Readers pointed to avariety of other possible causes: an older version of Dr. Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit (check this web page for more details; thanks, Tara Marchand); file-sharing enabled, or a … Read more
CD-ROM freeze mystery I am having a new problem where my PowerBook 3400 occasionally freezes immediately after I insert a CD-ROM disc (the freeze occurs before the disc mounts). If I restart, the disc mounts just fine. It is only after using the Mac for awhile that the problem may reappear. Because it is so sporadic, it has been hard to track down a cause.
Sad Macs = #1 Nearly a year after … Read more
#24353: The Apple Video Player will not work on a G3 if the monitor is set to millions of colors.
#24348: A problem with the PowerBook 3400 cursor disappearing when the screen dims in Mac OS 7.6.x is fixed in Mac OS 8.x.
On the other hand, Kevin Schumacher suggests a different cause: PC Exchange 2.2. He writes: "At first, I … Read more
Several readers claimed that the problem only happened when they tried to shut down with a PPP connection still active (and PPP tried to disconnect during the shut down sequence). A few other readers claimed that the shut down bug was linked to using FileSaver (which also typically kicks into gear just prior to shut down). A few others pointed the finger at any program that uses Apple's invisible Temporary Items folder (which should get flushed at shut down). It … Read more
Good news The patch fixes more than just Mathematica problems. It fixed a font problem with the MacComCenter Plus 2.1 fax software for Scott Rose and Josh Rafofsky. Bill Taggart claims it fixed a font display problem with Apple's Extensions Manager (using an 8500/120 and Multiscan 17 monitor at 1024x768 resolution).
Bad news Several readers confirmed that they could not safely apply the patch to Appearance Extension 1.0.1 or 1.0.2 (either the patch would not apply or system crashes would occur after the Extension was … Read more
Attention Adobe! I am not spreading a rumor. … Read more