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Option-Click AirPort Menu for Network Details

If you hold down the Option key while clicking the AirPort menu in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, you'll see not just the names of nearby Wi-Fi networks, but additional details about the selected network. Details include the MAC address of the network, the channel used by the base station, the signal strength (a negative number; the closer to zero it is, the stronger the signal), and the transmit rate in megabits per second showing actual network throughput. If you hover the cursor over the name of a network to which you're not connected, a little yellow pop-up shows the signal strength and type of encryption.

 
 

AppleJack 1.6

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The latest version of the open-source troubleshooting tool AppleJack offers a handful of new features and bug fixes, most notably compatibility with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. AppleJack is unique in that you can use it to identify and fix problems on your disk even if you don't have a separate startup disk or your Mac can't boot all the way to the Finder. It can repair disks, repair permissions, clean up cache files, validate preference files, and remove swap files. Along with Snow Leopard compatibility, AppleJack 1.6 simplifies the startup process in both Leopard and Snow Leopard, enhances the SMART status verification process, and adds blessing capabilities for system folders on attached volumes. The update also fixes an unspecified bug that affected user account lists. (Free, 372 KB)

 

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Comments about AppleJack 1.6
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I have had a consistent problem with 10.6.0 thru10.6.4 crashing with the "You must restart Mac" message. Neither Cocktail, Snow Leopard Cache Cleaner nor Onyx helped. AppleJack did. YAY!!! All I can think of is that AppleJack runs "outside" of OS/X. Could that be it? Or is it doing something that the others don't?

Anyway, I'm glad it's back. Highly recommended!!!
Mac Carter  An apple icon for a TidBITS Supporter 2010-07-14 09:24
This is great news! It's been a long time waiting for this update to come out. Glad it's here.

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Of all the "Fixer upper's" It is simply the best! It has no peers that I know of.