I’m running Mac OS X, and my upgrade to 10.4 a few months ago came with a nice new feature when saving documents: each app remembers the last five or so folders in which you saved documents, so you can quickly go back to them without navigating manually. But today, I learned about something even cooler that these save dialog boxes can do, thanks to Lifehacker and OS X Daily:
If you type ~ or / when the focus is on a Save As… dialog box, you will get a popup in which you can just type out a pathname, as if you were in the shell (starting from your home directory or the root directory, respectively). You even get tab completion!
I knew there was a reason why I love my Mac. *smooch* I only wish I’d heard about this sooner!
Update: Apps where this doesn’t work (no smooches for them till it does!):
- Keynote 3.0.2
- OmniGraffle Pro 4.1.2
- Preview 3.0.8