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Use the Edit button or command to make quick changes to web pages or server configuration files without having to separately download and re-upload the files.

Configure Fetch to Edit files instead of downloading them when you double-click on them.

Use Fetch to rename, move, delete, and change the permissions of files on a web server.

Update your website with just a double-click by creating a mirror document. See the Mirroring a local folder to a remote folder help topic for step-by-step instructions.

Set up WebView so that you can view files in a web browser by clicking the WebView button, and copy the web address of those files.

Display files (images, movies, sounds, HTML, text) without leaving Fetch by using the Quick Look button or command.

Create shortcuts to commonly used files and folders to make downloading them a simple process.

Create a default shortcut to have the New Connection dialog filled out automatically. You can also make an existing shortcut the default by using the Default shortcut pop-up menu in the General Preferences pane.

Save droplet shortcuts so that you can upload files by dragging files to your favorite servers' icons in the Finder.

Control-click (or right-click with a 2-button mouse) on file list items and shortcuts to quickly access commonly used commands.

Use the Get Info command and info window to find out up how much space your files are taking on your server, or how close you are to your server storage limit. When you select a set of files and folders, choose Get Info, and click the Calculate button, Fetch calculates the disk space taken up not only by those items, but by the items inside the folders too.

Select multiple items and click the Get Info button to set the permissions for all of them at once.

Use the StuffIt X Archive, Zip Archive, and Gzipped Tar Archive upload formats to upload files as compressed archives automatically.

Use iCal along with Fetch's Mirror command or Automator support to schedule automatic transfers.

Record an AppleScript to automate routine tasks, such as deleting old web logs. To record an AppleScript, start Script Editor, click the Record button, switch to Fetch, and then perform the task. When you're done, return to Script Editor, click Stop, and save your AppleScript.

Also see the introduction to using Automator with Fetch and more examples of using Automator with Fetch help topics for ways to save time with Fetch's Automator actions.