Smackbook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by EnigMoiD, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. EnigMoiD macrumors member

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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?
     
  2. cleanup macrumors 68030

    cleanup

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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.
     
  3. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

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    or use the version of Smackbook that uses the light sensor (if you have a mbpro).
     
  4. EnigMoiD thread starter macrumors member

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    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."
     
  5. fsckminix6 macrumors regular

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    theres one that uses the light sensor? may i have the link?
     
  6. masse macrumors 6502a

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  7. psychofreak Retired

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    No terminal, no skill, no nothing...

    VirtueDesktops has light and motion stuff built in :)
     

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