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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/06-Dec-04

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Problems with AirPort 4.1 -- After updating to AirPort 4.1, some users are having trouble with Wireless Distribution System (WDS). A factory reset seems to help. (3 messages)

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AirPort Express and WDS -- Which non-Apple wireless access points support WDS? (4 messages)

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Reflections on iCal: categories and calendars -- Categories between iCal and Palm OS handhelds don't reliably synchronize, leading to suggestions for working around the problem (including using other calendar applications). (7 messages)

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GarageBand.com and other digital music initiatives -- Shortly after Geoff Duncan's article about GarageBand.com highlighting unsigned bands appeared, Universal Music announced that it would be testing digital-only releases of a few of its artists. (2 messages)

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