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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/27-Aug-07

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iMovie '08 impressions, library size problems -- iMovie '08 now displays your entire video library, the way iPhoto stores your library of digital photos. But that leads to an enormous video collection. Can the source material be compressed, or is it worth storing the library on external drives? (9 messages)


Any Good Books on AirPort Express -- A reader is looking for a reference that goes beyond the surface features of Apple's AirPort Express such as, say, Glenn Fleishman's "Take Control of Your AirPort Network." (6 messages)


TidBITS AutoCorrect Dictionary Enhances Typinator -- Adam's article about the TidBITS AutoCorrect Dictionary prompts discussion of similar auto-typing utilities such as TypeIt4Me, TextExpander, and SpellCatcher X. (9 messages)


Tools We Use: Teleport -- Readers point out more recent development on this utility, as well as a similar program. (3 messages)


IPhone issue? Are the power pins in the iPhone different from iPods such that a third-party car charger could damage it? (9 messages)


Mail not using default browser? Apple's Mail seems to favor Safari, despite a reader's default Web browser being set to Firefox. Other programs, such as iCal, appear to act the same. (6 messages)


iPhone update oddness? A reader discovers that the latest iPhone update isn't friendly to third-party iPhone hacks, resulting in a restored device. (4 messages)

 

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