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Macintosh System 7.5 (3.5 floppy)

Macintosh System 7.5 (3.5 floppy)
Macintosh System 7.5 (3.5 floppy)

SystemMacintosh
Floppy (3.5")13

Apple

Macintosh

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Release Date: 9/1/1994
Manufacturer: Apple
 
System 7.5 (codenamed "Capone", a reference to Al Capone and "Chicago", which was the code name for Microsoft's Windows 95), which included bug fixes from previous updates and added several new features including:
  • an updated startup screen featuring a progress bar
  • a new interactive help system called Apple Guide
  • a clock in the menu bar (based on the free "SuperClock" control panel by Steve Christensen)
  • an Apple menu item called Stickies (formerly a third-party application called "PasteIt Notes") which provided virtual Post-It Notes
  • WindowShade (another former shareware control panel which provided the ability to condense a window down to its title bar)
  • the Control Strip (a fast way to change the system volume, control the playback of audio CDs, manage file sharing and printers and change the monitor resolution and color depth)
  • the Extensions Manager (enabling the user to turn extensions and control panels on and off; also based on a formerly third-party control panel)
  • PowerTalk, the predecessor to the Keychain system and also a system-level email handling service
  • the Launcher, a special Finder window containing shortcut buttons for frequently-used programs (in a manner somewhat akin to the Mac OS X Dock)
  • a hierarchal Apple menu (folders within the Apple Menu Items folder would expand into submenus showing their contents. Again, based on a third party control panel; HAM by Microseeds publishing)
  • system-wide drag & drop for text and other data (selections could be simply dragged with the mouse and dropped to their new destination, bypassing the clipboard)
  • a scriptable Finder
  • QuickDraw GX, a 2-D graphics rendering and geometry engine
  • For the PowerPC only, an advanced, 3d Graphing Calculator, secretly developed at Apple by a former third party contractor
  • support for OpenDoc

 

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