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Postby Info-Mac » October 4th, 2002, 9:30 pm

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Info-Mac Digest Fri, 04 Oct 02 Volume 19 : Issue 79

Today's Topics:

[*] Algekalk
[*] AutoCat 3.0.6 - Catalog different
[*] AutoCat 3.0.6FR
[*] CHPaint 1.0
[*] Colibricks: new version 1.5.1 for MacOS 8,9,X
[*] DragThing 4.5.1
[*] DragThing D-4.5.1 (German)
[*] DragThing F-4.5 (French)
[*] DragThing F-4.5.1 (French)
[*] DragThing J-4.5 (Japanese)
[*] DragThing J-4.5.1 (Japanese)
[*] DragThing T-4.5.1 (Italian)
[*] Forma_2.1.hqx Mac Puzzle Game
[*] FrakKalk
[*] Massinova.extras 1.5.2
[*] PerlIDEX
[*] Pod Manager - The best way to extract music files from your iPod
[*] Ponere 1.0
[*] PubMedMaker 2.2
[*] PubMedMaker OS X 2.2
[*] SequenceSketcher 1.0.6
MicrosoftDialogLib??
Switching between applications: OS X
Time Prefs?? WTF!?? (No, NOT Date and Time Preferences)
time? export iMovie to iDVD

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Date: 30 Sep 2002
From: Goldfish
To:
Subject: [*] Algekalk

->AlgeKalk is a calculator that performs algebra-related operations
on numbers. AlgeKalk lets you factor numbers, determine whether they are
prime, find "smart" square roots (e.g. the square root of 40 is 2 times
the square root of 10), and convert decimals to fractions (requires
FrakKalk). A built-in help system is included. AlgeKalk is freeware, and
is compatible with OS 10.1.2 and up. More information can be found at:
http://homepage.mac.com/goldfish1/AlgeKalk.html
To:
Subject: [*] AutoCat 3.0.6 - Catalog different

AutoCat 3.0.6 - Shareware $15

Catalog different.

AutoCat Home Page: http://kebawe.com/autocat/
Online Registration: http://order.kagi.com/?OL
Author email: autocat@kebawe.com

AutoCat got 4 mice at Macdownload and Tucows, and 5 mice at FileDudes.

AutoCat is a very intuitive software for keeping track of your MP3s,=20
videos,
pictures, any kind of files on your CDs, or any kind of disks, by using
aliases. You navigate through your catalog with the best interface:=20
there is
no interface! You just use the Finder, so you can access your catalog=20
via
all the Finder features, and also via Open dialogs, or remotely via the
network.

Highligths:
- Catalog all your CDs, CDRs, DVDs, any kind of discs or folders, in a=20=

very
Mac way.
- Navigate through your catalog directly from the Finder.=A0
- Navigate through your catalog from Open/Save dialogs.=A0
- No application to launch to navigate through your catalog.=A0
- Use the Finder's 'Find' command (aka Sherlock) to search your=20
catalog.=A0
- Navigate through your catalog remotely via the network.
- Work with a super-easy drag & drop interface and in the background.
- Catalog the contents of StuffIt archives.
- Appearance-savvy, Navigation Services-savvy, Aqua-savvy on Mac=A0OS=A0X.=

AutoCat 3 requires Mac OS X or Mac OS 8.6 or later with CarbonLib.

AutoCat can be included in CD-ROMs.

Happy AutoCataloging!

[Archived as /info-mac/disk/autocat-306.hqx; 504 K]

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Date: 28 Sep 2002
From: Olivier Lebra
To:
Subject: [*] AutoCat 3.0.6FR

AutoCat 3.0.6 - Version franìaise - Shareware $15

Catalog different.

Home Page d'AutoCat: http://kebawe.com/autocat/fr/
Enregistrement Online: http://order.kagi.com/?OL
Email de l'auteur: autocat@kebawe.com

French version by Philippe Bonnaure: http://www.bonnaure.com/

AutoCat a obtenu 4 souris a Macdownload et Tucows, et 5 a FileDudes.

