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A Simpler Way
Authored by: ershler on Apr 27, '02 10:47:19PM

To achieve the same end, open a terminal window, type cd"space" and then click down on the folder icon at the top of the window where you need to be. As soon as the folder turns black, drag it to the terminal window, and type return. Presto you're there!



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A Simpler Way
Authored by: osxpounder on Jun 17, '03 04:19:44PM

I never noticed if this changed with newer OSX versions, but at least in my 10.2.6 box, the icon never turns black, or changes at all.

I just hold down for one full second, then drag. You have to hold down longer than you usually do before dragging things, for this to work, but even a little bit longer will do. You'll know when you've got it--either the window moves [if it does, start over and hold longer from now on], or the icon moves [in which case, drag it where you need it].

You can also create aliases or copies this way. After you've started dragging, you hold down either Option, to copy, or Cmd-Option, to make an alias. In fact, just using the Cmd alone will move the folder. Just be sure to wait until you're dragging to hold down those keys; I have made it a habit to always drag that way [drag first, then add keys], and it works great for me.


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