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Drag and drop items to Safari 1.2's Download window Apps
It seems as though Apple read my mind and tailor-fitted Safari v125 just for me. The Downloads window has received a huge boost with the latest Safari release. As mentioned in previous hints, you can now (1) Control-Click on an item to bring up a contextual menu (there's still no way to reload successful (or even failed) downloads AFAIK, but a definite improvement), and (2) option-click on the 'time remaining' label to change the text to the download speed.

But my favorite change is that you can now drag-and-drop onto the Downloads window! Links, files, even your location bar are applicable candidates.
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Drag and drop items to Safari 1.2's Download window
Authored by: amacaulay on Feb 13, '04 11:23:25AM

To download again, ctrl-click on the item, choose Copy Address and then paste it into the address bar (not neat, but it works).

If a download doesn't complete, the icon to the right shows a little circular arrow that you can click to resume download, if the server supports it.

Andy.



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Drag and drop items to Safari 1.2's Download window
Authored by: sjk on Feb 13, '04 05:01:28PM

A copied URL can be pasted directly into the Downloads window.



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Drag and drop items to Safari 1.2's Download window
Authored by: gabrielradic on Feb 13, '04 11:52:28AM

The drag-n-drop tip is excellent!



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Drag and drop items to Safari 1.2's Download window
Authored by: schneb on Feb 13, '04 12:24:36PM

All they need now is a checkbox that reads, "Close this window on comptetion of download."



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Drag and drop items to Safari 1.2's Download window
Authored by: gdsimms on Feb 18, '04 11:37:23PM

Hear Hear.



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There's a Safari plugin Saft v6 that does this
Authored by: janpeeters on Feb 19, '04 07:51:11AM

You can also use shortcuts, kioskmode and more with this useful plugin

http://haoli.dnsalias.com/Saft/

Jan Peeters



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Resuming a Broken download
Authored by: thinkyhead on Feb 13, '04 07:39:20PM

I had an issue with the UT2004 Demo download where it appeared to complete - the .download file was deleted, etc. - but it was in fact a couple of megabytes too small. I couldn't figure out how to resume the download with Safari, but I found the BitTorrent link for the demo. So I used BitTorrent to get the file and it only needed to download the missing part.

The interesting bit is that the BitTorrent client is that when the Save dialog appeared and I chose "Replace" BitTorrent did not replace the file as would be normal for a Save dialog. Instead it preserved the existing contents.

It would be nice if Safari could resume a download in the same manner. If you control-click a link and elect to Save to a destination which already exists Safari could put up a "Resume" prompt (in place of the "Replace" prompt) and finish the download.

It would be even better, of course, if Safari would simply prompt you about resuming when it discovers the file already exists. It could then prepare the .download file with the data from the existing file and carry on.

Now that I think about it, I'm sure it's possible to use wget or curl to finish a broken download of this kind. It would have been faster than BitTorrent too. Oh well, the system only going to get better!

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Resuming a Broken download
Authored by: Moonraker on Feb 14, '04 03:40:21PM

Actually this is a bug in BitTorrent v. 3.3a ( latest). If you try to resume a torrent file it will bring up the 'Replace' button but will resume as it should anyhow with the partially d/l file. But the principal of resumable d/l is a good point.



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Drag and drop items to Safari 1.2's Download window
Authored by: Anidel on Feb 14, '04 01:07:03AM

May be you guys noticed already, but double-clicking on the icon of the
file in the download window, will open it. No need for a Finder window.
Also it's very cool to see the progress bar in the icon of the .download file!!

Anidel

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Drag and drop items to Safari 1.2's Download window
Authored by: Mulud on Feb 14, '04 11:55:38AM

I don't get it. Why would you drag a file on the download window?



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Drag and drop items to Safari 1.2's Download window (a use)
Authored by: Ryn0r on Aug 23, '06 09:47:00AM

One reason drag-and-drop downloading is useful in Safari is because it supports downloading dropped bookmarks. This becomes insanely useful on, say, an imageboard, where you have an entire thread's worth of images (fifty, seventy, maybe even a hundred bookmarks to the images right next to each other) that you want to download. Just call up the history, select the images you want to save, and boom, instant mass-download. Doesn't even set off any robot scripts, either. The one caveat is that you have to actually click the links to have them in the history to download them.



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Drag and drop items to Safari 1.2's Download window
Authored by: kupietz on Apr 23, '04 07:32:26PM

Now if it would only let me drag links into a Finder window, to download files directly into different folders without having to go into preferences every single time and set the download folder to where I want the next file to go, that would be one more step towards Safari actually being the improvement over IE that everyone pretends it is. ;-)

I know about the "Download Linked File As..." contextual menu. Having to navigate around my hard drive with an open/save dialog is not a good substitute.



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