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The recent menu bar item count poll was quite popular, so this time, I thought I'd find out how many 'Other' System Preferences panels we all use. I asked the same question back in 2005, and the average was somewhere around three or four; it will be interesting to see if it's increased over time or not.

For the record, there are 10 on my main Mac (Apple Qmaster, DivX, Flip4Mac, GeekTool, Growl, MenuMeters, MercuryMover, teleport, TypeIt4Me, and Witch).
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New poll posted on 'Other' System Preferences items
Authored by: vsmith1 on Jun 06, '08 09:02:05AM

Hmm....15!

Some of them are not often used or inactive like FruitMenu, NI USB Audio, BusySync, Application Enhancer.

Some are rarely used: DIvX, Flip4Mac WMV, Perian

Some sit there waiting: EyeHome, Salling Clicker, OpenBase (part of SOHOnotes), MisFox

The others are essential and used: AppTrap, Growl, Line 6 Audio-MIDI devices, Plaxo

I suppose I should clean up.



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New poll posted on 'Other' System Preferences items
Authored by: luigi193 on Jun 06, '08 09:28:47AM

I have 14... some I don't really use anymore...
I am really to lazy to list them all though...



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New poll posted on 'Other' System Preferences items
Authored by: tekdave on Jun 06, '08 10:19:42AM

8- Apple Qmaster, BIAS Key, Logitech Control Center, Djá Vu, Flip4Mac, Growl, Kerio Sync, Little Snitch




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New poll posted on 'Other' System Preferences items
Authored by: aGr[j5(6WU on Jun 06, '08 12:52:48PM

11: Application Enhancer (req'd for the next one in the list); Logitech Control Center; DivX; DoubleCommand (for remapping that 'Enter' key on PowerBook keyboards); Flip4Mac; Growl; Perian; Salling Clicker; Shapeshifter (used to implement the AmuNRaa guikit for night work); USB Overdrive (because Macally mouse drivers don't seem to be multi-user system aware - I even got an email from them that appeared to confirm this); Xbox 360 Controllers (allows me to use an XBox wired controller with MAME OS X - note to programmers: take advantage of this driver when creating games, see tattiebogle.net for more info).



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New poll posted on 'Other' System Preferences items
Authored by: DMCrimson on Jun 09, '08 08:16:03AM

APe is not required by LCC anymore... That is, if you can use LCC 2.4.



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New poll posted on 'Other' System Preferences items
Authored by: aubray1741 on Jun 06, '08 05:57:07PM

Archives, Default Apps, Fan Control, Growl, iStat Menus, Perian, Secrets, Witch



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New poll posted on 'Other' System Preferences items
Authored by: SeBakasam on Jun 06, '08 06:24:50PM

I have 16, but the essential ones are Archives, DoulbeCommand, FinderPop, UnPlugged, Growl, SizzlingKeys, and iStat Menus

Maybe it's time a delete a few of my system preferences...



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New poll posted on 'Other' System Preferences items
Authored by: sojourner on Jun 06, '08 09:27:40PM

application enhancer, default folder x, geektool, growl, hazel, iquip, nufile, synergy, textexpander, widget manager, witch. love 'em all. you know, i haven't used nufile in a very long time, though. may need to revisit the idea of deleting that one.



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Authored by: mdzorn on Jun 06, '08 10:50:57PM

3 that I use all the time:

Mouseworks: for left side track ball
Wacom tablet: for right side mouse/stylus
Peripheral Vision: to indicate when a device is added/removed

3 I sometimes use:
PowerChute: connected to UPS powersupply
Flip4Mac:
DivX:

3 I rarely open: leftovers from earlier systems, but still potentially useful (and working)
ATI Displays
More Internet
Sharepoints



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Authored by: Alex Hammer on Jun 07, '08 03:32:14AM

I have eight. Application Enhancer, DivX, Flip4Mac WMV, Hazel, MenuMeters, PTHPasteboard, SmartSleep and WindowShade X.



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Authored by: Alex Hammer on Jun 07, '08 03:34:30AM

Application Enhancer, DivX, Flip4Mac WMV, Hazel, MenuMeters, PTHPasteboard, SmartSleep and WindowShade X.



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New poll posted on 'Other' System Preferences items
Authored by: ozcaveboy on Jun 09, '08 04:30:31PM

Total of 13, most of which just sit there doing their thing: Application Enhancer, AppTrap, Flip4Mac WMV, FruitMenu, Growl, NetUpdate (part of VirusBarrier), PlugSuit, SneakPeek Pro, Startup Sound, SteerMouse, Wacom Tablet, WindowShade X, Witch.



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