Home Blog Page 2

Kids Can Also Be Taught Programming

Open Source Programmers

Computer programming has often been a subject exclusive for adults but with recent development, the course is being adapted by younger generations. Introduction to computer programming has never been taught in high school until the early 2000s and now, with even the youngest children having access to computers and technology, even kids old enough to read can start learning basic programming. Even though programming might not always be in demand in digital media, it’s a good skill to have.

Python, a popular open source programming platform has recently released a book called “Python for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Programming” which could be a guide to bringing out the programming prodigy out of your child. Python enjoys an enormous popularity among programmers in the open source world and with it being a very flexible language, it deserves a lot of attention even from start up programmers.

Open Source Programmers

The book is written by Jason Briggs who believes that Python is a powerful, expressive programming language that’s easy to learn and fun to use. Some books that teach programming can be dull and boring for kids but Python for Kids brings the programing language to life and brings kids into the world of programming.

The book teaches kids to be able to learn how Python works and teach them how to write a few lines of code. By the end of the book, the readers will have been able to program two full games: a clone of Pong and a platform game that involves jumps, animations and more.

A Few Reasons to Pay for Open Source Software

Few Reasons to Pay for Open Source Software

What is all the fuss over open source software? Open source software is extremely popular because it costs absolutely nothing, it can be modified and used to your liking. But the truth is that in some cases, open source software is worth paying for. If you use it in a commercial way, here a couple reasons why free software is worth paying for:

  1. Enterprise-grade support. If your company relies on open source software for success and progression, then you may want to invest in enterprise-grade support as the thing about the digital world is that it can be 100 percent unpredictable. You will likely encounter glitches and kinks here and there so it’s best to be prepared.
  2. Access to new features. When you pay for open source software instead of just downloading it for free, you receive access to new features that can be incorporated into your current version of the software.
  3. More product stability and predictable life cycles. When companies require payment for their products, these products are tested for bugs and troubleshooting is carried out to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness for the user. This goes without saying, but that’s definitely worth the payment.

Some Industries are Slower to Advance

Some Industries are Slower to Advance

Over time many industries change but many stay the same. Unfortunately in some industries while technology changes rapidly, like software, networked blogs, and others it does not. Take for instance the healthcare industry many of the services you receive 10 years ago exactly the same services you receive today and the price does not change much at all.

This is mainly because you are not the ones paying for you to the healthcare insurance company. If you were the one to pay for you ask about price and prices would probably change. Take for example Web hosting companies.

Web Hosting companies earn money by selling hosting services to their customers, the popularity of hosting depends on many factors like how fast is there support, how knowledgeable support is, and much they can satisfy their customers in solving their issues.

Some Industries are Slower to Advance

But its a fact in today’s world it’s very important that you market your product or service so that people know about your service or product, the more they know about your service or product they will try to use it, to reach the targeted customers, people closely work with Cms Marketing companies, who help them in boosting their products.

You pay for Web hosting and you demand better services over time the technology changes make it better services at better price. Use this GoDaddy hosting promo code and you will receive the number one Web hosting company in the world for entire your hosting for less than $60. Two years ago that would’ve been unheard of 10 years ago forget about it. There is change so fast nowadays you can find that type of phenomenal pricing.



Have you thought about Register.com? They were one from the first domain registrars. Even after a bunch of registrars appeared, they lasted. They have been around since the beginning and are still going strong. You can get a Register.com Promotion Code to save on registration.

Register Domains

Register offers twenty nine different domain extention registrations from .COM, .NET, .ORG, .US, .MOBI, .TV, .CC, and a lot of a lot more. You possibly can easily add on email as well.

If you go directly to the cms marketing domain registration will be $35 and the 15% discount will allow for a $29.75. Nonetheless you could also use the special link by following the link above to the promotion code to acquire a domain for $9.99 and utilizing the coupon code the total would only be $8.49. This is a great deal.


Register Hosting

You may want a unique site. To have one designed would be quite expensive. However, Register provides professional site design. For one low monthly price they create the site and maintain it for you. Instead of just obtaining space for a web site you’ll be able to acquire what they call a “Do-It-Myself” account. It’s wonderful to see a firm focus on the customer. They offer customizable templates, web analytics, flash, sound video, a business forms builder and more.

Register SSL

SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. These are what are known as certificates and are critical these days. Before anyone wants to offer data to a internet site, such as name and password or payment info, they would greatly prefer to see a secure internet site. You possibly can obtain encryption for your site to make your customers feel much more secure.

One Click

One Click

This page contains all of our collected OneClick add-ons, including WestCode endorsed items as well as user contributions. Check back often!The OneClick Add-ons page contain hundreds of OneClick shortcut solutions, ranging from ready-to-use toolbars for popular applications to performance enhancing buttons and OneClick “mini-applications” and utilities that will save you time and improve the way you use your Mac. Best of all, everything here is FREE!These items have been created by WestCode Software, the OneClick Button Circle, and our exceptionally enthusiastic OneClick users.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed!Using these files: Click on an item to download. Your web browser will expand the file on your disk. While most of the files here come with specific installation instructions, it might help to refer to the OneClick User’s Guide for general instructions on Importing Palettes (pages 70-71) and Opening Button Libraries (pages 58-59).TIP: Use your web browser’s Find command (usually in the Edit Menu) to search for items here (eg, find Photoshop). This is an alphabetically indexed list of the buttons and palettes in our archive.

Adam’s Audio CD Controls – Freeware from Adam Alpern

This is essentially a hacked version of Dan Crevier’s AudioCD Palette version 1.0.1, from the OC ButtonCircle March release. I started with modifying the palette to suit my aesthetic tastes, and wound up adding several features which I missed having, like access to track names. Eventually, I stopped short of replicating the Apple CD Audio Player (which would be quite possible to do, if one were obsessive enough. Ain’t OneClick cool?).

Adam’s Sticky Finder Palette – Freeware from Adam Alpern

It’s a modification of the OneClick Finder palette supplied by WestCode. The biggest difference being that it “sticks” to the front window. You can set it to stick to any corner on the outside of the window, or (and this is where it gets really cool, IMHO) inside the window, where it sits exactly covering the Finder’s information bar.

AddNote Library/Extension – Freeware from Aron Nelson with The Button Circle March 10, 1998

Apple’s Note Pad is a good place to store text, but it isn’t always convenient to use. Enter AddNote! With a simple click, you can add selected text to your primary note pad file, and open it with Option-click. AddNote even allows you to have multiple note pad files. Requires the OneClick Extension AddNote (included with this package).

Address Book – From the Button Circle MirrorAddress Book lets you maintain several address lists in a structured and very intuitive way. The basic concept is to have one “Main Address List” for the bulk of addresses and have it accessed through an alphabetical index.

In addition, there are six “Special Address Lists”, which can also hold addresses but are kept independent of the “Main.”@ddressomatic – freeware from George Clark It seems everyone on the Web wants my email address. I got tired of typing it in, so I created @ddressomatic to take care of that detail for me. A simple click on the button will enter your email address into the current text field. If you have more than one email address, Option-click to enter all of them, or select one from the popup list to enter just that one. It can even be used to enter things other than email address, like your name and postal address, or login names and passwords.

One Click
Apple Menu Alternative (AMA) – Freeware from George Clark with The Button Circle October 16, 1997Have you ever wished you could put the Apple Menu somewhere else? Now you can, with Apple Menu Alternative (AMA).AMA gives you access to all the items in the Apple Menu, plus access to the Apple Menu Items folder, in one button that you can put on any palette, and move to whatever position is most convenient for you. If you wish, AMA will even create palettes for folders in the Apple Menu, so you can access the items in those folders with a simple click or two.

The Anchor 3.1 -from Walter PaliskaUPDATE! April 16, 1997A utility designed to replicate and add to the functionality of the Windows95 Task bar. Many of the features of other palettes such as Task Bar have been incorporated and expanded on.
Annote Note 1.0 -from Mark Sarowitz February 20, 1997Attach a floating note to any window or document in any application – including Finder windows and pages in your web browser. Full Balloon Help included.

AOL ToolBar – Freeware from Hank Chandless October 16, 1997Replace the AOL 3.0 Toolbar with a more useful and nicer looking toolbar. Most notably the “Beach Ball Basher” which is very often successful in stopping the spinning beach ball and allowing you to do other things.Note: Requires AppleScriptAP Dashboard 1.0 – Freeware from D. Michael Milbourn with The Button CircleAP Dashboard is a one-stop palette that offers launch strip functionality with a dynamically updateable button selection.

App Manager 1.0 -from George Clark February 27, 1997App Manager includes an application switcher (a la Finder’s Application Menu), Restart and Shut Down commands available at any time, a method to quit any or all currently running applications, and it tracks recent applications. All in one button!

App QuitterA pop-up menu that lets you quit all applications, all except the frontmost app, or a specific app (including the Finder). Also lets you restart, shut down, or sleep.

AudioCD Palette 1.1 – From the Button Circle MirrorThis button is for controling Audio CD’s from OneClick. It requires Glenn Howes’s AudioCDgh osax. It consists of a button which can be added to your system (or other) palette, and a palette which gets poped up when you click the button.

AutoHideQuit v1.2 – Freeware from Jerry Kindall January 27, 1999Updated version!AutoHideQuit 1.2 is a simple but handy palette for OneClick. Its purpose in life is to make your Mac less cluttered by automatically hiding certain applications when they’re in the background, and by automatically quitting certain other applications when you close the last window.Basically, any application you want to keep running in the background but don’t want to actually look at all the time is a candidate for AutoHiding.

Any small utility-type application that re-launches quickly and always seems to be cluttering your application menu is a candidate for AutoQuitting. Certainly you could just hide or quit the app manually every time you’re done with it, but didn’t you buy your computer to do work for you instead of the other way around? I sure did.

Thanks to AutoHideQuit, I estimate that over my lifetime, I’ll save literally minutes of Option-Clicking the desktop and/or whacking Command-Q. Certainly this is an adequate return on the couple of hours I invested in developing it! But lucky you, you get the benefits of the palette with none of the work.

Auto Launch URLM – Freeware from Don Morris April 24, 1999Launch URLM is a OneClick application palette that is designed to replace the Auto Start URLM extension included with URL Manager Pro.

B2 Tools v1.4.1 – Freeware from Bret Barker April 24, 1999Updated Version!B2 Tools v1.4.1 is a OneClick palette that holds a bunch of commonly used utilities for the Macintosh. The palette contains ten clipboards, a popup character palette, a text cleaner, a file creator type changer, two separate alarm clocks and a date reminder, a desktop resetter, popup folders and a file renamer.Note: B2 Tools requires the OneClick Extension ListFinder, AppleScript, and these osaxen: Sort (from the GTQ Programming Suite), Jon’s Commands, Sandi’s Additions and Tanaka’s Osax. The documentation (written in html) contains links for all of these (except AppleScript).

Backup OneClick Folder v1.0 – freeware from George Clark June 30, 1999The Backup OneClick(tm) Folder button will do just that, giving you a variety of options: backup the entire folder, backup selected files and folders, backup only files that have been modified since your last backup, or create a Stuffit(tm) archive.

Backup OneClick Folder (BOCF) requires OneClick(tm) 2.0 (including the Preview) or later. To Stuff your backup, you also need Stuffit Engine(tm) 4.0 or later, and the Stuffit Commands osax (by Leonard Rosenthol; supplied in this package), as well as AppleScript. (Stuffit Engine is part of Stuffit Deluxe or Drop Stuff with Expander Enhancer, either available from Aladdin Systems.)

Balloon Help – freeware from Steve BeckerThis palette lets you easily toggle balloon help on and off.
Banner Palette v1.1 – freeware from Saint John Morrison April 20, 2000 <Sally Struthers voice>Ever need to remember something? Sure, we all do.</Sally Struthers voice> (Egad, does that hurt the throat.)Not only do we have to remember things, we also have to let people know that a computer is in use so they don’t start working on it while we’re away. Traditionally, a scrolling line of text is used; After Dark had a module that did just that. Now you can do the same thing in OneClick, and with a great deal more flexibility, I should think!

BeOS Dock for OneClick v 1.0 -from Adam Alpern -February 20, 1997This is a OneClick palette which mimics the dock of the BeOS, at least in appearance. The dock is very simple to use – simply drag an application or a file onto a tile, and the tile will from then on launch that file or application when you click on it. Includes Adam’s Border Extensions 1.0 to complete the look of the BeOS.

BulkRate Exchange 1.02 – Freeware from Nicholas Riley August 21, 1997Updated version!BulkRate Exchange is a small, single-visible-button palette that performs a single task. The palette appears over the top of BulkRate’s Service window. If you use the command key or button to start a mail exchange, depending on the status of your Open Transport/PPP connection, it will automatically select TCP/IP or Modem before beginning the exchange. This makes the necessity of remembering “did I do a TCP or modem exchange last?” a thing of the past.

Button Designer – Freeware from George Clark with The Button Circle December 9, 1997Button Designer (BD) allows you to create buttons and manipulate their visual aspects (color, size, text, etc) without opening the OneClick Editor. When the button is the way you want it, save it as a script (text document), or copy/paste the necessary parameters into a script in progress in your text editor.Requires AppleScript for saving scriptlets.

Calculator v1.0 – Freeware from Gregory C. Townsend with The Button Circle September 15, 1998 Calculator functions as a (surprise!) calculator that can be used in any application. In addition to basic mathematical functions, the palette can also calculate dates.

Calendar 1.1 – Freeware from D. Michael Milbourn with The Button Circle May 4, 1998Updated version! Now better handles leap years.A small palette that displays a perpetual calendar.

Can I He’p You? – Freeware from Don Morris November 13, 1997Ever get frustrated when you miss the Delete key on your extended keyboard and hit the Help key instead? Apple Guide or another help system can seem to take forever to load, tying up your Mac in the process. Can I He’p You? is a OneClick library of buttons that has two tasks:

  • Intercept a Help keypress and confirm that you want to launch help, and
  • Launch help using option-Help.

Frankly, why spend $10 on another system extension?

