Marc Mennigmann releases the “Shift Key Suite” v1.0.1

Iserlohn, Germany — Nov 25, 1998 — Marc Mennigmann today announced the
release of the “Shift Key Suite” v1.0.1, a powerful collection of
applications to extend the functionality of password protection systems for
Macintosh computers. v1.0.1 adds compatibility for the Macintosh OS 8.5.

Why Do I Want To Disable The Shift Key?

Holding down the Shift key when launching your Macintosh will prevent all
extensions to load at start-up. This is an interesting feature when you
have start-up crashes from incompatible extensions and control panels.

However, if your system is running smooth, you may want to protect your
computer with a password protection or a similar application/extension.
Most password protections for the Mac are extensions or controlpanels.
Therefore you can simply bypass them when holding down the Shift key at

This is where the “SKS” comes in. It gives you the option to disable the
Shift key only for the start-up time. After your Mac booted, the Shift key
works as it always worked when you worked with your Mac.

The “Shift Key Suite” is US$5 shareware. It is available from Marc
Mennigmann’s web site ( and all major
Macintosh shareware archives and ftp sites. The “Shift Key Suite” is free
for all registered users of the Macintosh password protection THE BLOCK.

System Requirements: Any Apple Macintosh or clone running MacOS System 7.0
or later.

What’s New?

v1.0.1 adds compatibility for the Macintosh OS 8.5. All systems since MacOS
7.0 are supported now.


The “Shift Key Suite” is available now, and may be downloaded through:


Other download locations are available at: (

The filesize is about 165K.

About Marc Mennigmann

Marc Mennigmann is the author of a number of well-received products,
including the Macintosh password protection THE BLOCK, the reminder
application “Recall” and “Navigator Enhancer”, an application to enhance
Netscape’s internet browser.

Marc Mennigmann distributes his products under the shareware principles:
try before you buy and minimal or no marketing costs. As a result,
shareware costs a fraction of the price of most other commercial software.

Contact Information: Marc Mennigmann ( – Press Contact
( – World Wide Web ( –
Phone and FAX contact is not available.