Multi-user serial numbers Bryan Schappel writes: "The installer for StuffIt Deluxe 4.5 does not correctly support multi-user serial numbers. The code to recognize the 'DLXS' numbers was left out of the new installer. It seems that the multi-user numbers are treated as single-user numbers. Only one copy may be run at a time. Aladdin was able to reproduce the problem on their network. I was told that a fix was coming in a few days."… Read more
UMAX confirmed this, noting that the the conflict is only with RAM Doubler 2.0.2. The problem does not occur with 2.0.1 (although 2.0.1 has its own problems, such as the disabling of the floppy drive in Mac OS 8).
FinderViewContextMenu is a contextual menu plug-in "that records and plays back your favorite view settings of your Finder windows. Control-click in a Finder window to bring up the contextual menu: It lets you record the view settings of this window or simply choose one of the previously recorded settings to apply them to this window."
Playing AVI files As reported by Dan Steffen (and others), playing AVI files may be improved by installing the Indeo Video and Intel Raw Video Install video decoder files. They are included with Internet Explorer 4.0. Chan Lee Meng notes that newer AVI files may still play incorrectly - even with these files installed - as the Mac versions of these extensions lag … Read more
"If you use the Control Strip to change the resolution of the display when there is no external monitor attached: "the screen will go black. To recover, press the power key. This will bring back the built-in display and show the shutdown dialog box. Select Cancel and you can continue working on the PowerBook. Another way to reactivate the display is to close the PowerBook lid (the sleep light will NOT come on), … Read more
Customer service issues Many readers complained about problems obtaining the 1.1 version. As one reader put it: "I ordered a copy 3 months ago, and every time I call them, I'm told it is backordered. Maybe this is why you're not hearing anything about it." Another reader, who ordered DiskEssentials in September, finally received the 1.1 package yesterday. However, the DiskEssentials CD was not in it. When he called Total Recall, they told … Read more
The following two extensions have been available for some time through Power Computing. They are now being released through Apple.
PCI Timing Update 1.0: This extension "is designed to correct a timing behavior which may cause intermittent issues on some PCI cards (such as Xclaim VR) when used with Mac OS computers based on the original 7200 logic board design. This update is only intended for Power Computing 7200-based systems including the … Read more