Use Handoff to Quickly View Published Site?


(Bruce Kieffer) #1

How do I use Handoff in this situation? The note in the screen shot next to the ? mark.


(Robert Ziebol 🖖🏼) #2

Guess I have never seen that, but did you click the ? at all?!


(Mark Sealey) #3

It seems to have been introduced in 6.0.5:

Quickly preview your site on other Mac or iOS devices via Handoff (OS X Yosemite Only). When publishing is complete, and the publishing window remains open, you can launch Safari on other devices via Handoff to preview the published website.

(Bruce Kieffer) #4

I did click the ? and got no help.


(Bruce Kieffer) #5

It’s nothing more than Mac Handoff, which as far as I’m concerned does not need to be noted in the completed Publish window. I know how Handoff works, but seeing the note about it there under the completed progress bar makes me think that in this case in RW there’s something more to it than there really is.


(Nik Fletcher) #6

A number of folks, when we previewed the feature to them, were surprised that this is possible - Handoff is not used a great deal for passing plain-old URLs to open in Safari, normally it’s used between copies of an app on different devices. This hint is deliberately there so people get a nudge about the ability to hand off, as it appears when RapidWeaver notifies the Handoff system that the URL should be “broadcast”.


(Nik Fletcher) #7

What did you get instead? Where did the URL take you?

—Nik


(Bruce Kieffer) #8

The link opens in Safari. I go on to my iPhone, and Safari there, and I can see the same link. Is there some other functionality?


(Nik Fletcher) #9

That’s the intended behaviour.

—N