Canned Response for Emailer – From the Button Circle MirrorThis OneClick library contains one button for using canned responses in Claris Emailer. The use is simple…I have certain letters I send over and over again…however, an auto-reply will not work since I want to make the decision to send the letter myself. For instance, the example included is about membership in the button circle.

CanvasThis includes the palette and library from the 1.0 release of OneClick.Capture AEA control panel that records Apple event messages sent by applications and converts the events into the string format used by EasyScript’s SendAE property. The SendAE property lets EasyScript scripts send Apple events to any application.

CAT Button – Freeware from Saint John Morrison May 4, 1998One of the most frequent and annoying things that a webmaster (even an amateur one) has to do is make a list of text files for inclusion on a web page. Similar tasks include building lists of files for various other purposes– like showing what files ought to be in an archive that you’re distributing. The CAT button can help.You can set a number of options, then drag a folder onto it or select a folder from the popup menu.

CAT will do whatever filename replacement you desire, then build a list of the text files onto the Clipboard so that you can paste it wherever you need it. It will also optionally insert HTML tags so that you can easily format your text-file library for a web page.

CDS Eudora 1.1 Library – Freeware from Charles Starrett March 24, 1998The CDS Eudora library consists of two buttons:Compact All will compact all Eudora mail boxes with a single click.Plain Text resets all text formatting options in Eudora mail messages. It works completely for outgoing messages; in incoming messges it only sets text size to “Normal” while leaving other styles untouched (so far)…

Choose Printer Button 1.0 – Freeware from John Herbst November 25, 1997Provides one-click printer switching without opening the Chooser.Requires AppleScript (included with recent versions of System software), UsePrinter osax (included with this package), and OneClick extensions ListFinder and Dan’s List Extensions (both included in the package for your convenience).

ClarisWorks 4.x Library/Palette – Freeware from WestCode Software February 10, 1998This is an update to the shipping ClarisWorks palette from WestCode. It corrects a problem where Command-Z would fail to undo an action.

Click Meister– Freeware from Jim Williams February 15, 2000The Click Meister palette can automatically generate Easy Script ‘Click’ or ‘Screen.Cursor’ statements that can be used in scripts to click at, or move the cursor to, particular points in any application document window, tool bar, floating palette or dialog box.The ‘GetWindowText’ statement may also be generated AND TESTED by means of a script automatically created in one of the palette’s own buttons.

The ClickBoard 1.0 – Freeware from Tim BrownThis is a little palette I made up to do multiple cross-application cuts and pastes. I’m only working with text and wanted to avoid adding any more inits to my system so it was ideal for my situation. This palette will utilize the OCSounds suitcase if you have one installed.

ClickNotes 2.0 – From the Button Circle MirrorHave you been wishing for a simple method to store the textual information that you encounter each day as you work at your computer in a structured format? ClickNotes provides you with global access to one or more “notebooks” in which to archive the important information found in email digests or when browsing the Web — any selectable text in a window is fair game.

In practice, each “notebook” is represented by a ClickNote button that points to a folder. This “topic” folder contains files to which your text clippings get appended, and they are organized as “subtopics” that you create as the need arises. With a single global palette of ClickNote buttons, you have ready storage of important information no matter what application you are currently running!

Clipperific! Palette – Freeware from Jon Rosen December 16, 1997Clipperiffic! does two things quite well and I think you will find it very useful. First, it renames clipping files that you drag to the desktop from files like Emailer and Eudora. You won’t have to switch to the Finder, locate the clip file and rename it. Clipperiffic! monitors the desktop and when a new clip file shows up, it prompts you to name it.

If you copy some text to the clipboard, it will use that as the default name. If the filename is too long it will truncate it. Also, if you drag any file to it, it will prompt you to rename that file. It is small and unobtrusive and requires little space on your desktop. I Hope you enjoy using it.

CodeWarrior, In Context – Freeware from Frozen Heads and Colin Foster June 30, 1998Now that Codewarrior Pro 3’s Debugger and IDE are the same application, many of the command keys for the debugger have changed in a most unwelcome way. This palette restores all those command-keys you used to know and love in Codwarrior Pro 2’s debugger, while maintaining all the usability of those SAME command-keys in the IDE.For Example, when you type Command-S to “Step” in the debugger, this script looks to see if you really need to save a file, and if so, it does so. If the debugger is enabled, it will step instead.

Simple!This palette is intended to be used by those people that usually use CodeWarrior’s default Key Bindings.

Collapsar– Freeware from Saint John Morrison February 15, 2000Your mother warned you to put things back when you were done with them– or it was the basement for YOU tonight!…Oh, sorry, I was flashing back to my youth there. Yes, putting things back the way you found them is polite.

When you collapse a window, by clicking the “windowshade” button in the top right corner (or double-clicking the title bar, if you’ve set it up to work that way), and then shut your computer off, you might expect that window to be collapsed when you restart. But the Finder doesn’t do it.Collapsar, though, does a favor for the Finder: On startup, it re-collapses windows which were that way when you shut your computer down.

Color StyleWriter Defaults – From the Button Circle MirrorThis palette for Color Stylewriter Printers makes a very small corner of your Mac experience easier to use. The palette appears whenever the Printer dialogue box is present, providing a simpler way to shift between the Color/Greyscale/B&W Options and the Best/Normal/Draft Options. And more importantly, it allows you to set defaults, application by application, so you can automatically be set for B&W/Draft in SimpleText, and Color/Best in Photoshop.

Contact the Circle – From the Button Circle MirrorThis OneClick library contains a button for contacting the Button Circle, WestCode, or the OneClick-Talk mailing list.Control Panels Button – freeware from George ClarkThe Control Panels button is a simple button that pops up a palette with all of your Control Panels; an alternative to scrolling through a long list to open a CP.

Coyote Glossary 1.0 – Freeware from John “Coyote” Osborne March 24, 1998Coyote Glossary is based on the OneClick Glossary button. It proides similar functionality, with some additional features.I liked the Glossary button, but it had some limitations. For one… I sometimes wanted to be able to access the same set of glossary entries from different palettes. Since the Glossary button used a static variable for it’s data, it was difficult to do this.

Also, I wanted to be able to switch between different glossaries easily, without having to have a different button for each glossary. With Coyote Glossary, glossary entries are kept in text files. The files can easily be switched between. Each button will “remember” which glossary file was chosen for it.Coyote Time/Date 1.0 – Freeware from John “Coyote” Osborne March 24, 1998Provides an easy way to insert the time and date into your document in several formats.

Cursor LocationThis palette displays the current local and global cursor coordinates, and the name and kind of the frontmost window. Useful for development and debugging.

CyberPal v0.2 – Freeware from Tim BrownThis is the second version of my “CyberPal” palette which IS functional, but isn’t very smart – it still needs a LOT of work. Basically it is a global bookmark palette which utilizes Internet Config to launch it’s stored URLs.Dan’s OC Editing Tools v1.3 -from Dan Flatin January 27, 1999 Updated version!OC Editing Tools provides a mechanism for altering the behavior of OneClick buttons in an environment outside the built-in OneClick editor, and in particular, a means to edit button scripts.

There are two key advantages to using an external editing environment. First, one can employ a dedicated text, code, or word processor with more sophisticated text handling abilities than the OneClick editor. For example, both the free BBEdit Lite and the commercial BBEdit can execute multi-file search and replace using grep pattern matching.

This is particularly useful when you have a large number of interacting buttons, and you want to reorganize them, or change a name. Other suitable text editors include the free MPW editor, shareware Tex-Edit and Alpha, and any word processor with decent text handling abilities (e.g. Nisus). The second advantage to editing in an external environment is that, while editing, your scripts are “live”; so you have all the advantages of OneClick while writing your scripts. This is, of course, the basis for OC Editing Tools.

Dan’s OC List Extensions – From the Button Circle MirrorThis is a OneClick extension for manipulating lists. Specifically, it includes a routine to insert items, and a routine to delete items. The source is included for people who are interested.

Dan’s Titlebar Tools 1.0 -from Dan Flatin April 16, 1997These are a pair of palettes I find generally handy. Especially when used in an editing environment like a word processor. As always, I have tried to keep these scripts as general as possible, so they should be useful in a wide range of applications.

DateClick Lite -from Reinhold Penner April 16, 1997DateClick Lite is a stripped-down version of DateClick (which I cannot release yet, because it requires OC 1.5). DateClick Lite does only one thing: it displays the current date and time as well as display a monthly calendar of any desired date between 1905 to 2095.You might ask “Why is it called “DateClick Lite”? Is there a “DateClick Pro”?

What does the Pro version offer in addition?”:The “Pro” version of DateClick is a Calendar/Reminder/Time Zone/Scheduler application. It does everything to calculate and display the local current date and time, as well as the current time of three world cities (these can be fully customized), and display a monthly calendar of any desired date between 1905 to 2095. It allows you enter events that are stored in different categories and you can have alarms/reminders for these events.

It also features Todo lists and it lets you schedule “Actions” by executing any of your own OneClick scripts at specified times.

DeskPrintChooser – Freeware from Mark Sarowitz September 25, 1997DeskPrintChooser gives you one button that lets you deal with all aspects of Printer options.It lets you see at a glance:

  • Which Printer is selected.
  • Whether the PrintQueue of Desktop Printers is started or stopped.

It lets you take the following actions:

  • Change the selected Printer.
  • Toggle the status of the PrintQueue of Desktop Printers.
  • Open Desktop Printer windows.

Decode QP – From the Button Circle MirrorQuoted-printable is an encoding process used in email(smtp) and news(nntp) to encode extended characters. Most programs deal with it transparently so that you don’t have to worry about it, but digest versions of mailing lists typically do not deal with it correctly. Email and news readers will not automatically decode it. This combination OneClick button and OSAX solves this problem for you.

DialogMaker 1.0 – from Reinhold Penner April 24, 1999DialogMaker is a front end to Dialog Director 0.7, which is an incredibly useful addition to OneClick. If you don’t know what Dialog Director is, the DialogMaker palette is of no use for you. Dialog Director is available here.DialogMaker is a palette that lets you create a Dialog palette in OneClick.

With one click (!!!), this palette is compiled into an AppleScript that produces a dialog in Dialog Director that looks just like the palette you made in OC. The AppleScript is placed on a “Run” button and you can immediately preview what your dialog will look like in Dialog Director. Everything is fully automatic, including variable assignment, button positioning, text font, text size, everything… (true WYSIWYG.)Note – DialogMaker requires OneClick 2.0 (including the Preview) or later

Digest Reply 1.0 – From the Button Circle MirrorThis OneClick palette contains one button for use with the LS Emailer Suite for OneClick. It allows you to reply to individual messages inside of a digest.

Disk Space MonitorA button that shows the disk space available on a volume selected from the pop-up menu. The button automatically turns red to indicate low disk space.

DoubleHelp – Freeware from Aron Nelson with The Button Circle August 28, 1998 Put this button onto a global or application specific palette and it will make the help button require a double-click before help is activated. Double-click again to deactivate help.Useful for preventing accidental presses of the help button.

EasyMenus – Freeware from Mark SarowitzMaintain separate menus for different groups of folders, documents, or applications. Easy to add or delete items. Keep a separate menu for each project or task. Easy Menus can: Open or Close a group of folders, Open a set of folders, docs, and apps simultaneously, Move or Copy finder items to nested folders, Open finder items in other applications. Full Balloon Help.

Edit Text Extension – Freeware from Chris NohrThis Extension adds a much-needed feature to OneClick. I have tested it with the latest beta-version of OneClick, as well as OneClick 1.0.2, and it works just fine. There was a bug that occured with Now Menu’s Sticky Menu’s and No Click Needed features, but they should be fixed. A couple of notes:This is essentially a hack…. It is trying to do something that there really aren’t the facilities to do. I take no responsibility for any damaged caused.

Emailer – Freeware from Paolo CecchettiA collection of buttons for Claris Emailer. A few unique items. Well worth the download.

Eudora Color Pal – Freeware from John DelacourColorPal is a a palette showing all 256 Apple colors each as a button. Releasing the mouse over one of the colored buttons allows a variey of alternative results and extra buttons can be added to increase the functions.At present it does four things: instantaneously changes the color of Eudora 3.0’s text, instantaneously changes Eudora’s background color, puts HTML color tags for the chosen color round selected text in ANY application, displays a message giving the color’s encoding in three formats: OneClick (36), Eudora (65535,0,0) and html (#FF0000).

Eudora Light Clicks 1.0b4 – Freeware from David SytsmaThis palette is a composite of several time-saving buttons for Eudora Light 1.5.4. My purpose in creating this palette was so that those of us who don’t like to fork out the extra doe for a new emailing program can get the most out of Eudora Light. All buttons are pretty much self explanatory, but please note that changing font and font size not only keeps you from having to go to the menu, but also avoids about 5 extra time-consuming clicks. Enjoy!

Eudora 3 Mailbox Assistant – Freeware from Mark SarowitzMakes opening mailboxes and transferring messages in Eudora 3 a tad easier. Full Balloon Help.

Eudora (Pro) Palette – Freeware from Fred LeonardI thought the Eudora Pro 3.0 palette was missing a few things. I like mine much more. Installation is easy. Just turn off the Eudora built in palette, import the palettes, and you are ready.

Eudora Pro – Freeware from Sherman WilcoxA palette for use with Eudora Pro. It’s gone through a few revisions, and is worth a look if you use that program.Even/Odd Printing Palette v1.1 – by Terry Lynch June 30, 1998Updated version!This palette is used for printing a series of even and odd pages in forward or reverse order in any application.New in this version:

  • Forward and Reverse printing
  • Fixed a bug that caused it not to print correctly with Acrobat 3.0
  • Fixed a bug that caused improper selection of Print commands from the File menu in Microsoft Word 5 and in Tex-Edit Plus.

Extension Miniger – Freeware from Saint John Morrison March 31, 1998Some software companies still are unclear on the concept: We like having virtual memory on, we like Kaleidoscope, we like having Fat Cursors and all the other thousands of extensions on while we work. We’ve grown used to the luxury.

