Recent Cleanup Users who have been frustrated by the way their Recent Items folders in the Apple menu become cluttered with useless files (installers, Read Me files, etc.) should try Recent Cleanup, a new OneClick palette. It automatically deletes aliases from the Recent Applications, Recent Documents, and Recent Servers folders based on rules that you specify.
Similarly, Ted Burger writes: "The Office 98 MetaFile update does not fix everything. I am having trouble opening some Word documents … Read more
Download and installation issues Readers continue to report problems downloading software from the Connectix Web site. Others report problems getting the Installer to succeed. If you cannot get the download to complete, if the file seems corrupted after downloading it, or if you cannot get the Installer to update your existing files, try getting the Updater from the MRP or any other Connectix mirror.
Non-startup disk issues and more Edward Lovelace offers several useful tidbits of advice:There is now a "News" tab in the application which includes some info … Read more
Another reader confirms this, adding that it will also happen when saving changes to an existing document and in several other Word 98 operations. In all cases, disabling the MouseWorks 5.04 … Read more
FWB software: a reply and a request Regarding the report of conflicts between Norton Utilities 4.0 and FWB software (as described in the MacFixIt Extra), Danny Lee (of FWB Software) writes:We've been looking into some of the issues regarding HDT 2.5.x and Norton Disk Doctor 4.0. Unfortunately, I personally haven't been able to replicate the problems people are seeing with NDD 4.0. If anyone has a sure fire way … Read more
Timm adds: "Greg Landweber suggested changing the Screen Update Frequency to anything other than 'Immediate.' I did this and the problem is gone." A fix is coming soon.
FinderPop 1.7.2 is out.Update: Several readers (including Kevin Staples and David Bassin) reported Finder freezes with just previously released version 1.7. This new update should fix this.
Apple has released MacsBug 6.5.4a6.