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HTML file in the dock

Jeremy Roussak
I have a load of HTML documentation, downloaded in folders on my Mac (it’s for 4Dv16). In previous versions of the OS, I’ve been able to make a dock entry for the root file by dragging it to the dock; clicking it then opens the file. Safari’s address bar has the correct location for the file:

file:///Applications/4D%20v16%20R5/4Dv16R4/4D/16-R4.1640/Alphabetical-list-of-commands.902-3316677.en.1.html

Under Sierra, if I do that, the file which is opened is described in Safari’s address bar as


and none of the links it contains works. Double-clicking the file itself works fine, of course.

What’s changed? How do I persuade the dock to get Safari to open the document in the right place, so its links work?

Jeremy


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Re: HTML file in the dock

David Rostenne
Jeremy,

I was able to recreate the issue in Sierra.. and then found that if I opened the file in Safari then dragged the url to the Dock, instead of the original file, it worked fine.

Cheers,

Dave

> On 30-January-2018, at 10:16 AM, Jeremy Roussak <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> I have a load of HTML documentation, downloaded in folders on my Mac (it’s for 4Dv16). In previous versions of the OS, I’ve been able to make a dock entry for the root file by dragging it to the dock; clicking it then opens the file. Safari’s address bar has the correct location for the file:
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> file:///Applications/4D%20v16%20R5/4Dv16R4/4D/16-R4.1640/Alphabetical-list-of-commands.902-3316677.en.1.html
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> Under Sierra, if I do that, the file which is opened is described in Safari’s address bar as
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> file:///.file/id=6571367.83865290
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> and none of the links it contains works. Double-clicking the file itself works fine, of course.
>
> What’s changed? How do I persuade the dock to get Safari to open the document in the right place, so its links work?
>
> Jeremy
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> Jeremy Roussak
> [hidden email]
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Re: HTML file in the dock

Jeremy Roussak
David,

How did you drag the URL to the dock? I find can drag what’s in Safari’s address bar, but the dock won’t accept it. If I drag it to a Finder window, though, I can install the resulting file in the dock and it works fine; but of course not after I delete the clipping file.

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On 30 Jan 2018, at 18:43, David Rostenne <[hidden email]> wrote:

Jeremy,

I was able to recreate the issue in Sierra.. and then found that if I opened the file in Safari then dragged the url to the Dock, instead of the original file, it worked fine.

Cheers,

Dave

On 30-January-2018, at 10:16 AM, Jeremy Roussak <[hidden email]> wrote:

I have a load of HTML documentation, downloaded in folders on my Mac (it’s for 4Dv16). In previous versions of the OS, I’ve been able to make a dock entry for the root file by dragging it to the dock; clicking it then opens the file. Safari’s address bar has the correct location for the file:

file:///Applications/4D%20v16%20R5/4Dv16R4/4D/16-R4.1640/Alphabetical-list-of-commands.902-3316677.en.1.html

Under Sierra, if I do that, the file which is opened is described in Safari’s address bar as

file:///.file/id=6571367.83865290

and none of the links it contains works. Double-clicking the file itself works fine, of course.

What’s changed? How do I persuade the dock to get Safari to open the document in the right place, so its links work?

Jeremy


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Re: HTML file in the dock

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On Jan 30, 2018, at 8:17 PM, Jeremy Roussak <[hidden email]> wrote:

How did you drag the URL to the dock? I find can drag what’s in Safari’s address bar, but the dock won’t accept it. 

It should accept it. Are you dragging it to the right end of the Dock? It should be the end near the Trash. You might have to persuade existing icons to move out of the way.

A URL from the Safari address field, dragged to the Dock, will acquire a blue & green globe icon. (In the early days of Mac OS X, the icon was a whimsical @-sign on a spring.)




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Re: HTML file in the dock

Jeremy Roussak
I thought it should, but it doesn’t, even at the right-hand end. The icons for the trash and a couple of folders I have in the dock highlight to accept the drag, but the dock itself won't. Very odd. I’ll have to find some way of working around it.

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On 30 Jan 2018, at 22:53, Jeffrey Jones <[hidden email]> wrote:

On Jan 30, 2018, at 8:17 PM, Jeremy Roussak <[hidden email]> wrote:

How did you drag the URL to the dock? I find can drag what’s in Safari’s address bar, but the dock won’t accept it. 

It should accept it. Are you dragging it to the right end of the Dock? It should be the end near the Trash. You might have to persuade existing icons to move out of the way.

A URL from the Safari address field, dragged to the Dock, will acquire a blue & green globe icon. (In the early days of Mac OS X, the icon was a whimsical @-sign on a spring.)



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Re: HTML file in the dock

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Try this: There is a dividing line between the left and right side of the Dock. Aim for the space between the line and the first icon to its right. Pause, and wait for the icons to shift and make room. That's not the only place that will accept new icons, but it seems like the easiest in my experimentation. But the important thing is to hit the space, not on an existing icon.


On Jan 31, 2018, at 4:29 AM, Jeremy Roussak <[hidden email]> wrote:

I thought it should, but it doesn’t, even at the right-hand end. The icons for the trash and a couple of folders I have in the dock highlight to accept the drag, but the dock itself won't. Very odd. I’ll have to find some way of working around it.




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Re: HTML file in the dock

Jeremy Roussak
Jeffrey,

That’s what I was doing, and it wasn’t working.

However, I’ve now realised my mistake: I was clicking in, and then dragging, the URL text from Safari’s address bar; if I click and drag the icon to the left of the text, the dock accepts the drag and clicking on the item in the dock opens the file correctly.

I still think it’s odd that dragging the source file to the dock produces such a peculiar result, though.

Thanks.

Jeremy


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On 31 Jan 2018, at 12:00, Jeffrey Jones <[hidden email]> wrote:

Try this: There is a dividing line between the left and right side of the Dock. Aim for the space between the line and the first icon to its right. Pause, and wait for the icons to shift and make room. That's not the only place that will accept new icons, but it seems like the easiest in my experimentation. But the important thing is to hit the space, not on an existing icon.




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