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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 11 January 2010

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In this week's discussions, readers seek help with exporting movies from iMovie, transferring all of one's data to a new Mac, and hosting BitTorrent seeds of the venerable (and now free) "If Monks had Macs" project. Also this week, is it acceptable to say "right-click" when referring to the action that displays a contextual menu, and what could be the cause of poor iPhone reception in northern Virginia?


Request Help: iMovie HD and 08 Export Problem -- iMovie projects in two different versions of the video editor are crashing on export and reporting odd file sizes. (2 messages)


Cloning a Mac? When moving from a PowerPC Mac to an Intel-based model, does Migration Assistant do a clean job, or are there other ways to transfer one's data? (12 messages)


Clicking the Right Button -- Readers discuss the use of "right-click" to describe the action that displays a contextual menu on the Mac. (16 messages)


If Monks had Macs FREE CD-ROM torrent SEEDers wanted -- Now that "If Monks had Macs" is becoming freely available, the developer is looking for sources to host the BitTorrent download version. (9 messages)


iPhone in Northern VA? A reader reports poor phone coverage with new iPhones; is the problem AT&T, the location, or something else? (5 messages)

 

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