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This topic describes some ways to do things in Fetch that may not be immediately obvious.

Command-double-click a remote folder in a file list to open a new transfer window displaying the contents of that folder.

To move files and folders up one level (to the parent folder) without opening a new window or connection, add the Parent button to the transfer window toolbar, and then drag items to the Parent button icon.

To Get, Edit, or Delete Items by typing in the name or path of an item, hold down the Shift key when choosing the command from the Remote menu or when clicking on the equivalent toolbar button.

Control-click on a transfer window to display the file list contextual menu. Choose the Clone Window command to open a new connection to the same server. Drag files and folders between the two transfer windows to move them between folders on the server.

You can upload files using the Copy and Paste commands, or use Copy and Paste to copy files from one folder or server to another.

You can open a connection to a shortcut or a recent connection by clicking and holding down on the Fetch icon in the Dock until the Dock menu appears, and then choosing an item from either the Shortcuts or Recent Connections submenu.

On laptops whose trackpads support gestures, in Fetch you can swipe left to go back to previously viewed folder, swipe up to go to the parent folder, and swipe down to open the currently selected folder.

When you choose a Bonjour server from the Shortcuts menu, Fetch automatically tries to log you in to the server with your current Mac OS X username. To use a different username, hold down the Option key when choosing the server from the Shortcuts menu. This will display the New Connection dialog filled out with the information for connecting to the Bonjour server. Edit the username, and then click Connect.

Option-double-click a shortcut in Fetch Shortcuts or another shortcut list window to bring up the New Connection dialog filled out with information from the shortcut.

Option-Shift-double-click a shortcut in Fetch Shortcuts or another shortcut list window to open the Edit Shortcut dialog.

Command-double-click a shortcut in Fetch Shortcuts or another shortcut list window to open it in a new window, even if a transfer window to that server is already open.

Press Command-] or Command-[ to cycle through the shortcuts in the New Connection dialog . You can cycle through the recent connections while in the dialog by pressing Command-Option-] or Command-Option-[ . (In the French localization, these keyboard shortcuts are Command-), Command-(, Command-Option-), and Command-Option-(, respectively.)

Command-click the proxy icon or title in a transfer window title bar to show the path to the current folder; choose a folder from the path pop-up to make it the current folder. Drag the proxy icon to a shortcut list window to create a shortcut to the current folder, to the Finder to create a droplet shortcut, or to a text editor to copy the folder's Fetch address (URL) or web address if you've set up WebView for that server.

Command-click the proxy icon or title in an info window title bar to show the path to the items described in the window; choosing a folder from the path pop-up shows that folder in a transfer window. Drag the proxy icon to a shortcut list window to create a shortcut to the items, to the Finder to create a droplet shortcut (for folders) or a shortcut document (for files), or to a text editor to copy the items' Fetch address (URL) or web address if you've set up WebView for that server.

Also see the time-saving ways to use Fetch, keyboard shortcuts and drag-and-drop help topics for additional tips.