Update: Reader Neil Meyers writes: "Install SD 4.5 on another disk (such as a Zip cartridge), and copy the Magic Menu CMM … Read more
Apple TIL file on Ofoto A new TIL file on Ofoto and Mac OS 8 compatibility problems details this already well-documented issue. Still, it was a pleasant surprise to see that the article specifically mentioned MacFixIt - and the OS8foto fix available here.
a. Type 2 errors in Netscape Kurt Wiley reports that the Chooser extension portion of Epson 800 driver update, after being assigned to the printer port, caused a Type 2 error when he launched Netscape Communicator 4.0.3. Theo Maschus confirmed this. Drew Wong had a similar crash with the Epson 600 driver update.
b. Conflict with FileMaker Curt McAloney reports that, after … Read more
SDRAM info On the MRP today, Eric Belsley has detailed information on the new SDRAM used in the G3 Macs. Of particular interest, he notes that a statement on Apple's web site, that implies that you will need twice as much SDRAM as you now need, is simply wrong.
Qualcomm buys Now On Monday, Qualcomm (makes … Read more
Emailer compression As to the compression problem with Claris Emailer 2.x, Patrick Rady came up with the winning answer. He wrote: "255 errors usually crop up as a result of a problem with a file called "File Transfer Tools" in the Claris Emailer Files folder in the Claris Emailer Folder. Either the file is missing (or in the wrong location) or is from a previous version if you have recently updated or have multiple copies of Emailer installed on a given … Read more
In particular, reader Michael Macrone noted that using certain contextual menu plug-ins, together with the FinderPop/QuicKeys combo, would lead to system crashes.
Turlough is currently investigating this.
Type 84 errors and more On my PowerBook 3400, but not on my 7500, I sporadically get Type 84 errors, most often when accessing a popup menu. Although I can dismiss the alert box, additional problems occur soon after that require that I restart the PowerBook. It is probably some extension conflict, but the problem happens so infrequently (maybe about twice a week) that it is impossible … Read more