So, I'm tired of turning on my Color Classic twice.
The obvious fix to this is to always leave the power switch in the back always on. Is there any reason not to always leave the switch on? It seems to just sit there doing nothing until I push the soft power switch ... is it actually powering anything that could harm the CC if always left on, or even consuming electricity unnecessarily?
The next fix requires a small hack. I was reading about bypassing the soft power function when using an iMac logic board by permanently grounding the power switch thus creating a retro-Compact Mac power-on solution: flip the switch, the Mac starts. While the old-school approach to this fix appeals to me, it may be an unnecessary hack if there's no problem with leaving the power always on and using soft-power only. It occurs to me that the two stage approach to power might be designed to step up voltages and warm things up, preparing for soft-power on. Or Apple was just using training wheels designed to ease people into using soft-power with an unnecessary two step process turning it on the old way and the new (seems unlikely).