AutoCat est un programme trÅs intuitif permettant de cataloguer vos
MP3s,
vidÄos, images sur vos CDs. Il vous permet de cataloguer tous vos
disques
Äjectables ou serveurs en utilisant des alias.

Points forts:
- Cataloguez tous vos CDs, CDRs, DVDs, tous types de disques et
dossiers,
faìon Macintosh.
- Naviguez dans le catalogue directement a partir du Finder.
- Naviguez dans le catalogue a partir des dialogues Ouvrir/Enregistrer.
- Aucune application n'est necessaire pour naviguer dans le catalogue.
- Utilisez la commande 'Chercher' du Finder (Sherlock) pour effectuer
des
recherches dans le catalogue.
- Travaille ê partir d'une interface glisser-dÄposer trÅs simple et en
tëche
de fond.
- Catalogue le contenu des archives StuffIt.
- Compatible avec Appearance, compatible avec les Services de
Navigation, et
Aqua sur Mac×OS×X.

AutoCat requiert Mac OS X ou Mac OS 8.6 et plus avec CarbonLib.

AutoCat peut Étre inclus dans les CD-ROMs.

Bon AutoCatalogage!

[Archived as /info-mac/disk/autocat-306-fr.hqx; 511 K]

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Date: 30 Sep 2002
From: "Justin Spahr-Summers"
To:
Subject: [*] CHPaint 1.0

Try this free drawing program for the Mac. Although many improvements
are to come, this version features drawing with squares, circles, and
triangles. In this program you can also use most regular colors. CHPaint
also includes a way to export pictures into PICT format.

License: Freeware
Requirements: Mac OS 9 with CarbonLib or Mac OS X

This file may be included on any CD archives.

by Comp Heaven
http://www.hostultra.com/~compheaven
compheaven@37.com

[Archived as /info-mac/gst/grf/chpaint-10.hqx; 119 K]

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Date: 28 Sep 2002
From: Michel Colman
To:
Subject: [*] Colibricks: new version 1.5.1 for MacOS 8,9,X

Colibricks version 1.5.1 now lets you start playing at any level
and also includes various other minor changes

Colibricks is an exciting brick game for the Macintosh. It is
native for MacOS X, but includes a version for MacOS 8/9 too.
The goal of the game is to destroy all bricks using one or more
balls. Unlike other brick games, it features accurate ball
behaviour, using very precise physical laws. Balls bounce off
corners correctly, and even bounce with each other. And instead
of boring horizontal grids, Colibricks features rotated bricks,
even making circles and spirals with them. Graphics are
antialiased with beautiful backgrounds.
Of course, it's also a lot of fun. With special kinds of bricks
that activate special effects or spawn prize balloons. Balls can
grow or shrink to any size.
The demo lets you play 6 levels of various difficulties. After
registering, you'll get access to all 50 levels and you'll be
able to use the level editor.

System requirements:
PowerPC processor with at least 200 MHz (includes any iMac)
MacOS 8, 9 or X.
Quicktime

[Archived as /info-mac/game/arc/colibricks-151.hqx; 2734 K]

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Date: 3 Oct 2002
From: James Thomson
To:
Subject: [*] DragThing 4.5.1

DragThing is the original dock designed to tidy up your Macintosh desktop.
Simply drag an application from the Finder onto an empty square in a dock
and then drag documents onto it as normal. Click a docked application to
launch it or bring it to the front.

In addition, the docks can contain files, folders, disks and servers, and
there are also options to display the currently running processes, and all
mounted disks, in special docks. On Mac OS X, you can even show the Trash on
the Finder Desktop again.

This is a minor maintenance release to fix a bug that could cause problems
when converting preferences files from older versions of DragThing.

