Re: Mac ANOMALY (bizarre! or just stupid...)

Trudi (tsleeth@softdisk.com)
Sat, 28 Mar 1998 21:45:40 -0600


PLEASE STOP SENDING ME E-MAILS

Dr. Jonathan Crellin wrote:

> >At 01:08 PM 3/28/98 -0800, Stacie Bering wrote:
> >>Downloaded and installed an extension that places the current desktop
> >>into the video stream. Might have had CU application, might not. Anyway,
> >>I forgot the name of the extension...
> >>
> >>Now my Apple Video ONLY shows the desktop regardless of software source
> >>selection.
> >>
> >>Need to uninstall the extension, or whatever the **** it was and I can't
> >>find it or figure out how to dump this "feature."
> >>
> >>HELP HELP HELP
> >>
> >>Signed,
> >>
> >>Embarassed in Spokane
> >>
> >Ahhh......for once I get to needle a Mac user and say "you wouldn't be in
> >this fix with Windows" (might be in a lot of other fixes, but not this one
> >anyway) :)
> >
> >It's been a while since I've played on a Mac, and you didn't indicate what
> >Mac OS you were using, but I believe there is a system setting application
> >that should show you what drivers/applications you have installed. If you
> >can't find the extension that way and remove it, you're best bet will
> >probably be to uninstall all the software relating to your video card, and
> >then reinstall. If that doesn't work, try snooping around in your settings
> >for applications that start-up when you boot your system.
> >
> >If all else fails, you may have to install the OS again. If that comes to
> >pass, I hope for your sake it is less traumatic to do that on a Mac than on
> >a Windows 95 platform.
> >
> >Good luck,
> >
> >Jon Brumbach
>
> This is almost certainly the extension called DesktopVDIG (that was a
> surprise wasn't it :-)
>
> Fortunately you are using a Mac so the extensions have obvious names
> (unlike windows) and you are unlikely to need to reinstall your OS (unlike
> windows). (Not that I'm getting at Windows you understand :-) Just drag it
> out of the extension folder and restart. If you can't select another Vdig
> from within CU this begs the question if you have any others installed?
>
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