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Create toolbar shorcuts to certain files in Safari Web Browsers
As I was reading a recent hint on how to change the Finder's window focus, I discovered this hint. I was dragging a PDF file to a Finder window, and by accident I dropped it on the bookmark bar in Safari. Safari asked me what name I wanted to give this bookmark and voila, I have a shortcut to a file in the bookmark bar!!

I think Safari will do this with most files as long as it has a plugin to read the file (I have a PDF browser plugin). Useful if you consult certain documents or graphics frequently and you don't want to open their native applications.

[Editor's note: This is a useful trick for things like QuickTime movies and HTML instructional pages -- I now have a folder of HTML help pages for a few key apps that I reference often. I'm not sure why I never tried this in other browsers, but it works just fine in Chimera, but not Mozilla (the only two thers I use any more). Safari is actually a bit more restrictive than Chimera in that if it can't handle a file type, it won't let you drop it on the shortcuts bar.]
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And Folders too.
Authored by: madgnome on Feb 03, '03 10:55:02AM

I have my Downloads folder on the Bookmarks Bar. I use it whenever a download finishes. When I press Downloads, it opens a Finder window in column view, sorted by Date Modified, descending. This makes it easy to find recently downloaded files.

I know I could use the Desktop for downloads, but I'm one of those people who dislikes icons of any sort on the Desktop.


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Folder do not work here.
Authored by: Krioni on Feb 03, '03 11:10:52AM

I could not drag the folder itself, although dragging an alias worked. However, Safari doesn't do anything when I click on the alias. How did you get this to work?

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Here's How
Authored by: madgnome on Feb 04, '03 10:30:58AM
I had to look this up as I only used it once and forgot how I did it, heh. It's acutally a MacOSXHints hint: Click Me! --Jeff

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