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Feb 13, 2001, 02:44 PM
 
It would be great to have an extension database. I have conflict catcher and provides a lot of information, however, I sometimes don't know if it's better or worse to turn some extensions...
i.e. QuickDraw (is it soft or depends on a graphic, card?)
OpenGL (if I don't use 3D graphs at all)
Some of open transport file..etc.
A program/document with all this information would be invaluable, isn't it?
May be this already exists!!
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Feb 13, 2001, 04:53 PM
 
MacN:

In addition to CC, there's Extension Overload and others that provide info.

Problem is - NONE of them provide some crucial info that can prevent you from causing
chaos.

In the more recent OSs - the interdependence of seemingly unrelated items is profound.

For example - Stuffit DeLuxe will not work properly unless Multiple Users is present - it
doesn't have to be on - it just has to be there.

Some apps will not work correctly if Apple Guide is missing.

Just today or yesterday it was reported on MacFixit that some app will not work right
unless the default font is set to Chicago.

And on and on..........

There is no utility/program that provides this kind of information - so you might as well
live with a fat, happy Mac - rather than one that's been slimmed down and now has
problems, or won't run at all.

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Feb 15, 2001, 06:44 AM
 
Yeah that would be great!

OpenGL- is for 3D apps/games. So I would leave it.

Open transport- I turned it off and then Quicktime wouldn't work.

Not shure about 'Quickdraw"?

I sent a good part of a day *playing* with what I can and can't turn off.
So I suggest get a pad and pen and turn off the ones you think you don't need then see how you go! Then turn them on and off till it works right.

Peace and goodluck

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Feb 16, 2001, 09:52 AM
 
...also informINIT

[You'd think in such a short post, it would be impossible to make a typo!]

[This message has been edited by Gregg (edited 02-16-2001).]
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Feb 19, 2001, 11:39 PM
 
Originally posted by Gregg:
...also informINIT

[You'd think in such a short post, it would be impossible to make a typo!]

[This message has been edited by Gregg (edited 02-16-2001).]
Yup! informINIT can be found here:
http://www.mac.org/utilities/informinit/
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Feb 20, 2001, 12:27 AM
 
But don't forget - none of these programs tell you of the
interdependency of many of the items as mentioned in my
earlier post.

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