And yet, we have to run those semi-compatable programs for one reason or another.Apple’s Extensions Manager is a lifesaver in these cases. Instead of moving things out of the System folder, then back in, you can use a program to do it. I have a “Sloppy Program” set for just such occasions (read: Quake), an “Install from CD” set, and my “DoublePlusMac” set. You probably do, too. It’s real easy– but there are ways to make it easier. There’s OneClick. And now there’s Extension Miniger.

F&Rpal 1.1 – Freeware from Mike Pasini October 2, 1998F&Rpal performs multiple Find and Replace operations across multiple text files either dragged to the palette or containing a user-specified search string. Once you enter a set of find-and-replace strings (which may include some useful metacharacters), you can store the set in a text file which F&Rpal can load for subsequent sessions.

Output may be directed to any directory or to the original directory, overwriting the original files. File root names and extensions may be changed automatically at the same time.

FC Admin – Freeware from Dave Burns November 13, 1997I created this palette some time ago after getting tired of the bug in FirstClass (FC) that made the built in palettes disappear. All of the button graphics are the same as SoftArc’s to limit confusion (there some exceptions as SoftArc didn’t have any graphics for some of them).

FileDate Extension – Freeware from Aron Nelson and The Button Circle November 13, 1997FileDate is a OneClick extension for getting the creation or modification dates of a file (it does not work for disks). Modification date can also be returned in seconds since 1990.

FileMaker Pro 3.xThis is an update to the FileMaker Pro palettes and library which came with OneClick. The only alteration is that these buttons now work with FileMaker Pro 3.x. They will *not* work with FileMaker Pro 2.x. If you are using the older version of FileMaker, please use the palettes that are included with the standard OneClick install.

File Duck 2.0 – From the Button Circle MirrorAn updated version of this OneClick based file management palette. Perform everyday file functions such as moving, stuffing, expanding, and renaming without switching to the Finder. Status displays allow you to see important file informations at a glance.

File Sharing ToggleTurn file sharing on or off without going to the Sharing Setup control panel.File Tools – Freeware from Fred LeonardRename for PC-This button strips out the characters in a filename that Windows 95 doesn’t like. This is very handy for multi platform networks.Rename S&R (Search & Replace)-

This button searched and replaces text anywhere in the filenames. If you wanted to rename all .htm files to .html, you could do it easily by searching for “.htm” and replacing with “.html”Rename Add-This button adds your text to the end of each filename. If you had a bunch of text files, you could add “.text” to the end of them easily.Rename Counter-

This button renames all files to a specified name, and adds a counter to the end. If you had a bunch of picture from a PC with short names, like “RACCARxx.JPG” you could easily name them all “Race Car-xx.jpeg”, or if you had a bunch of untitled files, you could rename them all easily.

File Type ChangerA drag-and-drop button that lets you change the type and creator codes of dropped files. The button stores a menu of your frequently-used type/creator codes.

Finder Palette – Freeware from WestCode Software February 10, 1998This is an update to the shipping Finder palette from WestCode. It corrects a problem where the Get Info button beeps when clicked. It also adds a new command “Add Alias to Apple Menu.”

FindFile v1.5 – Freeware from Gregory C. Townsend with The Button Circle September 15, 1998FindFile (FF from here on) is a palette that duplicates the functionality of the Find File application that comes with the Mac OS. So why bother? Because the Find File application is an application, and therefore cannot work in an Open/Save dialog, while the FF palette can be used anywhere to search for and move files.

Also, the FF palette can be used to search through individual folders (not just volumes) and through several folders at once, can limit the search to just the folder(s) selected (bypassing subfolders), and can save search results.

Find File+ v1.0.0Freeware from Colin Foster May 4, 1998Find File is an incredibly robust utility whose interface is just too cumbersome. It takes more time to specify the parameters of a search for an application, than it would just to wade through the extra files retrieved by a regular name-contains search.This palette does not replace Find File, but instead works along side it, providing a myriad of intuitive, context sensitive Command-keys to allow you to search for what you want (and only what you want) with just a few keystrokes.Try it! You’ll like it!

FischerRandom Generator – Freeware from Mark Brooks with The Button Circle October 16, 1997This is a simple palette used by the International Email Chess Club [IECC] to generate starting positions for their FischerRandom Chess event. The palette both displays the starting position of white’s pieces and allows export to the standard FEN notation of the setup.[The ReadMe for FischerRandom Generator contains more information on this genre of chess, FEN and PGN — download FRG to learn more! (gac)]Fkey ExtensionThis extension adds a new EasyScript command called “FKey”. This command allows you to call any FKey from inside of a script.

Flash’em – From the Button Circle MirrorThe Flash’em Palette is for passively reviewing flash cards. Drag files, or a folder onto Flash’em, and it will go through the files one at a time, one line at a time, and display the lines. In the case where the line has tab delimited fields, it will show the first field, and then display additional fields, one at a time.

FMP Text Color Palette – Freeware from Enrique Terrazas February 15, 2000The FMP Text Color Palette allows you to access FileMaker Pro’s Text Color submenu via a OneClick Palette. In addition, if you would like to incorporate the selection of a particular color in your own scripts, it provides an easy method to obtain the script code.

Folder Size Toggle -from SuBethJimBob June 9, 1997I generally keep Calulate Folder Sizes turned off on my computer, but sometimes it’s nice to know (while transferring folders full of stuff to zip disks, for example) the size. I hate having to go to Control Panels -> Views -> click the button. I adapted a button from one of y’all gurus (I don’t remember who, I apologize. (Jeff Jungblut?)) so it turns the folder size off and on. I also changed it so the icon changes to show whether the sizes are on or off. I keep this on my Finder Bar.
Font Catalog – Freeware from Lisa Thompson July 28, 1999Font Catalog is a one-button palette that will create a catalog of all your installed fonts in AppleWorks, NisusWriter, and other word processing programs. Font Catalog works best with recent versions of Apple/ClarisWorks, generating the catalog at a rate of about 80 fonts per minute on a G3 Mac. Obviously, it will take more time on a slower Mac. It also works well in Microsoft Word 98 and recent versions of NisusWriter.Font Catalog requires OneClick v2.0 or later (or the OneClick Preview)

FrameMaker – Freeware from Jeff JungblutJeff says:Note that many of the buttons are specific to certain projects I’ve worked on in the past so they would be of limited usefulness to anyone else using FrameMaker. Also, there is no documentation for what the buttons do other than the comments at the beginning of each script. Post it if you want, just include my disclaimer. :-)Done.

Global Buttons – From the Button Circle MirrorThese buttons are designed to provide shortcuts to common functions. Print Assistant, when you type Command-P, issues the Page Setup… command before following with the Print command. (It is intelligent enough to work even when a fax driver is selected.) QuickLaunch brings up a list of all application from which you can quickly choose a selection by typing the first few characters of the program’s name. Pressing Return runs the selected program. MemoryBar shows information about the current program’s memory usage, both graphically and with text.

Golive [Font] – Freeware from Didier Laget June 30, 1999The Golive [Font] palette has several buttons for accessing menu items related to fonts in Adobe Golive v4.Reviewer’s Note: The included readme says that this palette requires OneClick v2.0, but it should work with v1.x

Guy’s Text Processor -from WestCode Software May 22, 1997Guy’s Text Processor is a single button developed for Guy Kawasaki by WestCode Software. It is used to process “garbled” email messages for the EvangeList.

Hard Disk Gauge (aqua) – freeware from Barry Fass-Holmes and George Clark April 24, 2000 Hard Disk Gauge (aqua) palette puts a splash of MacOS X Aqua’s look on your desktop! The palette comes in two variations, one more aquafied than the other.This palette displays a thermometer-gauge representation of how much used or free space is on any selected volume. It also displays, in text, the actual number of megabytes used or free on that volume.Hard Disk Gauge requires the Volume Info AppleScript scripting addition (osax), which is available here (scroll to bottom of page).Requires OneClick 2.x

Help Tags+++ – Freeware from Reinhold Penner August 10, 1999Do you like WestCode’s Help Tags?If so, then you might want to consider upgrading them to “Help Tags +++”.Why should I use “Help Tags +++” instead of the original?Because it gives you enhanced help tags with the following features:• Global access to help tags from the OneClick Menu• Help tags are positioned relative to cursor position or button location• Dual monitor savvy• Visual clue indicating for multi-line help text• On Demand or Auto-Expansion of help tags for multi-line help text• Set font and size of help tagsHelp Tags+++ requires OneClick v2.0 or later (or the OneClick Preview)

Hide Palettes 1.01 – Freeware from George Clark with The Button Circle August 28, 1998 Updated version!Hide Palettes will automatically hide/show all of your OneClick palettes when selected applications are active. You can also elect to have specific palettes remain visible for a given application. v1.01 better handles showing palettes after a crash.

HotPlate 2 – Freeware from Jerry Kindall March 10, 1998HotPlate is a OneClick palette which works with the Finder to allow you to assign hot keys to certain applications, then lets you open selected files in those applications by pressing the hot key. For example, you might assign ResEdit the hot key of Command-Shift-R. Afterward, to open a file in ResEdit, you can simply select the file in the Finder, then press Command-Shift-R.

ResEdit is launched and the file is opened, just as if you’d dragged the file onto ResEdit’s icon.NOTE: HotPlate REQUIRES OneClick 1.02 for configuration purposes. Once configured, it will work with v1.03. Read the documentation before attempting to use HotPlate, especially if you are currently using OC v1.03.

HTMLpal 2.0 – Freeware from Mike Pasini August 14, 1997Updated version!HTMLpal is a OneClick palette that extends the text editor of your choice into a Hypertext Markup Language editor, providing syntactically-correct and automated entry of HTML codes for text, paragraphs, links, lists, forms and tables.HTMLpal requires OneClick 1.0.2 or later. Occupying about 25K, its buttons are designed to be used in any text editor. The author uses it with both SimpleText and TexEdit.

Version 2.0 is the second publicly-released version of the palette the author has used to develop and maintain Web sites (cf. http://www.uwreport.com for example, as well as our companion palette, F&Rpal). Our thanks to the many generous contributors to the OneClick mailing list who will recognize some of their ideas hard at work in this palette.Reviewer’s note: While you’re here, check out the companion palette, F&RPal 1.0

HTML Reference 1.0 -from geoffrey makstutis March 6, 1997I originally started this palette as both an exercise in teaching myself how to use OneClick and a way to have a quick and ready reference for HTML tags that I could access without having to hunt for the right piece of documentation.
IC Click – From the Button Circle MirrorThis button handles drag and dropped URLs and can also open URLs stored on the clipboard. Now, it can also handle the parital Info-Mac and UMich URLs (thanks Dan C!). I changed it over to sendAE recently, as well. Updated version!

Illustrator – Freeware from Chris CalhounThis is a good “tool bar” type palette for Illustrator.

Install Espy – Freeware from Reinhold Penner with The Button Circle October 16, 1997Espy is a font designed by Apple’s Human Interface team for better readability on computer screens. These fonts are found, e.g., inside the Apple Guide extension that came with your System. The “Install Espy” palette installs these fonts for you automatically by extracting them from your Apple Guide file.NOTE: Requires the Resource Utilites AppleScript Scripting Addition, available here

Interface Design Kit – From the Button Circle MirrorAn instruction manual with examples and the necessary components for designing OneClick palettes.

Internet Apps – From the Button Circle MirrorA simple button which gives you a popup of all your “helper” apps listed in Internet Config. Selecting the app launches it.

Iowa Buttons – Freeware from Mark SarowitzThe enclosed library contains two freeware buttons that I hope folks find handy.OneClip is a multiple item Clipboard. Because it utilizes SimpleText, it should be familiar and easy for people to use. I rely on it for a many things, but find it especially convenient for grabbing interesting snippets of text off the web.Print Toggle is a way to easily start or stop the Printer Queue.

It also provides a simple method for opening up the printer window. And if you want to cover up the Desktop Printer icon with OneClick palettes, it will show you the state of the Printer Queue.

Ircle PowerBar – Freeware from Hank Chandless September 25, 1997This palette for Ircle 3.x (an IRC client) simplifies sound playing and DCC while providing a number of other shortcuts. To play sounds, you can simply drag and Drop them on the Sound button or click the button and select from a list of your available sounds. DCC is also Drag and Drop capable. Used in conjunction with Ircle’s User Window, you can drag and drop files right to any selected user or users. You can even DCC multiple files to multiple users with just one Drag and Drop! (Requires Applescript.)

Julian Function v1.1 – Freeware from Jeffrey W. Blair May 4, 1998The Julian Function is a called button “sub-routine” that calculates a past or future date and its associated day of the week. The date calculated is based on today’s date and the number of days to (or since) that date.

JumpBar 2.0 – Freeware from J. Rick Adams, M.D. with The Button Circle September 22, 1998Updated version!Jump Bar is a Task Bar and System Bar replacement modeled after the Windows ’95 Start bar (It’s the only feature of that OS I like).

It provides extended flexibility in managing open applications by allowing the user to quickly jump to a desired application, hide an application’s windows automatically, or quit an application without first bringing it to the front, to name a few. It allows for global management of applications with the ability to quit all applications, or quit all but the front application. With the improvements in version 2.0, Jump Bar allows for the addition of any OneClick button thus providing unlimited flexibility and power, and replacing the System palette shipped with OneClick.

Laserwriter 8 Defaults – Freeware from Ed Lovelace March 8, 2000This palette for Laserwriter printers, using the Apple Laserwriter 8 software, makes a very small corner of your Mac experience easier. The palette appears whenever the Printer dialogue box is present, providing a simpler way to shift between the 4-per-Page/2-per-Page/1-per-Page Options and the Printer/PS/PDF Options.

And more importantly, it allows you to set defaults, application by application, so you can automatically be set for 1-per-Page/PDF in SimpleText, and 4-per-Page/Printer in Photoshop. (LaserWriter 8 Defaults is an edited version of the Button Circle palette, Color Stylewriter Defaults, by Mark Sarowitz.)

Launch Strip 1.4 – Freeware from WestCode Software January 9, 1999This standard OneClick palette has been rewritten to add in many new features. For instance, you can now easily find or get info on a file, navigate folders, and rearrange buttons. There’s a revised menu full of options for each button. There’s even a way to switch folders when in Open/Save dialog boxes

!Launch Strip Helper 1.0 – From the Button Circle MirrorThis OneClick palette contains utilities for use with OneClick’s built-in Launch Strip. These include the ability to rearrange icons, recover a lost strip from aliases, and more.

