Here’s a quick tip for System 7.5: you can easily set the background pattern of desktop accessories / utilities with the regular “Desktop Patterns” control panel. Simply, hold the Option key down and you’ll have the option to set the background of desktop utilities like Calculator, Find File, Puzzle, Key Caps, and others!
In the beginning, the “About This Macintosh” box told us all about our beloved Macs… but then at some point during the System 7 days, it somehow befell an identity crisis and no longer displayed the name of the system. Instead, the window simply said “Macintosh” with a generic icon. This was always a pet peeve of mine, but the good news is – it can be fixed!Continue reading
In order for a classic Mac to boot from a drive, there needs to be a System Folder. A system folder needs to contain the system file (aka system suitcase) and the Finder. Sometimes though, even if these files reside in a folder named “System Folder” the Mac still won’t boot – this is most likely because the folder isn’t “blessed”.
The answer to most technology questions is “it depends” – and this is certainly true for selecting an OS for a classic Mac. Each option comes with pros and cons.
The Macintosh Color Classic
Many Mac models have interesting histories, fan bases, or just notoriety in general… and that’s no exception for the Color Classic.
Welcome to my new blog! I haven’t bogged in years, as I am constantly thinking there’s plenty of noise already out there on the internet. And why would the world need one more blog?