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In Snow Leopard, Option-click the Battery icon in the menu bar to show the battery's current condition - Normal is good. Other messages might read Replace Soon, Replace Now, Check Battery, or Service Battery. Choosing the message opens a Mac Help document with more information.

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QuickTime Player 7.6.6 for Mac OS X 10.6.3

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Apple has released QuickTime Player 7.6.6 for Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard with absolutely no release notes, so there's no telling what has changed. Remember that Snow Leopard now comes with a new QuickTime Player for QuickTime X, so the only reason you would want QuickTime Player 7 is because it supports older media formats, such as QTVR, interactive QuickTime movies, and MIDI files on Snow Leopard. It also accepts QuickTime 7 Pro registration codes, which turn on QuickTime Pro functions. Apple explains more at this Knowledge Base article. (Free, 10.65 MB)

 

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Comments about QuickTime Player 7.6.6 for Mac OS X 10.6.3
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Chris Pepper  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2010-05-19 04:58
Player 7 also allows screen captures, which X does not. I use 7 every time I post a video, to grab a frame for the poster link.
Johan Olie  An apple icon for a Friend of TidBITS 2010-05-20 15:23
Quicktime Player 7 also allows f.i. rotating a movie. In version 10 I have not found this functionality yet.
I dont think this is new... I have that version (7,6,6) since more than one year.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2010-05-25 07:11
Yes, it's very odd. 7.6.6 just appeared on Apple's Support Downloads page, and different people have different versions for no apparent reason (I have 7.6.3, for instance).