Cocktail Updated to 3.8

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Date: Tuesday, June 19th, 2007, 14:11
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In other news, Cocktail, the popular shareware utility program that allows for additional Mac OS X system tests, has been updated to version 3.8.
The new version, a small download, sports the following fixes and improvements:
Major interface improvements:
-Updated Cocktail Help.
-Improved Activity Log.
-Added possibility to join Cocktail eList.
-Added possibility to include Activity Log when providing feedback.
-Other miscellaneous fixes and improvements.
Disks:
-Misc. New “Disable Sudden Motion Sensor” feature.
System:
-Spotlight. Added possibility to enable/disable Spotlight indexing of selected disk.
-Spotlight. Added possibility to erase Spotlight index for selected disk.
-Databases. Improved rebuilding of Launch Services database.
-Databases. Added possibility to restore default file associations when rebuilding Launch Services database.
-Startup. New “Startup delay” feature.
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cocktaillogo.jpg
In other news, Cocktail, the popular shareware utility program that allows for additional Mac OS X system tests, has been updated to version 3.8.
The new version, a small download, sports the following fixes and improvements:
Major interface improvements:
-Updated Cocktail Help.
-Improved Activity Log.
-Added possibility to join Cocktail eList.
-Added possibility to include Activity Log when providing feedback.
-Other miscellaneous fixes and improvements.
Disks:
-Misc. New “Disable Sudden Motion Sensor” feature.
System:
-Spotlight. Added possibility to enable/disable Spotlight indexing of selected disk.
-Spotlight. Added possibility to erase Spotlight index for selected disk.
-Databases. Improved rebuilding of Launch Services database.
-Databases. Added possibility to restore default file associations when rebuilding Launch Services database.
-Startup. New “Startup delay” feature.
Files:
-Drag and drop support.
-Caches. Major improvements to cache clearing feature.
-Caches. New cache clearing options.
-Logs. Added support for Apple System, Crash Reporter, Software Update and -Window Server logs.
-Logs. New cache clearing options.
-Logs. Major improvements to logs clearing feature.
-Logs. Added “Display in reverse order” feature to Logs window.
-DS Store. Added possibility to prevent DS Store file creation on network volumes.
Network:
-Optimization. New optimization presets for seven most common types of connection.
-Optimization. Added possibility to modify kernel socket buffer size.
-Optimization. Added possibility to modify TCP slow link size, NewReno Fast -Recovery settings, UDP outgoing datagram size, UDP receive buffer size as well as receive and send buffer sizes for local stream sockets.
-Personal File Sharing. Added possibility to enable/disable logging Personal File Sharing logs.
-Personal File Sharing. New “Send login greeting once for Non-Guests” feature.
-Personal File Sharing. New “Disconnect idle users” feature.
-Personal File Sharing. Added possibility to apply disconnect message.
-Personal File Sharing. Added possibility to change TCP port for Personal File Sharing.
Interface:
-General. Added possibility to enable/disable “Open Recent” menu item in the applications and to set number of recent items.
-Finder. New “Replace lists of users and groups in ownership settings with text fields” feature.
-Finder. Added possibility to change number of label lines in icon view.
-Finder. Added possibility to hide/show miscellaneous menu items.
-Dock. New “Disable Dashboard” feature.
-Dock. New “Lock the Dock” feature.
-Safari. Added possibility to show/hide URLs of links in the tooltips.
-Safari. Added possibility to enable/disable PDF support.
-Safari. Added new “Number of days” option to “History limits” settings.
-Mail. New “Check for new mail on launch” feature.
-Mail. New “View all messages in plain text” feature.
-Mail. Added new “Console logging” settings with fourteen logging options.
-Login. Added possibility to display Host Name, System Version, System Build, Serial Number, IP Address, Directory Service Status, or Date and Time in the login window.
-Login. Added possibility to show/hide Sleep, Restart and Shut Down buttons in the login window.
-Login. Added possibility to enable/disable access to Darwin text console.
-Misc. Added possibility to show/hide debug menu in Disk Utility, Sherlock, Back and Remote Desktop applications.
-Misc. Added possibility to enable/disable data verification after burning to disc.
-Misc. Added possibility to show/hide QuickTime Player’s movie info at launch.
-Misc. New “Point iTunes Music Store links to local iTunes library” feature.
Pilot:
-Major improvements to scheduler.
-New cache clearing options.
-New logs clearing options.
-Added possibility to add custom AIFF (.aif, .aiff) completion sounds to ~/Library/Sounds folder.
Misc:
-Minor improvements to File System Browser.
-Minor improvements to Specifications.
-Added possibility to create mini, basic and full Profile Reports in plain text or as XML file.
Cocktail retails for a US$14.95 shareware registration fee and requires Mac OS X 10.3 or later to run the Panther edition and Mac OS X 10.4 or later to run the Tiger edition.
If you’ve tried the new version and have feedback either way, let us know.

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