LaserWriter 8.5.1 is out (6 disk images).
LW 8.5.1 glitch with Preferences file? I cannot confirm this as yet but Luke Hamburg claims: "Easy install of LW 8.5.1 software seems to remove the LaserWriter 8 Prefs file from your Preferences folder. Apparently this file is no longer needed. However, I have had this cause a problem with KeyQuencer 2.1 (specifically the "usePrinter" function no longer worked to switch printer configurations). Putting back an … Read more
Contextual menu plug-ins Regarding the previously reported note that Contextual Menu plug-ins need SOMObjects extension enabled in order to work: Kevin Muñoz points out that this extension is technically part of OpenDoc software. As such, disabling other OpenDoc extensions with Extensions Manager (… Read more
Dave Stevens emailed me to describe the same problem. He wrote to PowerLogix about this and they replied: "We have an Adaptec 2940UW here working in a PowerCenter with G3 without difficulty, and we have been unable to duplicate any problems. We've tested in PowerCenters and 9500s among many other machines. This is our number one tech priority … Read more
Before installing a new driver you first must trash the old driver files. On the Mac, the files do not override the old files. Trash the following driver files located in the Epson folder in the Extensions folder:
Epson Monitor 2 Epson Stylus EX
Rebuild your desktop and install the updated driver with extensions off.
Carmine notes that he could not find this recommendation anywhere in their online FAQs or the accompanying driver documentation. In any case, … Read more
Netscape Preferences As to why removing the Netscape Preferences file fixes the problem for some but not for others, the Netscape people point out that simply moving the Preferences file out of the System Folder is not sufficient. Netscape applications will still locate it and use it. You must actually delete it from your drive (if you want to save … Read more
Epson drivers and ColorSync conflict? Several readers (including Denis Pelli and Todd Horning) report thatvarious Epson printer drivers (including those for the 3000 and … Read more
WiggleWorks patch A new Apple TIL file states: "Customers have reported problems when printing from the WiggleWorks program. Specifically, they report Type 1 errors and the inability to successfully print the WiggleWorks graphics to Hewlett-Packard (HP) printers, and Type 1 errors when printing to an Apple Color StyleWriter 2400 and Apple StyleWriter 1200." The solution, if you have the Apple … Read more
Robert writes: "When running ClearPhone for the first time as a demo, you will see a window startup selection with two audio setup buttons, used to select the microphone sound levels: 'Manual' and 'Automatic.' When using a G3 the Automatic selection will fail, causing … Read more