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extensions, extensions, extensions!!!
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Nov 17, 2001, 09:35 AM
i hope this is the right forum, if not mods, please move it as you see fit.
anyways, how do i go about getting rid of extensions that i dont need? i've gone into the extensions folder and "disabled" all the firewire ext. (no firewire on my imac) but there are so many extensions, that i know there is no way i need all of them. i dont feel comfortable using "conflict catcher" (my buddy used it in his imac and it crashed his system everytime he used it) i'm not having any conflicts (yet) i would just like to "lean" the ext folder a bit. thanks in advance
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Nov 17, 2001, 02:25 PM
You can trash them but becarefull what you trash. Or you could go to your Control panel-> Extensions manager and disable the ones you don't need.
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Nov 17, 2001, 08:12 PM
When you use your extensions control panel, it's far better to change the view to "As packets" As 9 times out of 10, it will make it obvious what extensions are used by which app. Also, Click on the little "Show information" triangle thingy near the bottom left of the control panel window. Now when you click on an extension to highlight it, it will usually give you some more useful information about it.

Doing both these things should help you a lot in deciding which extensions you can and can't disable. But if niether of those idea's help, then it's just a case of trial and error..
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