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Jump to folders quickly in Open/Save dialog boxes Apps
I'm often working on files in a directory that I have open in Finder and navigate to this folder from an Open/Save dialog box.

A quick and easy way to send any of these dialogs to the desired folder is to just drag the little title bar icon (I've seen this in previous hints to copy the folder's path to Terminal for example) to the folder drop down at the top of the dialog -- takes you straight there.

[crarko adds: I tested this, and it works as described. Not an earth shattering hint but a useful time saver.]
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Jump to folders quickly in Open/Save dialog boxes
Authored by: jjardoino on Jan 21, '11 09:42:06AM

It's snot recent (I'm sure you can do it in Tiger, event in Panther) but it's very useful. And you can drop the icon in the list too, not only at the top of the dialog. And you can do the same with dragging a file which is in the folder you want to display in the dialog. It's not necessary to drag the icon.

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Already hinted in 2006
Authored by: earthsaver on Jan 21, '11 09:50:18AM
I was surprised to think that this was a new hint. I found it posted in 2006.
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Already hinted in 2006
Authored by: asmeurer on Jan 21, '11 01:31:12PM

Yeah, this is a pretty old hint. I think I remember reading it in MacWorld all the time, way back when I used to read MacWorld.



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Jump to folders quickly in Open/Save dialog boxes
Authored by: everkleer80 on Jan 21, '11 02:37:18PM

I think this is a great hint (I missed the 2006 version since I didn't start checking the hints daily unil '09 or so.) One of my favorite features is how you can drag a file icon into the list of files in an Open or [expanded] Save dialog and it will automatically jump to that folder (and select the file in the case of an Open dialog.) I did not realize I could just drag a folder to that folder dropdown - sounds like it might be a little more cumbersome, but useful in an unexpanded Save dialog. I also recently found out you can use the Go To Folder shortcut (cmd-shift-G) in an Open or Save box - In fact I should see if that's already posted here and submit it if not...)



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Jump to folders quickly in Open/Save dialog boxes
Authored by: everkleer80 on Jan 21, '11 09:21:01PM
LOL Ok, the Go To Folder shortcut is already a hint on here ... from '03! Searching the site also revealed some other neat Open/Save dialog shortcuts (mostly a lot of shortcuts from Finder that work in there): CMD-1,2&3 change the view, CMD-Shift-N creates a new folder, CMD-R Reveals the selected file in the Finder (for Open dialogs only), CMD-Shift-period shows/hides hidden files (I don't know why they didn't include this in Finder too)... I also found that most of the other "Go" menu shortcuts (CMD-Up, CMD-Shift-C,H,D,K,A,U&G) work as well - curiously CMD-Shift-O would not work for me.

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Jump to folders quickly in Open/Save dialog boxes
Authored by: hypert on Jan 22, '11 04:05:02PM

If you have Default Folder (I still use it!), they have a great feature of people able to switch the Open/Save dialog to any of the windows/folders open in Finder (you just mouse outside the dialog box and hover over a Finder window). This is such a time-saver that it's the reason I keep using Default Folder.

I have looked for a LONG time for something like this for Windows. I know this isn't "Windows OS Hints", but if someone knows of anything that can enhance Windows Open/Save dialogs (something more advanced that just customizing the Places bar), I'd sincerely appreciate it!



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