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Bring "Shake-to-Undo" to Your Mac (At Your Own Risk)


Apple introduced "Shake to Undo" in the iPhone and iPod Touch in iOS 3.0 when it enabled Cut/Copy/Paste functions. Now, a third-party developer has brought a similar "function" to sudden motion sensor-equipped Apple notebooks.

OSXDaily first noticed the software, written by Nate Stedman. It presses Command-Z -- the standard undo keystroke -- when the sudden motion sensor detects movement. There is a confirmation screen that users can enable to prevent accidental undos.

The sudden motion sensor is normally used to "park" the heads of a hard drive to prevent physical damage during a drop or other sudden movement. Solid-state drives, like those in the MacBook Air, are immune to this sort of damage. So, we don't actually recommend anyone use this software, but it's an interesting proof of concept.

Get Shake-to-Undo for Mac free from GitHub.

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34 months ago
What are people complaining about? This seems pretty cooConnection lost.
Rating: 18 Positives
34 months ago
Mac Pro + AppleCare + ''Shake-to-Undo'' = Win
Rating: 11 Positives
34 months ago
I wonder if it'll work on my iMac.
Rating: 10 Positives
34 months ago
Does it "undo" if I drop my Macbook Air though..... :^)
Rating: 9 Positives
34 months ago

I wonder if it'll work on my iMac.


Try it and report back here.



Proof of concept of what? I can put my MacBook on a pile of **** and argue that it's a proof of concept.



And when you do, I'm sure Jordan will write a story about it.
Rating: 9 Positives
34 months ago
No thanks! I admire pushing the limits of programming but this seems to be a ridiculous waste of mind power and man hours. Only makes sense if you're holding the laptop and well, if you're holding it you're probably not typing or doing much input at all.
Rating: 7 Positives
34 months ago
If my friend does something stupid can I shake him?
Rating: 6 Positives
34 months ago
Proof of concept of what? I can put my MacBook on a pile of **** and argue that it's a proof of concept.
Rating: 5 Positives
34 months ago

And when you do, I'm sure Jordan will write a story about it.


That comment made this article worth reading.
Rating: 4 Positives
34 months ago
Just broke my mbp screen
Rating: 4 Positives

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