the weirdest thing...

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by macfreek57, Jun 12, 2002.

  1. macfreek57 macrumors 6502

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    the weirdest thing happened the other day.
    now i don't know if this was in some os update that i didn't notice or if it's something i downloaded or what.
    when i open an application, instead of doing the usual bouncing in the dock, the icon appears and the black triangle underneath it (the one that tells you if an app is open of just in the dock) appears and starts pulsing untill the app finishes opening and then everything's back to normal.
    what's going on? does anyone know?
    this seems like an updated feature that apple added later like the dock scale effect to help balance out the function over form factor.
    but i never saw the bouncing icon thing as a problem. in fact, if you keep your dock hidden, the bounce would actually function better.
     
  2. macfreek57 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    what's the best way to zip a file? can i use the terminal?
    i know i can do .z and .gz but what about .zip?
     
  3. Falleron macrumors 68000

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    The pulsating triangle is an option in the system preferences. If you want it to bounce check the box that says animate opening application. As far as I am aware, this is not a new feature.

    As for zipping something up, I use DropZip which is a part of Stuffit Deluxe. Not sure of any other apps that you can use. Sure there are some people that will tell you about others.
     
  4. macfreek57 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    wow i feel dumb!
    forget it
    and
    is drop zip pre-installed in os x or do i need to download it?
     
  5. Falleron macrumors 68000

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