Mac OS 9.1 Finder Hacks
Effect Tool Resource Type ID Where Change
Apple menu:
Customize "About This Computer..." ResEdit STR# 4000 6 "Computer" --> "TiBook" or whatever you want
Reorder menu items. AMICO  
File menu:
Command () + Option + Drag = Make Alias Mac OS 8  
View menu: Replace "." (00 hex) with:
Assign a key to as Icons. ResEdit fmn2 525 + 20 "K" (ikon) = 4B hex
Assign a key to as List. ResEdit fmn2 525 + 4E "L" (list) = 4C hex
Assign a key to as Window. ResEdit fmn2 525 + 70 "-" (middle) = 2D hex
Assign a key to as Pop-up Window. ResEdit fmn2 525 + 86 "_" (bottom) = 2D hex
Assign a key to Reset Column Positions. ResEdit fmn2 525 + DC "\" (back) = 3D hex
Assign a key to View Options. Mac OS 9.1  
Special menu: Replace "." (00 hex) with:
Assign a key to Empty Trash. Mac OS 9.1  
Assign a key to Sleep. ResEdit fdm2 502 + 10 "." (stop) = 2E hex
Assign a key to Restart (assuming you really want an accelerator for this). ResEdit fmn2 527 + 82 "1" (one: on) = 31 hex
Assign a key to Shutdown (assuming you really want an accelerator for this). ResEdit fmn2 527 + 96 "0" (zero: off) = 30 hex
Application pallette:
Enable/disable menu tearoff behavior. Prestissimo  
Configure the pallette appearance & position. Prestissimo  
Application switching:
Change the Keyboard switch keys. Prestissimo
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ACTION GoMac
Add a Task Bar & Start Menu (à la Windows) ACTION GoMac
Files & Folders:
Change the initial name of a new folder. ResEdit STR# 4500 Item 3 Up to 31 characters ("new folder")
Change the Duplicate file name suffix – doesn't change Speed Doubler copies. ResEdit STR# 4500 Item 4 Up to 31 characters (" clone")
Change the alias suffix. ResEdit STR# 8200 Item 1 Up to 31 characters (" %")
Change the picture clipping name. ResEdit STR# 9700 Item 7 Up to 31 characters ("pict")
Change the text clipping name. ResEdit STR# 9700 Item 8 Up to 31 characters ("text")
Change the sound clipping name. ResEdit STR# 9700 Item 9 Up to 31 characters ("sound")
Select, Rename or Modify multiple files. A Better Finder Series
Windows & Dialog Boxes:
Restyle & colorize borders & windows. Mac OS 8 Appearance control panel & Mac Themes Archive
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Kaleidoscope & Scheme Archive
Drag a solid (or translucent) window instead of a dotted outline. Power Windows  
Adjust scroll bar arrows & slider. Prestissimo  
Enhance File Open & Close boxes. Default Folder
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ACTION Files
Font display:
Change the sample text displayed when opening a TrueType or fixed-sized font. ResEdit STR# 5816 Item 1 any text

Hacking Tools
Download Site Cost
ACTION Files $30
ACTION GoMac $30
AMICO $10
A Better Finder Series $10 - $45
Default Folder $25
Kaleidoscope $25
Kaleidoscope Scheme Archive $0 - $15 / scheme
Mac Themes Archive free
Power Windows $10
Prestissimo free
ResEdit free

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