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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.

 

 

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DealBITS Drawing: A Stuffed Dog and Fetch 5.0

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There aren't many Mac programs that come with their own mascot, but the FTP/SFTP program Fetch has long stood out. It was one of the first graphical FTP programs on any platform, written in 1989 by Jim Matthews while working at Dartmouth College. Then, in 2000, Jim used some of his winnings from the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire television program to buy Fetch from Dartmouth, after which he resumed work on the program, porting it to Mac OS X, revamping the interface, and adding support for SFTP. The result is Fetch 5.0, a spare, elegant file transfer program, that's perfect for Web publishing, uploading and downloading from Internet FTP sites, sending files to service bureaus, and even just transferring files around your network.

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In this week's DealBITS drawing, you can enter to win Fetch's mascot, a plush stuffed dog carefully trained to sleep on the top of your monitor, along with a license for Fetch 5.0, worth $25. Entrants who aren't our lucky winner will receive a notable discount on Fetch, so if you're looking to pick up a copy of Fetch inexpensively, be sure to enter at the DealBITS page linked below. All information gathered is covered by our comprehensive privacy policy. Be careful with your spam filters, since you must be able to receive email from my address to learn if you've won. Remember too, that if someone you refer to this drawing wins, you'll receive the same prize to reward you for spreading the word.

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