Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.

 

 

Pick an apple! 
 
Copy Existing Filename to 'Save As' Field

While many utilities provide file naming automation, they're mostly overkill for those cases when you need to make small variations in file content while ensuring the documents group together in a "by name" list.

In the Save As dialog, the default name is the current document name. You can quickly change this to match any existing file.

1. Make the list of files the active element.

2. Click on a grayed-out filename, which momentarily turns black.

3. The Save As field now contains the filename you just clicked.

You can modify the name (adding, say, "version 3") or overwrite that existing file you clicked.

Submitted by
Jesse the K

 
 
Previous: TidBITS 846 Next: TidBITS 848

Apple Updates iPods, Introduces Movies, Previews iTV

At Apple's "It's Showtime!" special event last week, CEO Steve Jobs led off by introducing a slate of revised iPods that retain the existing model namesShow full article

It's Not Your Parents' (or Even Your) Television

Moderately buried in Apple's iTV announcement last week was the peculiar fact that the future streaming media adapter offers only component and HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) video outputShow full article

Hidden iPhoto Import Capability

This iPhoto trick is truly weird, but it works. It turns out, according to a tip published on MacOSXHints.com, that iPhoto 6 can directly see photos on at least some digital cameras and memory cardsShow full article

GoLive Booted from Adobe Creative Suite, Acrobat 8 Released

Correction appended. The fate of Web design and management tool Adobe GoLive has been sealed: the program has been booted from Creative Suite, Adobe's bundle of applications designed for print and electronic production professionalsShow full article

Take Control News/18-Sep-06

Learn More with the "Macworld Mac Basics Superguide" -- It's time for a Mac quiz! (Answers below.) How do you change the default look for all Finder windows? How do you make the Dock invisible? How do you switch to a different user account without logging out? How do you quit an application that's frozen and not responding? If you're uncertain as to the answers to any of these questions, allow us to recommend the just-released "Macworld Mac Basics Superguide," a 78-page ebook from Macworld created in part by TidBITS and Take Control authorsShow full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/18-Sep-06

Changing file formats by changing file names -- BBEdit 8.5 can compress a document into gzipped format merely by saving the file with a .gz or .gzip extensionShow full article

Show the full text of all articles