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use proxy icons Proxy icons – what are they? You’ll lo­cate them next to the doc­u­ment name at the top of the win­dow in lots of ap­pli­ca­tions. Sim­i­larly, you can use them like you would the file it­self. Proxy icons only ap­pear for doc­u­ments that have been saved in the first place – there­fore, if you start a new doc­u­ment in Text Edit, for ex­am­ple, you won’t see a proxy icon ap­pear un­til the first time you save the doc­u­ment. Not all apps support proxy icons, but most of the de­fault OS X ones do, from 10.8 Moun­tain Lion on­wards. The proxy icon serves as a link to the doc­u­ment file. And you can do most of the things that you would be able to do from Finder. If you click-and-pause (un­til the proxy goes a darker shade of grey) and then drag the proxy icon to an open app or an app icon on the Dock, the doc­u­ment will be opened in that app. If you want an app that isn’t in the Dock, hold the icon over the Launch­pad icon and it will open for you. In a sim­i­lar man­ner, if you click, pause and drag the proxy icon to a Finder win­dow, it will cre­ate a short­cut to that doc­u­ment in which­ever folder you have se­lected in Finder. In most apps you can ac­tu­ally re­name the file from the proxy icon, too. Hover your cur­sor over the doc­u­ment name next to the proxy icon un­til you see the drop down ar­row. Click this ar­row and choose Re­name.

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