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Or drag and drop from the Dock...
Authored by: ChaChi on Mar 05, '03 04:11:37PM

I just thought (as long as we were on the subject) that someone might get use out of these 2 additional "tips".

You can drag and drop any icon of an application that's in the Dock (either running or just "docked") onto the ScriptEditor's icon in the Dock to open that application's dictionary. The Finder's icon cannot be moved in the Dock (by default), so this does not work for the Finder (in most cases).

You can also drop aliases (or symlinks) to applications onto the ScriptEditor's icon in the Dock to open the dictionary of the "aliased" app. I went to this directory:
-->"/System/Library/ScriptingAdditions/"
and made aliases to all of the additions that I access most frequently and placed them in a folder titled "Additions" inside of my favorites folder (which I have in my Dock). I also went to this directory:
-->"/System/Library/CoreServices/"
and made an alias to the Finder (that I also included in my "Additions" folder).

Hope this saves as much time for someone else as it has for me!!!



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Drag from Dock not working here
Authored by: Krioni on Mar 06, '03 08:16:30PM

I don't seem to be able to rag an app's icon in the Dock to drop on the Script Editor. Even holding down command to keep it in drop mode does not work. Has anyone else gotten this to work?



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Drag from Dock not working here
Authored by: ChaChi on Mar 10, '03 06:11:08PM

Have you gotten it to work for ya yet? If not try this:

1.) Click and hold on the Dock icon of the application you want to open the dictionary of and drag it towards the Script Editor icon in the Dock
2.) Hold down these keys (Command + Option)
3.) Once your over the Script Editor icon in the Dock, let go of the mouse and keys

That should work for ya!



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