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Quicksilver, the Dock, and drag-and-drop Apps
While I'm sure most Quicksilver users opt to remove its icon from the Dock, so it doesn't show up when using Command-Tab, having it visible in the Dock is great for drag 'n' drop operations. Luckily we can have the best of both worlds.

In the Quicksilver preferences, uncheck the 'show icon in dock' option (requires restart). After relaunching it, drag the icon from your Applications folder into the Dock. Quicksilver's icon will remain there, albeit without the black triangle indicating it has been launched. Notice that Quicksilver does not appear in the Application switcher (Command-Tab), however you can still perform drag 'n' drop operations.

This hint presumably works for any application that lets you run it without a Dock icon.
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Quicksilver, the Dock, and drag-and-drop
Authored by: jer2665 on Feb 13, '07 07:51:54AM

Or you can always just use the command window with selection trigger (i think you need to have proxy items enabled) but i set my trigger to option+space and it uses whatever items are selected, i'm assuming this is what the drag and drop behavior does. it's right under "quicksilver" in the triggers section.



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Quicksilver, the Dock, and drag-and-drop
Authored by: lokon on Feb 13, '07 08:36:53AM

You can also bring selected items into focus by hitting CMD+G after triggering Quicksilver. May be more useful for those of us who use QS to reduce mousing.



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Quicksilver, the Dock, and drag-and-drop
Authored by: Grommet on Feb 14, '07 10:17:47PM

That's a great tip. Thanks.



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Quicksilver, the Dock, and drag-and-drop
Authored by: Peganthyrus on Feb 13, '07 08:54:58AM

Or you can drag and drop things into the command window.

But whatever works for you is best, with something as versatile as Quicksilver!



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Quicksilver, the Dock, and drag-and-drop
Authored by: cygnet on Feb 14, '07 06:02:02AM

One nice thing about having the quicksilver in the dock, and showing up in command tab, is that it will also show up in the force quit window. If quicksilver stalls and you don't have it in the dock you will have a hard time getting it going again without restarting your computer.



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Quicksilver, the Dock, and drag-and-drop
Authored by: Goroshko on Feb 14, '07 09:17:18AM

Nope, you just launch the Activity Monitor and kill the Quicksilver process there.



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Quicksilver, the Dock, and drag-and-drop
Authored by: kbro on Feb 14, '07 06:54:48PM

I've set up a mouse trigger to send a Mouse Triggered Proxy Object to Quicksilver when dragged into my upper-right corner.

You will need the mouse triggers plugin activated. Create a trigger with Mouse Triggered Dragged Object > Send to Quicksilver. Set the Mouse trigger as Drag and Drop in whatever corner you prefer.

Now you will have the ability to drag and drop into QS without taking space in your Dock.



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