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Browsing the Mac App store and iTunes Store can be annoying if you're used to using tabs in your web browser. You can only view one page at a time in either store, so if you want to check out a number of items, say, after you've run a search, it's click, back-arrow, click, back-arrow…

The Finer Things in Tech web site notes a nice trick to make this easier that I hadn't thought of before. Just drag icons from the Mac App Store or iTunes Store to your web browser, or on your browser's icon in the Dock. You can see most of the same information in Safari as you can in these stores, as they are simply collections of HTML pages. If you want to view multiple items in your browser, open a new tab before dragging an icon; if not, it loads the most recently dragged icon in the frontmost tab, rather than in a new tab.
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Drag Mac App Store and iTunes Store icons to web browser for easier browsing
Authored by: Ronald Lanham on Sep 17, '12 08:32:41AM

Great tip... thanks!



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Drag Mac App Store and iTunes Store icons to web browser for easier browsing
Authored by: David Allen on Sep 17, '12 08:33:56AM

Where it opens in a tab in the browser depends on how you have the browser configured to behave regarding opening new tabs. When I drop the icon on Safari (my main browser) it opens a new tab.

But this is dope to know!!!!! This has opened up a new world of being able to post links to content in the iTunes stores that I did not know was available on the internet; books, music, video, podcasts, iTunes U, etc. And it makes it easy to get a web address for apps that I suggest to folks in the iTunes App Store and Mac App Store forums of the ASC. I osed to have a hard time finding the page, this takes seconds and it has worked every time!

Thanks, thanks, thanks.

Oh, and if you drop the icon on the Mail app, it opens a new message with the address pasted in it.

BTW, did I say gracias!

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Dah•veed |David Allen|
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Drag Mac App Store and iTunes Store icons to web browser for easier browsing
Authored by: kirkmc on Sep 17, '12 08:56:16AM

Getting the links isn't new; you've always been able to right-click and choose Copy Link. But I never thought of dragging them to a browser.

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Drag Mac App Store and iTunes Store icons to web browser for easier browsing
Authored by: David Allen on Sep 17, '12 08:59:30AM

I'm just excited because I didn't know that either was possible. So I have been doing it the hard way with a Google, which can sometimes take awhile to find what you want.

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Dah•veed |David Allen|
Monterrey, NL, Mexico



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Drag Mac App Store and iTunes Store icons to web browser for easier browsing
Authored by: johannsnyman on Sep 17, '12 08:34:53AM

If you drag the icon down to the Safari icon in the Dock, it automatically opens a new tab.



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Drag Mac App Store and iTunes Store icons to web browser for easier browsing
Authored by: Edgecrusherr on Sep 17, '12 05:33:33PM

It doesn't seem to work in Slow Leopard on my laptop, but it's find in Mt Lion on my desktop.

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Drag Mac App Store and iTunes Store icons to web browser for easier browsing
Authored by: frank_martin on Sep 24, '12 07:02:18AM

Check. Under Snow Leopard, dragging the App Store to Chrome displays the App Store package contents.



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