why photo booth turns isight off when inactive?

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  1. wayfaerer macrumors newbie

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    one of the first things i noticed when i upgraded to leopard was when using photo booth the video capture stopped when i activated a window other than photo booth. i'm not sure why they decided to do this, it seems like a step backward to me. just a small nuisance, but is there any way to set it to work like it did in tiger where you will still see your face or whatever else is on camera moving no matter what program you're using at that moment?

    just to clarify, i don't mean when i'm recording something. just when the program is idling
     
  2. officerdick macrumors regular

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    To save CPU cycles i would assume, video prossecing is quite demanding.
     
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    yep new feature in Leopard for reasons as above^
     
  4. wayfaerer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i guess that makes sense. is there any way to revert it back though?
     
  5. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    nope… use Tiger?

    P.S. bumping is against the forum rules… please dont do it.
     
  6. messedkid macrumors 6502

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    If I may ask...why would you want the isight to stay on while doing something else?

    You mentioned you didn't mean while you were recording...so you just want a window, displaying yourself, while you're using a different application? Not recording, not taking pictures...just..showing yourself?


    I don't get it. lol


    Do you just like to watch yourself?
    To keep an eye out for siblings/parents coming in the room from behind and catching you during some fap fap fap time?
    To make sure Kurt Russel doesn't steal your shadow?
     

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