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Download items from Safari's Activity window Web Browsers
After reading FunkDaddy's hint about using Option and Return for downloading files from the Safari address bar, I thought I'd try it with the Activity window. When I tried holding Option and double clicking an item in the Activity window, instead of opening it in a new browser window as usual, it started downloading.

I always have the activiy window open so I can see the file size of page objects, and I have found that this hint is handy for downloading SWFs (Flash movies) that you might want to keep.
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thanks!
Authored by: nodmonkey on Apr 16, '04 11:41:18AM

Just wanted to express gratitude for this great hint. No more searching source-codes for .mov or .swf source links anymore!

Now, an aside, when will we (mac users) get a decent flash plugin?



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Firefox has something similar
Authored by: sr105 on Apr 16, '04 05:43:57PM

Using Mozilla Firefox, right-click and choose View Page Info. This can also be reached via the Tools menu or with Cmd-I. Select the Media tab, find the object you want and click on the Save As... button underneath. Handy.

This is also useful if you want to grab a Windows Media MMS url and watch it in Windows Media rather than the browser (so you can resize the window).



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Download items from Safari's Activity window
Authored by: chomski on Apr 16, '04 10:30:11PM

Another thank you for this useful hint. It comes in handy immediately and I'm searching for new things to archive and fill up my dwindling hard drive space with as I write.

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Download items from Safari's Activity window
Authored by: asan102 on Apr 17, '04 01:33:43AM

Now, does anyone know how to clear the Activity Monitor? It becomes useless pretty fast when you have to scroll past a tremendous list of items to find the page you want.



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Download items from Safari's Activity window
Authored by: Fuzzle on Apr 17, '04 12:08:54PM
For a full list of shortcuts in Safari goto file:///Applications/Safari.app/Contents/Resources/Shortcuts.html

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Download items from Safari's Activity window
Authored by: zoomfreddy on Apr 25, '04 05:14:38AM

the best tip this year, thanks!!!, now i can forget about IE, yeah!!!

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Download items from Safari's Activity window
Authored by: yuppi on Sep 13, '05 05:25:27AM

very cool! thanks!



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