I ran across a list of tips I wrote when Leopard shipped a million years ago. Most of them still work and are useful. And best of all, I’ve found that most people are unaware that they exist.
- Dock springing. If you drag a file and hover over Dock items, various useful things happen which are similar to Finder springing. Note you have to have springing ON in Finder Preferences (or use spacebar).
- If it’s a window, the window un-minimizes from the Dock.
- If it’s a folder/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.
- The coolest springing trick is if you hover over an application while dragging a file The application comes to the foreground and then you can hover over the window you want and that springs to