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In Safari 1.2, you can controol-click on a downloading file in the Downloads window and be presented with three options: "Show in Finder," "Stop," and (one that I'm sure will come in handy for all of us) "Copy Address." I always missed this feature in Safari when I moved over from Camino because I used it all the time.

[robg adds: You can also copy the address from already downloaded files, which is what I really like -- "Hmm, where did I get this thing from again??" is now easily answered, as long as you don't clear your downloads window.]
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Work with the Safari 1.2 downloads window
Authored by: JimMueller on Feb 09, '04 11:12:03AM

Now if it would only put the URL into the file's comment field like Netscape & MSIE did in OS 7, 8 & 9!



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Work with the Safari 1.2 downloads window
Authored by: zephc on Feb 09, '04 11:17:26AM

yes! I was just going to add the same comment. I really miss seeing where i originally got a file, say an image or video clip, months afterwards.



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Work with the Safari 1.2 downloads window
Authored by: spinspin on Feb 09, '04 04:11:47PM

good lord I miss that one too.
I wonder if it could be duplicated with a downloads folder-folder action...?



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Agreed! Please bring back this feature!
Authored by: jriskin on Feb 09, '04 04:22:44PM

I think everyone agrees this is a missed feature. From the OS9 days when macs were just useful... OS X has come a LONG way, but OS9 still has features of usability that are still missing.

One feature at a time, bring them all back! Please!



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Agreed! Please bring back this feature!
Authored by: raider on Feb 10, '04 02:34:15PM

Don't say everyone... I hated OS9, in fact I would say that OS9 was the worst OS I had ever used. OSX is the only thing that kept me on a Mac...



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URL in Finder comment
Authored by: sjk on Feb 09, '04 09:05:46PM

OmniWeb 4.5 and 5.0b1 add the download URL to the Finder comment field. Unfortunately it wasn't 100% reliable in 4.5. Downloading in 5.0b1 generally has some bugs so it's too early to tell if it'll be any different.

Using Show Info files to double-check if the URL comment has been added or not is a hassle but still less of one than having to manually add it. At least the comment field sticks open in Panther.



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Work with the Safari 1.2 downloads window
Authored by: seven5 on Feb 09, '04 11:13:26AM

i just noticed this morning that Safari 1.2 now lets you drag images out of the window to the desktop without "downloading" them. Prior versions acutally REdownloaded the image, popping up the download manager window and putting the image in as an entry, something that was a bit annoying and relaly just bad behavior. Now it just pulls it from the cache and puts it on the desktop, no downloading and no entry in the manager.

This is convenient for high res images above 2 megs, it was a little rediculous to load the image in the page and then drag it out to then redownload it again. This isn't very friendly to the websites web host, or their bill. or for my time for that matter :)



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Work with the Safari 1.2 downloads window
Authored by: stridey on Feb 09, '04 11:18:04AM

Alright. This probably isn't the best place to ask this, but I'm going to anyway. Something I still can't figure out how to do in Safari, and sometimes switch to IE (yikes!) to accomplish, is downloading the URL in the address bar. Is there an easy fast way to tell Safari "just download this, will you?" It's probably staring me in the face...

-stridey



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Work with the Safari 1.2 downloads window
Authored by: billabOng on Feb 09, '04 12:38:17PM

Click in the address bar, hold option, hit return.



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Work with the Safari 1.2 downloads window
Authored by: schneb on Feb 09, '04 12:38:33PM

Better place to put this question is under forums...

http://forums.macosxhints.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=5



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Work with the Safari 1.2 downloads window
Authored by: betaInverse on Feb 09, '04 07:19:13PM
... is downloading the URL in the address bar

wouldn't it be easier just to pop over to the terminal and use wget?



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Work with the Safari 1.2 downloads window
Authored by: brappa on Feb 09, '04 07:32:20PM

Actually, now in Safari v125, it works to select what's in the adress field and just drag and drop it on the downloads window. I've been waiting for that one :-)



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more goodness
Authored by: kyrrigle on Feb 09, '04 11:50:40AM

Dragging images to Mail.app messages now attaches the original image instead of always converting to TIFF



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Work with the Safari 1.2 downloads window
Authored by: ces3001 on Feb 09, '04 12:03:20PM

I heard some complaints elsewhere that the Downloads window, while downloading a file, now displays the estimated time to completion instead of the current download speed in Kb/s. A simple option-click on the time (or the speed) will toggle between the two types of information.



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Work with the Safari 1.2 downloads window
Authored by: sjk on Feb 09, '04 09:32:32PM

Too bad it resets between downloads. Better if would stick until toggled again.

Anyone know of a nice "one-stop" summary of Safari 1.2 changes that have been discovered and mentioned in various places? I wish Apple consistently posted more detailed lists of changes when they update software. It's too easy to overlook subtle changes (like this one) which can actually be quite useful.



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Work with the Safari 1.2 downloads window
Authored by: nickfitz on Feb 10, '04 12:43:09PM
Try Dave Hyatt's Surfin' Safari

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Work with the Safari 1.2 downloads window
Authored by: sjk on Feb 10, '04 10:35:27PM

Yep, I saw Dave's list of 1.2 changes. A bit incomplete but still helpful.



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Resume after crash
Authored by: triplef on Feb 09, '04 01:40:39PM

Unfortunately Safari doesn't let you resume downloads when Safari crashed during a download. You can double click the .download files and they'll appear in the download window but without the resume button.



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trash function
Authored by: betaInverse on Feb 09, '04 07:27:49PM

The feature I keep wanting in the downloads window is a trash option.

Sometimes I download something by mistake, or perhaps accidentally download something twice, and it's a pain to go search through the finder for it. I find I always have a load of pdf's with meaningless filenames that I have to open one by one to see which ones I actually intended to keep, and which ones I would have deleted immediately after downloading and opening them if it weren't a nuisance.

Similarly, I keep wishing I could drag the little file icon in the titlebar to the trash can to get rid of a file I'm looking at in Preview.

Do these features exist somehow?



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Work with the Safari 1.2 downloads window
Authored by: Hanji on Feb 09, '04 10:01:06PM

Interestingly enough, right-clicking doesn't open up the menu, if you have two-button mouse. It has to be a ctrl-click.



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Does for me...
Authored by: natecook on Feb 10, '04 12:25:31AM

I've got the trusty Logitech blue something something scroll mouse, works fine over here with a right click...



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Does for me...
Authored by: dave1212 on Feb 10, '04 12:36:30AM

same here, works fine, 10.3.2, logitech wheel mouse, no drivers

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