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Jump to locations in open/save dialogs System
In OS 9, you could single-click on a Finder window while an open/save dialog was onscreen, and the dialog would jump to that location. Very handy for fast navigation to often used folders (although I liked Default Folder even better!). In OS X, that same trick fails - a Finder click simply gets you the Finder.

Tonight, though, I found that you can drag and drop the location you are interested in from the Finder to the open/save dialog, and it accomplishes the same resut. If you drop a file, the filename is placed on the input line, and you can just hit return to open it; if you drop a folder, that folder is displayed in the dialog box. I'm not sure if this is common knowledge or not, but I had certainly no idea you could do this until I tried it!

It's not quite as simple as a click in the Finder, but it's close and quite useful!
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Authored by: mpmchugh on May 22, '01 11:33:07AM

Actually, the functionality you speak of in 9, "click there it is" was only available via 3rd party extensions, such as FinderPop, Default Folder and the original "Click There It Is" extension. So actually, Mac OS X is offering something new and different thean 9 in regard to it's drag and drop functionality.

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Authored by: marcelv on May 22, '01 06:08:03PM
You're wrong about the last past that it is totally new in Mac OS X, we've been using "Click there it is" in our company for almost two years, and found out that it didn't work with the "new" Mac OS 9 Navigation Services Open and Save dialogs. In Mac OS 9.X , you can also drop a file or folder into the dialog, and the dialog goes to that location and selects the file/folder you just dropped in.


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not in save dialog box though
Authored by: Ralf on Feb 21, '02 01:10:32PM

it doesn't work in save dialog boxes though (tested in quicktime) :(

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