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    Another New Trick
    I recently found this in MacFormat, one of the GREAT Mac magazines. Did you know that you can drag folders onto the Finder button bar (not the Sidebar, the top button bar across the top of the Finder window) and they will stay there, providing you another one click access to your favorite folders?

    Here is how it works. Navigate to a Finder window showing your favorite folder. Click and drag that folder up onto the button bar. Hold it there for a while, don't just drop it right away. When you do drop it, it sticks!

    Neat - I have put my Home folder there.
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    Yeah... It's very useful IMO..

    Here's mine:

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    Strange, I just found that out half an hour ago by accident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac57 View Post
    I recently found this in MacFormat, one of the GREAT Mac magazines. Did you know that you can drag folders onto the Finder button bar (not the Sidebar, the top button bar across the top of the Finder window) and they will stay there, providing you another one click access to your favorite folders?

    Here is how it works. Navigate to a Finder window showing your favorite folder. Click and drag that folder up onto the button bar. Hold it there for a while, don't just drop it right away. When you do drop it, it sticks!

    Neat - I have put my Home folder there.
    Another brilliant tip from you mac57! I'm always navigating to my iTunes Music folder for one thing or another and this is perfect for me.

    Thanks for sharing it ...

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    Thanks... great find!

    Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac57 View Post
    I recently found this in MacFormat, one of the GREAT Mac magazines. Did you know that you can drag folders onto the Finder button bar (not the Sidebar, the top button bar across the top of the Finder window) and they will stay there, providing you another one click access to your favorite folders?

    Here is how it works. Navigate to a Finder window showing your favorite folder. Click and drag that folder up onto the button bar. Hold it there for a while, don't just drop it right away. When you do drop it, it sticks!

    Neat - I have put my Home folder there.
    Its nice, but what advantage is there to it over putting it on your sidebar?

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    Thats pretty cool...I love learning new things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pulse-8 View Post
    Another brilliant tip from you mac57! I'm always navigating to my iTunes Music folder for one thing or another and this is perfect for me.

    Thanks for sharing it ...
    Disclaimer: *** This is ALL IN FUN***

    Pulse... you okay? Having any memory problems?

    Click HERE to view a thread and a post of yours from 3 months ago.

    Just razzing you Pulse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIDE View Post
    Disclaimer: *** This is ALL IN FUN***

    Pulse... you okay? Having any memory problems?

    Click HERE to view a thread and a post of yours from 3 months ago.

    Just razzing you Pulse.
    ahahaha BUSTED.

    Can't give you rep RIDE, it's not spread enough, unlike the mayonnaise from the roast beef sandwich that I am eating right now

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    I recently found this in MacFormat, one of the GREAT Mac magazines. Did you know that you can drag folders onto the Finder button bar (not the Sidebar, the top button bar across the top of the Finder window) and they will stay there, providing you another one click access to your favorite folders?

    Here is how it works. Navigate to a Finder window showing your favorite folder. Click and drag that folder up onto the button bar. Hold it there for a while, don't just drop it right away. When you do drop it, it sticks!

    Neat - I have put my Home folder there.

    Is this known as Deja Vu?
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    once they are up there how do you get rid of them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scifone View Post
    once they are up there how do you get rid of them?
    Here ya go... watch the video...

    Quote Originally Posted by RIDE View Post
    Just thought I'd share...
    I made a YouTube video of how to add Icon Shortcuts to the top of the finder windows... Then changing the view of the finder window...


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IjicxUA_Uk

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    there isnt any sound... i watched it but still cant figure it out

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    Quote Originally Posted by scifone View Post
    there isnt any sound... i watched it but still cant figure it out
    Hold Command (Apple key) and then drag it out of the sidebar as if it were an icon on the dock. It will "Poof!" away


    I wanted to ask again, since I didn't really get a response the first time, but what advantage does this feature have over putting those same folders in your sidebar?

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