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10.3: Keyboard navigation in 'Save As' panels
Authored by: joey03 on Dec 03, '03 02:06:52PM

The problem is that in my experience there isn't "type-ahead" typing, where you can start typing letters to select file names. Or am I wrong?



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10.3: Keyboard navigation in 'Save As' panels
Authored by: MattHaffner on Dec 03, '03 11:01:56PM

No, not in save boxes, but in an Open box, that works. Basically typing in the column view will only select black items, which are only folders in a Save box. Everything else is grayed out. In an Open box, files with the 'right' type/extension are black and available for arrow-surfing or type-jumping.

However, if you use the mouse briefly, you can click on any of the grayed out names in a Save box and that name will be inserted into the Save As: field. I believe this is new in Panther and I find it quite handy for making sure I save over a long-named file without worrying about typos.



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10.3: Keyboard navigation in 'Save As' panels
Authored by: pink on Dec 04, '03 05:50:34AM

You cannot select filenames (to overwrite a file), that is true. But you can select folders by typing ahead (actually that's what the hint is about). The trick is that you should not be too slow in typing, then it works. So far I didn't find a way to make it work when typing slowly..



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