[NTLK] Followup - Newton 2x00 not turning off - What can it be?

Pawel Piotrowski newton at indigi.co.uk
Wed Jan 15 18:48:14 EST 2020

> On 15 Jan 2020, at 23:25, NewtonTalk <newtontalk at pda-soft.de> wrote:
>> Do you have a complete list of all the apps installed on the Newton when
> the defect appears? 
> Well, I installed 
> - Dash Board 
> - MoreInfo, includes At-A-Glance and Quiet
> - UnlimitedFolders
> - UnlimitedToDos
> - Affiliate Plus
> - FlightRecorder
> - EspyEnabler 
> - HW Instructor 
> - NewtGreek font
> - Something called "Options" that adds useful options. 
> - SBM Utilities
> - Styles Extra 
> - TimeDate Set 
> - NewtTest  
> Apart from NewtTest, which I wrote myself and hence can more or less vouch
> for, I have zero experience with any of these packages.
>> It is strange though freezing all the apps didn't fix it until you did a
> brain wipe.
>> That means whatever the package is doing is modifying the prefs soup (my
> hunch anyway).
> Maybe. But an entry in the prefs soup that makes the Newton automatically
> turn on after its user just turned it off? I can't think of any reason why
> someone should want this, so I can't imagine such a setting being available
> in the first place. But your mention of soups gave me an idea. Maybe I can
> clean some of the packages' soups and see what happens. But first of all I
> need to get the problem back :-(

Hi Frank,

I would make a full backup first, then delete apps one by one. Then you will know which one made problem.


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