running classic mode

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by pdham, Apr 4, 2003.

  1. pdham macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2003
    This may be a stupid question but:

    When you run a classic app you see classic boot up and the classic icon in the dock, then it disappears when it is up and running. The question is, does classic mode get terminated when I quit the program I was running in classic or does it need to be terminated somehow. I ask because i was playing around with Photoshop in classic and I quit it then I relaunched it a few minutes later and didnt have to wait for classic to load, therefore, it seemed to me that it was still running. Thanks in advance

  2. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus


    Oct 5, 2001
    San Diego, CA
    Classic will keep on running until you log out/reboot or stop it in System Preferences.

    Make sure you don't let Classic sleep. It can cause problems.
  3. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus


    Jan 2, 2001
    Metairie, LA
    IMO...Classic is a problem. I've never been able to run it with graphic applications and be successful in getting anything done. As for minor apps & games, I have no clue.

    anyone? ;)
  4. Noiseboy macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2002
    Lurking nearby.
    As was mentioned, classic continues to run after it is first launched. If you want to see whether it is running before launching an OS 9 app, go into system preferences under the apple menu (or in the dock) and open the Classic pane. It will tell you if classic is running and also give you options to quit, launch with extentions off and a whole bunch of other stuff.

    I personally have had few problems with classic going into sleep mode when not in use but I don't run any serious apps in classic, just a couple of games.


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