Smack Book

Submitted by: buddy 10 years ago in Tech

Hack your Mac laptop so that you can smack the screen to switch apps.
Credits: Medallia.com
There are 49 comments:
Male 608
THAT WOULD BE SO COOL if it wasnt on a mac. LAST
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Male 2
lol this is prretty cooleyawesomeness :D
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Male 315
Looks amazing, but I think it might just be a fake - when he presses a button it could just be a delay until the screen switches. If it`s not, though, I LOVE IT!!!!
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Female 74
computer shaped punching bag; now THERE`s a concept; I honestly wouldn`t trust myself using this, I`d probably get mad at some program and start beating the computer up :-)
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Female 190
It`s cool,But I`d prefer alt-tab.
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Male 163
this is cool, but it is constructive bashing. i need a computer to bash. does anyone make a computer shaped punchbag?
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Male 356
Not long before Microsoft will steal and patent this idea....-.-
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Female 75
It`d be better if it could switch between full screen games, because some games crash if you use alt tab... Or maybe it does work! I don`t know. WHATEVER! XD
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Male 332
great for porn at school. Just say it if your gonna say it
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Male 332
i puched monitor and it switched to a program where everything is black but i cant get it to switch back
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Male 1,152
oh and on the post, thats pretty neat i guess
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Male 1,152
^not sure what you mean by that, could you elaberate a little more?
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Male 919
LOLL This is coollL!!!
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Female 84
Can you imagine how useful that would be for people hwo are doing things that theyre not supposed to be doing?
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Male 152
thanks mastercif. i knew it was a different computer, but i did see that some people had done it with a powerbook. however, i did not that my computer was a ppc...i didn`t even know what that stood for. if anyone finds a way to do it on a powerbook please let me know.
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Male 54
this is amazing with the lightsaber effect too (youtube it if you dont know what im talking about)
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Male 1,014
Dumb, dumbdumbdumb DUUUUUUMB! (read to the tums song)
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Male 458
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i found a step by step instruction thing, but when i enter stuff in the terminal it keeps saying "Can`t open perl script "smack.pl": No such file or directory" and i don`t understand why. can someone please help me? i found my directions on what to do at this site:"

he used a different computer, you have a powerbook, he has a macbook pro with intel processors, note what he says in the beginning

Step By Step Instructions for Mac Book Pro (I don`t have a PPC to test, sorry)

ppc is short for power pc, you have laptop with a power pc processor, and the instructions he has are for an intel based laptop, ie the macbook pro.

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Male 194
or, you could press Alt + Tab
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Male 321
Macs suck so much...
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Male 158
thats kinda sorta useless =P
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Male 730
no he totally doesnt hit a key. maybe he hits a key to turn on the feature, but thats not what changes the screen. watch the last time he does it. wait, who says its a man?
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Male 733
NOW THERE IS AN INSETIVE TO GET A MAC IF I HAVE EVER KNOWN ONE! FRIGGIN AWSOME!
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Female 302
thats the best!
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Female 811
This would be so good for me at work, it`s so annoying clicking between the different screens!
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Male 374
wow
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Female 344
And i think he`s hitting the F3 button or summin`
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Female 344
Wow i want one lol!
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Male 135
i tried smacking my computer several times... didnt work
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Female 1,463
thts rly kul
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Male 2,057
wtf.
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Male 6
This is freaking cool.:) I think only the newest Powerbooks can do this. They have sensord that detect motion so they can save the hard drive in case the unit is dropped.
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Male 152
does my computor even have the sensors?
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Male 152
ok, i opened the stuff i downloaded and tryed again and now it says this: "Simulating" AMS hardware in software. but when i smack it it doesn`t do anything. HELP ME!!!!!
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Male 152
i found a step by step instruction thing, but when i enter stuff in the terminal it keeps saying "Can`t open perl script "smack.pl": No such file or directory" and i don`t understand why. can someone please help me? i found my directions on what to do at this site: http://squarejelly.blogspot.com/
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Male 53
Of course no one notices the fact he presses a certain key on his keyboard before he hits the screen. I`m not sure what key it is but it looks like it may be S or W.
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Male 152
can some one help me: i have a PowerBook G4, and i know what the codes mean, but i don`t know where to type them in. i could do it on a PC (i think), but i use the Mac much (with a lot of emphisis on much) more. i`m just learning about hacking, and i haven`t done anything with macs yet. i really don`t know a whole lot, and i don`t understand a lot of the termenology used. so if someone can dumb it down for me and explain it in small easy to understand words i would really be greatful. it looks sooooo cool.
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Male 429
knowing me with my temper i would proabably throw it against the wall just to have that happen
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Female 267
-hits screen- its fun hitting the sides of computer monitors
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Female 267
haha that made me laugh
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Male 1,115
that actually looks like a good idea. but it tends to increase accidents of fury...
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Male 331
that is SO cool! i reli do think that this could catch on!!
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Male 403
haven`t you heard? it`s called the iSmack lol
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Female 1,211
sweet!
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Male 53
that would rock if it could switch between fullscreen games and things without having to un-fullscreen them first... o_o
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Female 1,033
shut up! thats f ucking sweet
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Female 394
What an intersting concept, I wonder if It will really kick it off?
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Male 10,115
More info:
[url=http://blog.medallia.com/2006/05/smacbook_pro.html]http://blog.medallia.com/2006/05/smacboo...[/url]
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Male 10,115
Link: Smack Book [Rate Link] - Hack your Mac laptop so that you can smack the screen to switch apps.
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