Otherwise it is identical to the recent 4.5 version which included the
following new features:

* You can now turn docks into sliding drawers that work like pop-up
windows from Mac OS 9.
* Improved support for Mac OS X "Jaguar".
* More cool translucency effects.
* Added an option to highlight Classic applications in docks.
* Added support for Mac OS X applications with "????" creator codes.
* Added a "Revert" command for the preferences file in case of accidents.
* Folder contextual menus can go more than five levels deep on Jaguar.
* Added new hot keys to control individual docks.
* Added support for custom sounds on Mac OS X.
* Added an option to sort the Disk Dock into the same order as the Desktop.
* Improved performance.

DragThing is designed for Mac OS X, but still works well on Mac OS 9.

This is a free upgrade for existing registered users of DragThing 4,
$10 for registered users of previous versions, and $25 for new users.
Five and ten-packs of licenses cost $99 and $149 respectively, and
competitive upgrades are also available from other utilities for $19.

[Archived as /info-mac/gui/dragthing-451.hqx; 1911 K]

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Date: 3 Oct 2002
From: James Thomson
To:
Subject: [*] DragThing D-4.5.1 (German)

DragThing D-4.5.1 is the latest German language version of my
dock application DragThing.

This is a free upgrade for existing registered users of DragThing 4,
$10 for registered users of previous versions, and $25 for new users.
Competitive upgrades are also available from other utilities for $19.

DragThing is designed for Mac OS X, but still works well on Mac OS 9.

For more information, check out the official DragThing website at:



[Archived as /info-mac/gui/dragthing-451-de.hqx; 1941 K]

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Date: 28 Sep 2002
From: James Thomson
To:
Subject: [*] DragThing F-4.5 (French)

DragThing F-4.5 is the latest French language version of my
dock application DragThing, translated by Philippe Bonnaure.

This is a free upgrade for existing registered users of DragThing 4,
$10 for registered users of previous versions, and $25 for new users.
Competitive upgrades are also available from other utilities for $19.

DragThing is designed for Mac OS X, but still works well on Mac OS 9.

For more information, check out the official DragThing website at:



and Philippe's translation site at:



[Archived as /info-mac/gui/dragthing-45-fr.hqx; 1982 K]

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Date: 3 Oct 2002
From: James Thomson
To:
Subject: [*] DragThing F-4.5.1 (French)

DragThing F-4.5.1 is the latest French language version of my
dock application DragThing, translated by Philippe Bonnaure.

This is a free upgrade for existing registered users of DragThing 4,
$10 for registered users of previous versions, and $25 for new users.
Competitive upgrades are also available from other utilities for $19.

DragThing is designed for Mac OS X, but still works well on Mac OS 9.

For more information, check out the official DragThing website at:



and Philippe's translation site at:



[Archived as /info-mac/gui/dragthing-451-fr.hqx; 1982 K]

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Date: 28 Sep 2002
From: James Thomson
To:
Subject: [*] DragThing J-4.5 (Japanese)

DragThing J-4.5 is the latest Japanese language version of my
dock application DragThing.

This is a free upgrade for existing registered users of DragThing 4,
$10 for registered users of previous versions, and $25 for new users.
Competitive upgrades are also available from other utilities for $19.

DragThing is designed for Mac OS X, but still works well on Mac OS 9.

For more information, check out the official DragThing website at:



[Archived as /info-mac/gui/dragthing-45-jp.hqx; 1911 K]

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Date: 3 Oct 2002
From: James Thomson
To:
Subject: [*] DragThing J-4.5.1 (Japanese)

DragThing J-4.5.1 is the latest Japanese language version of my
dock application DragThing.

This is a free upgrade for existing registered users of DragThing 4,
$10 for registered users of previous versions, and $25 for new users.
Competitive upgrades are also available from other utilities for $19.

DragThing is designed for Mac OS X, but still works well on Mac OS 9.

For more information, check out the official DragThing website at:



[Archived as /info-mac/gui/dragthing-451-jp.hqx; 1912 K]

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Date: 3 Oct 2002
From: James Thomson
To:
Subject: [*] DragThing T-4.5.1 (Italian)

DragThing T-4.5.1 is the latest Italian language version of my
dock application DragThing, translated by Massimo Rotunno.

