Application Stack - can I hide file extension?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by La Curandera, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. La Curandera macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,

    On my Application Stack, every name has the beginning and end of the file with ... for the middle e.g. Adium.app becomes Adi...app. Now I know that everything in that folder is already a .app (basically). So is there a way to view the stack that'll omit the .app only for that stack? Or just take the beginning of the file with ... afterwards if it's too long? So it's just now Adium with the icon?

    It's similar to view option only in this folder in Windows.

    Thanks
     
  2. tersono macrumors 68000

    tersono

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    #2
    You can only turn this off globally - just uncheck 'show all extensions' in finder prefs. Even with that unchecked you should see most document file extensions elsewhere in Finder unless you've specifically saved them with the 'hide extension' flag turned on (supported by most Cocoa apps).
     
  3. La Curandera thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    I appreciate the help thank, I'll have to live with extensions turned off, still quite coming to terms with the switch over from a windows box :)
     
  4. La Curandera thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #4
    Hi,

    I've tried it, and even with the file extensions off in Finder advanced prefs I'm seeing the .app still in my application stack.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  5. La Curandera thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #5
    Sorry, my apologies.

    I've just logged off/on and it's cleared it.

    So nothing to see here, please move along, idiot at work...:rolleyes:
     
  6. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

    WildPalms

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    #6
    You make it sound like a huge difference, with Windows showing extensions.

    What's the big deal?
     

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