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AHunter3
01-27-2002, 03:34 PM
a) MacOS 8/9 style Platinum "skin" for those of us who hate Aqua

b) PowerPRrint USB-to-Mac-serial converter with printer drivers, for serial port printers

c) Default Folder.

d) FinderPop. Or PopupFolder, for those of you who remember it

e) WindowShade app to replace the Dock for those of us who don't use the Dock

f) Reliable Startup-Disk picker that works regardless of hard drive size, number of partitions, etc., for selecting a MacOS 8/9 startup disk when in X

saint.duo
02-02-2002, 09:23 PM
b) PowerPRrint USB-to-Mac-serial converter with printer drivers, for serial port printers
-- this is harder than it sounds. The Keyspan USB twin serial adapter will work with quite a few serial printers, and has OSX drivers for it.


d) FinderPop. Or PopupFolder, for those of you who remember it
-- LaunchItemsX. It isn't as good as FinderPop was, but it still works well.

AHunter3
02-02-2002, 11:42 PM
Thanks for your suggestions. I am unable to locate LaunchItemsX (isn't listed on VersionTracker and AltaVista comes up with no hits for it at all), though. Might it be called something slightly different?

Regarding the "Classic" skin on my wishlist, the XThemination site at http://xthemination.maccustomise.com/ has one that is a close-enough to Classic variant. (Correct window widgets even if no 5 pinstripes on the active window).

I'll have to look into that Keyspan USB serial adapter, but wouldn't I need a printer DRIVER in order to print? I driver for the adapter itself wouldn't quite constitute the same thing, would it?

Hmm...there is a PowerPrint USB-to-PC-Parallel adapter, though, and it comes with printer drivers...and my printer DOES have a parallel port as well as a Mac serial port...wonder if THEY have OS X drivers!

saint.duo
02-04-2002, 08:44 PM
I've heard there are no OSX drivers for the PowerPrint stuff. Come to think of it, you're right, the keyspan adapter would do no good without printer drivers...

they just updated LaunchItemsX today. Are you sure you are in the OSX section of versiontracker?

Phil St. Romain
02-05-2002, 09:44 AM
a) MacOS 8/9 style Platinum "skin" for those of us who hate Aqua

Check out the xthemination (http://xthemination.maccustomise.com/themes/) web site for some Platinum alternatives. Be sure to pick up Duality at versiontracker.com to install the themes.

c) Default Folder.

A friend of mine is currently assisting with beta testing it for X. It's coming.

e) WindowShade app to replace the Dock for those of us who don't use the Dock

Window Shade X 1.5 is available on versiontracker.com and has some very nice additional features

You might be closer than you thought to realizing some of your wishes. :)

AHunter3
02-05-2002, 04:17 PM
Originally posted by Phil St. Romain
a) MacOS 8/9 style Platinum "skin" for those of us who hate Aqua



Check out the xthemination (http://xthemination.maccustomise.com/themes/) web site for some Platinum alternatives. Be sure to pick up Duality at versiontracker.com to install the themes.

Yeah, I'm using Sosumi! I'd kind of like to get the 5-pinstripe window top lines back, but otherwise, very nice!

c) Default Folder.

A friend of mine is currently assisting with beta testing it for X. It's coming.

Yessss! ::pumps fist in air::


e) WindowShade app to replace the Dock for those of us who don't use the Dock

Window Shade X 1.5 is available on versiontracker.com and has some very nice additional features

Unfortunately, WindowShade X seems to require the Dock. I refuse to use the Dock, I detest it.


You might be closer than you thought to realizing some of your wishes. :)

Yeah, I have to admit, it's getting there!

AHunter3
02-05-2002, 04:23 PM
Originally posted by saint.duo


they just updated LaunchItemsX today. Are you sure you are in the OSX section of versiontracker?

Yeah (http://home.earthlink.net/~ahunter/temp/noLaunchItemsX.jpg), pretty sure.

griffman
02-05-2002, 04:43 PM
A search on "launch" found a page of results, one of which was "Launch Items X", with spaces. Probably why you couldn't find it.

Why not go to the source for the download, though:

http://www.naratt.com/LaunchItems.html

-rob.

AHunter3
02-09-2002, 07:19 PM
I found it, I downloaded it, I registered it. Yes, very nice. I would not think of it as akin to FinderPop (unless I'm missing something here about LaunchItems or FinderPop?) but it makes an excellent X version of the "Open With" contextual menu item that I enjoy so much under MacOS 8 and 9.

One unfortunate caveat: it doesn't work with MacLink Plus, which would have been really convenient, since the MacOS X version of MacLink Plus doesn't ship with a Contextual Menu item. I tried adding MacLink Plus to the list of LaunchItems, and then tried sending selected documents to MacLink via LaunchItems, but when I did, MacLink crashed, the third time bringing down the entirety of Aqua with it.