Author: Lynn Hynsinger
Date: December, 1993
Keywords: Dubl-Click Software program utility review personalize
Text: Picture yourself as a child in the late 1800s. You are in a candy store and you have five pennies to spend. The store is full of all kinds of candy, everything you could possibly want. It doesn't matter that you don't really need anything in this store. So many choices. So few pennies. You want it all. You just can't decide. Such is ClickChange. With ClickChange you can have custom cursors, cursor finders, menu bar icons, a menu bar clock, buttons, scroll bars, windows, colors, desktop patterns, and sounds. You can also import and export any of the above. Dubl-Click also supports these with complete disks of sounds, patterns, etc. So I spent one penny on cursors for my Classic II, 'Puter. For this I got five cursors (Arrow, Watch, I-Beam, Plus, Cross), and a cursor finder (which is especially helpful for PowerBook users.) I took a flashing arrow, a spinning world, and The Blob cursor finder. I kept the standard Apple I-beam, Plus, and Cross; the others were too busy for me. I spent another penny on the menu bar. You can change any or all items in most menu bars to icons. When I first installed the program, it defaulted to all icons. It was a little strange at first, but I felt that it fit with the idea of a Mac. However, others in my family use 'Puter, and it was confusing to them. Since they don't use him enough to get used to the icon menu, I switched back, for now. I next considered spending a third penny on the clock, but decided that I like Now's Alarms Clock better. I saved that penny for later. Instead I spent a penny on the scroll bars. I can change the pattern in the scroll bars, the style of elevators and arrows. I chose to write my initials in the scroll bar, and double arrows, though I haven't gotten in the habit of using them yet. Another penny goes for a nice screen background. I found a nice one of Escher's birds, but Desk Picture over writes it. I decide that I like the random pictures better. Another penny saved. The next penny goes for sounds. You can have sounds announce various events, and you are not limited to just one sound. Any event can have a number of sounds that could be played at random or in sequence. I have ClickChange randomize startup sounds; when ClickChange starts, when all INITs are loaded, at shutdown and restart. I also have it control the beep sounds, and toll in the hour. There are so many goodies that it takes hours to decide just what you want. ClickChange is many programs in one. It has sounds like Kaboom, backgrounds like Wallpaper, and ... well, you get the point. ClickChange comes on two disks. Instructions are on disk and in an attractive book. The complete in-stallation requires 3.5 Megs on your hard disk, but this includes files with many extra cursors, patterns, and sounds. I installed the whole package, then just exported everything that I wasn't using, and saved it to disk. Perhaps one of the best things about the program is the vast amount of testing Dubl-Click has done. They expect it to work without conflict on any Mac using System 6.0.7 or later.
Program Name: ClickChange 2.0
Publisher: Dubl-Click Software
Suggested Retail: $79.95
Mac Connection: $54.00
Ram: 321 K
Hard Disk: Depends on installation. Up to 3.5 Meg.
System: 6.0.7 or newer.
Installation: 2 disks, automatic, can customize.
Visual Appearance: VERY Mac like.
INIT Conflicts: Few if any.
Program Conflicts: Few, patches included.
Copyright © december, 1993 by Lynn Hynsinger