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Revive OS 9 soundsets Apps
Unsanity has done it again. Xounds is a system prefs pane that brings back much (but not all, as of yet) of the functionality of Appearance Sound Sets from OS 9.

This $7 shareware package installs easily as a preference panel, and brings back the various clicks, wooshes, buzzes and beeps when you open, close, move, click, drag, or otherwise take some action. In looking at some "top" output while doing some outrageous stuff like dragging across the menu and back, I never saw Xounds anywhere above about 2% of the CPU usage, and most of the time it was well under 1% (this was on a G4/733).

The program even contains a link to soundsetcentral.com, where you can download additional soundsets for use with Xounds.

Unsanity has released a number of fun and/or useful utilities recently, including FruitMenu, DockDetox, and WindowShade. They do what they claim to do, they're easy to install and remove, and they are priced very reasonably - nice work!
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No way
Authored by: bryanzak on Jan 07, '02 12:15:38AM

Not me. I won't use anything written by Unsanity on prinicple. The principle being that I'd rather do without the functionality than introduce software that is patching my system. (Yes, their stuff does actually patch Mac OS X.)

Of course, side effects like the comment before this that Xounds changes the group names in the System Preferences panel just reinforces my opinion of this stuff.



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