Connectix Corporation released a free upgrade to its popular memory optimization tool RAM Doubler this week, tweaking the utility's speed and offering greater stability under some circumstances. This release comes on the heels of the RAM Doubler 8 upgrade, free to registered users of the software (see "Free Ram Doubler 8 Update" in TidBITS 439). Version 8.01 resolves problems using the RAM Doubler control panel with older versions of the Finder in low-memory situations, speeds up application launches on PowerPC-based machines with large amounts of memory, and fixes a rare problem where a write-protection fault by other applications could freeze the computer. The updater is a 390K download available from the Connectix Web site.
Sleep (and Lock) Your Screen
When you are walking away from your computer, it's fairly common practice to start your screen saver and lock your screen. But did you know that there is a built-in keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X to sleep the screen?
Press Control-Shift-Eject and your monitor sleeps without engaging the screen saver.
- Free RAM Doubler 8 Update (20 Jul 98)
RAM Doubler 8 Upgrade Adds Speed, Stability
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as “Tx” for “TextExpander”. With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and