LaunchWindow – Freeware from Gregory C. Townsend with The Button Circle May 4, 1998LaunchWindow is a palette that allows you to create buttons for and schedule launches of your frequently used documents, folders, applications, URLs, and text. These can be organized into sets that can be switched by clicking set buttons.

A set can be established to track current and recent apps, and recently used files that are tracked will be stored in the button representing the app in which they were opened (if the button is present).

Items can be launched as a group. Items on the palette can be opened, and new items can be added, without expanding the palette from its iconified state. You can schedule items to be launched at system startup or on a timed schedule.

LCD/LED CLocks – Freeware from Hiroshi NishimuraLED CLock: A clock that simulates the look of a LED display. Each digit is composed of 20 buttons in a 4×5 grid.LCD Clock: A clock that simulates the look of a LCD. Each digit is composed of seven buttons.

ListFinder Extension – Freeware from Aron Nelson and The Button Circle November 13, 1997ListFinder is a OneClick extension that makes managing lists a little easier. ListFinder will return the position of an item in a list, or 0 (zero) if the item isn’t found.

Load/Save Desktops – From the Button Circle MirrorThis OneClick library contains one button for using A. Rankine’s AppleScript. The purpose is simple. If you have a multi-synsc monitor, your icons get jumbled whenever you change resolutions. Run the appropriate script, and your icons are placed in a pre-assigned configuration. This saves quite a few headaches. Also, if you have some weird habit of wanting all of your disk icons across the bottom, this script can probably set that up for you.

LS Emailer Suite – Freeware from LakeSoft/Mark Brooks/Jeff JungblutThe LakeSoft Emailer Suite is a collection of buttons for use with WestCode Software’s OneClick. It enhances Claris Emailer v1.0 and higher. You need to have OneClick and Emailer installed to use the LakeSoft Emailer Suite.

Mac Error Codes – From the Button Circle MirrorThis is a simple palette for displaying explanations of system error codes. Enter in the system error code, it displays the result. The list of error codes, in the form of a resource file, was created by Dave Rubinic for his Easy Errors 1.11 program. He credits “The information for the Macintosh errors was gathered from Apple’s SysErr.a file, Inside Macintosh VI, and System Errors 7.01 by “Dr. Pete” Corless. ” David can be reached at [email protected]

MacNav Configurations 1.0 – Freeware from Nicholas Riley August 21, 1997MacNav Configurations is a small palette which makes CompuServe session parameters accessible from a pop-up menu. Each configuration consists of settings for connection, network, and (where applicable) phone set. Just select from the pop-up menu to choose all of these settings at once. Optionally, if you use the command key or button to start a connection, and depending on the status of your Open Transport/PPP connection, this palette will automatically select an Internet or modem configuration before instructing MacNav to connect.

MacSLIP Control 1.0 – From the Button CircleWhen connected, you are given the choice to close the connection, check your mail with Claris Emailer (sorry no Eudora support yet), open MacTCP (or TCP/IP if OpenTransport is installed), open MacSlip, or open Internet Config. When you are not connected, you can connect or open any of the files listed above. The icon changes to show connection status.

MacWrite ProThis includes the palettes and library from the 1.0 release of OneClick.

Mail Archiver – From the Button Circle MirrorThis button is designed to allow the user to maintain text files of email from Claris Emailer. It supports the creation and deletion of the text files (which are SimpleText documents).

Mailto – From the Button Circle MirrorThis button maintains a list of names/e-mail addresses for you to call up from any program. It uses Internet Config to send the mail, so it should be compatible with all e-mail programs. Also, it allows command-selecting of a person for “fingering.”

Mark’s Audio CD Button, v3.0 – Freeware from Mark Brethen November 2, 2000Updated version!This button controls Audio CD’s much like Apple’s control strip module and is intended for use with WestCode Software’s OneClick 2.0.Special Features

  • Complete audio CD functions including play, pause, stop, eject, track selection, volume, repeat and auto play.
  • Track list uses information from the standard Apple CD Player database to display disc and track names.
  • Full support of all types of CD/DVD drives, as well as support of all features of the latest Apple CD/DVD drivers.
  • Automatic multiple drive support. If you have more than one CD/DVD drive and more than one audio CD is inserted, the disc titles will appear automatically above the track list in the popup menu, allowing easy selection of any mounted audio CD.

Mark’s BookMarks – From the Button Circle MirrorBookMarks is an Internet Config-based URL launcher for OneClick. It allows for the storing of multiple URLs in categories, or “Topics.” BookMarks is full of features for the savvy net user. Also included is a “Mini-BookMarks” version for those who are concerned about screen real estate.

Mark’s Button Tools – From the Button Circle MirrorThis OneClick library contains two buttons which are used to discern the status of active palettes and buttons.

Mark’s OneClick ToolsThis palette is an expansion on Mark’s Button Tools. It now contains several buttons, including one which extracts all of your scripts and saves them as text files and another which translates a script and places it on the clipboard, making it suitable for posting to OC-Talk.

Mark’s Trashy Buttons – From the Button Circle MirrorA small package containing two OneClick buttons for global palettes. One is an enhancement of the stock “Empty Trash” button from WestCode, enabling it to function in non-Finder apps. The second is an easy way of accessing the options in Speed Copy/Eraser, part of Speed Doubler.

MarqueeThis palette displays your animated, scrolling message in a palette.

Memory Usage Monitor (MUM) 1.4 – Freeware from Steve BeckerUpdated version September 25, 1997 Many times when your Mac crashes, it ‘s due to a problem with your machine handling its memory resources; also, many of these crashes come with a dialog box that presents a difficult to interpret error code.

Further, many users find it difficult to effectively manage the memory installed on their computer, since the memory they allocate to their applications is usually dictated by the program’s creator and they have no way of easily monitoring the actual memory requirements of their software.

My MUM is designed to address these and other issues by providing you with a way to dynamically monitor the memory requirements of *your* computer. This should help you to increase the stability of your machine’s configuration, free-up allocated but unused memory, and track which activities lead to memory related problems (I hope this will prove to be both a good diagnostic tool and a method to alert you to impending trouble before a problem developes).

Last, but not least, if you are like me, you will also enjoy having the ability to monitor a dynamic display of what your machine is doing!

Menu Switch App Launcher – Freeware from Mark SarowitzAre you tired of having to have a separate button for each of your applications? This button will maintain a menu of your applications. Keep three or four of these buttons on a small launcher palette, and switch between applications via the menu.

Monitor Toggle – Freeware from Enrique Terrazas June 30, 1999Note: Monitor Toggle requires OneClick 2.0, AppleScript and the AppleScript Scripting Addition (osax). Get Jon’s Commands.The Monitor Toggle Palette contains one button (Monitor Toggle) that allows you to switch between two monitor settings

.MoveIt!/CopyIt! 1.1 (MICI) – freeware from George ClarkUpdated Version!MICI now better handles moving or copying into or out of a protected folder (Applications or System Folder). The original version didn’t take this possibility into account.MoveIt!/CopyIt! (hereinafter referred to as “MICI”) has a dual personality.

When the button text says “MoveIt!” it will perform a file move, even when transferring files between different volumes (ie, you end up with only one copy of the file, in the location specified as the destination). In copy mode (button text says “CopyIt!”) MICI performs a straight-forward copy operation, ending up with two copies of the file. MICI will even let you move files to the Desktop.

MultiClip Pro Palette 1.1 – Freeware from Steve BeckerEven though MultiClip Pro is a powerful program that greatly expands the capabilities of the Clipboard and Scrapbook, a large number of key combinations must be remembered to access many of the programs features. This palette for MultiClip Pro puts the most frequently used functions at your fingertips—only one click away.

Netscape 1.x – Freeware from Mike SilvermanThe button bar is an exact duplicate of the Netscape button bar, so you’ll want to go into your Netscape prefs and tell Netscape not to show its button bar.Two exceptions…the button with the little document icon on it will display a page’s source, and the button with a tiny computer teminal on it will prompt you for a search phrase and then will search Yahoo for that topic. Finally, there is a pop-up menu of your hotlist.

Netscape Amigo v1.1 – Freeware from Bret Barker April 24, 1999Updated Version!This palette for Netscape 4.0-4.5 makes changing preferences fun and easy to do at home. It automates toggling the ‘Automatically Load Images’ preference, eases the pain and frustration of deleting the cache, relieves the itching and burning that accompanies popup spam windows, and presents soothing relief with the muy fantastico URL Jumper.

Netscape OC Solution 2.1 – Freeware from Jason Paul FloresVersion 2.1 brings on a few bug fixes, in addition to the many new features introduced in 2.0. The method of toolbar placement is still the same (in the title bar).

I actually could not think of a better place to put it. There are toolbars not only for the browser, but also for the mail and news windows, and a new button that gets added to the new message window for inserting signatures into your messages. In addition, two additional toolbars were created that were never supplied by Netscape. These go with the Bookmarks and Address List windows. One additional toolbar was created to make switching between all of the windows a breeze. That makes seven toolbars in all, even though you will only see two at any one time (would get a bit harry switching seven toolbars).

Netscape History v1.01 – Freeware from George Clark with The Button Circle September 15, 1998Netscape versions through 4.05 don’t have a History List, although this feature is available in the Windows95 versions, and is promised for a future Mac version. Netscape History adds this functionality to the current Mac version.Version 1.01 adds a user-definable limit to the number of urls tracked, thus taking care of a problem with out of memory errors.

NewDocs – Freeware from D. Michael Milbourn with The Button Circle May 4, 1998NewDocs is an AP Dashboard add-on that provides instant access to document templates.

Newswatcher – Freeware from Arch GettyHere’s a very simple Newswatcher Palatte. No programming here, just some macros and menu commands. It’s for lazy people who don’t want their hand to leave the mouse. These fit the way I work in Newswatcher. Maybe they don’t fit yours; feel free to rearrange or throw it away. It’s yours and it’s free.

NTK Builder Library – Freeware from Saint John Morrison March 31, 1998 The Newton Toolkit (hereafter referred to as NTK) is the usual method of building a Newton application on the Macintosh. One thing that’s missing from it is a batch function. Sometimes you have a whole lot of related files that work off of one or two project data files– a set of constants that are used in a set of related programs.It’s a pain in the neck to open, build, close, and open the next. That’s what macros were meant for, and now you can use OneClick to automate your build process.

Nisus Clipboards – Freeware from Ted Goranson September 4, 1997Four months ago, when I first discovered NisusWriter, I was blown away by its capability. When something like this happens, the tendency is to look for small improvements. The greater the app, the stronger the tendency.Nisus supports 10 clipboards and other clipboard tools which make it unique. It also has the strongest drag and drop in the industry.

One can show the contents of a clipboard and edit it on the clipboard, dragging and dropping. But one can’t drag to any clipboard icon.These palettes add that capability. The screenshots show how these are integrated into a larger set of palettes that I won’t discuss here. These palettes will need some tuning to match you and your system: Some of the dialogs have my name; the locations are determined by my PowerBook 540c, using Kaliedoscope/Joraki, and probably will have to move for you; and finally, I use some non-standard and extended fonts.

Nisus Writer 5.12 Library – Freeware from Tae-Yun Park May 4, 1998Nisus Writer Library is a set of 65 buttons for Nisus Writer 5.12 (although some of them may work with other versions). There are a variety of buttons for accomplishing many tasks in Nisus Writer.Submitted by Darrell WoodNotes & Help Palettes – Freeware from Bill Shack June 30, 1999The Notes/Help palettes can be used for reminder notes, help notes, etc. The Notes palette is global and can be used for general notes. The “Help” palette is application specific and is used to keep hints for specific programs.

OC-PPP-1.1 – From the Button Circle MirrorThe 1.0 release was in the LS Emailer Suite. This simply keeps track of PPP being open or closed, and gives you some menu options, such as checking your mail. Updated version!

OC Checkers v1.1 – Freeware from Eric Heller June 30, 1998The features of this game are simple; it’s like a normal checkers game: people take turns moving their peices on the board. The OneClick palette has what I call “cheater-proof-protection.” In other words, that means that you can’t move a checker more than one square unless you are jumping someone; you can’t move backwards unless you are a king; you can’t move onto red squares; and you can’t move out of turn!

OC Print v2.0 – Freeware from Mark Brooks September 4, 1997Updated Version!Here’s a button/palette combo for controlling the PrintText extension for OneClick. It was designed with Tim Brown’s Interface Design Kit. Basically, with this solution you can print any text anywhere, without using the resources of any application. You can drag and drop text files and they will be printed, with the defaults you set, without ever being opened by the application.RequirementsOneClick, PrintText Extension, FontMenu Extension (optional, but cool). Both are included with this package.

OC Signatures 1.5 – Freeware from Mark BrooksThis OneClick library contains one button for using mulitple signatures in *any* application. The reason is simple. If you have mulitple accounts, or even personal and private e-mail, you need multiple signatures. Unfortunately, even the best of e-mail applications only allows two. This fixes that.

OCSounds 2.01 – Freeware from Tim BrownAn interesting way to deal with “sound sets” in OneClick. This 2.0 design also showcases a lot of palette design tricks. Really one you should download and play with.OCSpeak – Freeware from Mark Brooks This OneClick library contains one button for speaking text. The text can be a file, a dropped file, the active selection, dropped text, or the clipboard. The button can either use your default voice, or a random one. This button really shows off the simplicity and power of OneClick.

OC-Talk ArchivesAre you new to OneClick? Did you miss what the OneClick-Talk mailing list talked about last month? Download last month’s archive and find out. Don’t forget to get EasyView. If you would like to join the OneClick-Talk mailing list, please fill out this form.

OC Speaktime Library v1.01 – Freeware from Saint John Morrison January 27, 1999 Updated version!Ever want to know the time? Well, there are many solutions to this problem–Plain old digital watch: $3.98.Wall clock: $9.95.Macintosh with OneClick and Speak Time button: $1200 and counting.Sure, there are cheaper options. But you already have that Mac up and running. And if you’re anything like me, you’re too lazy to look at a wall clock– you want the time read to you. It’s kind of pathetic, really, but there you go.This will speak the time in your system’s default voice when you click on it. There are also various options that you can select via a popup menu.