This is a free upgrade for existing registered users of DragThing 4,
$10 for registered users of previous versions, and $25 for new users.
Competitive upgrades are also available from other utilities for $19.

DragThing is designed for Mac OS X, but still works well on Mac OS 9.

For more information, check out the official DragThing website at:



and Massimo's translation site at:



[Archived as /info-mac/gui/dragthing-451-it.hqx; 2031 K]

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Date: 28 Sep 2002
From: Mitch Haile
To:
Subject: [*] Forma_2.1.hqx Mac Puzzle Game

Forma 2.1 is an exciting Mac strategy game. Players manipulate falling
block triplets to eliminate moving slider blocks while dodging walls.
Power-ups, different level layouts, and faster falling blocks add to the
challenge while retaining the simple Tetris-like element of matching up
colored blocks. Great graphics, sound effects and music add to the Forma
experience.

System Requirements: Mac OS 8.6, 9.x with CarbonLib 1.1 or Mac OS X 10.1 or
later, Thousands of colors, 12 MB of free RAM.

For more information, visit the Degana web site at http://www.degana.com/

New in this version: Mac OS X icons, new Forma classic game mode, and some
minor bug fixes.

[Archived as /info-mac/game/arc/forma-21.hqx; 6647 K]

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Date: 30 Sep 2002
From: Goldfish
To:
Subject: [*] FrakKalk

->FrakKalk is a calculator that performs operations on fractions.
Unlike traditional calculators and most computer-based calculators,
FrakKalk gives its results as simplified fractions, not decimals.
FrakKalk lets you add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions, and it
also lets you convert fractions to decimals. A built-in help system is
included. FrakKalk is freeware, and is compatible with OS 10.1.2 and up.
More information can be found at:
http://homepage.mac.com/goldfish1/FrakKalk.html
To:
Subject: [*] PerlIDEX

->Perlidex is a Perl IDE and front end for OS X. With Perlidex, you
can open, save, execute, and debug Perl Scripts, save Perl scripts as
double-clickable ".command" Terminal files, find and view Perl help
topics, and find and install modules. Additionally, Perlidex includes a
panel with commonly used Unicode character conversions. Perlidex
includes extensive documentation. Perlidex is shareware (Single user:
$25, Student: $20), and is compatible with OS 10.1.2 and up. More
information can be found at:
http://homepage.mac.com/goldfish1/Perlidex.html
To:
Subject: [*] Pod Manager - The best way to extract music files from your iPod


*******************************************************
POD MANAGER
*******************************************************

SUMMARY:
--------
Pod Manager is a brand new MacOS X application to extracts music files
stored on iPods. It is intuitive, easy to use and features a state of the
art Aqua user interface. Being entirely MacOS X native, Pod Manager is also
very fast and responsive.

WEB SITE: http://www.podmanager.com
---------

*******************************************************

You want to retrieve musics stored on your iPod while on the road, visiting
a friend,... ? Pod Manager is the perfect application for this task!

* State of the art Aqua user interface
- Brushed metal interface
- Written using Cocoa, exclusively for MacOS X
* Intuitive
- Very easy to use
- iApp look&feel
* Responsive
- Entirely multithreaded
* Fast file transfers
- Takes advantage of the Unix underlying of MacOS X

Requirements:
- MacOS X
- iPod

*******************************************************

PRESS CONTACT: Bruno Blondeau
-------------- contact@brunoblondeau.com

Pod Manager can be freely distributed on CD-Roms, as longs as it remains
with its Read-Me file.

[Archived as /info-mac/gst/snd/podmanager.hqx; 274 K]

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Date: 26 Sep 2002
From: Mitch Haile
To:
Subject: [*] Ponere 1.0


Ponere is a ring game from Degana. Simply arrange the tiles so that they
create a closed circuit, such as a circle or oval. Sounds easy, right?
Unfortunately, you can only move a column or row at a timeü\so moving a tile
usually moves more than one!

