How to see path of current file in TextEdit (or any app)

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by bchertov, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. bchertov macrumors newbie

    bchertov

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    Pre-Lion the way to see the path of the file you are currently looking at (in any app, but for simplicity let's say TextEdit), was to select Save As... and it would default to the directory the file is open in. At least that's the way I did it...

    So now in Lion (which I generally like) how do you see what directory your current file is located in??

    I suppose I should know, but surprisingly often, i don't! :confused:

    Thanks!
     
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

    MrCheeto

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    If your document has been saved already, just secondary-click the name of it at the top of the window.

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  3. bchertov thread starter macrumors newbie

    bchertov

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    Bless You! I've been trying to figure that out for months!
    And I'm something of a programmer/webmaster...
    Sheesh!
     
  4. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

    MrCheeto

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    It's one of those things nobody knows about unless you've been using OS X from the early days. Apple made a pretty big deal of it during the presentations :p
     
  5. tygrubb macrumors regular

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    Another fun factoid:

    If you have multiple windows of the same application open, Option-clicking the close button will close all said windows.

    I use this a lot for multiple Finder windows; not sure for what else it would be useful.
     

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