ATI Desktop Video extension causes crashes? Other bugs reported Several readers have reported problems with this update. In all cases, the problems disappear after reverting back to the previous version of the ATI software. For example, Gary Ross found that the color of the display had a pink hue. Mark MacKenzie found a high level of "noise" when recording video or still pictures. Two readers (including Bob Finkstein) had startup crashes due to the ATI Desktop Video extension. Bob solved the problem by having the extension load before his SAM Intercept (… Read more
There is an updater to fix PowerSwitch 1.0.0; the red X in the icon at startup. It's located at - I tried it and it works! Regards,
Via Mark Corrigan: The "Red X" bug in PowerSwitch has been fixed and I have sent an updated file to Binary Software. They should be posting an updater soon. Version 1.0.1 not … Read more
Shut Down freeze Nicholas Young reports occasional shut down freezes with TechTool Pro 2.1.1, if its Protection extension is enabled. I can confirm this myself. Disabling the extension prevents the freeze. David Atkinson reported a similar finding. MicroMat told him: "We've had other reports of this problem and are looking into it. We should have a fix in place for the next update of the TechTool Protection CDEV's."Update: Don Roberts confirms this bug, but notes: "If there are … Read more
Aladdin is extending a special upgrade offer to previous registered owners of StuffIt Deluxe and DropStuff with Expander Enhancer. Contact Aladdin's customer service (831-761-6200 x4) or go to their Web site for more information.
Mac OS 8.5 and MouseWorks: a follow-up As is often the case, a problem reported by many users is not a universal problem. Last time, we reported on a conflict between the upcoming Mac OS 8.5 and Kensington MouseWorks software. It was especially evident when using MS Office 98 applications. While others have since … Read more