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I use Yahoo mail and Firefox. I found that I was wasting lots of time navigating through my files to attached a document to an email, especially if I wanted to attach multiple documents that were stored in different folders. Normally, I send off a file after having just worked on it, so I decided to use Smart Folders and Saved Searches in the Select Files dialog box in Firefox.

Here are the steps:
  • In a New Mail message in Yahoo click the Attach button.
  • In the Select Files dialog, start typing a term in the search field and the Save button will appear in the dialog. For some reason, the Save button doesn’t appear when the dialog is opened.
  • Click the Plus button next to Save.
  • Select Last Modified in the first pop up and then Today in the second.
  • Click Save.
  • Name the Search. I call it 'Today.'
  • Now, the Today Smart Search will appear under Saved Searches in the Select Files dialog -- no need to type the name of the file in the search field. Just click the saved search and all your recently modified files are together.

[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one.]
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Authored by: felix-fi on Jan 27, '11 05:48:19AM

Nice hint.

This can be used with any program including Apple Mail.

Edited on Jan 27, '11 05:48:44AM by felix-fi



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Authored by: NaOH-Lye on Jan 27, '11 09:34:23AM
The idea in this hint could be combined with what's discussed in this one to make it so the Smart Folder item in the Open/Save dialog only appears in the Sidebar of the desired application rather than in all applications.

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Authored by: jmagne on Jan 27, '11 07:17:52PM

Another very fast option for e is to use Google Chrome.
I usually always have a finder window opened on the desktop, just drag and drop any file to the browse button of any form in Google Chrome and here you go, your file is attached.

Even faster in GMail as you can drag your file to the draft message to attache it. I understand it's easier to change browser than mail provider tho ;)



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Authored by: abacsalmasi on Jan 28, '11 11:41:40AM

I tried it out and it works as expected, but does anyone know how to remove the saved search from the side bar? It's not located in my Saved Searches folder where my other Smart Searches live.

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Authored by: NaOH-Lye on Jan 28, '11 11:46:44PM

In an application which has the unwanted Sidebar item, simply pull up an Open or Save dialog. Once that appears, click on the unwanted Sidebar item and simply drag it to the left, outside of the Sidebar. You should see a poof animation appear (don't worry if you don't), and releasing the mouse button (or trackpad button) will remove the item from the Sidebar.



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Authored by: abacsalmasi on Jan 31, '11 07:07:12PM

Ha! Thanks for the tip. I can't believe I didn't think about that. Now I feel silly.

Thanks again for reminding me about the basics I've long forgotten.

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My eyes, my eyes, these goggles do nothing!



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