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Use Save As in Safari 1.3's contextual menus Web Browsers
Just to point out that Apple has changed some of the default contextual menu behaviours in Safari 1.3. Previously, the default in contextual menus was "Download linked file as..." and "Save images as...". These have changed to automatically download or save to your downloads folder (configurable in the Preferences).

To get prompted for a location for the downloads and saves, press the Option key when the contextual menu is visible. Personally, I preferred it the way it was in 1.2x, and if anyone knows how to switch this behaviour around, it would be appreciated.

[robg adds: I know this is a documented change, but it's caught a lot of people by surprise, so I figured it was worth documenting.]
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Use Save As in Safari 1.3's contextual menus
Authored by: idji on Apr 20, '05 10:34:46AM

Now if they would only add commands like : "Set Desktop Background to this image" or "Save this image in iPhoto", that would be usefull.

Or maybe there are already some third party hacks/scripts/contextual menu items that does this?



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Use Save As in Safari 1.3's contextual menus
Authored by: chabig on Apr 20, '05 11:19:14AM

"Save this image in iPhoto"

If iPhoto is in your dock, you can just drag pictures from a web page onto the iPhoto icon.



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Use Save As in Safari 1.3's contextual menus
Authored by: AJB on Apr 20, '05 06:46:53PM
I'm sure you could do this with OnMyCommand.

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Use Save As in Safari 1.3's contextual menus
Authored by: simonpie on Apr 20, '05 07:53:08PM

Am I stupid, the behavior of Safari has not changed for me and I do not see any option in the preferences to set this behavior ?



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Use Save As in Safari 1.3's contextual menus
Authored by: ChrisH3677 on Apr 20, '05 10:55:11PM

Simon

Try command-clicking (or right-clicking) on an image in a webpage. Now with the context menu visible, press the Option key. The Download and Save menu items should toggle.



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Use Save As in Safari 1.3's contextual menus
Authored by: ibobunot on Apr 21, '05 12:14:14AM

That works for mp3 downloads.

thanks for the tip.



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Use Save As in Safari 1.3's contextual menus
Authored by: jonst52 on Apr 21, '05 07:11:18AM
Obviously, when you said "Try command-clicking", you meant "Try control-clicking" instead.

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Use Save As in Safari 1.3's contextual menus
Authored by: qwerty denzel on Apr 21, '05 12:37:32AM

There is an applescript called "Add Image To iPhoto: if you enable the script menu with complete with the application add on.



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Use Save As in Safari 1.3's contextual menus
Authored by: greatkingrat on Apr 21, '05 03:24:36AM

If memory serves me right, The option to save directly to iPhoto will be in Safari 2.0 in Tiger.



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Use Save As in Safari 1.3's contextual menus
Authored by: DanFrakes on Apr 21, '05 05:56:23PM
If you plan on upgrading to Tiger, Apple says this one of the new features:

Safari and iPhoto Integration
Easily save a picture from the web to iPhoto with a single click.


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Use Save As in Safari 1.3's contextual menus
Authored by: TigerKR on Apr 21, '05 12:35:31AM

Thank you to ChrisH3677 for figuring this out (it was pissing me off), and thank you to robg for publishing it.



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Copy Image in Safari 1.3's contextual menus
Authored by: Hal Itosis on Apr 21, '05 03:05:45PM


There is also a change in behavior with respect to the "Copy Image" item in the same contextual menu. It used to put an image on the clipboard which could be pasted in any app (equipped to deal with graphics). For example: I would frequently control-click on an image in a web page, select "Copy Image", and then paste it into (Trans-Tex Software's) Tex-Edit Plus.

Doesn't work anymore.

The result now is a (text) link, as if I had selected "Copy Link" instead. (A peek at the clipboard from the Edit menu in Finder confirms this is the case). For example: control-clicking the **Browser** graphic at the top of this page, selecting "Copy Image", and pasting into Tex-Edit Plus (4.9.1) produces the string "http://www.macosxhints.com/index.php?topic=browsers".

Now here's the interesting part. Even though the clipboard shows that same string, if we go to Apple's TextEdit and create a rich-text doc... when pasting from the clipboard the graphic appears, as if by magic. (Probably requires an internet connection for the initial paste, but I haven't tested for that yet).

Weird huh?

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Copy Image in Safari 1.3's contextual menus
Authored by: Ganymede on Apr 22, '05 07:01:19AM

Hal,

I don't see any change in the "Copy Image" behavior. I control-click images right & left, just as I did prior to v1.3. I paste them into Photoshop, Word, Stickies, whatever. I click on the banner ad above, and get an html link, tell Finder to show the clipboard, and I see the URL, and some other textual gobbledy. Switch to photoshop, and paste the image right in. Same as it ever was. Is there something you're trying to tell us that I'm totally missing?

BTW, I've never used the app you mention...



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Copy Image in Safari 1.3's contextual menus
Authored by: Hal Itosis on Apr 22, '05 05:26:37PM
> Is there something you're trying to tell us that I'm totally missing?
Yes... only I'm not "trying" to tell you... I did tell you.

> tell Finder to show the clipboard, and I see the URL, and some other textual gobbledy.
You would normally see a graphic on the clipboard after a "Copy Image"... not a link!

> I paste them into Photoshop, Word, Stickies, whatever.
No... not "whatever". (Yes, some apps are hip to Apple's new way... not all).

>BTW, I've never used the app you mention...
And you've been using Macs how long!?!?


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Copy & Paste involves negotiation
Authored by: hayne on Apr 22, '05 08:44:15PM

When you do a Copy operation, the app that you are copying from communicates with the OS X clipboard and tells it what type of data is being copied. It does not necessarily transfer any data to the clipboard - it is possible for apps to say something like "I've got an image here and I'll give it to you when a Paste operation is done." This allows the app to modify the format of data that is transferred according to what format best suits the destination of the Paste operation. The source application can indicate that it has various types of data available. It is up to the destination application to choose which of the data it wants.

So I think what you are seeing is that a copy operation on an image in Safari is telling the clipboard that it has two pieces of data available - the image itself and the URL of that image. And thus when you paste into Tex-Edit Plus, that application seems to be choosing the URL instead of the image.

I note that while I also see the URL in Finder's "Show Clipboard", PTH Pasteboard is showing the image.

By the way, you shouldn't be surprised that most Mac users (even long time ones) haven't heard of Tex-Edit Plus. There are many text editing apps around and besides, most users don't find the need for anything beyond the Apple-supplied TextEdit or AppleWorks or MS Word.



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TextEdit behaviour
Authored by: hayne on Apr 22, '05 08:52:10PM

Further to what I said above:
After copying an image from Safari, if I open a new TextEdit window (TextEdit, not Tex-Edit Plus) then do a Paste, I get the image.
But if I change the TextEdit document to "plain text" (via the Format menu) and then do a Paste, I get the URL.



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