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Chapter 1. Mac Os X Annoyances > TYPE A PATH IN OPEN AND SAVE DIALOGS

TYPE A PATH IN OPEN AND SAVE DIALOGS

The Annoyance:

In Jaguar, I could type a folder's path in the Go To field of the Open and Save dialog to quickly save a file to any folder. But now that I've upgraded to Panther, I'm annoyed that Apple removed the Go To field from all of the Open and Save dialogs. Now, to designate a folder, I have to click and scroll and click and scroll…well, you get the idea.

The Fix:

Although the Go To field has been removed from the Panther dialogs, you can still enter a path in the Open and Save dialogs by holding the Shift--G keys when a dialog is present. This brings up a small "Go to the folder" window where you can type a path. In fact, the new field now also auto-completes your terms. For instance, if you type ~/do and wait a second or two, the system changes that to ~/Documents for you. A handy feature because, as you know, typing isn't considered very "Mac-like."


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