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DragThing  4.1
Aug 31, 2001 09:13AM
Contributed by: Perry
http://www.dragthing.com
Download: Stuffit archive

"DragThing is the original dock designed to tidy up your Macintosh desktop. Simply drag an application from the Finder onto an empty square in a dock and then drag documents onto it as normal. Click a docked application to launch it or bring it to the front. In addition, the docks can contain files, folders, disks and servers, and there is also an option to display the currently running processes in a special dock. You can have as many different docks as you would like, with very flexible settings for each one. You can choose the size of icons displayed, whether the names of the items are shown, and much more. Also, you can have multiple layers of items in docks, clicking on the folder tabs shown above to choose between them."

General changes:

Docks can have custom background pictures and textures.
Support for Unicode and long file names for dock items.
Added an option to use icons in layer tabs and minimised docks instead of names.
Added an option to speed up DragThing's startup time.
Added an option to quit DragThing at startup if there is another copy already running (useful for Classic).
Added an option to only search local disks for missing items.
Added important commands back to folder contextual menus.
You can paste custom icons onto dock items from the "Item Options" window.
You can set the same hot key for multiple items again.
Hotkeys for hiding applications now work when the process dock is hidden.
Fixed icon problems with AppleWorks, OmniWeb and others.
Various performance enhancements and bug fixes.

Changes on Mac OS X:

Hiding and showing applications works on Mac OS 10.1.
"Get Info" no longer crashes the Finder and works on Mac OS 10.1.
Ejecting disks by dragging them to the Trash in DragThing docks works on Mac OS 10.1.
Process Dock indicates if applications are hidden.
Added an option to hide the window shadow of a dock.
The smaller Aqua tabs are used in docks at small font sizes.
Fixed problem with menu items being disabled with a dock frontmost.


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