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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.

 
 

FileMaker Pro Has Known Glitches under Leopard

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As the scramble to install Leopard spreads across the globe, we're learning more and more about what software works, and what doesn't, in Apple's eagerly awaited new operating system.

Lots of applications seem to work fine, though most developers are holding off on official statements of compatibility until they've had an opportunity to test their software with the final release version of Mac OS X 10.5, which most developers could first obtain last Friday, along with the rest of us.

A few applications have known problems running under Leopard, and the folks over at FileMaker, Inc. have posted an article in their knowledge base on FileMaker's compatibility with Leopard. The company says FileMaker Server 9 and FileMaker Server 9 Advanced don't currently "deploy properly on Leopard," and they're working on a compatibility update. FileMaker Pro 9 and FileMaker Pro 9 Advanced "generally run on Leopard," with two known issues:

  • Instant web publishing doesn't work
  • FileMaker only works if its language version matches the region set in the Mac's "International Formats Region" preference under System Preferences. (The English language version, for example, only works when the Mac is set to the United States region.)

The company says it has not tested versions of FileMaker prior to FileMaker 9 under Leopard, and has no plans to update earlier versions.

 

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