Frequently asked questions
On this page I will answer the most frequently asked questions about my
How can I use your ".hqx" file?
All files on my site are compressed using StuffIt from Aladdin
. This format has the advantage that it can be uncompressed without
problems on both Macs and Windows PCs. To uncompress these files please
download the freely available StuffIt expander from Aladdin
If you use a Windows PC please read the next question&answer
I cannot install any of your packages ("The
file xyz.pkg is not a package")
On Windows PCs please make sure that you have set both "cross-plattform
options" in StuffIt Expander to "NEVER
" before uncompressing
any ".sit" or ":hqx" file. Especially "Create Mac
Binary" must be set to "NEVER" otherwise you´ll end
up with a Macintosh file that isn´t readable by your Windows NCU, NBU
or other package installer.
Strange problems with the i-menu
If you encounter problems accessing items in the i-menu (items are suddenly
duplicated, tapping on "Prefs" or other items does nothing, the
i-button stays hilited) than you probably use ScrollMenus from Stand
. (ScrollMenus is located in the "Extensions" folder
of "Extras"). Please visit the Stand
web site and download the latest version of ScrollMenus
to fix this problem
BTW: ScrollMenus 3.x is only needed and usefull for a few applications (I
only know about DateMan and MoreFolders). V2.x enabled page-wise scrolling
of popups but this feature isn´t included in V3.x anymore since the
MP2x00 and eMate has this feature built-in.
ScrollMenus users please do read the next q&a as well.
After installing a new version, i++ doesn´t
seem to work correctly anymore
If you have installed ScrollMenus than you need to reset your Newton after
installing a new version of i++
Backdrop+ doesn´t apear as an active package
Please visit the Stand
and download the latest version of Backdrop+. In
earlier versions of Backdrop+ there are some standard informations missing
that my tools need in order to display this program correctly in the "task
Problems launching frozen packages
If you encounter problems with launching frozen packages than you are maybe
using FreezeMan, FreezeUtilities or NewtCase. All these tools handle freezing&rethawing
similar to i++ & co. Please make sure that you use the latest versions
of them and i++.
BTW: Apart from this conflict a few packages do not work properly when launched
from a frozen state. For example some programs do deferred processing after
they are closed. Therefore the package must be present right after the program
had been closed. But this isn´t the case when the program automatically
has been refrozen right after closing it.
In case of any questions feel free to contact me.