Features include
- Player profile system to track personal scores and stats
- 60 levels in the full version
- In-game tutorial to explain the rules of play
- MP3 music soundtrack
- Variations on pieces and controls to add to the challenges

System Requirements:
- 14 MB free RAM
- Thousands or Millions of colors recommended
- 800x600 or larger screen
- QuickTime 4.0 or later for MP3 music support
- Mac OS 8.6, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2 with CarbonLib 1.1 or later or Mac OS X
10.1. Ponere is Mac OS X native, but requires 10.1 or later.

For more information, visit the Degana web site at http://www.degana.com/

[Archived as /info-mac/game/ponere-10.hqx; 6897 K]

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Date: 2 Oct 2002
From: Kinichi Yokota
To:
Subject: [*] PubMedMaker 2.2

PubMedMaker is bibliography software, which is designed for anyone who
wishes to manage medical literature data with a FileMaker Pro database.
You perform a search of the literature in PubMed or NLM gateway on the
Internet and save the search results as a text file. PubMedMaker
converts this text file into a FileMaker Pro database simply by dragging
& dropping. By using FileMaker Pro's function, you can search, select,
sort, and print literature references. Literature list can be formatted
and exported in simple text, rich text (Reference list for your paper)
or HTML (Reference Web Publishing) to conform to the style you desire.
PubMedMaker has an automatic management function of PDF files.

What's new in this version--PubMedMaker 2.2 (Oct 1, 2002)
1. Compatible with the change of format in PubMed--MEDLINE format of
PubMed has been revised in Sep 2002. This change causes a conversion
error in PubMedMaker 2.0 or before, in which duplicate records are
generated on Mac and a system error appears on Win. The error is fixed
in version 2.2.
2. Compatible with the change of format in NLM Gateway--Medlar format of
NLM Gateway has been revised in Aug 2002. This change causes a
conversion error in PubMedMaker 2.0 or before, in which the date of
source is not properly presented. The error is fixed in version 2.2.
3. Compatible with the removal of URL data in PubMed--URL data have been
removed in the MEDLINE format of PubMed in Aug 2002. URL data are still
included in NLM Gateway. Link indicators to on-line journals are
improved in the FileMaker Pro database derived from NLM Gateway. The
Input Stored PDF Names command works normally when there are no URL
data in the database.
4. Write New Journal Data button--You can write new literature data at
Input page.
5. Conversion to new version--Conversion of FileMaker file to new
version by dragging & dropping works correctly.
6. PDF manual--reviewed by a native English

Important notes for PubMedMaker 2.2
1. Version of FileMaker Pro--Using PubMedMaker 2.2 requires FileMaker
Pro 4.0 or later.
2. Resolution of monitor--Using PubMedMaker 2.2 requires more than
800x600 pixels.
3. Hide Tool bar on FileMaker Pro 5.0-6.0 (classic)--If you use
FileMaker Pro 5.0-6.0 (classic), hide the Toolbar from View menu
command.
4. Compatibility with older versions--FileMaker Pro database generated
by PubMedMaker 2.2 can import data from those by PubMedMakerII 3.8-III
1.1, 2.0 or later by using "Add FMP" button.
5. System requirments--Macintosh PowerPC, Free memory of 17-21MB, Mac OS
8.5-9.2.

[Archived as /info-mac/text/pub-med-maker-22.hqx; 2245 K]

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Date: 2 Oct 2002
From: Kinichi Yokota
To:
Subject: [*] PubMedMaker OS X 2.2

PubMedMaker is bibliography software, which is designed for anyone who
wishes to manage medical literature data with a FileMaker Pro database.
You perform a search of the literature in PubMed or NLM gateway on the
Internet and save the search results as a text file. PubMedMaker
converts this text file into a FileMaker Pro database simply by dragging
& dropping. By using FileMaker Pro's function, you can search, select,
sort, and print literature references. Literature list can be formatted
and exported in simple text, rich text (Reference list for your paper)
or HTML (Reference Web Publishing) to conform to the style you desire.
PubMedMaker has an automatic management function of PDF files.

