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How To Connect To Any Server From Any App Quickly Via The Dock In Mac OS X

April 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 


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Well, here’s something for our Mac OS X users! Have you ever wondered through the Mac OS X Dock, how to connect to any server from any app quickly? Yes, then, don’t worry, you are on the right track! Don’t worry, it’s a very simple process, and you won’t need to do anything harder. Well, keeping the suspense a little more, if you want the solution to the above, then, just head down to below.

How to quickly connect to any server from any app via Dock

Actually, you can summon the Mac OS X server connection window from any app by right clicking on the Finder icon in the Dock and selecting “Connecting To server”. From here, you can connect to FTP, SMB, local or remote servers as usual – and they will be opened in the Finder.

Well, this tip is useful in the cases like if you are viewing IP addresses, logins, paths etc from a web page, you can still access the “Connect to Server” dialog without obstructing what you are trying to read in the web browser, that makes for easy transcribing.

How to quickly connect to any server from any app via Dock (1)

You can see in the image above, the Connect window hovers over the web browser, despite being in the Finder. However, this is far better than using Command+Tab or clicking through to the Finder if you have a bunch of Finder windows open, as they will all cover the browser window.

But if there are servers you access frequently, then mapping them as a network drive can be useful so they auto-mount each time you login or reboot your Mac. Actually, it’s useful particularly media center servers and drives where file sharing is common thing.

 


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Hello Friends ! This is Prativa, a full time writer who covers breaking Apple News and writes all the things about iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac OS X exclusively for 3noobs.com. I love descriptive writing. Apart from that I have great interest on Science related topics as I was a Science student.

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