Spell Catcher FAQs & Knowledge Base


Main > Spell Catcher X > Retired (old, irrelevant, non-issues) > Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)-Specific
Minimize Text   Default    Enlarge Text

How to set applications to run in 32-bit mode

Save to list
E-mail
Subscribe

(Updated January 13, 2010)

The Following Becomes Reference Material Only with the Release of Spell Catcher X 10.3.3

There's no need to set your applications to open in 32-bit mode with Spell Catcher X 10.3.3. If you have done this in order to use Spell Catcher X 10.3.2 on Snow Leopard, this FAQ describes how to undo what you’ve done for Spell Catcher X 10.3.3.

Please update your Spell Catcher X installation to version 10.3.3. Don’t do any of the following. It remains here as reference material only.


Note: Not all Macintosh hardware is 64-bit capable—for instance those with an Intel Core Duo CPU. On 32-bit only Macs, the procedures outlined in this FAQ are not necessary. Spell Catcher's input method component will be available in all applications.

This is a one-time, easily reversible procedure

For those 64-bit capable applications that you want Spell Catcher’s input method component to be available in (and therefore interactive features), you need to set it to open in 32-bit mode. You can do this one application at a time, but it’s possible to change the “Open in 32-bit mode” setting for multiple applications at once. See Changing multiple applications at once below.

Important Notes
  • Not all Macintosh hardware is 64-bit capable—for instance those with an Intel Core Duo CPU. On 32-bit only Macs, the procedures outlined in this FAQ are not necessary. You won’t see the “Open in 32-bit mode” checkbox, and Spell Catcher's input method component will be available in all applications.
  • If an application is not 64-bit capable, you won’t see the “Open in 32-bit mode” checkbox—there's nothing you need to do for such applications.
  • If you change an application that is currently open to run in 32-bit mode, you have to Quit and re-open it.
  • According to Apple, all system applications except DVD Player, Front Row, Grapher, and iTunes have been rewritten in 64-bit. But again, there's no need to set every 64-bit capable application to open in 32-bit mode. Just the ones you want Spell Catcher's input method to be available in.
  • If you change an application that is currently open to run in 32-bit mode, you have to Quit and re-open it.

To change a single application:

In the Finder, select an application, choose File > Get Info or press the command-I shortcut. Select the “Open in 32-bit mode” option.

Changing multiple applications at once:

It’s possible to change the “Open in 32-bit mode” setting for multiple applications at once. This is done using the Finder’s Get Info Inspector—shown by using the command-option-I keyboard shortcut, or holding down option and choosing File > Show Inspector in the Finder.

  1. In the Finder, navigate to your Applications folder, and select the (Apple, 64-bit capable) applications you want to use Spell Catcher's interactive checking features with. There's no need to change all of them.

  2. Press command-option-I to open the Inspector, select “Open in 32-bit mode”

  3. Do the same for any (Apple, 64-bit capable) applications in the Utilities folder that you want to use Spell Catcher's interactive checking features with. There's no need to change all of them.

Note: If any of the selected applications are not 64-bit capable, you won’t see the “Open in 32-bit mode” checkbox.




Related Articles
How to reset your applications to open in 64-bit mode for use with Spell Catcher X 10.3.3 and later.
If you have a Macintosh that doesn’t support 64-bit applications (Intel Core Duo), there’s nothing to see here. If you didn’t follow the...
Is Spell Catcher X 10.3.2 Compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)?
(Updated January 13, 2010) Yes! But do yourself a favor and update to Spell Catcher X 10.3.3. The information in this article remains relevant and...
Spell Catcher X 10.3.2 on Snow Leopard Quick Start Guide
(Updated January 13, 2010) This FAQ has been Rendered Obsolete with the Release of Spell Catcher X 10.3.3 None of the following is necessary with Spell...
Powered by KnowledgeBuilder