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Remove iTools option from the Finder's Go menu System
For those of us who are not subscribed (ever or anymore) to Apple's iTools, having the iTools selection in the Go menu in the Finder is a bit annoying. I removed mine as follows.

Note: This was done for OS X 10.1.5 - later versions may be different. Also done for English version - if you are using another language, substitute where appropriate.

First, quit the Finder using your favorite method (Terminal, ProcessViewer, TinkerTool, etc.). Then in SNAX (make sure it's running before you quit the Finder!), navigate to /System -> Library -> CoreServices -> Finder.app -> Contents -> Resources -> English.lproj. Make a backup copy of the file Localized.rsrc before editing. Edit the file with a resource editor like Resorcerer or similar. Locate MENU resource #140 ("Go"), and delete menu item 3 ("iTools"). Save changes, exit, relaunch Finder. iTools no more!
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no luck in jag
Authored by: ravedog on Sep 30, '02 04:30:48PM

tried this in jaguar 10.2.1 - tried opening the file in both resedit and resourcer in classic - bith say there are no resources in the file.



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no luck in jag
Authored by: TeeGate on Sep 30, '02 10:00:48PM

In order to view the resources you must download QuickConvert and drag and drop the Localized.rsrc file onto it. Then use ResEdit or your resource editor of choice to alter the Menu resource.

Here is the link for QuickConvert. It will run in 9 or X.

http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=11150&db=mac



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all luck in jag
Authored by: Dan L on Oct 01, '02 11:46:19AM

I tried a variation this in Jaguar to remove the iDisk option from the "Go" menu.

I simply used the Finder to naviagte to System -> Library -> CoreServices -> Finder.app -> Contents -> Resources -> English.lproj. I then dragged a copy of English.lproj to the desktop to make a backup copy of it. Then I changed the permissions on the original to make it read/write for my account. Then I dragged it to "Resourcerer 2.4", opened up the "Menu" resource #140, selected iDisk and hit delete. I then saved the file, went back and changed the permissions to normal and restarted. Now the iDisk option is gone! WooHoo!



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Another Way to Alter the Menu
Authored by: TeeGate on Sep 30, '02 10:06:02PM

Here is another way for anyone who has problems quitting the Finder or for any other reason.

Boot into 9 and follow the path to System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj. Back up the Localized.rsrc file by using the Duplicate Contextual Menu. (Option drag would not copy it for me)

Download QuickConvert

http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=11150&db=mac
Launch QuickConvert and choose the Localized.rsrc file. Then open the Localized.rsrc file in ResEdit and alter the MENU resource #140 and delete the "Go".

Then Launch QuickConvert again and choose the Localized.rsrc file. This will revert the file back to it's original state. You can check to see if it worked properly by trying to open the file in ResEdit. If it says there are no resources it worked.

Now boot back into X and check out your work.

Guy



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How about add/change?
Authored by: bluehz on Oct 01, '02 12:27:29AM

What about just changing the URL and menu name - for those people like myself that have recreated iTools capabilities in a home network (e.g. WebDAV, etc) - is that possible?



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messes up the rest of the menu!
Authored by: rgould on Oct 01, '02 01:32:52PM

when you delete the iDisk menu option it shifts the contents of the entire menu. so if you need to browse the local network `command-k` doesnt work anymore.

this seems awfully damaging so people dont need to look at a menu option. how about learning to command keys so you dont need to look at the menu. i cant say that ive ever used the go menu.



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messes up the rest of the menu!
Authored by: Dan L on Oct 01, '02 02:37:39PM

command-k still works exactely the same as it always did for me anyway.
It brings up the "Connect to Server..." window.

maybe you deleted something else by accident?



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messes up the rest of the menu!
Authored by: Chris66 on Oct 27, '02 04:08:57PM

Both of you are right.
If you make the hack with Resorcerer it's enough to delete the menu item.
If you make it Resedit you have to manually change the mcmd-ressource (Resorcerer make this change automatically).
With Resedit you have to change the first four numbers in the middle from 000E to 000D and you have to delete godk at the right.



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BE CAREFUL!
Authored by: Chris66 on Oct 27, '02 04:15:08PM

Both of you are right.
If you make the hack with Resorcerer it's enough to delete the menu item.
In Resedit you will get a mess this way.
With Resedit you have to manually edit the mcmd-ressource (Resorcerer make this change automatically).
In Resedit change the mcmd resource with the same ID as the menu item. Change the first four numbers in the middle from 000E to 000D and delete godk at the right.



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