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any that you are not needing to be using.<br><br>Norton file saver Norton Crashguard Norton scheduler or whatever would be the first ones I turned off.<br><br>If you are not networking then off can go : File sharing control panel and extension .. though you will probably want the library. <br><br>If you are not using voice; disable all of the speech and voice extensions and delete the voices folder ... and other similar things.<br><br>If you are not using the ATI control panel nor using a video/TV with the computer and you hate the red ATI icon in menubar then you can disable the ATI extension. Of course you need the rest of the ATI stuff.<br><br>anway, whatever you disable with this thought process in mind .. will not kill you but maybe make some problems...so do one at a time and you will notice.. whatever.<br><br>Since OS 9 I have noticed that the disabling of Appleshare .. really disturbs my computer to the point where it will NOT function at all?? I have no idea why but it appears to be an essential part of the system these days. <br><br>If you are having RAM troubles or conflicts you can make different extension sets to enable you to do different uses, without having conflicts..<br>such as an;<br>graphics work set <br>and an<br>Internet set<br><br>There is no need to disable things which are not being used till they are needed, such as most of the .lib files<br><br>as these are not doing anyhing until they are wanted.<br><br>Similarly such as Open GL may not be being used most of the time but certain applications require them to be found when running the application. <br><br>=============================================================<br>| "Behold the Turtle, he maketh no progress ==== until he sticketh out his neck." |<br>=============================================================
I think it's a good idea to keep your extensions to a minimun, becuase it help in two ways. 1. Frees up RAM. 2. Increases stability.<br><br>One thing to be carefull of though, is BE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR DOING! @ work, my computer is sometimes the most stable one (I keep it VERY healthy) except when IE crashes.<br><br>--John Bailey( [color:red]Bdog</font color=red> )<br><br>Email Me ---> email@example.com
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On this subject but an aside.. related to GoMac and Extension Strip/Remote Access csm problems that occurred for me. I had to sadly disable the first third party app"GoMac", that I purchased, all those years ago. As it simply will not function properly with the latest versions of Remote Access csm, nor later versions of Extension strip and likely also..with OS 9.2. One other problem I also noted was that Resorcerer would not startup.. quit partway through startup, until I disabled Action GoMac. This latter maybe more because I have hacked GoMac and I am testing that theory out before I write to PowerOn and complain.<br><br>=============================================================<br>| "Behold the Turtle, he maketh no progress ==== until he sticketh out his neck." |<br>=============================================================
#2527 - 02/26/0212:51 PMRe: what extentions should i shut off
Post a list of your extensions (open the Extensions folder, Command-A, Command-C, then paste it in here), and Control Panels, and tell me about what you do, and your system specs... and I'll tell you what to turn off, update or downgrade.<br><br><br>
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