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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/20-Feb-06

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The first link for each thread description points to the traditional TidBITS Talk interface; the second link points to the same discussion on our Web Crossing server, which provides a different look and which may be faster.

Paperless Office Quote -- A search for the origin of a quote on the "paperless office" sparks discussion about whether we'll ever stop working with so many dead trees. (23 messages)

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iWeb and filename length -- iWeb can create filenames longer than 64 characters, causing problems with some Web servers. (2 messages)

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Non-iPod MP3 Players on a Mac -- What are the options for using a portable music player that's not an iPod? (4 messages)

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Dial-Up Router -- What wireless options are available when your only Internet connection is via dial-up modem? We look at a few routers that incorporate modems. (2 messages)

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Power Outlets in Airports -- Adam's article bemoaning the lack of power outlets in airports prompts suggestions for working around the problem. (4 messages)

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Power in the wild -- Uninterruptible power supplies can help provide power when working in the field (for charging camera batteries, for example), but some models are more configurable than others. (4 messages)

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OmniGraffle vs. other diagramming programs -- Matt Neuburg's recent look at OmniGraffle makes some readers wonder how it compares to similar tools. (9 messages)

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iWeb '06 install issue -- A problem that we ran into while installing the iWeb 1.0.1 update appears to be related to how Apple's installer is determining which applications are running. (4 messages)

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OmniGraffle vs Mail.app -- Apple's Mail application sometimes mistakenly opts to save attachments within Finder bundles. (4 messages)

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