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It has already been pointed out that command-clicking on the title of a Finder window pops up a list of parent folders for the current directory - just like in Systems 7 through 9.

But did you know that you can do the same thing in many native Mac OS X application (TextEdit, Preview, Office X, ...)? And if you choose a folder from the pop-up list, it automagically opens in a new Finder window! Go ahead, try it. Cool ;-)

However, there are some curious exceptions to the rule. For example, command-clicking on the title of an Explorer window pops up a list of successively truncated URLs (a history list would have been nicer). Even more curious, command-clicking on the title of an Acrobat window switches you back to the Finder (hmm).

Has anybody else found interesting variations upon this theme?
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Authored by: kerim on Mar 07, '02 11:55:41PM

In IE it seems to show the root directory of the web site!

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Control click Back or Forward button...
Authored by: ChaChi on Mar 08, '02 11:19:28AM

You can either Control click or click and hold on the IE Back button to display the History. Same with the Forward button to show your "forward" History.

Command clicking the title of a web page is handy when you've used a link from another web site or search engine to get to a page and you'd like to easily go to the home page of the web site you're currently in.

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IE does the correct behavior
Authored by: Paul Burney on Mar 08, '02 10:12:01PM

It lets you go to the directory index for any of the directories in the current path. This is very useful for poorly designed sites that don't yet know what a "breadcrumb" trail is.

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Entourage X
Authored by: aranor on Mar 11, '02 06:45:46PM

In Entourage, command-clicking the titlebar of the main window shows a blank menu with 1 blank menuitem. Doing the same in an email message shows a menu with the subject of the message in the only menuitem. Selecting the menuitem in either case does nothing. Odd, isn't it?

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