pleased to announce the release of the Japanese translation of Matt Neuburg's "Take Control of Customizing Panther," which is now available for $7.50Show full article
A few weeks after the hullabaloo surrounding Intego's press release about a technique that could be used to create a Trojan horse that looked like an MP3 file (see "Mac OS X Trojan Technique: Beware Geeks Bearing Gifts" in TidBITS-726), a real Mac OS X Trojan horse has been reported to Macworld UKShow full article
Please accept my sincere apologies if the title of this article has raised your pulse along with your hopes. There is no WriteRight, and, speaking as a professional writer, with thousands of articles and numerous books under my belt, I'm comfortable saying that the Macintosh world doesn't have a word processor that's designed for writersShow full article
The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be much faster, though it doesn't yet use our preferred design. Playing iPod through iTunes -- Solutions to the problem of not being able to play songs stored on an iPod directly using iTunesShow full article