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.
Ever wondered what those dire-sounding software license agreements mean? Check out Brady Johnson's article on just what you aren't agreeing to. In the more agreeable department, we look at two PowerBook books, including the essential PowerBook Companion, glance briefly at the latest in viruses, peek through a keyhole at the upcoming FoxPro for Macintosh, and reveal the shameful truth about the low-end model of the Quadra 610 (well, OK, it's not that bad).
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Pythaeus writes that long after buying Fox Software, Microsoft may finally release FoxPro for Macintosh, probably at Macworld Expo in San Francisco for $495Show full article
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[Yes, Brady is a lawyer, and doesn't just play one on the nets. Note that the discussion below applies in the U.S. and may vary in your part of the worldShow full article