What's new in this version--PubMedMaker 2.2 (Oct 1, 2002)
1. Compatible with the change of format in PubMed--MEDLINE format of
PubMed has been revised in Sep 2002. This change causes a conversion
error in PubMedMaker 2.0 or before, in which duplicate records are
generated on Mac and a system error appears on Win. The error is fixed
in version 2.2.
2. Compatible with the change of format in NLM Gateway--Medlar format of
NLM Gateway has been revised in Aug 2002. This change causes a
conversion error in PubMedMaker 2.0 or before, in which the date of
source is not properly presented. The error is fixed in version 2.2.
3. Compatible with the removal of URL data in PubMed--URL data have been
removed in the MEDLINE format of PubMed in Aug 2002. URL data are still
included in NLM Gateway. Link indicators to on-line journals are
improved in the FileMaker Pro database derived from NLM Gateway. The
Input Stored PDF Names command works normally when there are no URL
data in the database.
4. Write New Journal Data button--You can write new literature data at
Input page.
5. Conversion to new version--Conversion of FileMaker file to new
version by dragging & dropping works correctly.
6. PDF manual--reviewed by a native English

Important notes for PubMedMaker 2.2
1. Version of FileMaker Pro--Using PubMedMaker 2.2 requires FileMaker
Pro 4.0 or later.
2. Resolution of monitor--Using PubMedMaker 2.2 requires more than
800x600 pixels.
3. Hide Tool bar on FileMaker Pro 5.0-6.0 (classic)--If you use
FileMaker Pro 5.0-6.0 (classic), hide the Toolbar from View menu
command.
4. Compatibility with older versions--FileMaker Pro database generated
by PubMedMaker 2.2 can import data from those by PubMedMakerII 3.8-III
1.1, 2.0 or later by using "Add FMP" button.
5. System requirments--Macintosh PowerPC, Free memory of 17-21MB, Mac OS
8.5-9.2.

[Archived as /info-mac/text/pub-med-maker-22-osx.hqx; 2207 K]

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Date: 30 Sep 2002
From: Andrew Lindesay
To:
Subject: [*] SequenceSketcher 1.0.6


SequenceSketcher by Lindesay Electric
(c) Andrew Lindesay 2002

SequenceSketcher is an elegant Macintosh tool for the creation of
sequence diagrams to aid in the process of software engineering.

For all correspondance relating to this and other Lindesay
Electric products, please visit the Lindesay Electric web
site at...

http://www.lindesay.co.nz/

...or failing this, eMail .

Please note that SequenceSketcher requires MacOS version 10.1 or
better in order to function. To install SequenceSketcher, drag
the application from the "dmg" distribution to the /Applications
directory on your Macintosh computer and double click it.

This application is commercial and can be used with restriction
until it has been licensed. Visit the Lindesay Electric website
for more information on licensing this product.

The online help has further information.

[Archived as /info-mac/sci/sequence-sketcher-106.hqx; 441 K]

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Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 12:23:07 -0500
From: "Julie Burleigh" (by way of Hugh Lewis)
To: digest@info-mac.org
Subject: MicrosoftDialogLib??


Hi,

I did a search on the internet for help with this problem, and your
email came up... Could you email me directly if you know the answer
to why Microsoft Word is not working all of a sudden on my G4 Mac? I
get the message saying that Microsoft Word cannot be opened because
MicrosoftDialogLib cannot be found.

Thanks,

Julie Burleigh

_________________________________________________________________
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Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 14:28:04 -0400
From: "Michael S. Silverstein"
To: Info-mac
Subject: Switching between applications: OS X

In System 9 I could switch between open applications with my mouse by
heading up to the upper right hand corner and choosing the
application I wanted from the menu of open application. The control
panel TaskMenuBar made this even easier without taking up valuable
desktop space (like some of the commercial docks).

