Don't hate me for asking this...
May 11, 2002 1:30PM
edited January 2014
but what the hell are spring loaded folders?
Reply 1 of 6
May 11, 2002 1:36PM
I hate you
Reply 2 of 6
May 11, 2002 2:28PM
In OS 9 you can drag something on to a folder and the folder will open. I think that's what spring loaded folders are.
Reply 3 of 6
May 11, 2002 3:32PM
In pre- Mac OS X systems (until 10.2 of course), you could drag an item on top of a folder and if you left it hanging over the folder for long enough, the folder would open to reveal its contents. You could do this with the folders inside this one as well. Thus you could quickly take file from high up in your drive directory and place it several levels down. You could move it down or into a different path more quickly than dragging it way down one level at a time, or going to the trouble of opening two windows to see both the original file and its destination. It's a time saver, nothing that you couldn't do before the long way.
Reply 4 of 6
May 11, 2002 3:57PM
Someone hasn't seen my movie? :eek:
Watch and be amazed!!
See how the folders "spring" open when you drag over them? THAT, my friend, is a spring-loaded folder.
Reply 5 of 6
May 11, 2002 4:15PM
oh. i didn't realize that had a name.
now i can bitch with everyone else.
Reply 6 of 6
May 12, 2002 12:53AM
Nothing more annoying than dragging something to a folder in X, hitting the space bar and seeing nothing happen.