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Instantly reveal long filenames Desktop
When you use a filename that's too long for the Finder to display, OS X replaces the middle portion of the name with "...". You can make the full name show up by hovering over the name for a second, or editing the filename with a click and mouse movement.

A much much quicker method is to simply browse the file list wth the option key held down. Every filename will instantly expand as you mouse over it's position in the list. Cool!

I read this on one of the 10,000 different web pages I visited this weekend ... sorry I can't remember the source!
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Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 28, '01 10:47:45AM

Can filenames be longer than 31 characters in OS X? If so, what is the limit?

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255 characters
Authored by: robg on Mar 28, '01 10:57:41AM

Yup, they can be long. Very long. Longer than all three of these sentences combined. Longer than this paragraph.

They can be up to 255 characters, although you'll only see about 30 or so in the Finder views unless you use the tricks described here.


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