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Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Fri Mar 10 10:20:58 EST 2006

Robert Brenstein wrote:
>> But many OS X apps (even some from Apple?) don't set the Finder info, 
>> relying on OS X's preference to determine type from the file type 
>> extension in the name.
> Many don't but many still do. Many set both, type and suffix. :)
>> I still feel it would be useful to allow users to be in control of 
>> these additional files.  It makes it cumbersome to use any non-Apple 
>> Flash drive, work with multi-platform networks, etc.  Not allowing 
>> that control just makes Apple look bad, lending credence to the old 
>> lightbulb joke:
>> <http://lists.runrev.com/pipermail/use-revolution/2004-January/028106.html> 
> Well, yes, it would be nice, but then it would create new issues tot 
> ackle. One one hand, to explain to users when to say yes and when to say 
> no. On the other hand, to implement it in the interface cleanly.

I don't see it as all that atom-splitting.  If I were appointed Resource 
File Czar I'd leave the default the way it is, and have an "Advanced" 
option in a control panel for people who want control over their Mac.

  Richard Gaskin
  Managing Editor, revJournal
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