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10.3: Access Open dialog box from Save dialog box System
In Panther (not sure about Jaguar), if you save a file for the first time (so you get the dialog box) or use Save as..., and then hit Command-O (the File -> Open shortcut), you can then open any file in the program in which you are working (as long as it can open that particular file).

This is useful if you're thinking of overwriting an existing file and want to make sure by doing that it won't be disastrous. As stated here in another hint, in Panther you can now click on a greyed-out file name in save dialog boxes and it puts that name in the Save as: box automatically. The nice thing here is that your save dialog doesn't disappear if you open the file to view it, so once you ensure it's ok to overwrite that file, you don't have to start over again with the save command.

[robg adds: I think this only works in Cocoa apps -- it worked perfectly in TextEdit, but I couldn't get the Open dialog to appear in Photoshop Elements.]
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10.3: Access Open dialog box from Save dialog box
Authored by: jcrossley on Dec 14, '03 04:49:14AM

As I understand it, there is a bug in Panther which passes command keys through the Save As dialog to the application. I tried using command-D to send the Save As dialog to the Desktop, but Tex-Edit Plus interpreted as "Replace and Find Again".



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10.3: Access Open dialog box from Save dialog box
Authored by: bostmass on Dec 14, '03 11:41:22AM

The command + D only works when the save dialog box is open. So, hit Save or Save as... and then hit command + D and it will navigate to your desktop for file location saving. Hope this helps.



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