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TappyType-2.sit (75.94 KB)
MD5: 59950f0167fa1ee9040b47098657edc1
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6
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This app works with: Mini vMac II

TappyType is a Control Panel which causes your Macintosh to make typewriter noises in response to your keystrokes. It requires System 7 (or later), but runs on both the new Power Macs as well as the older machines. TappyType has a variety of features:

  • TappyType makes a “tap” noise in response to ordinary keys, a spacebar noise in response to Space or Tab, and scrolling noises in response to Page Up or Page Down.
  • In reponse to Return or Enter, TappyType makes a bell sound followed by a carriage return sound. There are some choices for the bell sound, including “off” if it becomes a nuisance.
  • TappyType can be turned on and off, either from the Control Panel dialog box, or at any time by invoking a special “toggle” keystroke. This keystroke can be configured in the Control Panel.
  • TappyType operates only when the foreground application is on a list of special applications that you choose via the Control Panel. You probably will want to hear typewriter noises only when you’re using a word processor or text editor, and not, for example, when you’re playing Tetris or Marathon. You can specify up to ten applications in which TappyType will make its noises.

Excerpt: from enclosed ReadMe doc

Architecture: 68k

Requires SSW 7.0 to Mac OS 8.6

Tested as working (perfectly) in Mini vMac II, SSW 7.1


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by MikeTomTom - 2020, February 16 - 10:18pm

Work in 8.6? Thanks Mike I'll add that info to the page.

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by MikeatOS9 - 2020, February 16 - 9:26pm

TappyType 2.01 works for me in Mac OS 8.6, but not in 9.1.

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by MikeTomTom - 2019, May 10 - 1:55am

Hi mrdav, I had 'borrowed' the screenshots from the documentation for TappyType - it says 2.0 in the snapshots, but the upload is 2.01... The CP is totally untested on my part.

[Edit] until now... I updated the CP screenshot. TappyType actually works very well in Mini vMac II (and likely, other emulators).

- It's worth installing just for the carriage-return sound, alone Wink