I know we have a few TextPad users here, so maybe someone can help me. Most of the time, I like TextPad - it's straightforward and it does the job. However, there's one thing that really irritates me; It just won't keep its hands off my file extensions! A lot of the files I edit are of types known to TextPad (*.c, *.java. *.txt. *.html etc), and these work fine. But when I need to create a file of a different type, or even just with a different file extension, TextPad stubbornly adds '.txt'. SO I have to go in and change "ugh.cxx.txt" to "ugh.cxx", "adduser.tpl.txt" to "adduser.tpl", "report.xml.txt" to "report.xml", "showdetails.cgi.txt" to "showdetails.cgi" and so on. So the question is: How do I tell TextPad to **** off and leave my filenames alone. I want it to save the file as the name I enter for it, not some other stupid name. Any suggestions? I'll take suggestions for an equivalent editor which does this right, but I'd prefer a fix for TextPad if there is one ... Many thanks in advance.
Frank, You can do as Graeme advised or remove your default extension to txt. It's under the menu Configure->Preferences...File. I put a blank under the "Default file extension" field. I'm using TextPad v4.3.2. Let me know if this helps. -Peter
posted 19 years ago
A big D'Oh! and slap-on forehead. Setting an empty "default file extension" did the trick. Many thanks guys, that's a big decrease in my stress levels, and all thanks to the helpful folks at JavaRanch