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Extension Overload

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#1
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
ExtensionOverload599.sit_.bin (1.13 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#2
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
ExtensionOverload55.sit_.bin (1.06 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Emulation
This app works with: SheepShaver,

From the documentation:

Extension Overload is an extensions, control panels, control strip modules and contextual menus management application. It offers detail information of 5934 extensions and control panels, control strip modules and contextual menu items in your system. It also lets you activate and deactivate them, so that you can always easily tailor your system to your current requirements. In addition, Extension Overload includes a useful collection of helpful information and tidbits.

Serial Number
Name: ccb
Serial: R12409AW734M01A0G8

Downloads
Download 1 is Extension Overload 5.9.9, the final version of this program for PPC only.
Download 2 is Extension Overload 5.5, an older version, the last one to support 68k.

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k PPC

Version 5.9.9

A 601 or newer processor - which means that Macs with 680x0 processors are EXCLUDED but all others are fine, including Macs with a PowerPC, G3 and G4 processor.

5 MB of free RAM.

Mac OS 7.6.1 or higher required.

Comments

Jatoba's picture
by Jatoba - 2020, January 19 - 4:35am

@cbone Or so says the documentation of Trygve's CMM Plug-ins and his CMM Plug-In Framework:

Your plugins will run only on PowerPC machines. The Contextual Menu Manager currently does not support 68K plugins. In fact, the [Apple] SDK does not give you a way to build 68K plugins. I don't know of any technical reason for this limitation, only "human resource" limitations, such as "who are we going to pull off another project to build and test this instead?"

If it is possible, it'd have to be in some way that doesn't use Apple's own CMM SDK and the Contextual Menu Manager itself. I'm not sure if anyone ever made a CMM in such a way, I think probably not.

If some coding wizard & hacker (in the literal sense, "someone who makes things work") is willing to rise up to the task, it might be theoretically possible. Only a passion-filled 68k-focused individual would be able to pull this one off.

cbone's picture
by cbone - 2020, January 19 - 3:42am

Wait, so there are no 3rd-party custom CMMs available for the 68k version of Mac OS 8? Wow! Shock

Jatoba's picture
by Jatoba - 2020, January 19 - 1:54am

@MTT Nice! Smile This will prove helpful.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2020, January 19 - 1:44am

I wonder if CMM could be considered an app category

Yes, there is a new sub category; "Command Menu Modules" under the "Utilities" category.

Jatoba's picture
by Jatoba - 2020, January 18 - 11:49pm

@ MTT Thanks! Smile It sounds quite useful.

I wonder if CMM could be considered an app category in the Garden. I managed to find a bunch of them out there in the end. (I will try to upload them as time goes, too.)

Such a shame they are PPC-only, though. Mac OS 8.1 on 68k is really missing out. I don't think Apple had any technical reason not to make CMMs 68k-compatible, too. I wonder if this could be related to FinderPop being a PPC-only app, too.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2020, January 18 - 11:30pm

I'm hoping to find in it a CMM called "Lock /Unlock", which I'm hoping instantly flips a file, folder, volume etc. between locked and unlocked. [...] The hunt for all sorts of CMMs continues.

I haven't come across a CMM named "Lock/Unlock" as yet. But I have stumbled across one named "More File Info" CMM v2.1.1, which performs a number of useful tasks, one of them being Lock/Unlock items.

From the "More File Info" Manual:

Main feature of this plug-in is to show the detailed information on the selected file to the contextual menu. However, it also allow users to set or change the following settings.

  • File Type and Creator
  • File lock status (ON/OFF)
  • Memory requirements for an application program

This CMM is by the Japanese shareware author Hide Itoh and a copy of "More File Info", I found located on MacAddict CD issue 23. This CMM will get added to the MG's archive, but if you're in a hurry you can DL the MacAddict ROM from the Internet Archive's pages.

Jatoba's picture
by Jatoba - 2020, January 18 - 5:11am

This is supposedly full of CMMs, as well. (CMM = Contextual Menu Module)

I'll only be able to check this archive tomorrow, but I'm hoping to find in it a CMM called "Lock /Unlock", which I'm hoping instantly flips a file, folder, volume etc. between locked and unlocked. REALLY useful when you have a newly-obtained image file, want to lock it to preserve it better, but don't have to bring up "Get Info" and click on an overly-specific corner painfully each time.

[Edit: Yeah, this has no actual CMM in it, it is truly purely just the database and manager. The hunt for all sorts of CMMs continues.]

Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2018, October 8 - 10:01am
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Indeed, it's awesome to easily remove clutter from your system.

Btw - go ahead if you have System 7 and want to use it. I found it to work wonderful on my 6100/66 and System 7.6.1

lilliputian's picture
by lilliputian - 2011, September 5 - 7:36pm

What a great utility!