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    Firefox users: extension that allows you to drag 'n' drop to upload
    I've always hated that when you want to upload something,
    you have to click a "Browse" button, then navigate to the folder where the file is,
    even though you probably already have that folder open in a Finder window.
    (it's even more annoying if that folder is a sub-sub-sub-sub-sub-folder)

    And if you're uploading 20 files, this can get pretty repetitive.


    Since Mac OS X is all about drag 'n' drop, why not just drag the file into the attachment/upload box itself?


    Here's an extension that allows you to do just that:

    "dragdropupload" by Emanuele Ruffaldi
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2190






    Just drag the file into the attachment box, and BOOM, it's attached.

    And as you can see, it works for multiple files as well!

    one exception:
    The multiple file trick does not work in Photobucket.
    It used to, but not anymore after they changed the upload boxes from regular ones to fancy shmancy ones.
    However, you can still drag 'n' drop files one by one, of course.



    Special Gmail support:

    In Gmail only, you can also drag files onto the "Attach a file" link itself,
    and they will be entered into the attachment boxes.

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    Cog 0.07 audio player - cogx.org
    AAC, AIFF, APE, FLAC, M4A, MP3, MPC, OGG, SHN, WAV, WV, tracker formats,
    VG music formats, cue sheets, M3U & PLS, Growl, Last.fm, Apple Remote
    Latest Nightly Build (0.08) (new interface!) - Got ideas? Report bugs?

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    I too have been looking for something like this! Thanks so much!
    Brendan Welsh
    Aluminum Macbook Owner

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    Without the extension, click the Browse button. then drag the file from the finder window, into that 'open file' window. That was easy =)

    Also, check out my solutions. Cross browser, no extensions:
    http://www.webveteran.com/portfolio/demos/fancy-upload/
    http://www.webveteran.com/portfolio/...file-uploader/
    schweb This has to be one of the best threads ever in MF history...
    Cherokee This gets my vote for most innovative thread on Mac-Forums... ever.

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    I believe something similar that file uploader was recently integrated on myspace! It works great, and I would highly recommend it!
    Brendan Welsh
    Aluminum Macbook Owner

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