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10.4: Drag and drop URLs onto browsers' Dock icons Web Browsers
Tiger only hintI noticed today that you can, in addition to clicking a link in a Mail message, drag the URL to a browser's icon in the Dock. This seems overly obvious, and may not seem terribly useful. However, some might find it helpful if they want to view a particular site in a browser other than than their default browser -- if, for example, their default browser doesn't support a particular CSS standard.

[robg adds: This isn't a Mail feature, but rather, I think it's a Dock feature -- probably related to the ability to drag a URL into the right side of the Dock to create URL shortcuts. It works with any dragged URL from any program, and you can drop the URL onto any application that knows how to handle URLs. In the course of testing this hint, I found a related text-dragging tip.]
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Drag and drop URLs onto browsers' Dock icons
Authored by: rhowell on Nov 10, '05 07:36:18AM

I had an email exchange with a number of friends that provided a link to an mp3 song on the web (nothing illegal). Everybody complained that the song would load and play inline within the Safari browser, making it difficult to place the mp3 file on their Desktops, for example.

One solution was to drag the URL within the email message onto Safari's Downloads window, which I thought was pretty cool.

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Authored by: wootest on Nov 10, '05 08:22:33AM
Dragging URLs to dock icons is a 10.4 only feature.

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10.4: Drag and drop URLs onto browsers' Dock icons
Authored by: Quux on Nov 10, '05 12:37:04PM
You don't need to do this to open a page in another browser. Just use the safari Debug menu. If you don't already have it activated, see this hint, and then find the alternative browser you want with the "Open Page With" submenu.

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