Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Locking a Mac with the Keyboard

The default keyboard shortcut uses the eject or power buttons, neither of which is on my Kinesis keyboard. http://hpmalte.blogspot.com/2012/01/keyboard-shortcut-to-lock-screen-in-os.html has a good alternate method which worked like a charm!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Auto-clicker for OSX

I just bought a macbook pro and needed a break reminder and auto-clicker. I used to used RSI Guard which is a general purpose RSI tool with auto-clicking, break reminders and more. I didn't find an all in one solution for mac.

For break reminders, I'm trying out http://www.dejal.com/timeout/images/. It looks ok although I wish it lived in the tray instead of as a running program which shows up in apple + tab.

I found the auto-clicker http://dwellclick.com/. Sure enough it's more beautiful and slicker that the auto-click feature in RSI Guard. Sigh. Why don't windows developers make beautiful software?