Happy Birthday, Apple
You forgot to mention Apple’s 25th birthday on the 1st of April! Tut, tut—have you no respect for age?
Hello from Toronto,
I run OS 8.6 on a Power Mac. Someone told me there is a color palette, available to the user, to modify desktop icon colors, and perhaps a few other items. I’m not confusing this with the Appearance desktop control panel.
In Apple Help, at the Apple Web site, and 10 other sites where people discuss Mac stuff, I cannot find anyone who knows about this. Are you aware of a color wheel palette in OS 8.6?
Perhaps this is what you mean: under the Edit menu in the Finder select Preferences, click on the Labels tab, then click on the colour next to the label’s name. —Evan Trent
Resetting File Sharing Passwords
I am trying to connect three Macintosh computers to an Ethernet LAN. All machines are able to connect to the system, but they seem to have passwords that I did not assign and I cannot change them. I have been able to connect two computers by assigning guest status to one and server status to the other. When I try to connect the third it searches for the server and then a message says it could not be found. When I use the Chooser to activate the AppleShare feature it asks for an IP address. When I enter the server address it will only allow a registered users connection (guest is grayed out). I cannot access the correct passwords and then I am unable to complete the connection. My original passwords seem to have changed. How can I reset the passwords?
First I need to know which operating system you are using. Since you can connect to your server using an IP address, the server machine must be running OS 9 (since IP File Sharing is new to OS 9) but I am not sure which OS your clients are running. Below are two sets of instructions—one for OS 9 machines and one for earlier OS machines.
If you are using OS 9.x you should locate the File Sharing control panel, and from there you can modify the owner password and any other Users’ passwords.
If you are using an operating system prior to OS 9, you need to find the Sharing Setup control panel to set the owner password and then the Users and Groups control panel to set other users’ passwords.
Based on what you have reported it sounds to me as if your server machine is the only machine which needs its password(s) reset, but it is always good to go through each machine’s users and set the Owner information to something you will remember. Also, depending on your setup, it is usually unwise to leave Guest access turned on. If you are not behind a firewall it is possible for anybody out on the Net to gain access to your computer and files if Guest access is turned on. To switch it off follow the above instructions for all of your computers, and when you find the Users and Groups list, double-click “Guest” and uncheck the Allow Guests to Connect to This Computer box. —Evan Trent