[maemo-users] [maemo-users] unhiding known file extensions

From: Kimmo Hämäläinen kimmo.hamalainen at nokia.com
Date: Mon Feb 27 13:33:19 EET 2006
On Mon, 2006-02-27 at 10:03, ext Michael Wiktowy wrote:
> Hello,
> Is there a way to unhide known file extensions? This is the first

I'm afraid there is no way to unhide them.

>  thing that I turn off on Windows and I find it unfortunate that the
> 770 adopted this "usability enhancement". I have already ran into the
> situation where I added a known extension onto an file with an unknown
> extension and, now that is has been automagically hidden, I can't
> change it back (e.g  changed movie.mp4 to movie.mp4.avi hoping that it
> would show up in the video player selection and that I could try
> playing it). I could install the terminal and rename it there but I
> would rather just see the complete filename. Extensions don't scare me
> and don't need to be hidden.
> As a side question, is there a way to have the various application
> *not* filter the filenames to only the ones that they think they can
> deal with? (as this is what leads me into banging my head against the
> hidden extensions wall).

I suggest making a bug for this to maemo.org. It should be possible to
recover from this kind of 'renaming accident'...

BR, Kimmo

> Thanks,
> /Mike
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