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More Productive “Open With” method

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Ubuntu

In switching from the Mac OS Leopard to Ubuntu Linux there was one Mac feature I seriously missed—the ability to drag-and-drop a file onto any application icon to open it. In Ubuntu I experienced lower productivity as I tried to get this file to open with that application when that application was not the default for that file type.

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Dragging a php file to the Dock will allow me to open it in any application that supports that file typeComing from the Mac, drag-and-drop is often the easiest way to perform an “open with” action, coaxing an application into opening a file. Perhaps the best example of this is the OS X Dock. The ever-present icons accept dropped files from anywhere.

Now, before anyone jumps to the comments to say “You can do this on Ubuntu!” let me clarify. I know with Ubuntu + Gnome you can drag apps from the panel menu onto the desktop and the new launcher will accept dropped files. But this is not the same as the Mac.

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