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Very cool stuff.. Desktop manager with motion sensor support. :)



Instructions: http://blog.medallia...acbook_pro.html

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:construction: AWESOME!!!!! :graduated:

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Not entirely sure i like the idea of smacking an inherently fragile $2000 investment as a means of interaction.

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yep how does it work? no way we use it on hackintosh :) ?

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No - it uses the sudden motion sensor built into macbook pros which are designed to shutdown the hard drive if it detects the laptop is falling.

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yes but we can activate this , with keys no?,

EDITED: in fact only need of : (UniBin)http://www.arenasoft...gerUB-0.5.3.dmg
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Oh yeah - i thought you meant the tapping action, not the desktop manager ;)

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btw i guess u have to smash the screen more than ever specially if it uses the HDD sensor...im wondering if the HDD sensor works anymore when u smash the screen...anyway i think F1/F2 keys r safer

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but smashing is cooler

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Its just a slight tap, not punching the screen. :happymac:

Edit: This ones even cooler.. Expose with motion sensors.



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dude that kicks major ass, how do you do the motion sensor expose?

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This is actually pretty wild. Got it installed and running on my MBP right now. The sensitivity is a little wild though, i will say that much!

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nothing beats the motion sensor MacSaber

http://youtube.com/w...search=macsaber

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infinite, I think the "Smackbook" hack is shooting for a more "functional" manipulation of the motion sensor than MacSaber.

However I should report that after a day of use, the Smackbook hack isn't really useable. In order to get it sensitive enough that every time you "tap" the side it changes a desktop, you must also acquiesce to rapidfire desktop changes for moving your laptop onto a desk, tilting the viewing angle of the screen, and, what felt like, breathing too close to your MacBook.

It's a shame, this would be a really novel idea for a notebook company to implement, and it would fit in so well with what Apple already shoots for.

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How about an iBook? I own the G4 one and I would love to have these on it :) (and iBook also have motion sensor)





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