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.
Close Word Comments Easily
If you don't like how precisely you must mouse in Microsoft Word 2008 to delete comment balloons, note that you can Control-click (right-click) a balloon to pop up a contextual menu. From the menu choose Delete Comment, and you're done.
Also, to get rid of all comments at once, choose Tools > Customize Keyboard and set up a keyboard shortcut to go with the DeleteAllComments command, available in the Tools category. Oddly, there's no Delete Comment keyboard customization option that I can find.
- 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