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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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Accelerometer quirks -- A message about holding the iPhone wrong looks like something added by a game developer, not the iPhone operating system. (2 messages)


Mail PDF in print dialog -- Readers discover how to make the Mail PDF command in the Print dialog use Entourage instead of Apple Mail. (5 messages)


Backups self-destruct? A reader's backup hard disk suddenly appears unformatted, but the data is most likely still there - just temporarily untouchable. (3 messages)


Google Maps Adds Walking Directions -- A few other mapping utilities include walking or other directions (such as public transportation). (2 messages)


Phishing susceptibility -- Following a Consumer Reports article recommending against using Safari for Web browsing, readers discuss how big a threat phishing is for Mac users. (6 messages)

 

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