Does anyone know... (app for PowerBook screen tapping)

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  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

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    where I can find that program which allows you to switch between programs by tapping the side of your powerbooks screen? There was a video link and it was well cool, as when you tapped the edge of your screen, the whole page slid over to bring in your other applicatiion....would really like to get it for my Macbook PRO
     
  2. woody760 macrumors newbie

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    'Smackbook Pro

    is this what you are looking for:

    http://blog.medallia.com/2006/05/smacbook_pro.html
     
  3. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks - thats the one - does anyone know how to get this up and running on a Macbook Pro 1.8? The terminal frightens me:D
     
  4. projectle macrumors 6502

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    There is another version of Smackbook for VirtueDesktop that operates entirely outside of the command line.

    Pretty simple to get running, just download, double click on it in your Applications and then start beating the s*** out of your Powerbook.
     
  5. semaja2 macrumors 6502a

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  6. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Right -

    Projectle - can you post links.

    I found and installed Slapbook ok - from your link Semaja - it now asks me to locate Virtualdektops.app - where do I find this?? I checked Versiontracker and the closest I could find was Codetek Virtualdesktop - but that doesn't seem to be working.

    Help......

    UPDATE - THINK I FOUND IT!
     
  7. Hobodale macrumors member

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  8. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cheers all - up and running and wacking away at my powerbook:D

    Now does anyone no how to make it stop saying " left " and " right " everytime it changes, take the edge off its coolness IMHO
     
  9. Witty lama macrumors member

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    Now,
    do you think it will be possible to integrate SmackBook into the new desktop manager for OSX 10.5 "Spaces"?

    I'm not into coding and fiddling around hacking stuff, do you think it will be possible to simply download a program and have it "just work"?

    Maybe Apple could give it to us as an easter egg?:cool:
     
  10. russellc macrumors newbie

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    Smackbook is integrated as an option in VirtueDesktops already, I believe.
     
  11. semaja2 macrumors 6502a

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    Wonder if the ShadowBook is intergrated yet? thats probally the safer solution to running such a concept.

    http://semaja2.net/cool-mac-apps/

    Basically the user waves their hands over the sensors and the screen changes.
     

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