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10.3: Access the 'Go to folder' box in Open/Save dialogs System
You may have noticed that the standard "Open..." dialog in Panther is missing the "Go To" field. However, you can use the Shift-Command-G shortcut to display a window where you can enter a path to any directory, e.g. to display hidden Unix directories like /usr, just as you could with the box that's present in Jag.
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10.3: Access the 'Go to folder' box in Open/Save dialogs
Authored by: ClassicUser on Oct 27, '03 03:14:56AM
Even better:

If you merely start typing a full path in an Open or Save dialog, starting with "/", the system knows that you're specifying a path reference, and brings up the "Go To Folder" dialog immediately - no need for typing "Cmd-Shift-G" first.

And, in case everyone isn't aware of the other features of this "Go To Folder" dialog:

  • Autocompletion is active here: Just start typing the first few letters of the folder reference you need, and hit "Tab" - the rest is autopopulated (just like autocompletion in the shell)
  • The last successful entry is maintained for this window. "Go To" a given folder, then navigate around. Then Cmd-Shift-G again - that last entered path is shown highlighted by default in the Go To Folder dialog again (useful if you want to "get back where you were")

Overall, with "Go To" functionality still in place, the new Open/Save dialogs are a HUGE leap forward from previous OS X releases. Trés cool! ;-)

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10.3: Access the 'Go to folder' box in Open/Save dialogs
Authored by: broderik on Oct 27, '03 03:42:37AM

I've noticed that doing that in carbon apps in the Open dialog this won't work for some reason. Save dialog works though.



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10.3: Access the 'Go to folder' box in Open/Save dialogs
Authored by: Anonymous on Oct 27, '03 09:42:20PM

That's because it doesn't work. Why don't people check things like this in Carbon AND Cocoa before making sweeping statements? ;-)



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10.3: Access the 'Go to folder' box in Open/Save dialogs
Authored by: mahakali on Nov 01, '03 04:58:50AM
Other Finder shortcuts that work in Open/Save dialog box that I think are new:
  • Make new folder => command-shift-n (not sure if this is from Jaguar days or not.)
  • List view => command-2
  • Column view => command-3


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