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Drag path of Finder item to text fields in Cocoa apps Desktop
Not sure if this is well known, but it surprised me ... I often drag a folder from the Finder to the browse space in a Save As dialog box, so the current folder switches to the dropped folder. However, today I accidentally dropped the folder onto the Save As text field, and noticed the that the text path of the folder was pasted there instead.

I've been using OS X forever and never spotted this. Perhaps I shouldn't be surprised, as I also routinely drag Finder items into the Terminal. This seems to apply to most Cocoa text fields that haven't had their drop behaviour changed.
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Drag path of Finder item to text fields in Cocoa apps
Authored by: chocky on Nov 27, '06 09:29:05AM

This also works for Finder items dropped into a TextEdit (Text Only) document. This provides a quick way to print a listing of a folder's contents: Select All in the folder, drag the selection (or Copy & Paste it) into a text only TextEdit document.



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