We continue to get reports on this issue, both for desktop and PowerBook G3s (although I suspect the two problems are unrelated). For example, Thomas Deliduka recently wrote: "On my PowerBook G3, if the screen dims or gets shut off … Read more
Slow URL entry glitch Last time, we noted that deleting the Global History file solved a problem where typing response in the Location box was very slow. Joshua Inglima offers a more "permanent" work-around:Delete Global History file Set Netscape to clear visited links every 365 days (limit) Create a folder named "Global History" in the Netscape Preferences folder. This prevents Netscape from tracking the URLs since it can't replace a folder with a file. It will, however, delete the folder after the 365 … Read more
DragStrip 3.5.1 is out.
PowerChute versions Ed Sikorski was unhappy to learn that the Mac version of PowerChute (a utility that "provides unattended system shutdown for operating systems without built-in shutdown capabilities") did not have the many new and enhanced features of PowerChute Plus for Windows NT. He wrote to APC (American Power Conversion) about this and they replied: "We will be releasing version 2.0.3 in late August. This version will fix a problem that we … Read more
An article in USA Today is typical of the current positive press that Apple and iMac are receiving. It's really fun to read, especially after several years of such negative press. However, a few articles (such as one in Advertising Age) expressed concern that, despite increased sales, market share continues to decline (the article cited a 2% share in June).
Bucking the market trend, Apple's stock closed at a 52-week high of 39 yesterday.
Slow URL entry glitch Jim Muha found that Communicator 4.5's "auto-complete" function (the feature that fills in suggested URLs as you type) slows down typing of URLs: "It is agonizingly slow to respond and while it is figuring something out I cannot type anything. I mean waiting 10 to 15 seconds after each few letters are typed. A long URL takes over a minute to finish."
He wrote to Netscape about this and they replied: "Deleting your Global History file should speed this up. … Read more
"PowerLogix also has a similar G3 Cache Control utility. PowerLogix says that utility may not work with all G3 Macs because of the type of cache memory installed by Apple is not uniform and not all cache is amenable to acceleration. Sure enough, I tried it on my G3/266, and it froze."
Ciro tested out G3 Strip 1.1.2 to see if it would do better: "I chose the 1:1.5 ration from the G3 Strip menu. Immediately the … Read more
SpaceMaker Total Recall has quietly released SpaceMaker. It allows both conversion to Apple's new Extended File Format (HFS Plus) and defragmentation of your disk at the same time.
Default Folder 2.9.1b2, a public beta version, is available. It features Mac OS 8.5 compatibility and several bug fixes.
"I decided to see if a newer version of the GV 28.8/33.6 for ARA 2.1 OT/PPP script for my 33.6 Internet Edition modem was there. I downloaded the appropriate script and did a Get Info on it. It said: Version: 1.0.1d15.
I then checked the same script which is on the Mac when you apply the 1.0.1 Internet Edition update. It said: Version: 1.0.4
I have no idea about the other scripts, but my example … Read more