Apple Talks About Multifinder
Author: from AppleLink
Date: September , 1987
Keywords: multifinder release tips hints announce announcement
Text: You can boost the productivity, speed, and ease-of-use of your Macintosh systems with MultiFinder--the first generation multitasking operating system for the Macintosh. With MultiFinder, you can: -- Use multiple applications at the same time -- Switch between them at the touch of a button -- Print documents while working on other applications And new applications will allow you to do things like background telecom-munications or file processing so you can do one thing, while the computer does another. It's like having multiple computers at your fingertips. MultiFinder saves time normally spent switching between applications by allowing more than one application to be open at once. There's no need to close and re-launch programs when switching between applications. With MultiFinder, cutting and pasting from one application to another is fast and easy, since both can be open at once. There are three ways to switch between applications: -- Application windows can be viewed concurrently on the screen. Select an application by clicking inside that application window. -- Click on an open application list in the Apple menu. -- Double click on open application icon in the Finder. One of the best timesaving features of MultiFinder is its ability to run back-ground applications while simultaneously working on different applications. For example, you can print a lengthy word processing document while also entering transactions in a data base program. Or, with new telecommunications programs, retrieve and print electronic mail while working on a spreadsheet. MultiFinder is an integral part of the Macintosh Operating System, is compatible with most current Macintosh applications, and can be turned off if it doesn't work with an application. It utilizes the standard Macintosh Finder interface, with all the features of the standard Finder, so it's easy to learn and use. MultiFinder will be available with the new Macintosh System Software Update package beginning in Fall 1987. The Macintosh System Software Update will include all the latest System disks, utilities disks, and documentation for all the new features, along with instructions for updating systems with the new software. The Macintosh System Software Update package will have an overall single version number to make revisions easier to keep track of, which will be on the package as well as on each disk. For your reference, the separate version number for each System file will also be available. As new version of Macintosh System software become available with new features, the Macintosh System Software Update will be revised to include the latest software and documentation. Beginning in Fall 1987, MultiFinder will also be included on the System Tools disk that ships with all Macintosh CPUs.
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