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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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