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Extension Management

When I covered extension conflicts in Chapter 3, I pretty well covered techniques for weeding out troublesome startup items. And in doing so, I put forward the proposition that although Apple includes Extensions Manager with each copy of the Mac OS, no better tool for the job exists than Casady & Greene's Conflict Catcher. Because I've already discussed Extensions Manager and Conflict Catcher's capabilities in regard to troubleshooting extension conflicts, perhaps this is a good time to give you a peek at the other wonders they can perform.

Extensions Manager

Apple's Extensions Manager doesn't have a whole lot of other tricks up its sleeve. As I explained earlier in the book, you can use it to view items by packages—thus making it easier to switch on and off groups of related items—and use it to “halve” your extensions manually in an attempt to find the rotten apple among them. OK, you know all that. What else can you do with Extensions Manager? Well, how about the following?


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