MultiFinder


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MultiFinder

The part of earlier Macintosh operating systems that allowed multiple programs to be open at the same time and cooperatively multitasked. Its use was optional as many earlier Macs had limited memory. MultiFinder was prevalent in System 6 and became part of Finder in System 7, at which time it lost its identity as a separate element. See Finder.
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Client workstations with suitable Ethernet cards must be 386 or better PCs, or Mac II models with 32-bit QuickDraw, MultiFinder, AppleShare and Ethernet software.
Users with sufficient memory can run two ShrEDIT sessions under Apple's multitasking system, Multifinder, enabling them to maintain separate planning and text documents.
The new 32-bit machine comes standard with six NuBus expansion slots, six built-in ports and 4MB of RAM, which enables users to run advanced applications while taking full advantage of MultiFinder, Apple's multi-tasking operating system for the Macintosh.
This may have been due to a Multifinder buffer problem.
Switching quickly from program to program on the Macintosh computer is easy with MultiFinder. Switching is even simpler in several integrated software programs now available.