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This hint comes from the new Macworld OS X Special Issue that I mentioned a few days back. It was listed as hint #34 in the booklet of 50 OS X tips...

If you use Classic a lot, you may often need to access Classic control panels. You may have also noticed that the only way to do that is to first switch to a Classic application, and then go look under the Apple menu for the one you want.

A simpler solution is to drag the Control Panels folder from your OS 9 System Folder onto the right side of your dock. Now if you control-click (or click and hold) on that folder in the dock, you'll have instant access to the Classic control panels without first activating a Classic app. You could also paste a custom icon (for example, the "Classic Startup" OS 9 logo in /System -> Library -> CoreServices) onto the folder first to make it easily identifiable in the dock.

Although this is a somewhat basic tip, if you spend much time with Classic's control panels, it can be a real time saver.

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Classic? App
Authored by: jonahlee on Apr 10, '02 11:55:09PM

Another way to do this is the excellent Classic? V2. It now has a menu item and/or a dock icon. It shows custom icons for when classic is starting and running, lets you access all the classic control panels, startup or shutdown classic, supress the startup of classic or rebuild the classic desktop. It is well worth the registration price and an excellent app for people who still use classic on a regular basis. You can get it at http://www.xgadgets.com .



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