...and another possible Mouseworks glitch Corky Brown reports that he could not get contextual menus to work in Mac OS 8 after installing Kensington's Mouseworks. However, many readers now report no problem in this regard.
Update: Corky writes: "The problem is solved. Seems I used the 'control-left button' for my slow cursor in the … Read more
a. Open Find File. b. Bring any window to the foreground and cover up the right bottom region of the Find File window. c. While Find File is in the background click on the dimmed More Choices button. d. Find File move to the foreground with an odd incorrect display.
Update: Bobby Roe writes that a simple workaround for this is … Read more
Regarding the more general issue of the future of Mac clones, Victor Wong (of POWERtools) states: "POWERtools still retains every single license that it had when it started. We are still shipping, we are still developing new systems, and our contract says that we have at least four more years to … Read more
Update: The new version of ShrinkWrap is now available.
a. An issue mounting floppy disks under Mac OS 8.0 on certain PowerPC configurations is fixed b. PowerMac/Performa 61xx machines with DOS Compatibility cards no longer freeze upon booting Mac OS 8 c. About This Computer in Mac OS 8.0 now specifically recognizes RAM Doubler 2 d. Time Manager routines have been optimized to increase reliability in applications such as Netscape
Desktop Rebuild Several readers noted that, when selecting to rebuild the desktop, the new TechTool version 1.1.5 restarted the Mac prior to the rebuild. Version 1.1.4 did not do this. This is correct. As stated in TechTool's Help file:
"IF YOU ARE USING SYSTEM 8 OR ABOVE, THE COMPUTER WILL BE RESTARTED AUTOMATICALLY BEFORE THE REBUILD OCCURS. Sorry, this is a requirement with the Mac OS 8.0.0 Finder to maintain the integrity of the Desktop files."
However, a couple of readers … Read more
One note I received suggested that re-installing the … Read more