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wheresthatistanbul-newtontalk at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 16 00:58:43 EDT 2012
>Since its been a long time since i've used one, what packages do you
>recommend. I've tried Avi's backdrop but thought that it used too much screen
>space. any recommendations for must haves ?
Backpak: simple launch utility. Make Backpak the "backdrop" application and use
it, not the Extras drawer, to launch apps. (Description cribbed from Clay
Found in UNNA under applications/backdrops size: 12KB
Card Eject: just like it sounds. Allows you to safely eject a card.
UNNA under /utilites [sic] size: 9KB
Extra Extras 1.3: adds three new actions to the Extras Drawer's action button:
get info, freeze, and thaw. Description: UNNA
UNNA /utilites/system_enhancements size: 9KB
Newt'sBattery™: There are many, many battery-monitoring utilities for the
Newton; this happens to be the one I use. 196KB
Found here: http://visualnewt.com/Products/newton/
...alongside Newt'sBrot™, a Mandelbrot application for the Newton that, while
being hugely entertaining, runs mind-numbingly slowly (it renders
line.....by.....line) and should only be played with if you have lots of extra
time (and lots of extra batteries, too). 376KB
Trashpak: allows you to remove Packages and Soups from either the internal store
or the PCMCIA card. (Description cribbed from Clay Irving/Panix.com)
UNNA /utilites 37KB
Timer 2.0: let's you count seconds/minutes/hours either forwards or backwards.
Great tool to use when you don't want to oversteep your tea. :)
UNNA /utilites/alarms-clocks-timers 15KB
Ttime: very simple, very basic, very me. All this does is put a floating clock
into the upper left-hand corner of your MessagePad; from there, you can drag it
wherever you wish. Personally, I place Ttime over the label "Dates" in the
menu bar so I have a clock that a) doesn't obscure anything else and b) I can
glance at no matter what application I happen to be in. The "T" in "Ttime"
stands for "tiny," and the clock will fit over the word "Dates" almost exactly.
(Sorry to wax so enthusiastic about this last one. While Dashboard, too, puts a
clock in the menu bar, it also puts a bunch of other stuff in the menu bar,
stuff you might not want or need. In my case, all I needed was a tiny floating
clock, and Ttime is exactly that.)
Ttime is found here: http://www.unna.org/incoming/ size: 8KB
Note: the zip file contains both Ttime 1.3 and 1.4; be sure to only install
1.4 for NOS 2.0
I'm guessing that most (if not all) of these are old hat by now around here, but
with any luck, you might find one or two that are of use; I hope so.
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