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10.5: Drag items from stacks System 10.5
This seems fairly obvious, but I just discovered you can drag items from Stacks. So if you have something in your Downloads folder, for example, that you want to file, simply navigate to where you want to put the file, click on the Downloads stack in the dock, and drag the item you want to move from the stack to where you want it!

This works with the spring-loaded dock and folders as well. Drag an image you just downloaded from the Downloads stack onto the iPhoto icon, wait for iPhoto to come to the front, then drag the photo into the album you want; you've just filed the photo without ever going to the Finder.
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10.5: Drag items from stacks
Authored by: bengarland on Nov 15, '07 08:18:47AM

File Under: Captain Obvious



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10.5: Drag items from stacks
Authored by: macavenger on Nov 17, '07 11:37:41AM

I DID start out the hint by saying it was obvious :) That said, it's no more obvious than many of the other hints that have been posted here lately. The ability to drag entire spaces around in the overhead view, for example, is not only just as obvious, but has been mentioned every time apple has demoed spaces. At this this one hasn't been mentioned by Apple. Not to mention it doesn't exactly jump out at you as you never could drag items from the contextual menu we had before, so why would we be able to drag them from stacks? You are right that it is fairly obvious though

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Beware of the Bug: No Undo
Authored by: lullabud on Nov 15, '07 11:43:00AM

In OS X 10.5 9A581 there is a bug where dragging from the stack does not allow undo. Pressing undo will undo the action done prior to the drag. I filed this bug and was alerted that they were aware of the issue, so I assume it should be fixed in the first patch.



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10.5: Drag items from stacks
Authored by: robogobo on Nov 17, '07 04:06:04PM

Hey, great hint. Pay no attention to the downers who want only Unix hints and ubergeek content. You're helping people out, keep it up.



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nice hint, thanks
Authored by: DeminJanu on Dec 09, '07 09:14:55PM

nice, that's awesome.
i gotta say, many hints are insanely obvious - in retrospect! having been a MacUser for decades, it astounds me to think it didn't occur to me to do simple things like that...

thanks



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