Drag-Drop plays very important role when you use Mac. You even can boost your productivity if you use this properly.
These are some tricks you can do with Drag-Drop.
Quickly Look for and Change File Directory in Terminal
Whenever you drop the file to Terminal, it will display the foll-path to the file. Therefore, you can quickly change your Terminal working directory to the desired directory by typing portion of Terminal command “cd” followed by Drag-Drop file inside directory without the filename.
For example, I am going to change my directory to the folder that contains my Property List files. I will do these actions :
- Type “cd”
- Drag-Drop one of the files inside to Terminal
- Erase the filename and keep the path
- Execute the command
Immediately Create Icon in Dock with Quicksilver
Quicksilver, the application launcher, also can be used to call up icons to be dragged into the Dock.
- Invoke Quicksilver
- Type in the application name
- Drag-Drop the icon that appears on Quicksilver dialog box to your Dock
Instantaneously Open Image Files with Photoshop
I love editing images, especially using Photoshop. Whenever I want to edit bunch of images, I will do these steps :
- Select all images
- Drag-Drop them into Photoshop icon on the Dock
- Wait for Photoshop to load them
This trick can also be used to open other kinds of files.
Swiftly Save Useful Links into Specified Folder
Since Safari doesn’t have any handy tools for “Delicious” bookmark, I usually make use of its globe (fav-icon next to url address). These are the steps :
- Create a special folder for bookmarked address
- Drag-Drop the globe into that folder
- It will be save as webloc; To open it, Drag-Drop back to Safari (or Double-Click)
Drag-Drop webloc file into Text Editor will result in displaying the full url address.
Copy Files in an Instant
If it’s easy to see both the source of the files and the target places where you want to copy the files, it will be faster to use Cmd-Drag-Drop which helps you create duplicates of the files on the spot.