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Won't auto connect (2 posts)

  • Started 16 years ago by Bill5818
  • Latest reply 16 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • Bill5818 Member

    I've created a shortcut, that works perfectly. Connects with no problem. It's set as my default shortcut. Yet when I start Fetch, I always have to press the connect button. I've tried rebuilding the shortcut, I've of course set the option to remember password in keychain. When I connect by selecting the shortcut directly, it connects fine. It just won't auto-connect on startup. Any ideas?

    Leopard 1.5.2

    Posted 16 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Bill,

    There is way to do what you want, but first a little explanation.

    When you set a shortcut as the default shortcut, that is the expected behavior - Fetch will fill out the New Connection dialog with that information, but does not auto-connect.

    Many people who use Fetch connect to more than one server, so our thinking is that while you may want to connect to the same server most of the time, sometimes you may need to connect to a different one - so when you set a shortcut as the default shortcut, the New Connection dialog is conveniently filled out with the information you use most of the time, but you still have the option to choose another shortcut if you want before connecting.

    However, to do what you want, you can create what we call a droplet shortcut, and then you can open it instead of the main Fetch application icon, and Fetch will automatically connect to the server without asking you for any information.

    To create a droplet shortcut:

    * Connect to your server.
    * Go to the File menu, and choose Save Droplet Shortcut.
    * Enter a name and location to save the droplet shortcut.

    This will create a new Fetch icon. Then just double-click on it to autoconnect to your server.

    As a bonus, if you drag files and folders to the droplet shortcut's icon, it will both connect and start uploading those files automatically.

    For more information, read the droplet shortcuts topic in Fetch Help (or click the link here).

    And please let us know if you have further questions.


    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 16 years ago #


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