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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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Digital TV tuners -- A suggestion in our gift issue leads a reader to query about digital television tuners that work with the Mac. (1 message)


Simple file server advice? Readers recommend several ways to use an old Mac as a file server in a journalism lab. (8 messages)


Mac Recipe Software Comparisons -- Remember how computer companies used to advertise their machines as the ideal solution for keeping track of recipes? It turns out that several programs are available for the Mac. (3 messages)


Rolling Faster, Farther with the RollerMouse Pro -- Adam's review of the RollerMouse Pro elicits a question about how it performs with multiple monitors. (2 messages)


Take Control of Your Domain Names -- Glenn Fleishman's new Take Control book leads to a question about how to minimize the damage when someone sends spam that appears to be coming from your domain. (26 messages)


Browser Wars -- Web browsing appears to be noticeably faster under Windows on an Intel-based Mac than under Mac OS X itself. What could be causing the difference? (13 messages)


Current opinions on challenge-response systems -- Are challenge-response systems to thwart spam actually effective, or just annoying? (3 messages)


101 Uses for a Dead Zune -- Could "Zune" become a synonym for failure or as a slur? Readers pile onto the Zune, with no remorse. (3 messages)


notMac challenge -- A project is afoot to develop a free alternative to Apple's .Mac service, leading one reader to speculate on the future of .Mac. (1 message)

 

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