Photoshop: Unlogical behaviour when saving files

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When saving a file from any app, I often name it only slightly different from a previously saved file. In the Save dialog, clicking on the name of a previously saved file adopts its name in the Save as-box and highlights except for the file extension. From there it is very quick to continue by for example pressing the Right Arrow and add, say, a sequence number. This time-saving function works consistently in all apps I use except Adobe's. Mostly this disturbs me with Photoshop (CS5, CS3 etc). Unlogically either nothing is highlighted, or only part of the name is, or the file extension gets partly highlighted. Would be great if fixed!
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Henrik Duncker

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Brett N, Official Rep

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First of all, the Save/Open dialog box is supplied from the OS. We no longer have an Adobe only dialog (in older versions you could choose to use the Adobe or OS dialog box).

Second, testing this on my side, I found the same problem working in MS Word. Here is what I actually found: When you first go into the Save dialog box, the cursor is placed at the end of the file name, just before the period that separates the file extension. If you click on a different file to select it's name, the cursor remains in the exact same place. That means if you click on a file with a longer name, the cursor will appear in the middle of the name, if you click on one with a shorter name, it will simply appear at the end (screen shots from MS Word):
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Henrik Duncker

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Thanks Brett. Now I see a bit of logic in the inconsistency. Indeed seems to affect other apps too - possibly since latest OS update (sorry about not seeing this before posting). Need to address my complaints to Apple instead.