Leapord Macbook Glitch?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Thrawn, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. Thrawn macrumors member

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    Hey Everyone!

    I just got done talking with a friend and he told me that he had heard of a glitch with the new macbooks. He said that if you re-arrange some files (or something like that) that you could switch in between spaces by tapping the side of a macbook. I dunno, it sounded pretty bogus to me, just wanted to make sure it wasn't true. Thanks!

    -Thrawn
     
  2. MacGuyver macrumors member

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  3. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    Ask him what files, and post it here. Someone will give it a try.
     
  4. -kritter- macrumors regular

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    could be possible, there is an application out and about i believe that allows you to cycle through windows by slapping the side of your macbook or macbook pro... Seeing as how they both have accelerometers...
     
  5. Zuwxiv macrumors member

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    I've got one of the new Macbooks sitting right here, I'd be glad to give it a whirl if you could get a little more specific on how it works! It sounds like something where the gyroscopes are used to switch spaces - tilting it right to change the space? Sounds like something out of a tablet if it works.

    Edit: if he's using a 3rd party application, it would still be cool.
     
  6. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    It's an application called Smackbook (see it in action.) Personally, I'm not sure how I feel treating my mac like this.
     
  7. MacGuyver macrumors member

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    wtf.. all you guys just re-posted what i said in the first post..
     
  8. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    I tried it out about 4 months ago. It was weird hitting my MacBook and I decided to get rid of the program. I decided to leave my household slapping to family members and my forehead. I coulda had a V8................:D
     
  9. MacGuyver macrumors member

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  10. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    There's actually a modification (or an alternate; i'm not sure what) that uses the ambient light sensor. You wave your hand over the sensor (left speaker for the MBP I think) and it does the same thing. Kinda cool for "no touch" screen switching, but I don't think it would work as reliably... especially when it starts switching screens by itself when light gets low. ;)
     

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