problem when renaming files

when I click on th ame of the file and I want tto type the new name, sometimes it work,sometime before I finished, the system put the focus out of the field and I cannot type the entire name...
The sys is 7.5.3

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ybrantsAsked:
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RaydotConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I know what you're talking about.  Sometimes you click the file name, and begin typing a character or two, and then all of a sudden the name is set in stone, and you weren't quite done.  It's just a flaw in the OS design that's been around since the days of 7.0.  Assuming that you are not -- as HoJu suggests -- exceeding the Mac 32 (31) character limit for your file names, it sounds like you've come across the Mac "patience" limit.  Namely: "I'd like to type my whole file name before I run out of patience."

OK, I don't think there's much you can do about this, short of re-clicking and re-entering the file name.  I would suggest that you give the file the old "Two second hang" (clicking the file name and then waiting a moment before updating it) in the future.

Again, ybrants, I stress that it's not you -- it's the OS.

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HoJuCommented:
How long are the filenames you're typing? It sounds like you're trying to type a longer filename than Macs allow.
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ybrantsAuthor Commented:
Ok, it is an Os problem. But it isn't appears on other Mac...
Is there an interaction between some extentions or any other strange things ?

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RaydotCommented:
Tell me EXACTLY what system software you're running on each Mac:  The Mac where you see the problem, and the Mac where you don't.
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ybrantsAuthor Commented:
Mac  not working: 7.5.3
other 7.5.1

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RaydotCommented:
Tell me the types of computer (i. e. Quadra, LCII, Classic, Power PC, G3, etc.)
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johnny99Commented:
Somewhere in the back of my mind I believe that the delay involved in such things is related to the Mouse Control Panel's double-click speed. The delay between clicking on a filename ant the filename becoming editable certainly is.

Set the double-click delay to something a lot slower and try it. It would certainly explain why one Mac does it and another doesnt, right?

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RaydotCommented:
Yeah, try what johnny99 suggests.  That could be it.  Or, if you have newer computers (PPC), or think that your computers can handle it, I'd upgrade BOTH OS to 7.6 or 8.0.

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johnny99Commented:
Hey! Whose answer are you accepting! Oh well...
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