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10.3: Avoid an 'Untitled folder' naming problem Desktop
This is almost a "bug report" and not a hint. However, it's a hint for those who have had the same problem I've had since installing 10.3. Have you noticed that if you make a new folder (Shift-Command-N), then type in the name of the folder and then open the folder (Command-O), that your folder does not retain the name you just typed in?

You can avoid this problem by making sure that you type a RETURN after you type the folder name and before you open the folder.

[robg adds: I had trouble reproducing this problem, and finally figured out why -- it's only present in List view. If you use Column view (as I do) or Icon view, folder naming works as expected without the Return. I'd definitely call that bug!]
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10.3: Avoid an 'Untitled folder' naming problem
Authored by: schneb on Feb 19, '04 10:59:39AM

What is also a "bug" is having to click on the stupid folder to name it. It should be that when you create a new folder, the name is automatically selected and ready to name.



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10.3: Avoid an 'Untitled folder' naming problem
Authored by: damonk on Feb 19, '04 11:06:17AM

10.3 resolved the bug where the new folder name was not selected in list view. It seems the return character requirement is a ghost of this 10.0-10.2 problem.



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10.3: Avoid an 'Untitled folder' naming problem
Authored by: klktrk on Feb 19, '04 12:02:33PM

Hey, have you guys reported these bugs to Apple? You should. It feels a lot better than standing around complaining about them. Thanks for the heads up.



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10.3: Avoid an 'Untitled folder' naming problem
Authored by: schneb on Feb 19, '04 02:34:29PM

Yes, quite often. I have become "Norm" (ref. "Cheers") of the Apple Feedback area.



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Yes
Authored by: cparnot on Feb 19, '04 04:18:14PM

me too

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charles



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10.3: Avoid an 'Untitled folder' naming problem
Authored by: natecook on Feb 19, '04 12:10:08PM

On a related note, what's up with return not always editing a folder's name? Any workarounds on that front?



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10.3: Avoid an 'Untitled folder' naming problem
Authored by: neuralstatic on Feb 19, '04 12:27:53PM

the renaming bug has been in osX since 10.00. unless you're in icon view (do people actually use this?) it doesn't put you in renaming mode when you create a new folder.

it has been reported lots of places for a long time, but it's just one of the many small simple bugs that apple has never chosen/been able to fix.



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Icon view is the most pleasent view
Authored by: Cantus on Feb 20, '04 01:54:53AM
unless you're in icon view (do people actually use this?)

Icon view is the only thing I use. I cannot understand how people use List or Column view in all their windows. YUCK!

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Icon view
Authored by: NeutronMonk on Feb 20, '04 08:12:41AM

I use different views for different folders...for example, I use icon view for a folder of pictures or icons, the better to see them with. I use list view for Applications and Utilities, so I can see the version number. I use column view for the hard drive, the better to burrow around in...I just wish I could turn on hidden files and folders by window type!



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10.3: Avoid an 'Untitled folder' naming problem
Authored by: helicine on Feb 19, '04 02:29:50PM

there is a better solution than hitting enter and then pressing cmd+O to open your newly created and named folder:

after you type your folder's name, press shift+cmd+O (instead of cmd+O) and it will retain the folder name in list view. No idea why it works, but it is faster than hitting enter and then opening the folder.



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10.3: Avoid an 'Untitled folder' naming problem
Authored by: ngb on Feb 19, '04 04:11:56PM

Hey Rob,

since you use list view, you've probably noticed that the re-naming works correctly, but once the folder is renamed, it doesn't stay selected. Now that's annoying, especially when creating a new folder on a server that already has 100+ other folders.

Although, on the plus side, creating a second new folder in list view now no longer creates it inside the first folder (I think this was fixed in 10.1 or earlier).



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10.3: Avoid an 'Untitled folder' naming problem
Authored by: kyngchaos on Feb 19, '04 04:21:05PM

Hm, no problems here. I always work in list view. Tho I've never before used Cmd-O to open a new folder just after naming it, I couldn't get the problem to occur even after a dozen tries.



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10.3: Avoid an 'Untitled folder' naming problem
Authored by: ngb on Feb 20, '04 10:34:58PM

Ah, but with Column view, I only ever keep one window open.



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