After this thread came up I had an attentive look at my personal use of the 'Quick Rename' feature (F2).
To cut a long story short: I only change the extension for testing purposes, e. g. if I want to see, if an exe-file is a self-extracting zip-archive.
As Egbert pointet out, normally it's no big deal to mark only the name part of a filename. But it becomes a bit annoying when I decide to tidy up my harddisk-content from time to time. Then I have to rename a larger number of downloaded files with insignificant names (e.g. 45-607.pdf). These files are not related, so I cannot apply a certain pattern in batch rename. In this case it turns out to be very convenient to have only the name part preselected. In order to get this feature right now, I wrote a small script for Autoit3 (http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/
). After being started the script waits for the 'Quick Rename' window to appear and then selects only the name part of the filename, i. e. it works with Salamander's F2-key and with the corresponding menu command as well.
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Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 3) ;exact match required
WinWaitActive ("Quick Rename")
WinWaitClose ("Quick Rename")
You can continue working as usual while the script is running. To close it, just kill it from the systray (left click - exit).
In my opinion the best quick rename solution would be the one used by IrfanView where the extension is displayed seperately.
To avoid misunderstandings: Servant Salamander is by far the best file manager ever.