Posted 08 June 2009 - 10:32 PM
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?
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.
Posted 09 June 2009 - 02:19 AM
Posted 12 June 2009 - 03:03 PM
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.
Posted 07 December 2009 - 08:38 PM
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