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Hacintosh is awesome and brings us super cool operating system on a now vast selection of hardware.
However the biggest bane for most osx86'ers right after sleep or wifi and webcams, is the actual programs to run some of the built in peripherals for these laptops. I'm not talking about drivers directly since those are a whole other cup of tea. I'm talking about actual programs and software that could use development for for these hackintoshes.

My biggest concern is touchscreen software:

Let's face it the on screen keyboard sucks and Ink is far from perfect.
Front Row has no touchscreen interface.
Those tiny little close, minimize and zoom buttons are nearly impossible to touch.
Scrolling with those tiny arrow in the corner of the window is nightmarish as is resizing.
Expose and hot corners are awesome as is a hiding dock but hard to access with a touchscreen.


Custom software solution?
3rd party software you use to make your touchscreen experience easier?
Tips?
Tricks?
Thoughts?
Suggestions?
Problems?

Touchscreen mac users unite!


My main projects and workarounds:
On screen keyboard: working on coding a custom on-screen kb... hitting some road bumps.
Fullscreen itunes controller (due to lack of ir remote control options)... works but ugly and very bare end. I hope to make it a cross between a controller and a Front Row like interface.
Front Row controller for touchscreen... not started on yet.

3rd Party tricks:
Butler is my saviour anything requiring keystrokes or something I make a script for and add it to a Butler menu.
Trampoline great app switcher.
Cocoapad, my choice drawing sketch app it's not great but it works and is free.
touch-base.com has tons of mac touchscreen drivers but pricey$$$... though you can work around their demo limitations but it get old to override the 100-click count.

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you could research the modbooks or modbook pro... they are basically a modified tablet mac, and the pro can do finger use, they load on some software when they give it to you, like a virtual keyboard thats great... slides away... as for front row... it would be good to get a prog that can be used to scroll.. iphone style? then tap to select...

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you could research the modbooks or modbook pro... they are basically a modified tablet mac, and the pro can do finger use, they load on some software when they give it to you, like a virtual keyboard thats great... slides away... as for front row... it would be good to get a prog that can be used to scroll.. iphone style? then tap to select...


The modbooks do have software for touchscreen but I can't find any of it online.

Front Row will be very hard to do since it is written only as an executable code it no longer works from a standard cocoa or carbon coding. Which means the gui can't be modified and worst yet no matter how high another apps NSWindowLevel gets, front row will go on top of it.

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Found this one to work for me...

http://www.opendrive...e-download.html

Hope it helps!

Grtz T

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Beyond snips of code and the undocumented parts of 10.6 showing much more evidence this is coming, I recall something called "touchiLIB", and forget where I found it (probably google code). The name is unfortunately common to any cocoa libs designed for the iphone, but I remember that the source/base was quite comprehensive. The people developing it work for one of the firms trying to design a 3d table using a input system identical to how people use two cameras or lasers now. I think it ties in with the "OSC" protocol which I translate into what dbus/ibus does on the Linux side with making an entire layer transparent to the user when it came to input being able to be routed to more than one place at once with low latency





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