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    Question Toggling OS effects?
    Is there any way to disable or toggle some of Panther's effects such as showing window contents while dragging, drop shadows, fancy buttons/toolbars, etc.? My '99 G4 is doing a decent job running the OS but I'd really like to speed things up by getting rid of superfluous design elements like that which just make my system take a performance hit.

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    http://www.unsanity.com
    shadowkiller removes window shadows.
    might be a few other apps like that there
    -dtx

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    If it's within reason, a RAM upgrade is sure to help

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    Thanks dtx, I'll look into that program.

    I already have almost 900 megs of RAM, I thought that'd be sufficient. The only thing I can think of is that a stick or two of what's in my system (out of four sticks total) is non-Mac-specific PC-100 RAM (Mushkin or Micron, I believe) rather than Mac-specific RAM. Could that cause poor performance? It's always worked fine under 9.2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witeshark
    If it's within reason, a RAM upgrade is sure to help
    You shouldn't have to pay for performance boosts... it's just wrong.

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    Of course it's not wrong. Would you expect your 486 from 1987 to run Panther or XP, for example? Of course you're going to need to upgrade as time goes by, it's silly to think otherwise.

    Anyway, back to my sub-question. Would non-Mac specific RAM hinder the system?

    m19

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    no, as long as it's good ram...go to crucial.com....they'll make sure you get the right ram....some 3rd party ram likes to cause problems.

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    Yep, they're all good brands. Well at least that solved that "what if." I'll look into other programs to turn off some of the other effects in Panther in the meantime.

    m19

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    Money is wrong in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Absolute Zero
    Money is wrong in general.
    Yeah, you're most likely right, but for the moment I don't see any alternative

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    Quote Originally Posted by witeshark
    Yeah, you're most likely right, but for the moment I don't see any alternative
    FREE MONEY!

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    Heh, I met people that said this is the answer too

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    Here's to the crazy ones... :p

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