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10.4: Show full file paths in Save As... dialogs
Authored by: sezme on Sep 21, '06 06:16:50AM

Tirerim, Here's how the tip works:

1. Choose Save As...
2. In column view (you need to be in column view), type something in the Spotlight box.
3. Click one of the search results that appear.
4. Switch to List view
5. On the line above the results (over the "Name" column heading) there will be a pop-up menu. Click it to see the path to the selected folder.

As to your complaint that you don't like the behaviour of the the save as... boxes where clicking the name of an existing document renames the document you wish to save, I find that feature extremely useful. For example, many times, I wish to save "Untitled Document" as "yellow_nav_bar1.gif" and then after a small change, yellow_nav_bar2.gif. The current behaviour saves me a lot of typing. Besides, if you don't want to rename your save as... document, only click folders in the save as... box and you won't have a problem.

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10.4: Show full file paths in Save As... dialogs
Authored by: tirerim on Sep 21, '06 08:44:04AM

I understand the instructions -- what I'm trying to say is that the dropdown menu you mention does not exist for me. It exists before I search for anything, but when I type something in the search box, the box expands to the left, and the dropdown disappears. It doesn't reappear when I switch to list view, either. It only reappears if I delete the search, and then I'm right back where I started. I'm not sure what I might have configured to make this different on my system, but it's otherwise up to date.

I'm mostly just grumpy about the clicking behavior because the muscle memory of many Mac-using years tells me that I should be able to click anywhere within a folder to select it. Change is bad. We fear change. :-P

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