Suddenly renaming highlights file name and extension..

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by kramerica2, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. kramerica2 macrumors regular

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    Sep 15, 2009
    #1
    I'm used to renaming my files by pressing the return key while the file is selected. IIRC, it used to select just the file name without the extension, and that's what I want it to do. However, for some reason, it now selects everything after pressing the return key, so I have to either de-select the extension or re-type it myself. I didn't change any setting, any idea why is this happening and how can I change it back?

    Thanks a lot.
     
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

    ergdegdeg

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    Oct 13, 2007
    #2
    Is it possible that Finder is hiding the actual extension and there are actually two? If you highlight the file and press CMD + I, you should be able to see the full file name + extension in the text box.
     
  3. kramerica2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sep 15, 2009
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    Thanks, but no, they are the extensions.
    I'm talking about files such as: .txt, .pdf, .mp3 etc.. For some reason everything including the extension is being selected. It didn't happen before and I have no idea what could trigger such a change.
     

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