Disable Caps Lock
If you find yourself pressing the Caps Lock key accidentally as much as I do, note that you can disable it entirely in Mac OS X. Open the Keyboard & Mouse preference pane, click the Modifier Keys button, and in the dialog that appears, select No Action from the Caps Lock pop-up menu. You could remap it to another modifier instead, but that might make using differently configured Macs more difficult.
How long will you wait for Mac OS 8? Only a few months, as Apple re-christens Tempo. Also this week, we bring you news on a final release of CFM-68K, increases in Mac OS market share, and a sweet deal from Apple for some Performa owners. Plus, we take a look at feedback from readers on retail Macintosh sales, and Matt Neuburg offers an in-depth look at the multimedia authoring program SuperCard 3.0.
CFM-68K 4.0 -- Apple has released version 4.0 of the CFM-68K Runtime Enabler, which corrects "all known problems" with previous versions of the component (see TidBITS-356)Show full article
Info-Mac Shutting Down for Two Weeks -- Beginning 12-Mar-97, the Info-Mac software archive and mailing list will be down for two weeks to allow the all-volunteer Info-Mac moderators to shift their operations from the venerable sumex-aim.stanford.edu to a new machineShow full article
Fetch 3.0.2 Released -- As companies have begun to use the Internet to deliver software directly to users, file sizes seem to have grown exponentiallyShow full article
Internal Ethernet for PowerBook 1400 -- Dayna Communications, Inc. recently announced plans to ship an internal Ethernet adapter for the PowerBook 1400 series this springShow full article
WebTV Alertbox -- After Mark Anbinder's article about the WebTV in TidBITS-367, Keith Instone wrote to suggest that we check out an article about the WebTVShow full article
TidBITS Search Tool Shootout Reminder -- In TidBITS-368, we announced details of our contest to find the best Macintosh-based Web search tools to be used on the 11 MB of TidBITS back issuesShow full article
In an unexpected move, Apple announced last week that Tempo, the next incremental release of the Mac OS due this July, will ship under the moniker Mac OS 8 instead of Mac OS 7.7Show full article
Back in TidBITS-367, Ian Gregson reported on his experiences while working at Future Shop during the last holiday shopping season, and suggested that Apple could improve sales by better convincing consumers that they want Macs and by better rewarding salespeople who sell MacsShow full article
As a long-time user of Apple's HyperCard, I had never given SuperCard a glance. HyperCard, when it was free, had been my reason for first buying a Macintosh; with it, I've written language-lab courseware and distributed stacks on the net, and I still reach for it to contrive spontaneous solutions when information storage or task automation beckonsShow full article