Exclude file extension from subsequent selection (serial rename)

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JLoftus
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Exclude file extension from subsequent selection (serial rename)

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Hi Don,

I use the setting "Exclude file extension from initial selection", this is very handy. However, when performing serial renames, when the next item is selected and F2 is pressed, the default action is to select the entire filename (including extension). Pressing F2 again changes the selection to insertion, then pressing F2 a third time then selects just the base filename (excluding extension). So, in a long list of files to serial rename, F2 must be pressed many times to rename the base files without changing the extension.

It would be great if you could add a setting (or at the very least a tweak) to change the first press of F2 on subsequent selections to exclude filename. This option could be placed directly below "Exclude file extension from initial selection" and possibly be named "Exclude file extension from subsequent selections"

Thanks!

Jeff

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Re: Exclude file extension from subsequent selection (serial rename)

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Try to move to the next item by TAB...
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Re: Exclude file extension from subsequent selection (serial rename)

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Thanks... this does indeed address the issue, although muscle memory (and logic/intuitition) keeps me hitting the down arrow to move down in the list. I thank you for the tab tip, still it would be nice to be able to move down in a serial rename using the down arrow and yet still be able to select the next item excluding the extension. Maybe some future update.

Thank you again for all you do, Don!

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You may have noted that F2 excludes the extension when the cursor is at the right end of the name. So you can also do Arrow-End-F2.
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Re: Exclude file extension from subsequent selection (serial rename)

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This helps, eliminates one keypress per line while keeping with the repetitive actions committed to this old brain.

Thanks

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