First, noting a related matter that the version of Disk First Aid on the 8.1 Disk Tools disk is smaller than the main 8.1 version of DFA, Apple said: "The reason for this difference is just resource chopping to make it fit on the disk. None of the … Read more
Reader Max notes that there will be no clear standard for the implementation of v.90 until September. He suggests waiting until then to upgrade. "If users are getting 40 - 50K speeds now, that's probably all they can get over a POTS anyhow."
Steven Polivy writes: "Hayes, on their web site, makes it quite clear that one should not perform a … Read more
Freeze at startup when logging on to a server Scott Schroeder writes: "The presence of the Apple Data Detector extension on a machine set to login via AppleShare to a remote server on startup causes a system freeze with Apple Data Detectors 1.0.2. This problem was also present on previous versions of ADD. The work-around is to change the extension loading order (i.e. rename the ADD extension to ~Apple Data Detectors Extension)."
Bob O'Shaughnessy had a similar problem. He isolated it to a conflict … Read more
It features "compatibility with the new Mac OS Extended (HFS Plus) format."
Also: There is a new option to allow the Speed Doubler 8 application to run continuously. This avoids the overhead of launching the application during copies and when the trash is emptied. To enable or disable this feature, turn on the Keep Speed Doubler 8 open check box in the Copy panel of the Speed Doubler 8 control panel."
VirusScan can be configured to perform a virus scan on 'Application Launch.' It turns out that when this option is selected, VirusScan evidently also scans any file that you open from within a standard 'Open' dialog box.
The problem is that some applications use avariation on the standard Open dialog for selecting folders. For example, BBEdit uses one to choose the starting point for a multi-file search. … Read more
Both Shockwave and Flash plug-ins are LiveConnect-aware (a Java-based intercomponent communication scheme). If a Netscape 4.0 browser has not yet started Java in a session, the LiveConnect-awareness of a plug-in will cause Java to load … Read more