Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Don't hate me for asking this... - General Discussion Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Don't hate me for asking this... stroszek Posted: May 11, 2002 1:30PM in General Discussion edited January 2014 but what the hell are spring loaded folders? Comments Reply 1 of 6 marcuk Posts: 4,442member May 11, 2002 1:36PM I hate you Reply 2 of 6 g4dude Posts: 1,016member 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 buonrotto Posts: 6,368member 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 ghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member May 11, 2002 3:57PM What? Someone hasn't seen my movie? :eek: Watch and be amazed!! <a href="http://brad.project-think.com/movies/slf.mov" target="_blank">http://brad.project-think.com/movies/slf.mov</a>See how the folders "spring" open when you drag over them? THAT, my friend, is a spring-loaded folder. Reply 5 of 6 stroszek Posts: 801member May 11, 2002 4:15PM oh. i didn't realize that had a name.thanks.now i can bitch with everyone else. Reply 6 of 6 mikey offender Posts: 412member May 12, 2002 12:53AM Nothing more annoying than dragging something to a folder in X, hitting the space bar and seeing nothing happen. Sign In or Register to comment.