what’s your quickest method of using LB with save dialog?

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what’s your quickest method of using LB with save dialog?

Post by bigcloits » Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:08 pm

For a long time now I’ve been using the same (just slightly awkward) method of choosing a folder in a save dialog via LB. When a save dialog opens to my home folder, it may require considerable drilling down to get to the desired location. LB definitely helps me.

1. activate LB
2. search for my target folder
3. drag the folder to the save dialog, et voila

Not bad. It’s served well. But I keep craving an even faster, keyboard-only method, which I have not yet been able to identify. Anybody got a suggestion?

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Post by Dennis » Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:08 pm

Maybe you could hit Command-Shift-G in the Save dialog to bring up the Go To Folder sheet. Then invoke LaunchBar to find the folder you want and paste its path into the Go To Folder sheet. I haven't tried this myself (I'm on my iPhone right now) but it seems like it should work with no mouse interaction.

-Dennis

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Post by ludwigschubert » Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:11 pm

I think this has been a wish from many users for a long time, IMHO the easiest solution for us users would be a special shortcut that would send a folder to the frontmost save dialogue.
However, having only superficial knowledge of Cocoa, I don't know whether that's even possible.

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Post by bigcloits » Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:37 pm

Dennis, that’s slick. Damned if I know why I didn’t, but I didn’t know that Go to Folder sheet existed! And then it’s easy to Cmd-Shift-C from LB to paste the path with one command. It’s about as many steps as what I was doing, but it is pure keyboard, and I like that. Thanks!

That was pretty awesome (yay forums), but anyone got any other cleverness up their sleeves?

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Post by Jono » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:16 am

Yea, that's a good tip. Thanks Dennis :)

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Post by MatzeMumpitz » Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:46 pm

Hi, why don't you just hit tab until finder's searchwindow is active and type a few letters? It is Mac OS X, not Mac OS LB ;-)

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Post by bigcloits » Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:17 pm

MatzeMumpitz wrote:Hi, why don't you just hit tab until finder's searchwindow is active and type a few letters? It is Mac OS X, not Mac OS LB ;-)


LOL. Sure, sure. But Spotlight is slow as an old dog compared to LB!

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Post by MatzeMumpitz » Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:39 am

:idea: I understand :lol:

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