Click on the link icon just to select it, not open it. . A new alias icon will appear next to the original. It's usually accessed from the sidebar of an open Finder Window or using the Command + Shift + R keyboard shortcut within Finder , but here we're going to share with you a trick that enables you to launch AirDrop straight from your Mac's Dock. Edit2: On High Sierra you are supposed to use the all new Karabiner Elements app. Not sure I understand how this streamlines workflow. That hides the current application and shows whatever's behind it, which may or may not be the desktop depending on what other applications are running.
Follow these steps to start creating your aliases for apps, folders or files. But I feel the purpose behind the question was to improve your everyday workflow, which would only involve frequently-used applications. It used to be a lot easier to figure out how to do this in Safari, actually, so I understand your point of confusion. Keep up the very good work! If it's a new MacBook Pro, you can also use a three-finger spread to show the desktop. All windows are a desktop away. You can change that setting in the Keyboard System Preferences: Use all F1, F2, etc.
After enabling that, F11 will show desktop, and Fn F11 will decrease volume. You know, so I see them in my face when I turn the computer on and I remember I need to finish something on that page. I also set my Finder app to launch in my main desktop as I use it to browse and open files, which open in other desktops. And this option will definitely help. I just use two fingers on my touch pad when selecting a file, and Airdrop is one of my options. Regular AirDrop users in particular should appreciate the convenience it provides.
The problem with doing this in Firefox at least for me with v2. Note that F11 will not work if you have a full screen window on screen like the browser in full-screen mode , you will have to switch to the Desktop mode first using F3, for example before using F11. Right-click on the Folder, File, or Application you'd like to create a shortcut for on the left side of the window. Learn to master all your tech and gadgets! WillihamTotland Depending on what George2 was looking for Exposé might not be the solution. Does anybody know what I should expect and how to maintain the shortcuts? I changed it to Safari, but it continues opening in Firefox. On a MacBook you will have to press fn F11, as the keys are used for controlling volume by default. I have a similar problem.
However what annoys me is that the link I created from a page in Firefox opens stubbornly in Safari, even though I specified to Open with Firefox in the info window. Lo and behold, you have a shortcut to reach your desktop. The new alias will appear next to the original. Instead of moving the original item, this will create an alias at the new location. Instead of dragging an icon off the title bar, you need to drag the web page address from the address box.
The icon is now the picture you selected. Exposé doesn't allow that as far as I can tell. Next time you want to open the AirDrop window to share something, simply click the app icon in your Mac's Dock. I see no reason whatsoever to add clutter to the Dock. And maybe a pop up after it's finished sending too. To learn more, see our.
For me, I explicitly made Preview, Terminal, Chrome, Sublime Text and some 4-5 other apps to launch on the second desktop. Then, while holding down the Command and Option keys, drag the item to where you want the alias to appear. This would not show the edges of other windows. I really do appreciate your updates. Note that you can also drag the iCloud Drive app from the Finder package in the same way, for quick one-click access to the files and folders in your cloud storage.
I totally agree with Peter above. With the Windows+D shortcut all windows are hidden and you can interact with the Desktop icons, etc. The new alias will appear next to its original. Click on the icon picture and use paste. Thanks for contributing an answer to Super User! Once you've created an alias, you can move it to a more convenient location, and then rename it or give it a new icon as you wish.