Update: Matt Domenici claims that this problem (which is probably not specific to Mac OS 8) is due to a corrupted Apple Menu Options (AMO) prefs … Read more
Following tradition, MacFixIt will be providing up-to-the-minute postings of troubleshooting information on the new OS, as soon as readers start sending in their reports (so get your typing fingers in shape!). Anticipating this, I have already created a Troubleshooting Mac OS page. There is very little on it right now, but its content is sure to grow soon (reports such as the next item will be … Read more
I have created a Vacation News & Update page covering the most notable MacFixIt-relevant news and information that occurred during my absence. Regular readers of other Mac web sites may already know much of this stuff, but I decided it was still useful to do, if only to have it available in the Archives. Late-Breaker postings should be back to their normal pace by next week.
By the way, my vacation was in Washington state - home of … Read more
Several new problems were also noted. Info about Netscape Communicator clearly dominated the day. Here are just a few follow-ups to the previous item:
b. Insider Software has announced Insider Updates, a new "Internet-based product that automatically delivers all the software updates on a Macintosh computer." Check their web site for more details.
c. Neatnik 1.0.1 The new version of this program that helps clean-up icons on your desktop and within folders "fixes a bug that could cause crashes and other misbehavior on 68K machines when setting Neatnik's preferences."
A MacInTouch column in MacWEEK summarizes thevarious problems with 5500/6500 Macs.
b. The Macintosh Guide Book is "a comprehensive guide of every model of Apple Macintosh and Mac OS-Compatible."
c. Macintosh Testimonial Pages contain collections of user experiences withvarious Macintosh systems, add-ons, Macintosh vendors, and anything else related to the Mac.
b. Speed Disk and Password protection Frank Meijer received the following note from Symantec Tech Support: Norton Utilities' Speed Disk "will refuse to optimize a disk that has password protection because there is the risk that the password protection is dependent on file location. If SD moves files around, the protection could become invalid … Read more
b. Regarding the new Kaleidoscope 1.7, I have received several bug reports:
Most notable, a reader writes that newsgroups are tracking a problem with Kaleidoscope and the IRC client Ircle (3.0b9).When Kaleidoscope 1.7 is present, Ircle will quit when attempting … Read more
However, two readers, John Matthewman (using a PowerBook 1400) and Mark Vogel (using a Duo 280c upgraded to a 2300) both report that the RealPlayer Installer crashed on launch - even if you have all extensions off. Mark cites other reports of this on the comp.sys.mac.comm newsgroup.
Jim Bain claims that RealPlayer 4.0 … Read more