Articles posted on September 7th, 2004

Panther freezes on Power Mac G4 (MDD): problem solved

Tuesday, September 7th, 2004 • 5:12 am

Regular Betalogue readers know that, for the past few months, I have been experiencing unexplained system-wide freezes in Panther. I went through all kinds of trouble-shooting procedures, and was unable to isolate the source of the problem. Multiple reports on such freezes on various other forums, including and, also led me to think […]

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Mac OS X’s Finder: Getting rid of that pesky Bluetooth keyboard shortcut

Tuesday, September 7th, 2004 • 4:36 am

The Finder in Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) has an undocumented keyboard shortcut to access Bluetooth-related features, which are of absolutely no use to someone (like me) who doesn’t have any Bluetooth devices. The shortcut in question is command-shift-B. The trouble with this shortcut is that it’s dangerously similar to the very important shortcut for […]

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Mac OS X’s Mail: Pressing Return when collapsed thread is selected causes all messages to open in separate windows

Tuesday, September 7th, 2004 • 3:20 am

This is one of these behaviours in Mac OS X and Apple’s applications that make you wonder what the developers were smoking when they developed the program. If you use Mail’s “Organize by Thread” feature (only available in Panther) and if you highlight a thread of messages in its “collapsed” form (i.e. a single line […]

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