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PB ONLY - Using the OS 9 app switcher Desktop
[Editor's note: This was probably one of the first hints I published, but it was lost in my database crash back in November, so I'm repepating it now ... -rob.]

If you like the OS 9 application switcher, you can still use it in OS X. Simply launch a Classic application, and tear off the application switcher menu. Even after you quit the Classic app (you need to leave the environment running, but you can kill the app), you'll have a fully functional application switcher in OS X - new programs get added, quit programs go away, etc.

I'm not sure if this will survive the transition to OS X final or not - I don't see why not, but we won't know for sure for another 33 days or so!
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Not anymore...
Authored by: Anonymous on Feb 20, '01 04:08:46AM

Can't speak for any other releases, but build 4K46 no longer allows you to use the OS 9 application switcher. don't know if there is a hack/workaround, or if this will or won't work with the final release.

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Not anymore...
Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 31, '01 12:11:49AM

I noticed this too. This is just plain silly! The *only* reason I can think for Apple doing this is that they removed some part of the PrivateInterfaceLib for doing floating windows.. that seems to have become a kind of jihad, "floating windows are EVIL" (so are system-wide menus that they don't create, says Apple).


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