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Finder rename bug

This behavior has been annoying me ever since 10.0,

When you attempt to change a filename extension, the Finder warns you of the danger of doing so by poping up a modal dialog box. If you choose to go on with the change, you end up in the Finder with your pointer marking a selection (as the mouse button was pressed down - but it isn't!).

I know it just requires an extra click to cancel the selection area, but it bugs me. I've ended up with files moved, or displays scrolled. Bugs me.

Ø permalink: https://davidroessli.com/logs/2003/09/finder_rename_bug/

Reponses to “Finder rename bug”

#1 by Paso

11:40 on 15 September 2003

Strange, I can't reproduce this behavior. I also didn't get a dialog warning me about changing the filename extension, it just changed.

#2 by Mengjuei

23:26 on 15 September 2003

Hmm... I can't repeat that bug.... but I remember I had the same strange behavior some time ago.

#3 by Richard Earney

12:09 on 17 September 2003

If you hit the ESC button after it gives you the annoying dialog, then it will rename the file

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