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

    Sep 15, 2009
    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


    Oct 13, 2007
    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

    Sep 15, 2009
    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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