Do you use more than one browser at a time? Do you ever want to open a link in a browser other than the one you’re currently in? I’ve already written about how I use two browsers to increase productivity. I also wrote a tip on efficiently dragging files from one window to another when you have lots of windows open.
Turns, out I can drag links from one browser to another in much the same way I illustrated file dragging.
How to drag a link from one browser to another
This example assumes I find the link in Chrome (e.g. in an email), but I want to view it in Safari.
- Click and begin dragging the link in Chrome.
- While still holding down your mouse/trackpad, press Command+Tab.
- Drag and point your mouse pointer at the Safari icon in the app switcher.
- Release the Command and Tab keys. Safari will appear on top now.
- Continue dragging and release on the URL field in Safari.
The link will load in Safari.
To better illustrate this simple technique (as well as practice a little screencasting), I put together the following short video using QuickTime X: