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10.4: Safari Downloads window now tracks files better Web Browsers
Tiger only hintI do not know when this changed; maybe in 10.4.3...

I have a couple of folder action scripts that move my Safari downloads into 'type' and then 'dated' folders. But after the scripts moved the files, the Show in Finder button next to the item in Safari's Downloads window would not work. So a while back, I wrote a shell script to basically find my last downloaded file.

Now it seems that the Show in Finder button can now track where the files have moved to even after the folder action script move them. So if you're using a similar setup, and have upgraded to 10.4.3, you might be able to get rid of the last script...
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10.4: Safari Downloads window now tracks files better
Authored by: dwebb66 on Nov 04, '05 07:21:13AM

Could you share your Folder Action scripts that move your downloads to type and date folders?



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10.4: Safari Downloads window now tracks files better
Authored by: Brontojoris on Nov 05, '05 08:07:49PM

I use FolderOrg, available from:

http://homepage.mac.com/dougeverly/folderorg.html

To move downloads into folders organised by date.



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10.4: Safari Downloads window now tracks files better
Authored by: roballen on Nov 04, '05 12:59:10PM

I second that. I've tried to do this myself but never quite managed to make it work.



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10.4: Safari Downloads window now tracks files better
Authored by: sjk on Nov 04, '05 01:39:19PM
"Unsanity.org: Challenge-Response-Safari-Preview Whine Whine" has some dirty details about this.

10.4.3 also fixes a bug that caused Preview to crash if non-PDF image files it had open were renamed. Other file formats besides PDF might have been immune to that.

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10.4: Safari Downloads window now tracks files better
Authored by: dave1212 on Nov 06, '05 01:19:16PM

Does it fix the problem with the download URLs not staying with the files in the Get Info window?

(If you copy that file somewhere else [say, a different partition] and then delete the original, there will be no record of which URL it came from in the Get Info window. This sucks for me, as I keep most of my stuff on other partitions, but download to a folder on my desktop.)

Any chance an AppleScript whiz can set us up with one that copies the URL to the comments field or something? It's really annoying that the info doesn't stay with the file.



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kMDItemWhereFroms/kMDItemFinderComment volatility
Authored by: sjk on Nov 29, '05 01:34:56PM

Unfortunately the kMDItemWhereFroms Spotlight attribute isn't preserved when copying/moving files across volumes or if you rebuild the Spotlight index.

And you have to be careful not to accidentally erase kMDItemFinderComment since that metadata is stored in .DS_Store files.



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10.4: Safari Downloads window now tracks files better
Authored by: gasp on Nov 28, '05 10:39:50PM
There's a Safari add-on which puts the download URL of any file into the Finder's Get Info window: http://www.ecamm.com/mac/free

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DownloadComment
Authored by: sjk on Nov 29, '05 01:22:49PM

DownloadComment has been working flawlessly (as far as I can tell) since installing it six weeks ago. Now, if only there were a simple plugin to auto-hide the Downloads window without using Saft ...



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10.4: Safari Downloads window now tracks files better
Authored by: Volt on Nov 29, '05 01:34:22PM

I noticed this with iTunes. I don't know if it's a new feature or not, but I was surprised a few weeks ago when I moved a music file that iTunes could track its location.



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iTunes notices moved files
Authored by: sjk on Nov 29, '05 06:55:04PM

I think it's worked like that for awhile and apparently iTunes needs to be running when files are moved. Maybe someone else has more definitive info?



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