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(Part 2 - coming soon)

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Open in with the Command-Tab!

Okay, I know I said in the comments I was going to have a Tiger and Leopard tip for tonight, but I had so many problems uploading the video that it is not ready. It is the kind of tip that is really ten times more obvious with a video. I hope it will work for tomorrow.

In Leopard, instead of right-clicking on the file to choose "Open With", you can easily drag the file to a currently running application in the "Command-Tab" dialog. To do this, you first click and hold the file as though dragging it. You then bring up the Command - Tab and once it appeared, you drag the file to the application you want to force the OS to open it with. This is useful, because when you drag it to the Dock, it is often not recognized as a recommended application, but Command - Tab won't check that.

2 Comments:

Blogger Omer Zach said...

That is so cool!
You don't have to drag the file before hitting Cmd-Tab though, you can do it in either order.

November 23, 2007 at 11:38 PM  
Blogger Kuro said...

you realize you can force an application to do that in the dock by holding command option when you drop it right?

November 24, 2007 at 10:04 AM  

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