In OS X we have the Dock, which either takes up valuable desktop real
estate or, if you hide it, seems to take too long to pop up and, on
the other hand, is popping up when you do not need it. In any event,
since I use it to launch applications, it is too full to be of use to
switch directly to the application I want using the mouse.

I see something similar hiding under the APPLE (RECENT ITEMS), but I
still need to navigate to get to the list of applications.

I DO NOT want to CMD-TAB between applications.

Is there any way I can get the old "one click direct switching"
functionality back into Mac OS?

Thanks!

Michael Silverstein

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Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2002 22:30:15 -0400
From: Allan Hunter
To: digest@info-mac.org
Subject: Time Prefs?? WTF!?? (No, NOT Date and Time Preferences)

I still have and use my 7100, as a second computer and with an
accelerator card in it. A while back, I used it to connect to
FileMaker Server up in the server room, and FileMaker reported back
that the date format in use on the local machine did not match that
being used by Server, did I want the log to use system defaults or
use the local machine settings, blah blah blah...I glance at the menu
bar and, sure enough, it is reporting the time as 9:2:7 followed
shortly by 9:2:8.

A quick journey to Date and Time Control Panel fixes nothing,
settings are default except for displaying seconds. Hmm, the Date
and Time Preferences must be hosed, I think to myself, so I dig them
out of Preferences and trash them. Later on I reboot. Problem
hasn't fixed itself. I'm in a hurry so I leave it.

So yesterday I go at it again. Open Date and Time CP, select
"Custom", try to force it to use normal "6:07:04 PM" nomenclature, no
joy. Try other settings: Australian; 24 hour; etc; nope, I've still
got this weird format where single-digit minutes have no leading
zeros and no AM/PM (despite being in 12-hour mode). Trash the Date
and Time Preferences again and reboot. STILL not fixed. I open the
Preferences folder and root around in it and find a file, blank icon,
named "Time Prefs". Time Prefs??? OK.... I trash it and reboot.
The time is 5:14:03 PM, very nice.

So this morning I dig the file "Time Prefs" out of the trash can and
inspect it. It is not of type "pref", but then a few other prefs
files aren't either. It is, in fact, of type "ReEg", and the creator
code is "aLw$". I do a Sherlock search for other files of the same
creator and find a duplicate copy of the same file in the old MacOS
8.1 System Folder which is on a different drive. Hmm, and 8.6 was
installed on top of a clone of 8.1, so that's probably where the file
came from. Hmm again, 8.1 in turn was installed on top of a clone of
7.6 and I still have that old System Folder on a partition too. But
no "Time Prefs" under 7.6.

System 7.6, in fact, uses the same Date and Time Control Panel that 8
and 9 use (give or take a version increment and some additional
synchronization features and whatnot). I can't recall EVER having
had a standalone Time control panel...so what is this thing?
Creation and Modification Dates are identical: 3/3/98.

File Type and Creator Database I go to doesn't have any listing for
the type or the creator code. I pry the file open with BBEdit and
the file contains only this string: 2971765482. ResEdit says it has
no resource fork, so that's the entire file.

Alta Vista and Google only bring me pages written in other languages
in which "reeg" or "alw" are found.

Mysteriouser and mysteriouser!

All right, what *IS* this file and how did it get in my Preference
folder, and why does MacOS 9 pay attention to it?
--
Allan Hunter




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Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 13:35:10 -0800
From: Richard Cansler
To: comp-sys-mac-digest@moderators.isc.org
Subject: time? export iMovie to iDVD

A friend is working on a 40 minute imovie for me. He said that his computer
was working most of the day exporting to iDVD. He selected the export to
iDVD option. I read somewhere else that it should only take the same time
as the movie to do this. Does this sound right that it took so long?

2nd question- when the computer finished exporting, he couldn't find the
exported file. Where should he look?

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