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A shortcut to help with file renaming
Authored by: ghay on May 15, '07 07:49:02AM

That's not 100% correct.

Option arrow-key will move you to the next word break (space), command arrow key will move you to the start or end as this hint suggests.

And normal rules apply, hitting down takes you to the end, and hitting up arrow takes you to the start, this is normal behaviour for MacOS, try it in Safari's URL bar too.



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A shortcut to help with file renaming
Authored by: barbarella on May 15, '07 07:58:17AM

And if you hold the SHIFT key while using OPT+arrow or CMD+arrow, then you can highlite parts or all of the filename for quick changes right from the keyboard.



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A shortcut to help with file renaming
Authored by: beepotato on May 15, '07 08:03:54AM

Actually, command + left/right arrow key will take you to the beginning/end *of the current line* (which is the normal behavior in MacOS). Which means that it won't take you to the end of the name for a file with a name too long to fit on one line.

As you said, if you want to be sure to go to the end of the name, use the down arrow.

So, to achieve what the poster of the hint wanted to do (i.e., get the cursor righ before the extension dot):
- press enter to get into renaming mode
- press down arrow to get to the end of the name
- press option+left arrow twice to get before the extension dot (pressing it only once would move the cursor to the beginning of the extension, *after* the dot).

Conclusion: life is easier with no (or hidden) extensions. ;)



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