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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Dragging a file from the Finder to Safari!

I found this tip at MacWorld.com and I was so impressed, I had to share it with you. This tip works in both Leopard and Tiger. You must have Safari 3 installed if you are on Tiger though. When you are filling out an online form and you have to upload a file, there is often a "Choose File" button. When you click on it, you get a window similar to the open/save window where you can choose the file. You often have to go through many folders before getting to the right file. In Safari 3, it is much easier. You can drag a file from the desktop or anywhere in the Finder, all the way to the "Choose File" button.



Thanks for the tip MacWorld.com!

7 Comments:

Blogger zevie said...

WOW, that an amazing tip. That really should save time :) Just another, of many reasons to get a Mac.
I just was wondering what program, you use to record those videos?

November 24, 2007 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger Nessuno said...

ZEVIE try iShowU, it's very good.

November 24, 2007 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger zevie said...

thanks, i use that,( actually just purchased it, and i love it) i was just wondering if there was anything else? I was wondering what Mac Tipper used?

November 24, 2007 at 9:09 PM  
Blogger Jussi Ruokomäki said...

Combine this tip with Quicksilver and uploading files should be super-fast. Sweet.

November 25, 2007 at 1:40 AM  
Blogger Omer Zach said...

That's cool, I didn't know about it. I knew you could drag the file into the Open/Save drop-down though...I guess this saves even another click. :)

November 25, 2007 at 2:55 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

Of course this dropping files into attachment boxes and such is also doable in Firefox with an extension (dragdropupload), but it's nice to see that Safari does this by default.

Unfortunately, it looks like Firefox does not do this by default yet in the 3.0 version (still in beta right now). Maybe now that Safari does it, they will think about putting it into the browser by default instead of having to install an extension.

November 25, 2007 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

I use a free program called Jing

November 27, 2007 at 5:28 PM  

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