For #1, does that mean I have to now assign a color to an individual extension, as opposed to a group? Not complaining... just trying to understand. I'm sure that I previously assigned the color to a "file type group". I should have taken notes when I did it the first time, I know.
[quote="leo"]You can assign labels to file-type Groups using the special grp:... wildcard syntax.
e.g. Type grp:Images as the wildcard to make a group that matches everything in the Images file-type group.[/quote]
This post helped me learn about this feature. When reviewing the documentation, it took me a while to hone in on where the grp definitions were defined.
The documentation uses the terms: "File Types" and "Filetypes" interchangeably, which feels a little confusing. In the post here, you use "file-type". At first I tried searching Preferences, and had to use all the different terms. Obviously, nothing turns up there, so it was off to explore menus.
I often write "file-type groups" to differentiate from "file type-groups". I probably write "filetype groups" sometimes as well. Same with filename and file name. (I didn't write the manual though so I can't say much about that.)
FWIW, the search field in Preferences is clever enough to know that "sub menu" and "sub-menu" are the same thing, although it wouldn't find "submenu" so it's not perfect. (But, as you found, there's nothing about file(| |-)types in Preferences anyway.)
Here's the relevant manual page for anyone who is looking for it: