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#1
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
about-103.hqx (105.11 KB)
MD5: eeacab10fb9cdde69d115e79f5589c00
For System 7.0 - 7.6
#2
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
about-103-de.hqx (104.86 KB)
MD5: 91be5a52c7cdd75cb3ef9dc9b7fa68de
For System 7.0 - 7.6
#3
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
abauto-j-103.hqx (107.13 KB)
MD5: 0101489667948869ced21e4b1f04aec5
For System 7.0 - 7.6
Emulation
This app works with: Basilisk II,

When I first saw the System 7 Finder's "About This Macintosh" display, I thought it looked really cool. Then I tried to make it DO something, like switch me to an application when I clicked its icon. I was somewhat disappointed when nothing happened. I was even more disappointed to find I couldn't make the display appear automatically when I started up the Mac! So, out of frustration, I decided to write my own version.

The result is About, a process monitor. Its appearance is an unabashed knockoff of the Finder's display; but unlike that display, you can actually use About to interact with your processes and get information on them. A little arrow appears next to the current process. Clicking an icon switches you to its process, and option-clicking an icon hides or shows that process, just like the Hide and Show commands in the application menu. You can customize the display in many ways--use large icons if you prefer, or arrange the processes by their location in memory to reveal the "holes" in your address space.

Other commands allow you to monitor background-only processes, view CPU load, create an "icon palette" of your favorite applications, find a running application's location on disk, and force other processes to quit. About can also maintain a log of application activity.

And as an extra added bonus for the Internet community, About warns you if you have more than 8 MB of physical RAM installed, but haven't enabled 32-bit addressing.

About is FREE.

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k

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galgot's picture
by galgot - 2021, May 1 - 5:03pm

Oh 1993 ! Reading the description , I thought you was the one who created it just recently , without noticing the quotes Laughing out loud
So it must be from the ReadMe...
Still cool, thanks for the upload.

gingerbeardman's picture
by gingerbeardman - 2021, May 1 - 12:46am

This isn't exactly new! But it is cool.

galgot's picture
by galgot - 2021, April 30 - 9:49pm
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This is seriously cool !
I'm amazed at new stuff being done for Classic mac OS.