<b>Mac OS 7.6.1 Weirdness

Mac OS 7.6.1 Weirdness

a. MacFixit readers may recall the "Bluets and Granola Bars" startup message and system crash that first appeared in Mac OS 7.6. At the time, we were led to believe that this message was an unintended joke of sorts and would be removed from Mac OS 7.6.1 (whether or not the cause of the system crash that led to the message would also be cured was a separate issue!).

Well, it appears that the message has indeed been eliminated - although it has been replaced by another apparent attempt at humor. Peter Richard describes a Mac OS 7.6.1 startup crash (which initially appeared after installing an evaluation copy of DAVE, a Windows 95/NT client - although it is not clear that this is a cause) in which the following message appeared (instead of "Welcome to Mac OS"): "Just figured out what BETA stands for."

Just as with the Bluets message in 7.6, this message text is located in the DSAT #0 resource of the System file.

b. James Scott Williamson spotted unusable and unnamed check box in System Alert Volume box of Alerts window of Monitors & Sound control panel in 7.6.1.

[I have a few other even stranger reports, but I am waiting until I can replicate them or get other reports of them before I post them.]

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