OC Startup Manager v1.1 – Freeware from George Clark and The Button Circle May 4, 1998Updated version.OC Startup Manager (OCSM) gives you a little more control over what is launched at Startup. Instead of always using the Startup Items folder, let OCSM handle those files/folders. By holding down any key, you can disable OCSM, but still allow the items in the Startup Items folder (and more importantly, extensions and control panels like OneClick) to load normally. OCSM also includes an option to bring Finder front after all of its files have been launched.

OCtilities 1.0 – Freeware from George Clark with The Button CircleOCtilities is a set of eight utilities, all related in some way to OneClick. Included are buttons for opening the OC folders, opening the OC Editor/Control Panel, making a backup copy of the OneClick Folder, and more! OCtilities includes a complete palette with all eight buttons, and a library of the buttons so you can pick and choose which ones you want to use. Please note that some of the buttons will not work, or may behave differently, under Mac OS 8.

OneClick HyperCard ExternalsHyperCard XCMDs and an XFCN that let you access OneClick global variables and call OneClick buttons from within a HyperTalk script.OC Video Poker – Freeware from George Clark with The Button Circle March 10, 1998Step right up and try your luck! OC Video Poker does what the name implies: it simulates a video poker game, like the machines found in Las Vegas and elsewhere. Proof positive that OneClick can be fun as well useful!OneClick Reference – Freeware from Christopher Stone September 4, 1997OneClick Reference – Text (BBEdit) format

OneClick Reference – WordPerfect formatOneClick Reference – Nisus Writer formatIf you’re like many scripters, you’ve taken to using your favorite text editor or word processor for writing scripts. But every now and then you need to verify the proper syntax of a OneClick command, which means opening the OC Editor.

Not any more! Christopher Stone has extracted the online help information into three different formats: Text (specifically, BBEdit), WordPerfect and Nisus Writer. Now you can open this information in a document window and have instant access to all of OneClick’s commands. (Note that the Text version is too large to open in SimpleText.)Download the version you need, unstuff, and start scripting! (Thanks, Chris!)

OneClip 2.0 – From the Button Circle MirrorIf you ever work with text on your Mac, you can make your life considerably easier with OneClip v2.0. One small button gives you a choice of seven different ways to save your text clippings. Without leaving your favorite application, just select some text, and let OneClip do the rest.

You can print text, speak text, extend your Clipboard from one item to a five item smart Clipboard, store text in two separate SimpleText files, create a new Stickies note with your text, and store frequent clippings in an improved version of the OneClick Glossary. Included is a Glossary Editor to edit and sort your Glossary items

Open First New Message (for Eudora) – Freeware from Markus Frischknecht January 27, 1999This is a free palette for the macro utility OneClick. It has one simple purpose: in the email program Eudora, it will open the first unread message in the current mailbox.Requires AppleScript, Eudora (v1.5 or later) and the Scriptable Finder.

Open Sesame v1.2 – Freeware from Gregory C. Townsend with The Button Circle September 1, 1998Open Sesame (‘OS’ from here on) is a launcher palette that allows you to store your favorite applications, files, folders, URLs, and text blocks in one place. These can be organized into sets that can be switched by clicking set buttons at the top of the palette; items in a set can be launched as a group. Items on the palette can be opened, and new items can be added, without expanding the palette from its iconified state. You can schedule items to be launched at system startup or on a timed schedule.

Open Transport Library v 1.1 -from George Clark UPDATE! February 20, 1997OT Library consists of two buttons: PPP Configs and TCP/IP Configs. The basic use of these two buttons is to allow you to easily change configurations for PPP or TCP/IP. PPP Configs will also toggle your PPP connection.

OSAMenu – From the Button Circle MirrorThe OSAMenu button is modeled after Leonard Rosenthal’s OSAMenu. It keeps a universal list, and application specific list of files or scripts that can be clicked on to launch. It even uses the same directory structure, so if you currently use OSAMenu, it should be all set up! There are several things you can do with the button:

  • Keep a list of frequently used files and applications, as in the AppleMenu (but easier to add to)
  • Keep an application specific list of frequently used files/stationary
  • Add compiled OSA scripts (AppleScript, Frontier, etc) to be universally available, or available for specific applications.

OscarPal – Freeware from Mike Pasini September 15, 1998OscarPal is a palette that facilitates standard screenplay formatting in QuarkXPress using the included Oscar [template].qxp QuarkXPress template. Editable, savable lists of characters and locations may be automatically entered correctly formatted. A long list of standard transitions is also available as well as some standard directions.

OT Manager v2.0 – Freeware from George Clark May 12, 1998Updated version!OT Manager (Open Transport Manager, or OTM) lets you establish “configuration sets” that will change the configuration for TCP/IP, as well as the configuration for PPP and Modem (if you’re using OT/PPP), or the settings for FreePPP 2.6x–just by selecting the name of the configuration set from a menu. OTM only works with Open Transport in conjunction with PPP/Modem, or Open Transport with FreePPP v2.6x.The OTM package also includes a button that will toggle a PPP connection that uses OT/PPP or FreePPP 2.6x.

OT PPP Control 2.1 – freeware from Ed HeckmanNew, Updated version!Modified the script to allow the button to toggle the connection even when the palette it’s on isn’t visible.This button is designed to control the status of an Open Transport PPP connection. Features quite a few options to make connections easier.

Outlook Tools Version 1.0 – Freeware from Omar Shahine June 30, 1998A palette for MicroSoft’s Outlook ExpressThis toolbar was started as a simple Reply button. Since OE lacks any attribution line, I decided to write a button incorporating Richard Shapiro’s “reply with attribution” scripts. However, as I took a look at all the scripts that were piling up in my Script menu items folder I decided that many of these scripts could be launched by a OneClick palette. As a result, this toolbar was born. I have added many of the standard functions included in the Microsoft OE toolbar and taken it one step further by using many of the widely available scripts found on my web page:

Omar Shahine’s home pageI have found this palette to be an excellent replacement for the standard MS toolbar and you will find it to be a great time saver. Enjoy!

PageMaker 5.0a – Freeware from Chris CalhounThis includes two good “tool bar” type palettes for PageMaker.PageMill 1.0b3 – Freeware from Daniel ReynosoAnother new UPDATE! Alters text attributes in PageMill. This palette provides easy access to many menu commands.

The Palace Palette 1.0.5 – Freeware from Mitch Crane September 25, 1997Updated versionThe Palace Palette is a OneClick palette for use with The Palace graphical chat client. It adds some functions missing in The Palace client (notably a “bookmarking” feature for connections, and the ability to give names to macros), as well as making it easier to use some of the other menu items.Documentation is included in plain text and html formats.

Palette Meister -from George Clark April 16, 1997Palette Meister gives you a little more control over which palettes are visible at any given time. By adding palettes to the “toggleList” you can toggle them on and off with a keystroke.

Palette File Updater – Freeware from Greg Townsend June 2, 1997When OneClick creates a palette for an application in the Button Palettes folder in the OneClick folder, the palette is named after the application (e,g. ‘Netscape Navigator 2.0 Palette’).

This works great most of the time. However, if the application is upgraded and the name changes (e.g., ‘Netscape Navigator 2.0’ to ‘Netscape Navigator 3.0’), the palette may not be imported into the updated application because OneClick looks for a palette file with the name of the application.

Palette File Updater changes the names of the application-specific palettes in the Button Palettes folder (and in the Backup folder) so that when the application’s name changes, the palette is automatically imported. It does this by adding the application’s creator code to the name of the palette file, which allows the file to be recognized as belonging to any application with that creator code.

Paletti v1.1 – Freeware from Reinhold Penner June 30, 1999Note: Paletti requires OneClick v2.0, AppleScript and the AppleScript Scripting Addition (osax) Dialog Director v0.7. Dialog Director is available here.Paletti is a preliminary release of a scripting utility palette. In its present form, Paletti features text find and replace operations. This is what it does:

  • You can select a palette to work on
  • You can select a single or all buttons on that palette
  • Find a search string in a specified button or all buttons on a palette
  • You can then either manually edit the script line that contains this search string and replace the original line with the edited one, or
  • You can globally replace any search string with any replace string on a selected button or on all buttons of a given palette

Additional features:

  • You can preview a button script without opening the editor
  • You can select entire scripts or multiple script lines as search strings
  • You can replace search strings by clipboard contents
  • You can set the index of individual buttons
  • You can edit the Button.Data contents

Paste Quoted Extension/LibraryAdds appropriate line breaks to text on the Clipboard and inserts the “>” character at the beginning of each line, then pastes the quoted text. This package contains an updated QuoteText extension.

PB Nav Palette – Freeware from Kevin Mickey September 4, 1997This palette give your powerbook navigation key equivalents.I was sick and tired of not having Home/End/Page Up/Down keys on my powerbook, so I whipped out a quick and dirty Nav palette.It’s currently set to the following keysF9 = HomeF10 = EndF11= Page upF12 = Page DownImport it as a global palette, and you should be able to use your function keys as nav keys. Of course, the default keys are user selectable.

Once I imported the palette, I made it invisible so it wouldn’t clutter screen space. That’s the main reason I didn’t make pretty buttons. I’ll never see them unless I’m editing the palette.

PEP: Pretty Easy Privacy – From the Button Circle MirrorPretty Easy Privacy provides easy access to privacy services from within Eudora and Eudora Pro. PEP supports MacPGP, anon.penet.fi and cypherpunk (cpunk) remailing services. PEP is not meant to replace MacPGP’s interface, or to provide access to all of its functions. In particular, PEP provides no help with MacPGP’s key management features. It is designed to make it possible to use the PGP features people use most, encrypt/sign/decrypt, from within your e-mail application with a minimum of user effort.

PhoneBook Plus 1.6 – Freeware from Derek Smiley October 30, 1997PhoneBook Plus is a oneclick palette that I created for storage of your friends’ phone numbers to be at your disposal when you need them, kind of like the yellow pages only you put in the information. “PBP” is very user friendly with a nice interface (better than my “TextClippings” palette) so you can maneuver easily.PhotoShop 3.0.5 – Freeware from Chris CalhounThis is a good “tool bar” type palette for PhotoShop.

PhotoShop De-Aggravator 3.0 – Freeware from Jerry KindallEvery single tool in Photoshop tool palette can be selected by a keyboard equivalent. For example, pressing the L key activates the Lasso. But there’s one flaw. Four keys don’t act like the rest of the keys. In fact, these four keys are sensitive to the context of the tool which is already selected.

This palette corrects the problem by substituting the correct key as determined by window context. Very handy indeed.NEW IN VERSION 3: The DeAggravator has been redesigned to improve performance. An About button has been added, and the Web link displayed in the About area is “live” (try clicking it)! External OneClick scripts can now turn the palette’s functionality on and off (useful if you need to let users type into scripts, which can be difficult with the DeAggravator enabled).

PLM Palette Manager – Freeware from David Cogen May 4, 1998PLM Palette Manager (PLM for short) is a manager of OneClick palettes. Traditionally, functions like automatically changing a palette’s visibility are the responsibility of individual palettes, which increases the complexity of each palette and means that this useful functionality is not available unless the palette’s author has programmed it in. With PLM, such management tasks are performed by PLM itself, and become automatically available for every OneClick palette.

PopupDir 2.5 – From the Button Circle MirrorPopupDir is a OneClick palette that lets you keep bookmarks to commonly used folders. It allows you to quickly jump to one of these bookmarked folders while in the standard file dialog. When not in the standard file dialog it will open the finder window for that folder.

PowerButton Library – Freeware from Aron Nelson with The Button Circle August 12, 1998
Easily open multiple files/folders and restore Finder Windows with a single click.Visit Aron’s home page

Print All HTML Files – Freeware from Mark BrooksA request from Philippe Dewost. Drag a group of files or folder to this button, they are completely scanned and all files ending in “.html” are sent to the printer. This is based on some work I was already doing for the May Button Circle release and Alan Bird’s example Print Text button. You will need to download the Print Text extension from the WestCode FTP/WWW site.

Printer Chooser (BETA)Pop-up menu that lets you switch printers without making a trip to the Chooser. Includes a OneClick extension that lets you get and set the active printer setting.

PrintText Extension/LibraryThis is an UPDATE! Prints text to the current printer. You can specify the font and font size; top, left, bottom, and right margins; begin and end pages; and whether or not to display the page setup and print dialogs. An example button is included. This updated version allows you to specify fonts by name as well as by ID number.Process Switcher – From the Button Circle MirrorAllows the user to switch to other running applications using keyboard shortcuts.

Process Switching – Freeware from Bill Shack June 30, 1998This palette has four buttons that let you conveniently switch processes. It is primarily intended for those who like to navigate by keystroke commands, and I would expect that most folks would not have the palette visible. It requires that you have the AppleScript scripting extension Dialog Director installed in your System/Extensions/Scripting Additions folder. DD is free, and Version 0.7 is included in the file. The buttons do not have to be visible to function.

Process Tabber – Freeware from J. Rick Adams, M.D. with The Button Circle August 28, 1998 Process Tabber allows for switching between active applications by using a method found in the Windows Operating System- the Command-Tab key sequence.

Protector 2.7 – Freeware from Tim Rosencrans April 7, 1998Updated Version!New in version 2.7 protector can be disabled for any program by drag and dropping the program on the button. Note if updating from a previous version you must delete the old preferences file.Protector is a very simple button with one purpose: it automatically adjusts windows so they will not cover a protected area of the screen.

QT PlaylistFreeware from Lisa Thompson October 31,1999QT Playlist is a configurable palette for use as a playlist with Apple’s QuickTime Player. While the QuickTime Player’s drawer feature is a neat idea, the fact that it only stores icons and not file names is an unfortunate limitation. QT Playlist will store up to 24 of your favorite movies, songs, and other local QuickTime media files for convenient one-click access. And QT Playlist is dressed up to match the QuickTime Player’s brushed-metal motif.Requires OneClick v2.0 or later (or the OneClick Preview)

QuarkXPressThis includes the palette and library from the 1.0 release of OneClick.

