Don't hate me for asking this...

in General Discussion edited January 2014
but what the hell are spring loaded folders?


  • Reply 1 of 6
    marcukmarcuk Posts: 4,442member
    I hate you
  • Reply 2 of 6
    g4dudeg4dude Posts: 1,016member
    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.
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    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    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.
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    ghost_user_nameghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member
    What? :confused:

    Someone hasn't seen my movie? :eek:

    Watch and be amazed!!

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    See how the folders "spring" open when you drag over them? THAT, my friend, is a spring-loaded folder.
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    stroszekstroszek Posts: 801member
    oh. i didn't realize that had a name.


    now i can bitch with everyone else.
  • Reply 6 of 6
    Nothing more annoying than dragging something to a folder in X, hitting the space bar and seeing nothing happen.
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