Rick adds: "I've noticed much improved anti-aliasing with ATM 4.0.3, especially when the there's a colored background. The left column of MacWEEK's web site used to be unreadable with ATM 4.0. It's crystal … Read more
Tom Johnson discovered that TechTool 1.1.6 saves the PRAM data in a different way than 1.1.5. If you use TechTool 1.1.6 to restore your PRAM using a 1.1.5 PRAM Save file, you will likely get a system freeze.
Too early to tell if this is … Read more
PrintGuard 1.0.6 fixes bugs.
StartThing 1.0.5, a screensaver, is a maintenance release.
CronoTask 1.0.4 fixes some bugs.
FinderPop 1.5.6 is out.
MacSlack, a utility for calculating HFS savings, is up to version 1.0.2
Retrieve It! will soon be coming out with new version that fixes an HFS incompatibility.
New Netscape date Kurt Kroeger notes that the copies of Netscape Communicator/Navigator now on Netscape's ftp sites have a new "January 30" date.
Update: Steve Dagley … Read more
G3 batteries on a 3400 According to a new TIL file, the PowerBook 3400 can use PowerBook G3 batteries. The TIL describes what you need to do to get them to work.
Update: Neil Laubenthal claims: "You must install PaperPort 5.1 immediately after the 8.1 upgrade in order to get things to work correctly. Restart and do the scanner calibration; then install your other software and things will work … Read more
"Due to changes in the Power Mac native Virtual Memory software in Mac OS 8.1, a possible incompatibility when using RAM Charger with some system configurations has been identified. An update to RAM Charger 8 is almost ready and will be available here for public testing when done. If you have problems with the system crashing while quitting a RAM Charged application (or shortly thereafter) please disable the use of RAM Charger 8 until the update is available. This problem only occurs for some applications running on some … Read more
PlayThru.hqx Shawn Platkus writes: "Since Playthrough defaults to on when you switch sound input devices in Mac OS 8.1, I wrote a couple applications (PlayThru.hqx) that help keep Playthrough defaulted to Off. The first application turns Playthrough off when run. Put this one in the Startup Items folder to have Playthrough default to off. The second application toggles the Playthrough setting. Use this to control the Playthrough setting in general. These applications are 2K each, and simply beep if the machine doesn't support Playthrough, or if the sound input device … Read more
Craig Stevenson writes: "If you're going to use DiskFit Direct to restore an HD after erasing it and switching it to HFS , you have to do a 'Normal' restore. If you do an 'Exact' restore, DiskFit will erase your HD yet again which will revert it back to HFS Standard."
Another reader has a similar complaint: "When you try to duplicate a volume (make an duplicate copy with folder structure intact) DiskFit Pro erases the target disk and, whether you like it … Read more