TIL 24308 (removing PowerBook batteries) states that "In the time between removing the first battery and inserting the second battery, the PowerBook is using the backup lithium battery to power the RAM. If you have a large RAM card that draws an excessive amount of power, the RAM card can drain the backup battery before the second main battery is inserted. This … Read more
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I have also occasionally had a related problem where a web page takes unusually long to load (or never started loading at all) from the network (as opposed to the cache, which remains fast) until I disabled Surf Express by turning off the proxy access from Netscape's Preferences options. Reader Ketan Vikal had the same problem. In my case, … Read more
128 bit version problem; a reply from Microsoft Omar Shahine contacted Microsoft stating that: "IE 128-bit encryption version of IE 4.0 does not work. I updated and no sites recognize the 128 bit key size." He received this reply from Microsoft: "We have discovered a problem using the 128 bit version of Mac IE 4.0 with some secure servers. The problem seems to be when the server tries to use the strong triple DES cipher. The problem seems … Read more
CapsBeep features "the Caps Lock Beep option, which provides an unobtrusive warning signal whenever the caps lock key has been activated, alerting users to the change."
With CoolViews installed, "you can get rid of shaded sort columns and row separators in the Finder's windows, resize the columns in Finder list views, set global list view preferences, override the date and time formatting used by the Finder, and even enable "secret" columns.
Update: Bob Armstrong writes: "Riven demands that the screen be set at 16 bit resolution, thousands of colors, and if it is not currently set there, it sets it there for you. If it cannot set the screen to 16 bit resolution, … Read more
Startup Delay to be fixed in Mac OS 8.1? Paul Clark writes: "Apple Support has posted a response on the Performa Discussion Board which confirms that OS 8.1 will indeed fix the start-up delay problem (previously discussed here at MacFixIt) experienced by so many Performa users."