Quick Assist Palette 1.0f – Freeware from Steve BeckerThis is a small palette that contains buttons for several common actions, plus a button for toggling the PaperPort scanner on/off. The Signature (Sig) button represents just another way to use Westcode’s flexible Glossary button.

QuickMail 3.5 Palette – Freeware from Walter PaliskaThis Palette is designed to provide you with a handy way of selecting a number of new features that Quickmail 3.5 has added that (unfortunately) CE conveniently forgot to place at our fingertips (and if you bought OneClick its probably because you hate menus…). I have created buttons for just about every major command; I have left out some of the rarely used ones.

RamGauge 1.0 -from Walter Paliska April 16, 1997This palette CAN be used a standalone palette but its really just a place holder for the ramgauge button that’s on the palette. Simply copy the button to your favorite global palette (like Adam Alpern’s BeOS Dock for OneClick) and presto! this button will now track graphically how much RAM you are using and how much is free.
Recent Apps 1.0 – From the Button Circle MirrorThis OneClick button keeps track of the most recently-opened applications in a handy popup menu.

Recent Cleanup, v2.3– Freeware from Saint John Morrison February 15, 2000Updated version!The “Recent” folders, created by Apple Menu Options, are great. Without digging through a tangled web of folders, you can go back to that program or document that you were working on a few minutes ago but which you inadvertently quit or closed. But its automatic nature sometimes works against it:

The folders become cluttered with a dozen “Read Me” files, startup applications that you don’t really need to find ever again, installation programs, etc. But Recent Cleanup can help keep them tidy and filled with aliases to important files.NEW WITH THIS VERSION: Recent Cleanup no longer assumes that your folders to be cleaned up are all in the Apple Menu Items folder! This means that you can add cleanup buttons for the new Navigation Services:

Recent Items folder, for BeHeirarchic folders, or what-have-you. In fact, you can use this to clean up your email attachment folder from all those “.vcf” files that Windows users keep attaching!Also, the palette is more graphical in nature now. Beta tester Mark Brethen made some good suggestions which were used to spruce it up. Some of the functions were also moved between buttons, specifically the scheduled cleanups.

A few tricks were also employed that will cause Recent Cleanup to take up less memory and disk space.

Retrieve It! Palette – Freeware from Steve BeckerA straightforward palette that groups together buttons for the actions that I find most useful when working with Retrieve It!Screen Update – Freeware from George ClarkNothing fancy, just a simple button to update your screen. You can set a schedule to have the screen updated on a regular basis, or you can select the “Update now” option to redraw the screen ad lib. Handy as a “poor person’s screen saver” or for those times when Netscape crashes and leaves your screen in a mess!

Secret Agent – Freeware from Mark SarowitzDo you like the way Westcode’s System Bar automatically hides itself until you move the mouse over it? Secret Agent provides an easy way to make any of your palettes Auto-Show/Hide themselves.

Sequencer – Freeware from Saint John Morrison February 15, 2000This is a simple palette which may be very useful, especially to those of you who need to take your Macintosh pictures and put them on a website run on a Windows machine. It lets you change the filenames en masse to something on the order of “brain-CAT032.jpg” or “presentation002.txt”.

ShortCuts Palette 1.0 – Freeware from Achim SiebertAn extremely useful palette that list the OneClick buttons that have keyboard shortcuts.

SimpleText Palette v2.0 -from Steve Becker February 20, 1997A straightforward palette that groups together the OneClick buttons that I find most useful when working with SimpleText, along with some buttons of my own creation.
SlideShow! JPEGView 1.0 – From the Button Circle MirrorThis OneClick button shows dragged images in a slideshow by using JPEGView. It requires Aaron Giles’ JPEGView. It consists of a button which can be added to your system (or other) palette, and a prefs palette which gets poped up when you click the button.

Sound Level w/ Mute – Freeware from Mark BrooksThis OneClick library contains one button for setting the volume and toggling the volume on/off. This is simply an enhancement of the “Set Sound Level” button written by John Oberrick and distributed with the standard OneClick install.Speak TextA button that speaks any dropped text clipping or text file. The pop-up menu lets you choose a voice or randomize the voices.SPM – Freeware from Dan Crevier Simply use OneClick to import the palette as an application palette in SPM. I did my best of making the buttons small so that it wouldn’t take a lot of room, and as a result, they look pretty lame. I concentrated on making buttons that do new and useful things, as opposed to buttons that do menu commands.

Selected File Item ExtensionReturns the currently selected item in an Open or Save dialog. To get the entire pathname of the selected item, append StdFileItem to the Directory system variable.Solitaire v1.0 – Freeware from Gregory C. Townsend with The Button Circle September 15, 1998Solitaire is a OneClick version of the card game Solitaire.

Stickies Helper – Freeware from Mark SarowitzMakes it easier to change a Sticky Note’s color, font, and size. It also helps create, manage, and use Stickies stationery. Full Balloon Help.Stickies Maker – From the Button Circle MirrorThis button creates Stickies through a variety of means.

Switch Craft 1.0 – Freeware from Larry Quinlan May 12, 1998Switch Craft brings all the “magic” of Windoze to your Mac. (OK, so Houdini it ain’t…) Switch Craft lets you “Command-Tab” cycle through active processes (running applications) just like all of your wintel friends. Plus Switch Craft looks even better than Bill Gates on a good hair day!

TabLaunch 1.2 – Freeware from Larry Quinlan June 30, 1998Updated versionTabLaunch is a launcher palette, and much more. v1.2 brings many new features including “TabLaunch Lite” which takes up a little less screen real estate by using only 160 buttons instead of the normal 250 buttons, and new “sets” buttons for launching multiple apps at the same time. Current users of TabLaunch can keep their current tabs/buttons and just update to the new “shell” (see docs for instructions)

TabLaunch 2.0 – Freeware from Larry Quinlan July 28, 1999TabLaunch 2.0 is a feature rich launch palette similar in design to the popular shareware product, DragThing. It consists of 10 tabbed “pages” of 25 buttons for a total of 250 launch buttons (or it can be reduced to TabLaunch Lite consisting of 8 tabbed pages of 20 launch button = 160 buttons).

With TabLaunch 2.0 you can launch multiple items with a single click; easily navigate open/save dialogs; find, trash, rename, and get info on items in open/save dialogs; manage your desktop icons & popup windows; use launch buttons as multiple clipboards; and much more! TabLaunch features an intelligent launch engine, advanced drag-and-drop capabilities, and an extensive online help system.TabLaunch 2.0 requires OneClick 2.0. If you are using OneClick 1.x, TabLaunch v1.0 is still available.

Take A Break – Freeware from Gregory C. Townsend with The Button Circle May 4, 1998‘Take A Break’ is a button that does what its name implies – it reminds you to take a break from computing. We all know how easy it is to lose track of time when working at the computer, but prolonged work may contribute to eye strain, neck and back pain, repetitive stress injuries, etc.

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health recommends taking a 15 minute break after every 1 to 2 hours of intense computer work.

Task Bar 1.4– Freeware from WestCode Software November 3, 1998Task Bar 1.4 has been released!This Task Bar is essentially a complete rewrite of the engine. We fixed various problems that would cause application buttons to “cycle” or simply not be visible. Also, we implemented a “button cache” scheme to make the launching of recent applications that must faster.

Tex-Edit Plus Palette (for v2.1) – by Timothy Arends June 30, 1998This handy palette makes the popular shareware application Tex-Edit Plus even handier. The palette provides quick access for many useful TE+ functions that do not have keyboard shortcuts, such as Quick Modify or Modify Selection. In addition, it extends the program’s speech capabilities (if you have Apple’s PlainTalk installed) by adding a number of buttons to automatically change the speaking voice or the reading rate, and to eliminate characters that cause speech problems. The palette is shaped so as to stay out of the way when using TE+.

Text Clipping Renamer – From the Button Circle MirrorThis button will take all the text clippings on your desktop and rename them using the first 29 characters of the clipping itself; you can set the length of the clipping title as well, up to 29 characters.

Text Stuff – Freeware from WJ ShackThese buttons do some simple text things. With my linear mind I tend to prefer text labels to icons so they aren’t much to look at, but I find them useful.OneClip QD (which is given the QuickDex icon) is a modfication of Mark Sarowitz’s OneClip button, which saves the selected text to as a QuickDex file rather than a SimpleText file.

Clean Ascii cleans up selected text by removing line feeds, leading spaces, and/or hard returns at the ends of lines and pastes the modified version onto the selection. Tab DLim converts a selected tab delimited table (ie. from spreadsheet or word processor) to a space delimited table so that it can be pasted into an email message and still look like a table. Quote is an another variation on a Quote key and requires the OC QuoteText extension.

It does what any other Quote button does: put a “>: at the start of each line of the quote, except that it includes script to clean up the text first removing unnecessary hard returns so that QuoteText can break lines as it chooses.

Tic-Tac-Toe v1.0 – Freeware from Eric Heller July 8, 1998Hey all and welcome to Tic-Tac-Toe v1.0, which was made by Eric Heller, or as some people call him, “Rat.” This is a single player game! That’s right, you get to play against the computer in this game. And want to know something cooler? He is smart! He can try to block some traps, and he always makes the offensive move!

TimeClock -from Seth Hendley Elgart June 9, 1997Time Clock is a “punch in, punch out” job length timer. There are Start, Stop and Continue buttons. The start time is recorded when you hit the Start button. When you press the Stop button, your stop time is displayed and the duration is calculated. You can then either press Continue to continue with the same timer or press Start to start over.
TimerPal– Freeware from Mike Pasini April 7, 1998TimerPal uses one button to time any one of several jobs stored with their cumulative times. Start, stop, continue, split times, and job database functions are integrated into a single script to provide multiple timers by simply copying the button.

Time’s A’Wastin’, v1.01 – Freeware from Don Morris February 15, 2000Updated version!Time’s A’Wastin’ is a OneClick palette with a timer to keep track of just how much time you’re “wasting” on the Internet. Current and cumulative times are kept, with a user-configurable reset period.v1.01 fixes a few bugs, and adds support for Remote Access as well as OT/PPP.Requires the OneClick “Mod” extension (included in the package)

Time Zones Palette v1.1 – Freeware from St. John Morrison September 18, 1997Updated versionMany busy executives tell me, “Jeff, what I need is a display of the current time in all the cities where I have customers, so that when I call them to arrange multi-million dollar deals I won’t disturb them during dinner.”

My usual reply is “My name isn’t Jeff.”In any case, whatever your reasons for needing to know time in Jakarta, Time Zones palette will serve your needs. You can add displays as you desire, and each will keep reasonably accurate time for whichever cities or zones you find important.Version 1.1 is a lot better than version 1.0 [it fixes a couple of cosmetic problems, and adds some new features–gac], so try it again if you had used it in the past!

Toggle DateLets you toggle the Date column of Finder windows on or off without making a trip to the Views control panel.

Type & Creator Palette – Freeware from Martin Tschofen July 25, 1997The Type & Creator Palette allows you to change Creator and Type for any file (except folders and System files), and features:Drag and drop via example (drag the file with the destination Creator and Type to the palette and the next file you drag in gets set to the same Creator and Type)

  • Undo the last change
  • Type in the Creator and Type you want to change a file to
  • Create batch processors
  • Remembers 6 batch processors
  • Remember other files Creator and Type for easy access later

URL Selector 2.0 – Freeware from John Herbst March 31, 1998Updated versionAs a useful addition to your Web browser’s bookmarks menu, URL Selector makes available a simple popup menu of your favourite Web addresses on the frontmost window of your Web Browser. Irrespective of the Bookmark profile or sets currently selected, this OneClickª URL Selector popup will always be there to provide quick and easy access to your most frequently visited sites.

Vertical FileDuck, v2.0 – Freeware from Barry Fass-Holmes April 24, 1999Scripts by Reinhold Penner, Bobby Saha, and othersDesign by Barry Fass-HolmesUpdated version!Vertical FileDuck (VFD) 2.0 has a new look (Copland icons) and several new buttons for MacOS 8.x. Its function is to help you avoid extra trips to the menu bar in the Finder and perform file management operations from within application programs.

Ever need to eject a disk while you’re in the middle of composing an important document and you just don’t want to go back to the Finder? Vertical FileDuck enables you to do that . . . and more!VolumesA palette that contains one button for each mounted volume. Click a button to reveal a pop-up hierarchical menu of the volume’s files and folders.

Volume(s) Control – Freeware from Steve Becker June 2, 1997This palette is based on the Volumes Palette by WestCode Software. John Oberrick helped me to implement some changes to this palette which I believe greatly enhance its usefulness.

Web Cash 1.5 – Freeware from Gregory C. Townsend June 30, 1998Updated versionWeb Cash is a button that allows you to build a RAM disk image using a RAM disk application to be used as a cache folder for your Web browser. When you browse the Web, the pages you have visited are stored in a cache folder, which makes returning to each page faster than if you had to download it directly off of the Web each time, particularly if the page has lots of graphics.

Using a RAM disk as a cache folder speeds up the process even more, but mounting a dedicated RAM disk at system startup takes that much RAM away from other processes, which is a waste if you don’t use your browser; even if you do use your browser, the RAM in the RAM disk is not available when you are done browsing. In addition, the contents of a dedicated RAM disk are lost between system restarts and shutdowns.

Using Web Cash, your RAM disk may be mounted only when your Web browser starts up and removed when your browser quits, and retains its contents.

WebFinder 1.2 – Freeware from Reinhold Penner and The Button Circle November 25, 1997Updated version! Now includes even more search options!Search the web with any of 14 major web search engines by a simple click on a button docked to your browser window. WebFinder is supplied as a Palette and a Library, so you can include the button on an existing palette.

Web Site Passwords – Freeware from Mark SarowitzMakes storing and using web site passwords a truly one click experience. Full Balloon Help.

Window Info – Freeware from John B. Stewart July 27, 1998This Palette is a re-write of the Cursor Location Palette from Westcode Software Inc. I have added a bit of color to the display, added information displays about the active window and added the ability to copy the information to the Clipboard.

