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Snitch_2.5.2.sit_.hqx (677.90 KB)
MD5: 907038094002f2296d212114f42efa88
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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Snitch267b2.bin (684.38 KB)
MD5: 99648059c0f9b5097d93a80f4dd94b85
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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Snitch265.bin (680.25 KB)
MD5: e285e75010801154b4459515b0b7e8bb
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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SnitchPluginAPI.sit_.hqx (32.94 KB)
MD5: 342e05fa469d346c3fb3e1cc89eed419
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver,

Snitch, first released in 1993, is a Finder enhancement Control Panel that extends the "Get Info" dialogue box allowing you to view and edit information about the selected file, alias, folder, or disk. Snitch is also modular, allowing new plugins and functionality to be developed for it.

Top DL: Version 2.5.1 includes compatibility with Mac OS 8.1. Released in 1998
2nd DL: Version 2.6.7b2 was the last version available from the developer in 2002 before their website went offline. Archive retrieved from Wayback Machine.
3rd DL: Version 2.6.5. This was the second version available for OS 9. It addressed a potential system crash on OS versions prior to 8.1. Retrieved from Wayback Machine. Released November 1999.
4th DL: The Snitch Plugin API, retrieved from Wayback Machine. Now you, too, can create your own plugins for Snitch!

Architecture: 68k PPC

The SnitchLib and Snitch Contextual Menu files are only installed on Power Macintoshes.

Snitch 2.6.7 silently disables itself in Mac OS X Classic Mode.

Snitch will be temporarily disabled if the Control Panel window is active. If this is the case, and the user attempts to Get Info on a file, a warning will be presented and the normal Get Info dialogue will be shown instead.


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by MacTouch - 2018, August 4 - 7:06pm

First models can boot into Mac OS 9 like the eMac G4/800 and also some 1GHz configurations (only the combo drive model according to Everymac. The models released later (1.25 & 1.42) can only use Classic mode (without booting). Wink

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by cbone - 2018, August 4 - 6:41pm

@madmac: got an emac to boot up with Mac OS 9? I was able to copy and boot Leopard on mine, but I was never clever enough to boot with OS 9..that's awesome! Laughing out loud

I wish my emac hadn't died, it was my super-sized G3 fruit-colored imac, with a G4 processor capable of running OS 9 in classic mode (mine was the 1GHz model). I used a dmg file to run OS 9, I think I did that with Tiger to keep both OSes in their own space.

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by MacTouch - 2018, July 10 - 4:45pm

Tips from my personal archives:

Snitch can be registered by shift-option-clicking the "Register" button within the •Control Panel•
(**not** on the "About..." window).
This "Shift-Option" click trick seems to work for all versions of Snitch 2.5b (b8, b9, b10, b11).
Might even work on the 2.5 release when it is available (?)
You can also enter any name and company in the registration dialog box after using this "Shift-Option-click" technique.
Hold down Command, Option and Shift together while clicking on the register button,
and then enter name and company at the next dialog box.

This should work with versions 2.5 or 2.6.2 at least, but I've not tested it yet.

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by m68k - 2018, July 9 - 10:24pm

I just luv this app, but I can't seem to find a working serial # for it (I would buy one if I could, but I am using this on MacOS 8.1 68k). Does anyone know a good serial nr. for this baby?

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by lilliputian - 2018, March 22 - 6:43am

Very cool! What OS are they supposed to be limited to?

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by MadMac - 2018, March 22 - 3:53am

i remember using this on my G3 266Mhz. Really useful! (Specially for hidding stuff from non authorized eyes by changing file properties hehe) Using this, I was even able to make an Emac to startup in MacOS 9 too... tricking with the type/creator of the rom (don't try it at home, kids)