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by jrethorst
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Mac won't sleep with SS running
Replies: 4
Views: 4008

Re: Mac won't sleep with SS running

I'm advised that the most recent build of Sheepshaver, of 15 March 2020, has fixed the issue.

John R.
by jrethorst
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Mac won't sleep with SS running
Replies: 4
Views: 4008

Re: Mac won't sleep with SS running

I thought I'd write something myself. A pro at Stack Overflow had a shell script to get idle time (time elapsed since keystroke or mouse movement): set idleTime to do shell script "ioreg -c IOHIDSystem | awk '/HIDIdleTime/ {print $NF/1000000000; exit}'" Since I use an Applescript to drive Sheepshave...
by jrethorst
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: A script to quit Sheepshaver ...
Replies: 14
Views: 5226

Re: A script to quit Sheepshaver ...

Ronald P. Regensburg wrote:Set your iMac to sleep after more than 30 minutes. I tested it with setting it to 40 minutes.
I set the OS9 Energy Saver panel to sleep in 30 minutes, and OSX to sleep in 45 minutes. With Sheepshaver running, the Mac did not sleep.
by jrethorst
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Mac won't sleep with SS running
Replies: 4
Views: 4008

Re: Mac won't sleep with SS running

Running Sheepshaver 2.5 (2019-05-04) on OS 10.11.6, the Mac will not go to sleep automatically if Sheepshaver is running. I quit Sheepshaver and the Mac then sleeps as it should.

Is there any fix?

Thanks,
John R.
by jrethorst
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Disk cleanup utility for SheepShaver?
Replies: 3
Views: 1604

Re: Disk cleanup utility for SheepShaver?

Aladdin Spring Cleaning v. 2 is at archive.org:

https://archive.org/details/Aladdin_Spr ... h_1997_Eng

This is from 1997. I couldn't find a later version.

John R.
by jrethorst
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: AppleScript to launch app, shut down when closing app
Replies: 12
Views: 7185

Re: AppleScript to launch app, shut down when closing app

Nice custom solution that a lot of people have found useful. Thank you. Where you say it's important to specify the application by exact name: you can get the name of an app on a given machine from its four-character file creator. For example, the creator of WP Mac is "WPC2". While a user can name a...
by jrethorst
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: MacOSX/OSX/macOS 64-bit build for testing
Replies: 105
Views: 51023

Re: MacOSX/OSX/macOS 64-bit build for testing

Tried in conventional 10.6.8 setup running 64-bit kernel. In window mode, Sheepshaver opens, saves, prints. The keyboard setting between the standard US keyboard and the Dvorak keymap is reversed. In fullscreen mode, crashes on open.
by jrethorst
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: MB Engraver or Music Engraver software?
Replies: 1
Views: 2592

Re: MB Engraver or Music Engraver software?

Hi Ed, I remember these three programs: I owned Deluxe Music, was lent a copy of Professional Composer for a while, and tried the demo of HB Engraver. All much different: DMCS was easy to use, created very nice output with Adobe's Sonata font, and had serious limitations in the complexity of music y...
by jrethorst
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Good free backup utility for Mac SheepShaver disks
Replies: 11
Views: 7995

Re: Good free backup utility for Mac SheepShaver disks

Another use for Free Backup -- as nice as Time Machine is, it backs up to an external physical disk. I make good use of that, but for folders of critical material I do backups onto the cloud, using in my case Sync.com. Like Dropbox but gives you 5gb of space free. I made a symbolic link from my sync...
by jrethorst
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: OS 8/9 print-to-PDF without Acrobat
Replies: 6
Views: 3744

Re: OS 8/9 print-to-PDF without Acrobat

_Very nice_, Ed, as usual. Thank you.

John R.
by jrethorst
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Dialog Director in SheepShaver?
Replies: 4
Views: 2819

Re: Dialog Director in SheepShaver?

Aha -- SheepShaver prefs. That's been checked all along. Thanks.
by jrethorst
Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Dialog Director in SheepShaver?
Replies: 4
Views: 2819

Re: Dialog Director in SheepShaver?

No, and maybe I should. At present I'm trying to use Dialog Dumper to get dialogs created in ResEdit. Where is the Ignore Illegal Instructions switch?
by jrethorst
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Dialog Director in SheepShaver?
Replies: 4
Views: 2819

Dialog Director in SheepShaver?

