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So you are saving a file. You click on an existing file, renaming the file you are saving.

I've always just closed the window and opened it again. But is there any way to get the original to-be-saved file filename back without doing that?

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You can try Ctrl-Z for Undo and see if that works, if not, I'd need more info cause I'm slightly confused (might be too tired)
 

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One thing about files is no 2 with exact same name can exist in the same folder, one has to have at least one character difference from the other. Same applies in a subfolder of the folder. Clicking on an existing file to get the same name on the new file should give an error about one already being used.
 

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Archigos has a better idea of what I am talking about, Berton totally off the money.

You guys have been using windows how long but really don't know what I'm talking about? D:
 

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Small question; is there a little tool or anything like winaero that'll let you hide specific apps from systray eg WinHotKey? I can turn off "always show all", but then I have to manually manage every *other* icon that is there, and that might show up in future.

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So you are saving a file. You click on an existing file, renaming the file you are saving.

I've always just closed the window and opened it again. But is there any way to get the original to-be-saved file filename back without doing that?

Thanks.
Try to download the file again :wink: You'll see the filename. Hoovering with the mouse over the link is enough
 

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Try to download the file again :wink: You'll see the filename. Hoovering with the mouse over the link is enogh
That's what I said that I normally have to do. Or do you mean to SEE what the filename is? It's not just knowing what it is, the name in the save window has changed, and I want the original filename - even if I knew what it was, I want the original filenames and it's just not worth typing them out even if you know them, hence having to close and re-open the dialogue window, which is a quick tap of ESC and then clicking the link again, but still, just was hoping there was an easier/faster way.

I was hoping even just ctrl+z would fix it, but, well I tried it ages ago and it doesn't. Oh well I guess it's just another thing.
 

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Archigos has a better idea of what I am talking about, Berton totally off the money.

You guys have been using windows how long but really don't know what I'm talking about? D:
Big talk for a guy who can't save a file with the proper name :p
 

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Archigos has a better idea of what I am talking about, Berton totally off the money.

You guys have been using windows how long but really don't know what I'm talking about? D:
I guess all that learning I had to do back in the '80s about octals, bits and Bytes [8 bits = 1 Byte] and getting first computer in '92, retiring in '94 then getting a job building computers was for naught.
 

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I had been awake for about 39 hours when I wrote that, so I was a little groggy... but clicking in the name field and pressing Ctrl-Z 'should' work to revert the name (make sure it highlights the text before trying to see if that works).
 

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