#85 open
Martin Frost

Automatically detect and use current filetype when saving a new file

Reported by Martin Frost | December 25th, 2010 @ 05:47 PM

The save dialog seems to restrict what filetypes I can use for my files based on what file type I choose in the "File format" dropdown menu. This is quite annoying for me, since I usually prefer not having to use a mouse.

What I did:

I created a new ruby class, and pressed cmd+s for save. In the filename field in the save dialog I entered foo_bar.rb, and then I pressed enter.

What I expected to happen:

I expected the file to be saved as a ruby file (with a .rb extension).

What actually happened:

I got an error message saying: 'You cannot save this document with extension ".rb" at the end of the name. The required extension is ".adb"'.

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • rsms

    rsms December 31st, 2010 @ 03:24 PM

    • Title changed from “auto-detect filetype on save” to “Automatically detect and use current filetype when saving a new file”
  • rsms

    rsms December 31st, 2010 @ 03:24 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “open”
    • Tag set to saving, ui, ux
  • Anet1961

    Anet1961 August 24th, 2019 @ 05:44 AM

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