Has anyone used the Dialog Director scripting addition to write Applescripts in SheepShaver? I used Dialog Director quite a bit pre-SheepShaver but, as I try to build a dialog now I get all sorts of strange error messages. I'm using SheepShaver 2.3, build of Oct. 2009, with Mac Classic OS version 8....
by jrethorst
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Good free backup utility for Mac SheepShaver disks
Replies: 11
Views: 7995

Re: Good free backup utility for Mac SheepShaver disks

Correct -- only one copy of a scripting addition is needed, for any number of Applescripts that use it. Latest versions (and the last versions released for OS 9): Jon's Commands 2.1.2 Akua Sweets 1.4.3 Dialog Director 0.7 Find Document 2.7 Each of my programs has these versions of the additions it n...
by jrethorst
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Good free backup utility for Mac SheepShaver disks
Replies: 11
Views: 7995

Re: Good free backup utility for Mac SheepShaver disks

Does it do incremental backups or just a complete new dump each time? It will do full backups or different kinds of incremental: it will compare files' modification dates with archive dates: if the modification date is later the file is backed up. A different setting compares origin files' modifica...
by jrethorst
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Free graphics utility for SheepShaver disks
Replies: 5
Views: 4551

Re: Free graphics utility for SheepShaver disks

Unfortunately Mouse doesn't work for me in SS Mac OS 8.6 - I have put it in the Apple Menu items, and the 3 additions into Extensions, and restarted. Clicking the app tells me those 3 additions must be installed, even though they're now in the Extensions folder. For OS 8.x, the scripting additions ...
by jrethorst
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Good free search utility for Mac SheepShaver disks
Replies: 9
Views: 5977

Re: Good free search utility for Mac SheepShaver disks

TiddK wrote:Very nice! It's launched, though I haven't actually searched for anything yet. Looks like it will be a useful addition. :-)
Thank you.

John R.
by jrethorst
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Good free Finder window/desktop utility for Mac SheepShaver
Replies: 3
Views: 3453

Re: Good free Finder window/desktop utility for Mac SheepSha

Dropbox has changed its filesharing structure, and I need to revise the download link to this. It's now at https://www.dropbox.com/s/8kskrbi7wjhuq ... 2.sit?dl=0

John R.
by jrethorst
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Free graphics utility for SheepShaver disks
Replies: 5
Views: 4551

Re: Free graphics utility for SheepShaver disks

Dropbox has changed its filesharing structure, and I need to revise the download link to this. It's now at https://www.dropbox.com/s/8j6erzs9j7ceb ... 1.sit?dl=0

John R.
by jrethorst
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Good free search utility for Mac SheepShaver disks
Replies: 9
Views: 5977

Re: Good free search utility for Mac SheepShaver disks

Dropbox has changed its filesharing structure, and I need to revise the download link to this. It's now at https://www.dropbox.com/s/keqismxce3uuo ... 1.sit?dl=0

John R.
by jrethorst
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Good free backup utility for Mac SheepShaver disks
Replies: 11
Views: 7995

Re: Good free backup utility for Mac SheepShaver disks

Dropbox has changed its filesharing structure, and I need to revise the download link to this. It's now at https://www.dropbox.com/s/6bzsgucf231rd ... 1.sit?dl=0

John R.
by jrethorst
Sun Apr 19, 2015 3:22 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Hiding SheepShaver's menubar
Replies: 5
Views: 4618

Re: Hiding SheepShaver's menubar

This no longer works, as of Yosemite, or at least I can't get it to. The menu bar is hidden, and an Applescript can tell System Events to tell SheepShaver to move the window, but the OS moves it right back.
by jrethorst
Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Good free backup utility for Mac SheepShaver disks
Replies: 11
Views: 7995

Re: Good free backup utility for Mac SheepShaver disks

Exactly. Time Machine is terrific but, as you say, at any point you have an entire volume to work with. I tend to write a few documents at a time and like to have backups of those on hand.
by jrethorst
Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Good free backup utility for Mac SheepShaver disks
Replies: 11
Views: 7995

Re: Good free backup utility for Mac SheepShaver disks

This is terrifically fast on a new machine with Yosemite. I like to keep most of my working files on the SheepShaver volume -- they're there when I need them sort of thing -- but like to back them up to OSX. I've never had a SheepShaver volume crash, but am not sure how I'd rescue files if it did.
by jrethorst
Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: SheepShaver 2.4 on Mavericks 10.9.1 doesn't start... Quit...
Replies: 14
Views: 8327

Re: SheepShaver 2.4 on Mavericks 10.9.1 doesn't start... Qui

it feels soooooooooo good, in 2014, at age 68, to be able to use my all time favorite word processor (of the 30 or so i have used - am a writer) - word perfect 1.0.5. and, the quirky saintedit. but i would really like to be able to use SS and old software on my main laptop, this one with mavericks....