DragThing Updated, Receives Host Of OS X Improvements

TLA Systems has updated their multi-functional launcher application, DragThing, to version 4.0.1. DragThing is a utility that allows users to easily and conveniently store files, folders, applications and more in one location. The new version includes a host of changes improving OS X compatibility and performance. According to TLA Systems:

TLA Systems is pleased to announce the immediate release of DragThing 4.0.1, an update to their popular dock application for Mac OS X and earlier.

DragThing 4 is a Carbon application which runs natively on Mac OS X, and on Mac OS 8.6 and 9 with CarbonLib 1.1 or later installed.

Whatis new in DragThing 4.0.1?
Changes on Mac OS X:

  • Added support for scroll wheels to switch between dock layers.
  • DragThing docks are no longer repositioned by the Dock.
  • Items on UFS/NFS disks are opened correctly.
  • Certain Mac OS X applications donit act as folders.
  • Tooltips no longer appear in other applications.
  • Fixed problem with files moving instead of copying when dragged to folders in docks.
  • Fixed future problem with floating windows.
  • Dock names appear correctly in the Mac OS X Dock window menu.
  • Various cosmetic bugs relating to Aqua fixed.

Changes on Mac OS 9 and earlier:

  • Option clicking an item in the process dock hides all other applications again.
  • Repeating hot keys no longer type into the current application.
  • DragThing doesnit crash if the Contextual Menu Extension is missing.
  • Fixed some problems with Keychain dialogs.
  • Worked round a problem with floating window appearance on CarbonLib 1.3.
  • Certain operations are faster with CarbonLib 1.3.

General changes:

  • Icons for dock items on unmounted disks are drawn correctly.
  • DragThing is a lot better at locating missing dock items.
  • Displays an anchor point indicator when dragging dock windows.
  • Can option-click items to drag docks set to button mode.
  • Can drag URL clippings to the Trash in DragThing.
  • Scripts in the Startup Items folder work correctly again.
  • Window minimise buttons work on docks again.
  • Tooltips donit appear for minimised windows.
  • Fixed a problem that caused the process dock to move at startup with tabs showing.
  • Fixed problem with first click on a recently maximised dock.
  • Smarter tooltip placement.
  • Fixed a number of problems with the help files.

DragThing is available for US$25. You can find more information at the DragThing Web site.