Sometimes I like to open folders in Terminal by dragging the folder to the Terminal dock icon. However this creates a new Terminal window instead of creating a new tab in my current Terminal window. How do I make Terminal open the dragged folder in the same window similar to the right click services option for 'New Terminal at Folder'.

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I was able to do it two different ways:

First, drag and drop the folder directly into the window you want the path copied to by clicking and dragging the folder, using Cmd+Tab to open the Terminal window you were working in, then dropping it on the Terminal window.

Second, drag and drop the folder onto the Terminal icon in the Dock like you were before, but hold it there for a few seconds until the window you had open appears, then continue dragging the folder into the Terminal window and dropping it there.

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