How to auto-highlight full filename + extension when renaming

Discussion in 'macOS' started by j.n, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. j.n macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2009
    I just upgraded to Snow Leopard yesterday. In Tiger, I was able to click a filename and it would highlight the entire filename + extension. In Snow Leopard, I do the same thing and it only highlights the filename.

    Is it possible to highlight the filename AND extension in Snow Leopard?

    Thanks for your help.
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    No, you have to click the file to highlight and then double click to get the extension.
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Either CLICK to rename, then DOUBLE-CLICK to select all signs.

    Or use the ENTER key and then CMD+A for selecting all signs.
  4. j.n thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2009
    I apologize; I should have been a bit clearer:

    Single-click file, single-click filename--> Filename and extension are highlighted

    Snow Leopard:
    Single-click file, single-click filename, double-click filename --> Filename and extension are highlighted

    I'm hoping to get rid of the extra step necessary to highlight both the filename and extension in Snow Leopard, any ideas or is this unchangeable?

    I have to rename a lot of files so this would make my processes more efficient.
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)

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