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Dragthing 4.2
Oct 25, 2001 12:12PM
Contributed by: Perry
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"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."

Changes on Mac OS X:

All dock drawing is now done using Quartz on Mac OS 10.1:

* Support for translucent dock windows.
* Antialiased icon drawing at all sizes.
* Finder X style translucent selection of icons.
* Finder X style dragging of icons.
* Support for the Finder Desktop and Dock fonts.
* Translucent tooltips to show item names.

Added an option to display the Trash on the Finder Desktop.
Added an option to bring all the windows of an application to the front when you switch to it.
Added a hot key to bring all windows of the current application to the front.
Added support for "Super Get Info" by Bare Bones Software.
Recent document lists for applications work again.
Checking file types during drags works and now supports file extensions.
File extensions hidden in the Finder in Mac OS 10.1 are also hidden in DragThing.
You can show a contextual menu for the selected dock item by pressing the escape key
(useful with keyboard navigation of menus on Mac OS 10.1).
Fixed a problem selecting a new application for the "Find..." command.
Fixed a problem with the option to open DragThing automatically at startup.

Changes on both Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X:

The "Hide other applications when switching" option works much better now.
Added option to locate dock items by full path, or alias, or both.
Added option to follow aliases in folder contextual menus.
Folder contextual menus now indicate if items are aliases.
Added a hot key to quit all running applications.
DragThing Settings folder has moved into the user's Preferences folder.
Smarter tooltip logic.
Fixed a problem with docks losing menu focus when they were set to always float.
Fixed a problem with applications added to docks under Mac OS X not accepting drags.
Various other minor fixes and enhancements.

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