Lloyd's screensaver FAQ updates
My screensaver FAQ
hasn't been updated since 1994, and many URLs are now dead. I suggest
my index to more screensaver information.
The FAQ is unlikely to be updated in the near future - although technical
details have changed, the general principles haven't.
The info-mac directory info-mac/gui/ad no longer exists. And the
info-mac/gui directory no longer holds screensaver-related material.
Instead, everything has
been consolidated under info-mac/app/ss - even the screensavers which
aren't applications. Most locations given in the FAQ are now broken.
The ftp.att.com web pages no longer exist either, so I'm now storing
the FAQ here.
The rtfm.mit.edu URL given in the introduction mistakenly
There are now a lot more Apple web sites to give.
is probably the most useful.
FAQ details the trinitron lines.
Extensions Manager is now bundled with 7.5. I still prefer Batista's original
(8.1) CPU Energy Saver
- Remove the 'MACH' resource, not the 'mach' resource,
to get it to work on older Macs. This imposed limitation should have been
rectified for the second 7.5 Update.
(8.2) Auto/Power On/Off
- Version 1.1 is done, and fixes the Network
Time conflict. It shipped with 7.6.
(9.1.1) Why isn't (the Monitor Energy Saver) system software?
Energy Star guidelines say that,
from this October, equipment must default to energy-saving modes, and not just
have them as an an option. I'd expect a version of the Monitor Energy Saver to
be bundled with system software and installed as standard as a result.
Apple has released the Energy Saver 2.0 with the new PCI Macs. This
rolls everything into one and is included in the 7.5 System Update 2.0, but
it's not backwardly compatible, and the Update doesn't install the
older Monitor Energy Saver on other Macs.
(10.1) DarkSide of the Mac
Okey Dokey Pro 2.0.2 is now available from info-mac/gui.
19 August 1998