Where did Disk Light go?

maclamb

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jan 28, 2002
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Northern California
OS 9 had this great utilty that sat on the menu bar and flashed what drive was being accessed and how (r/w).
I would LOVE something like that for OSX.
1. Is this possible- does the OS allows such hooks?
2. Anyone know of something like this?
3. If you write Mac OSX code and could *write* something like this- let me know...
 

sparkleytone

macrumors 68020
Oct 28, 2001
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Greensboro, NC
altho i do not know HOW to program, I do know that that would be quite easy to write actually. The kernel can give you all that information if you create a pipe and an interface to interpret data. I have seen something similar to this in Linux, where all the IRQ's were represented on a barchart and whenever one was used (e.g. keyboard) it flashed.
 

eyelikeart

Moderator emeritus
Jan 2, 2001
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Metairie, LA
I wish the Disk Light was there...

but what I really miss is being able to display seconds in the time...of course, I've always used that as a telltale sign as to whether or not my system had crashed or frozen...which doesn't happen in X... :p
 
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