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Easily send Safari web links from iChat Apps
If you're chatting with a buddy in iChat and want to send them a web link to click on, you could switch to Safari and copy the URL, then switch back to iChat and paste it. But you can also drag and drop the URL without having to switch apps. With iChat in the foreground and Safari in the background, hold down the Command key and click and drag the URL icon (which is either the site's favicon or the default blue globe) from Safari's URL bar into your iChat text entry area. This will also make the linked text the title of the page instead of an ungainly URL.

The Command key will also let you switch tabs in Safari while keeping it in the background, so you can drag and drop a number of Web links into your chat.
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Easily send Safari web links from iChat
Authored by: phlops on Aug 07, '06 07:38:41AM

You can cmd-click on most any app in the background to interact with it without making it the active app. Been an OS features since at least OS 8.

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Easily send Safari web links from iChat
Authored by: hargreae on Aug 07, '06 10:26:10AM

Except the Finder, unfortunately.



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Easily send Safari web links from iChat
Authored by: DougAdams on Aug 07, '06 07:58:53AM

Neat. This also works when you have selected text in your iChat text entry window and Command-K'd to enter an URL; just Command-Drag the URL to the "Enter the URL for this link" window.

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Easily send Safari web links from iChat
Authored by: solipsism on Aug 07, '06 08:04:36AM

This is also benefical when you need to check a URL in a diferrent web browser. Just drag the favicon to the other browser and it will open right up to that site.



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no cmd key
Authored by: kissedsmiley on Aug 12, '06 11:44:01AM

I don't think the cmd key is needed; I can be in an app and drag the favicon to my app without switching.. I love it :) I don't use ichat though.



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