Smackbook

EnigMoiD

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Most of you have probably heard of the Smackbook hack for Macbooks and Pros, but I've been wondering: Would the sudden impacts damage the hard drive over time?
 

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I doubt it, it doesn't look like he's really smacking it, just lightly tapping it?

If it's of interest to you, you can get multiple desktops without roughing up your laptop:

DesktopManager.

[Edit] Oops, I didn't see that SmackBook was just a way of switching desktops in DesktopManager.

Certainly it's cool but a little bit unnecessary? Just map the commands to the buttons of your mouse, gestures on the screen, or keyboard shortcuts.
 

EnigMoiD

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or use the version of Smackbook that uses the light sensor (if you have a mbpro).
Yeah, I've got a black macbook so the light sensor is out. Anyway, I've heard it's so sensitive that if you were to press esc or eject a disc it might switch.

I'm pretty much in my comfort zone now with Smackbook installed, I can fiddle with the macbook and move it without changing it, and for the most part the screen changes in the right direction when I "smack."