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Utilities and Small Applications

A number of your favorite utilities and small applications have changed their name or location.

Calculator: The new and improved Calculator is in the Utilities folder, which is in the Applications folder. See page 428.

Disk First Aid: Use the Disk Utility: Open the Applications folder, then open the Utilities folder, where you’ll find the icon shown to the left. See page 455.



Drive Setup: Use the Disk Utility, as described above. See Chapter 38.

Erase Disk: Use the Disk Utility as described above.

Extensions Manager: There is no Extensions Manager for OS X. To access the Extensions Manager in Classic after starting or restarting OS 9, open the Classic preferences pane. Click the “Advanced” tab. From the menu in the “Startup Options” section, choose “Open Extensions Manager.” See Chapter 39.

Key Caps: Open the Applications folder, then open the Utilities folder. You’ll find it in the Utilities folder.

Scrapbook: The Scrapbook is gone. Stickies can now contain images, sounds, etc., and even has a spell checker.

Screen Saver: Use the Screen Effects preferences pane. Apple has provided a number of photographs and images for you to use, or you can use your own. See pages 330–336.

Screen shots: As usual, Command Shift 3 takes a screen shot of the entire screen. Command Shift 4 gives you a crosshair with which you can select a portion of the screen. See page 476 for other tricks.

Sherlock: Still there, but it now searches only the web. Click once on the Sherlock hat in the Dock, or double-click the Sherlock application in the Applications folder.

To search your hard disk, press Command F at the Finder.

SimpleText: SimpleText is gone; use TextEdit, found in the Applications folder. TextEdit has a spelling checker and many other more advanced features. Also, it is capable of using “Unicode,” which lets you type with over 65,000 characters in a font instead of the 256 we have been limited to all these years. See pages 446–449.


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