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Re: Abbreviation of File Names in File Menu

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  • Subject: [mg98779] Re: Abbreviation of File Names in File Menu
  • From: Bob F <deepyogurt at>
  • Date: Sun, 19 Apr 2009 04:52:38 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <gsc035$5oc$>

On Apr 18, 1:39 am, Hugh Goyder <h.g.d.goy... at> wrote:
> In the drop down File Menu the penultimate block is a list of recently
> used notebooks; 30 in my case because I have used the options
> inspector to change NotebooksMenuHistoryLength.  I like long notebook
> names because it helps me to distinguish changes I have made. In
> Version 7 these names are now given in an abbreviated form with the
> first few characters, three dots (an ellipsis) and the last few
> characters. This means that I can't reap the benefit of long file
> names because the middle of the name is missing. I have plenty of
> width across the screen so abbreviating is no help.
> Is it possible to prevent the file names being abbreviated.?
> Thanks
> Hugh Goyder

I tried this on my Mac with version 7 and with a really long file name
it didn't get abbreviated in the recent files list. What platform are
you on (Windows, Linux, or ???). How long of filenames are you dealing


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