Window List – Freeware from Bill Shack June 30, 1999Window Pane in the OC library is a very handy way to manage windows in many applications. It gives a visible list of windows and lets you move from window to window byt clicking the appropriate button. However, it does not work well in many applications with toolbars or others like Word and Excel which have nonstandard windows. Rather than attempting to create a global window list, I use specific versions for particular applications. Available are Window list palettes for Word 98, Excel 98, a general Window list for well behaved “Apple standard” applications (e.g.,Tex-Edit)

WindowList -from Walter Paliska February 20, 1997 The palette is designed to sit on top of your window’s close box. This palette provides a list of open Finder windows and allows you to switch to any of them as well as perform other common window operations.
WindowPane 1.0 – From the Button Circle MirrorThis OneClick Palette helps the MacOS deal with open windows in all appropriate applications

.Window Wizard – Freeware from Jack Belz June 30, 1998Window Wizard will allow you to manage your Mac windows with any of three modes:

  • “Normal” Window Wizard mode lists up to 20 open windows.
  • Enable Window Pop Menu mode to view all open windows on a popup menu
  • Use IM Manager Mode (for AOL 3.x/4.0) to show up to 20 open Instant Messages.

In “normal” and IM Manager modes, the palette height changes to accommodate the number of items on the list. Incoming Instant Messages are yellow hilited when using AOL 3.0/4.0Wisdom – Freeware from Chris CalhounThis is a neat “Magic 8-Ball”-type palette.

Word Perfect Library -from Barry Fass-Holmes March 6, 1997The collection of buttons in this library supplements the standard buttons included in WP. Some of them require you to assign a specified keystroke to a WP dialog or menu; others require you to create a WP macro and assign a specified keystroke to that macro. For each button having such a requirement, the necessary procedures are explained at the top of the button’s script (you can use OneClick’s editor to read these instructions).
WriteNow 4 Palette 2.0 -from Steve Becker UPDATE! February 20, 1997WriteNow is a terrific word processing program, but it does not include any Tool Bars. This palette provides WriteNow with many of the convenient Tool Bar features found on other word processing programs, while maintaining the small memory footprint and quickness WriteNow is famous for.New in version 2.0: I have added Forward and Backward Delete buttons, a Sort button, and Upper and Lower Case conversion buttons. There is also a OC button that displays a pop-up list of open windows in WriteNow. Copies of these buttons have been added to the updated WriteNow Library file.
Writing OneClick ExtensionsDocumentation and example source files for writing OneClick scripting and button border extensions.

WTSetup Palette 1.0 for WeatherTracker – Freeware from George ClarkIf you use WeatherTracker, you need this palette! WTSetup has a single button which creates a “Weather Tracker” palette that makes navigating much easier. The Weather Tracker palette has each city name, with 4 buttons beneath it: the first opens the Local Forecast for that city; the second opens the Digital Window; the third opens the Analog Window; and the fourth button opens the Marine Forecast window.

WYSIWYG Font MenuThe OneClick WYSIWYG Font Menu button/extension lets you see and choose fonts in their actual typfaces when you popup the font menu with this handy button. Best of all, this button will work in any application that has a font menu in it.

YA-FileDuck Palette – Freeware from Nicholas Riley July 25, 1997YA-FileDuck is a general-purpose file management palette. It has the same layout as the File Duck 2.0 palette, but with interface and significant functional improvements. It can be used to perform many file-related tasks such as copying, moving, renaming, or changing type and creator, when any application (not just the Finder) is in front.

However, it’s also useful as a floating Get Info-style palette while you’re using the Finder.If you’ve used Bobby Saha’s File Duck 2.0 palette or the corresponding buttons on Barry Fass-Holmes’ Vertical File Duck (version 1.0), you may have found it extremely useful but noticed several “problems” with the buttons.

For example, after choosing Rename File and entering a new name, you would need to close and reopen the window for the name to appear-if the file in question was on the Desktop of the startup disk, you would have to restart the Finder. Or, after changing the type and/or creator of a file, the File Duck display wouldn’t update to show the new codes; you would need to re-select the files and click the exclamation point button.These problems led me to make the revisions present in the palette you just downloaded…

YA-Newswatcher Palette – Freeware from Tim BrownA palette for use with YA-Newswatcher. This palette may work with other versions of NewsWatcher, but has only been tested with YA-NW 217.

PEP: Pretty Easy Privacy 1.0

PEP: Pretty Easy Privacy 1.0


PEP: Pretty Easy Privacy provides easy access to privacy services from within Eudora and Eudora Pro. PEP supports MacPGP, anon.penet.fi and cypherpunk (cpunk) remailing services. PEP is not meant to replace MacPGP’s interface, or to provide access to all of its functions. In particular, PEP provides no help with MacPGP’s key management features. It is designed to make it possible to use the PGP features people use most, encrypt/sign/decrypt, from within your e-mail application with a minimum of user effort.


OneClick, MacPGP, Eudora or Eudora Pro


PEP consists of two parts: the privacy palette and a button to pop it up. Import the palette from the OneClick editor within Eudora. You can use the palette alone if you check “show in menu” or you can use the popup button. To use the popup button, open the file “privacy.lib” from the libraries pane of the OneClick editor. Drag the button “popup button” to a convenient palette. Clicking the button will show or hide the privacy palette.

PEP: Pretty Easy Privacy 1.0


Sign Button: When you first click the sign button, a menu will pop up with the options “Add…” and “Delete…” The sign buttons keeps a list of the names on your PGP secret keys, you use the Add and Delete items to adjust that list. The first time you use it, choose “Add…” Enter the name on the PGP key you want to use to sign the message. You don’t have to enter the whole name, just a substring; MacPGP will use this name to choose the correct key. Now, click the button again. The name you just entered will be at the top of the menu. If you select the name, the front message in Eudora will be signed with that key. You can add as many names as you like to the menu. Deleting names is as easy as adding them. Just choose “Delete…” from the popup menu. Select the name you want to delete, and click “OK.” Done 🙂

Encrypt Button: This button functions in a very similar manner to the sign button, however there are several extra options. You can add and delete names to this menu, they will appear at the top of the menu. Selecting one encrypts the current message in Eudora to that name, as long as PGP has the key for that person. You should add the names of people you encrypt to often to the menu. There are two new commands on this menu: “To:” and “Other…” Choosing “To:” uses the current recipient of the mail message. “Other…” displays a dialogue which you use a name not in the menu, and have it not saved. At the bottom of the menu you will see the list of names from the sign menu. (If you added any.) Selecting one of these names places a bullet next to it in the menu. If you encrypt when a name is bulletted, the message is signed with the bulletted name. Choosing another name from the signer list will bullet that name and unbullet the previous one. If you would like to unbullet all the names, just select the currently bulletted name.

Decrypt Button: Click on it and it passes the current message in Eudora to MacPGP. The decrypted/verified message is displayed in MacPGP. (Yeah, I know that sucks. Anyone got a better way of doing it?)

Penet.Fi Remail Button: This button formats and routes the current message in Eudora through the anon.penet.fi (Julf’s) remailer in Finland. To do this, it needs to know your password. The first time you click it, it will present a dialogue asking for your password. If you don’t want your password saved, just enter “Ask” in the dialogue box. The script will then ask you for your password each time it is selected, and will not save the password. Option-clicking the button allows you to change your password.

Rebuild CPUNK Remailer List Button: This button builds a list of reliable cypherpunk remailers that support PGP encryption. To do so, it uses Eudora’s “Finger” facility to get a list of remailers from one of the publicly available remailer rating services; consequently, this button only works when you are online. To rebuild your list, click on the button and select “rebuild list” from the menu that pops up. Why is there a popup menu with only one option? Because rebuilding the list takes a few minutes, the button provides an easy way to cancel the process if you clicked the wrong button.

Get CPUNK PGP Keys Button: This button gets the current PGP keys for the cyperpunk remailers. The keys are passed to MacPGP so they can be added to your public keyring. You must have these keys to use the cyperpunk remailing service, and the CPUNK Remail button. Like the previous button, this one works through Eudora’s finger facility so you must be online to use it. Be warned: adding the keys to your keyring takes quite a while, and MacPGP will need your help to do it.

CPUNK Remail Button: This buttons formats, encrypts, and routes the current message through a cypherpunk remailer. When you click it, it will display a popup menu of reliable remailers. (This is the list you got two buttons ago.) The message will be formatted, encrypted, and routed for the remailer you selected. You can use the button as many times as you would like on a message.

Build CPUNK Reply Block Button: This button creates a CPUNK reply block for use with c2.org type NYM servers. It is currently disabled and invisible. A working version will be released shortly as an update.

Scripting Notes

Be advised that the scripts save all the information you enter in a plaintext file “privacyprefs” in your OneClick folder. The text of any messages that you encrypt is wiped from the drive by PGP, and your PGP password is not written to disk by the scripts.

Please don’t screw around with my scripts; the last thing I want is a whole bunch of different versions floating around. Feel free to request features, though. If you have a change that you think is good, e-mail it to me. I will try and include it in the next release. I am actively looking for individuals to port the script to other e-mail applications (Claris eMailer, FirstClass, MS Mail, cc: Mail, QuickMail.) If you would like to participate, e-mail me at [email protected]

The Future of PEP

Here is a short list of the features already planned for the next version.

  • Working CPUNK Reply Block Button
  • Automatic creation of NYMs.
  • Emailer compatibility
  • Eudora 3.0 Compatibility (all the buttons, except those that use Eudora’s “Finger” function are compatible with Eudora 3.0)
  • Encrypt to multiple recipients
  • Sign/Encrypt attachments

Software Agreement

The buttons are freeware, which means you don’t have to send anyone any money. However, I put in an extraordinary amount of time on this project. So, I’d like to ask for contributions. I mean, you do want to support quality privacy software on the Mac, don’t you? You’d be much happier if I had the time to work on full scale privacy applications instead of for some big corporation’s MIS department, wouldn’t you? If you’d like to make some sort of donation (money is always good), please e-mail me at [email protected] for the address.

Launch Strip

Launch Strip

Welcome to Launch Strip, a handy and versatile file launcher for the Macintosh. Open your favorite applications, and access frequently used documents, disks, folders, servers, control panels, and URLs with just a click of your mouse or a user-assigned keyboard combination.

And, with the new Task Bar, a program manager included free with Launch Strip 2.0, you can also switch open applications and windows.

Launch Strip lets you quickly and easily open items by clicking buttons or choosing items from popup menus—no more searching your hard drive, or digging through folders. Just a click is all it takes to launch or open anything.

Use multiple Launch Strips to easily organize items by project or even for different users. Have one for your business documents, and another for games, or one for each family member.

What’s more, you can use Launch Strip to navigate open/save file dialogs to quickly switch to your frequent used folder locations. A great time saver!

And best of all, unlike stand alone launcher programs that have to be opened or constantly switched to, Launch Strip is always available as a floating palette, regardless of what application you’re currently using. Once an item is launched, the launch strip conveniently hides itself or shrinks to a small icon docked at a screen corner until it’s needed again.

New In Launch Strip 2.0

  • Now includes WestCode’s popular program switcher, the Task Bar
  • Launch items can have user-assigned keyboard shortcuts
  • Each Launch Strip can have a keyboard shortcut to display/hide the strip
  • Keboard shortcuts are available at any time and from within any application
  • Option to add the active application without having to find its file icon
  • Extensive online help
  • Aliases are now stored internally reducing disk space requirements
  • Uses the latest OneClick 2.x runtime engine
  • Fully compatible with Mac OS 9.x

Launch Strip

Upgrade From Launch Strip 1.4

There is a $10 upgrade fee for users of Launch Strip 1.4. To upgrade, please call us at 1-800-448-4250 or use the online upgrade order form.

Launch Strip Requirements

  • Mac II (68020) or any later Macintosh model including Power PC, G3, and G4 systems, including the iMac and the iBook.
  • System 7.5.3 or later, including Mac OS 9.x
  • Launch Strip uses very little RAM and hard drive space.

Launch Strip is delivered as an electronic product over the Internet and includes electronic documentation. Download it in less than 7 minutes.

WestCode offers free technical support and a 60-day money back satisfaction guarantee.

If you like Launch Strip and you want even more power, check out OneClick, our award-wining macro and enhancement utility. OneClick saves you time and effort by automating your routine and multi-step tasks and actions. You can create shortcut sets for each of your software applications, and access them from user-assigned keyboard commands or OneClick buttons.



Notes For Users Of Quicken, Special Upgrade Price for Quicken Users

Quicken 98 users can upgrade to OneClick 2.0 for $19.98.

If you would like to upgrade to full (non-runtime) version of OneClick 2.0 and tap into OneClick’s powerful and useful features, please call our customer service staff (800) 448-4250 or use the online upgrade order form. Visit http://www.westcodesoft.com/oneclick/oc2/ to see what the full version of OneClick offers.

Quicken 7 and Quicken 98 both use OneClick to display their toolbars. Consequently, when you use some versions of OneClick or the OneClick Runtime, you might see some display anomalies. This section details the known issues and provides easy workarounds for almost all of them.

Note Quicken 2000 does NOT use OneClick. Please contact Intuit for support for any problems with Q2000.


Q. I just installed Quicken 2000, and found that I got both sets (Quicken 98 and Quicken 2000) toolbars displaying on the screen, one on top of the other.

Find and remove the “Quicken 98 [INTU] Palette” file. That will prevent the old Quicken 98 palettes from loading with Quicken 2000.

To locate the file, look in the OneClick folder (the OneClick Folder is located inside the Preferences folder, which is in the System Folder).

Q. When I first launch Quicken with your product installed, there is a dialog notifying me that I need to upgrade OneClick. Where is OneClick 1.5?

However, contrary to this message, Quicken works fine with OneClick (and the runtime installed with most of our utilities) — you should have complete access to all of Quicken’s button bar customization features.

If this warning does not go away the second time you launch Quicken, try removing the OneClick Runtime file from the Quicken Essentials folder.

Q. My Quicken buttons do not show up when I open the application. How come?

Simply quit and relaunch Quicken and the buttons should be available. Launching Quicken twice is apparently necessary for Quicken to copy their button palette file into the OneClick folder.

