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Turn Off Filename Extension Warning

In Leopard, Apple fixed an annoying aspect of working with the Finder in Tiger. Previously, if you changed a file's extension, the Finder prompted for confirmation. But since no one has ever accidentally changed a filename extension, Apple thankfully added an option to turn that warning off in the Leopard Finder's preferences. Choose Finder > Preferences, and in the Advanced screen, deselect Show Warning Before Changing an Extension.

 
 

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 2 November 2009

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Calendar for Mac -- Readers find iCal insufficient for group calendars, and offer alternatives. (6 messages)


Drive Mechanism Reliability -- Are laptop drives reliable enough to use for backups, or are the 2.5-inch mechanisms not well suited for such tasks? (3 messages)


CNN gets it wrong with new Flash splashpage -- Readers wonder and debate whether Flash is useful at all, or if it's just an annoyance. (33 messages)


Setting default email window height -- Eudora's vast array of settings include the option of specifying window heights (and much, much more). (6 messages)


Opening many Photoshop files -- A reader tries to figure out why Photoshop refuses to open multiple selected files at once. (6 messages)


Why Email Remains the King of Internet Communications -- Adam's article provokes discussion of other communication methods and archiving data, such as Twitter. (4 messages)


Droid - Verizon v. iPhone - AT&T -- Is the new Droid smartphone a worthwhile competitor to the iPhone? (16 messages)


New Hard Drive for Old G4 -- Can a Power Mac G4 from 2000 access more than 160 GB on a larger replacement hard disk? (No, and the limit is actually 128 GB.) (14 messages)


Mail reloads old emails into inbox -- Is the reappearance of old email messages a problem with Mail (or other email clients), or is the problem rooted at the mail server? (10 messages)

 

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