Author: Fred Cranston
Date: January, 1988
Keywords: column finder multifinder error video poker game bugs bug
Text: Have you ever seen this message box? SHUTDOWN COULD NOT BE COMPLETED (AN APPKICATION OTHER THAN THE FINDER COULD NOT BE CLOSED) If you have the new Multifinder this box may come up and cause you the distress it caused me. The Multifinder manual has a troubleshooting section which lists many difficulties including ''You can't open a disk or folder icon.'' But it doesn't list one titled ''You can't close a document.'' There is a section titled ''General Misbehavior'' which says that ''it is best not to use'' an application which is erratic; a bit of information which I'm sure is a great revelation to all of us. Do you have an icon on your desk top which looks like either of these? I urge you to be careful in using the game Video Poker with Multifinder. I started up in Multifinder, opened both MacWrite and Video Poker, typed a little in MacWrite and then decided to play poker. When I was cleaned out of my allotment of cash, I attempted to QUIT the game. Immediately my screen went half blank, froze up and I could do nothing. Upon pressing the mouse button, the screen began to shimmer and shake. I, of course, then pushed the reset button on the left side. I started the above all over again, but this next time, instead of quitting the game, I used the Multifinder to go to the Finder and clicked on the SHUT-DOWN command. I then received the message-box shown above, so again I pushed the reset button, rebooted. I attempted to open MacWrite and received the exciting message that MacWrite was damaged and could not be opened. The moral of my story is that one should obey the dictum mentioned above: It is best not to use an application which is erratic. I could mention other problems with Multifinder, but I believe they will not occur after I have upgraded from 1 MB to 2.5 MB. If you come across any applications which are not compatible with Multifinder, please let me know. I will keep a list of them and warn our colleagues.
Copyright © january, 1988 by Fred Cranston