Q. Still, the Quicken buttons are not showing up…what next?

Here’s a simple solution which should get the button bars to reappear in Quicken.

  1. In Quicken, choose the Preferences option in the Edit menu.
  2. Click on General in the list of preference categories shown at the left of the Preferences window.
  3. Uncheck the Show Button Bars option, then click OK.
  4. Now again, select the Preferences option in the Edit menu.
  5. Check the Show Button Bars option, then click OK.

The button bars should reappear. If this doesn’t solve the problem reinstall Quicken, then launch it twice.

Q. OK, I’ve done all this and I still cannot access my Quicken Accounts Bar. What the problem?

Contact Intuit.

WestCode Software’s Updates

WestCode Software's Updates

Bonus Palettes and Buttons

Here you’ll find the latest versions of some of the bonus palettes and buttons that ship with the OneClick package.

OneClick 2.x

Finder Palette 2.0


Font Settings


Launch Strip 2.0


System Bar 2.0.2


Task Bar 2.0.1


OneClick 1.x

Finder Palette 1.0

(only for pre-2.0 use)

Launch Strip 1.4

(only for pre-2.0 use)

System Bar 1.4.1

(only for pre-2.0 use)

Task Bar 1.4

(only for pre-2.0 use)

WestCode Software's Updates

Finder Palette 2.0
Updated 1999.11.01This is identical to the Finder Palette which ships with OneClick 2.0.

Download Finder Palette 2.0
Font Settings
Updated 1999.11.01This is identical to the Font Settings which ships with OneClick 2.0.

Download Font Settings
Note: This version of Font Settings requires OneClick 2.0 or greater. It replaces all previous versions of the Font Settings for OneClick 2.0 users.
Launch Strip 2.0
Updated 1999.11.01This is identical to the Launch Strip which ships with OneClick 2.0.

The Launch Strip lets you open applications, documents, disks, folders, control panels, and desk accessories; basically, any item that the Finder can open. You add your own frequently-used items to the Launch Strip; you can then quickly open items from the Launch Strip by clicking buttons or choosing items from pop-up menus. .

When you click and hold a Launch Strip button, a menu relating to that button appears. In some cases, this menu contains different options such as opening the item or the Info window for that item. In others, the menu contains a hierarchical pop-up of the contents of the folder.

Download Launch Strip 2.0
Note: This version of the Launch Strip requires OneClick 2.0 or greater. It replaces all previous versions of the Launch Strip for OneClick 2.0 users. If you do not use OneClick, please see the commercial Launch Strip pages.
System Bar 2.0.2
Updated 2000.04.18This is an updated version of the System Bar which ships with OneClick 2.0. It is recommended that all OneClick 2.0 users update to this version.

Download the latest System Bar 2.0.2
Note: This version of the System Bar requires OneClick 2.0 or greater. It replaces all previous versions of the System Bar for OneClick 2.0 users. If you do not use OneClick, please see the commercial System Bar pages. The commercial version of the System Bar will be updated to 2.0 shortly.
Task Bar 2.0.1
Updated 2000.04.13This is an update for the Task Bar which ships with OneClick 2.0.

Download Task Bar 2.0.1
Note: This version of the Task Bar requires OneClick 2.0 or greater. It replaces all previous versions of the Task Bar for OneClick 2.0 users.
Finder Palette
Updated 2/10/98This is an update to the shipping Finder palette from WestCode. It corrects a problem where the Get Info button beeps when clicked. It also adds a new command “Add Alias to Apple Menu.”

Download the latest Finder Palette (14k).
Launch Strip 1.4
Updated 1/8/99This standard OneClick palette has been rewritten to add in many new features. For instance, you can now easily find or get info on a file, navigate folders, and rearrange buttons. There’s a revised menu full of options for each button. There’s even a way to switch folders when in Open/Save dialog boxes!

launch strip

The Launch Strip lets you open applications, documents, disks, folders, control panels, and desk accessories; basically, any item that the Finder can open. You add your own frequently-used items to the Launch Strip; you can then quickly open items from the Launch Strip by clicking buttons or choosing items from pop-up menus. .

When you click and hold a Launch Strip button, a menu relating to that button appears. In some cases, this menu contains different options such as opening the item or the Info window for that item. In others, the menu contains a hierarchical pop-up of the contents of the folder.

Download the latest Launch Strip (56k).
Note: This version of the Launch Strip requires OneClick 1.0.2 or greater. It replaces all previous versions of the Launch Strip for OneClick users. If you do not use OneClick, please see the commercial Launch Strip pages.
System Bar 1.4.1
Updated 1/14/99This standard OneClick palette has been redesigned with a new look and the addition of some new and exciting buttons including URL Launcher, Auto Save and Folder Boomerang!

system bar
The System Bar is a floating palette that hovers above your desktop providing you convenient access to any of the tools it contains. Included with System Bar are 11 essential tools ö URL Launcher, Auto Save, Insert Text, Popup Character, Monitor Color Depth, Sound Level, Control Panels, System Folders, Windows List, Folder Boomerang, and HD PopUp List.

You will find each one of these handy tools indispensable as they will save you time and effort wherever you use your Mac. And best of all, the tools are always instantly available, regardless of what application you’re currently using.

Download the latest System Bar (763k).
Note: This version of the System Bar requires OneClick 1.0.2 or greater. It replaces all previous versions of the System Bar for OneClick users. If you do not use OneClick, please see the commercial System Bar pages.
Task Bar 1.4
NEW! Updated 11/3/98Download the new Task Bar today! This standard OneClick palette has been rewritten for speed and adds new features.

The Task Bar shows a task button for each open application. At a glance, it shows you which applications are running; you can switch applications by clicking different task buttons. When you click hold down the mouse button down on a task button, a pop-up menu appears with options specific to that button’s application. The Task Bar also provides a pop-up menu of recently opened applications, and a handy button to pop-up the OneClick Launch Strip palette.

Options in the Task Bar’s Configure and the Recent Apps buttons let you change the appearance of the Task Bar and the behavior of its task buttons.

Download the latest Task Bar (39k).
Note: This version of the Task Bar requires OneClick 1.0.2 or greater.


General Troubleshooting Tips

General Troubleshooting Tips

The following is a summary of tips I have collected. They are specific for the Finder Quit problem, but contain some good general trouble shooting tips. Currently there is a Forum on MacFixIt where you can search for more solutions and also post for help.

I suggest you print this out. Use it as a guide. Check off what you try. Make notes. The more info you collect the easier it will be to find a solution.

Don’t try to do everything at once. Don’t expect to do everything here. It’s a general guide to solving problems.


1. Use DiskFirstAid and Alsoft’s Disk Warrior, if you have it, so you start with a stable system.

2. Trash the following preferences:

  • Finder prefs
  • Find File prefs
  • MacOS prefs

3. Install the OS. Be sure to update your drivers using the latest Drive Setup. Apple recommends using only Drive Setup 1.7.3 with Mac OS 8.6. According the article at http://asu.info.apple.com/swupdates.nsf/artnum/n11303, using an older copy of Drive Setup (i.e. 1.7.2) can “reintroduce problems resolved with 1.7.3” This may also explain the file corruption. Apple recommends running Drive Setup 1.7.3 to update drivers after installing Mac OS 8.6. Hard disk drivers are loaded at boot time, and are constantly active, increasing the opportunity for old drivers to cause problems.

4 Zap the PRAM and restart. Use TechTool, or hold down these keys at startup: Option + Command + R+ P.

5. Make sure you have installed any firmware updates for your specific machine… including BWG3, iMac, ATI, etc. Check Version Tracker’s list of Apple’s latest updates. Check for ATI, ROM, USB MRJ and firmware updates.

General Troubleshooting Tips



First I would suggest you do a little preventive maintenance:

1. Use DiskFirstAid and Alsoft’s Disk Warrior if you have it.

2. Update your drivers using Apple’s Drive Setup.

3. Rebuild the desktop completely. Make the files visible, you can use a number of utilities, such as ResEdit to locate the files and change their visibility to visible, and then you can manually drag them to the Trash. Better, just use Trash*Desktop, which does all that for you. Conflict Catcher also has this function.

How to Build a Passive Income Stream Through Affiliate Web Design

Note: On the first reboot after trashing the desktop, restart with extensions disabled (see below), so that no startup processes can interrupt the total desktop rebuild.

Do steps one and three on a regular basis to keep a stable system.

Disabled extensions

Start up the computer with the shift key held down, to start without extensions. As soon as the “Extensions Off” shows in the welcome screen, release the shift key and press down the Command and Option keys until it asks you if you want to rebuild the desktop.

Assuming that rebuild completes successfully, then restart the computer normally. The desktop rebuild will happen again automatically this time (because you rebuilt the desktop with Macintosh Easy Open, or one of its successors, disabled).

Next try trashing these preferences (not necessarily all at once). Remember you will need to restart and Zap the PRAM to get all new preferences. Evidently some preferences need the zap to create all new prefs. Don’t forget to empty the trash. Needless to say don’t try to delete a file that is in use – this is where booting from another disk helps.

  • Finder prefs
  • Find File prefs
  • MacOS prefs
  • ASLM Prefs
  • System prefs
  • File Exchange prefs
  • General Control Prefs
  • Expansion Manager Prefs
  • TSM Preferences
  • Desktop Pictures Preferences

Removing the Fonts and Preferences folders from the HD:System Folder is an easy way to eliminate a corrupt font or pref file. These can be some of the most difficult problems to diagnose.

The OS will recreate empty font and pref folders and testing will determine if there was a problem with either. Copy the fonts from your OS CD to the new empty font folder. The fonts should be copied to a closed system folder, so the Finder puts them in the Fonts folder. Otherwise font id conflicts are possible.


  • Finder
  • System
  • System Resources
  • MacOS ROM file (Be sure it is the most current version. Check Version Tracker’s list of Apple’s latest updates.)


Keep a “fresh” set of prefs to avoid having to reset prefs. Note: Keeping these “fresh” copies in a “disk.img” allows them to be handy, yet not confuse the Mac.


Try deleting an invisible file called “shutdown check” Disable “Defender” a virus extension

Remove the Microsoft OLE Extension and place an ALIAS of it in the Extensions folder the Microsoft Folder (within Office). Microsoft OLE Extension, is obsolete on PowerMacs. This code was intended for pre-PPC Macs. It is now replaced by Microsoft OLE Library.

Turn off “Flash icon in menu bar” on Remote Access, Check for the Autostart virus, Bad RAM can cause this behavior. You should check your RAM. GURU and TechToolPro can test your RAM, but sometimes they are not 100%. If you can, switch out the RAM, or try removing to see if things improve.

GoDaddy is the Top Domain Registrar


Don’t forget to try reseating RAM. Trash the Apple Menu options. Try BeHierarchic (shareware) in place of Apple Menu.

Check for Kaleidoscope scheme named “Simpl”. Select another scheme. Use File Buddy to remove any extra copies of an invisible file called OpenFolderListDF. Apparently any extra copies of this can confuse the finder and cause it to freeze or restart. The valid file is in the system/prefs folder. Any extra copies (look at the root level of HD) should be trashed.

Conflict Catcher 8’s demo will run for 7 days and is an easy way to find an extension conflict.


1. Do the preventive maintenance tips listed above.

2. TURN OFF all of the “Remember the last…” options in the Apple Menu Items control panel.

3. Try to avoid navigating the Finder using “cascading list views.” Navigating the Finder windows this way means the Finder prefs (for how to display window contents) are constantly being updated… increasing the likelihood of a corruption.

4. Keep up to date on all your applications.

5. If you are running OS 8 or higher, check your extensions folder for ObjectSupportLib. DELETE This EXTENSION!!!!

This file is no longer needed under Mac OS 8, as a newer version (v1.2.1) has been incorporated into the System file. Keeping this file will cause crashes. To keep it from being installed by some software get the following script or set CC to lock OSL from being loaded. There are a bunch of older apps that install it — PageMaker, Nisus, Netscape, PaperPort, Now Contact….I can’t remember all of them.

To prevent further complications use…. ObjectSupportLib Check or……….. OSL Watchdog or………… use Conflict Catcher to lock out OSL

Finder Memory Fix

This fix is not supported by Apple. It has been reported to help on the Mac-L list. I am unaware of any complications using this fix. As always use with caution. Make a backup.

1. Copy your Finder (in System Folder) to the Desktop.

2. Launch FileBuddy; Open the Finder on the Desktop with the utility.

3. Change its file type from FNDR to APPL. Once changed, you will be able to Get Info with access to Memory. Change the RAM allocation to something in the 3000k range. Probably wise to increase the Minimum setting to around 1500k (I always use multiples of 512 – therefore, my settings became 3072
and 1536 respectively).

4. Now change the file type back to FNDR.

5. Remove Finder from your System Folder. Stick it somewhere safe in the event something happens that requires you to abort this whole procedure and revert to nominal status.

6. Place the altered Finder in your System Folder and Restart.

System Folder Lock

Do you get the infamous ? at startup? Are you having problems with a damaged system folder? The problem can be traceable to corrupt font(s) or something that happens internally where the System File is damaged. The flashing question mark is the Mac’s way of saying ‘Where’s my nice useable System File?”. Locking the System File will end the symptom (but not the problem).

1. Locate the System File (it’s in the System Folder)
2. Click once on it to select it. Under the File menu in the Finder’s Menu Bar, select ‘Get Info’, or type Command-i. A dialog box will appear and in the bottom left corner will be check box called ‘Locked’. Click on it to check it, and then click on the go-away box to close the dialog window. The System File is now locked.


The printer choice is stored in the System file. If you have more than one printer or use PrintToPDF, you will have to unlock the system file in order to change printers.

Label names and colors are also stored in the System file. Changes to these won’t stick either with the System file locked.

If you want to add sounds to the system folder, you will need to unlock to add.

Helpful Mac Sites, Links, Tutorials:



Version Tracker (more than just updates has lists of what’s needed when you upgrade etc.)

http://www.MacCentral.com Click on “Forums”. It will open up to their general forum. Then click on “Help and Tips” to see their help forum.

Apple Wizards ezine http://applewizards.net/ 

General Mac talk list Click here to join mac-l. Zap PRAM article http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tbart=05646