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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:
> 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.
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