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  • Andy Skelton 9:39 am on October 25, 2006 Permalink  

    One Mac Woe 

    I love my MacBook Pro. There’s just one problem. The mouse cursor’s magic pixel of love is a few ticks away from the pointy bit where I expect it to be, so I keep on clicking on the thing below the thing I want to click.

    Imagine you’re playing the guitar and it’s your second knuckle that plucks the string instead of the fingertip.

    I went searching for a solution. Twenty minutes of searching was never so ill-spent. Any tips on which bit to flip to fix the click?

    • Computer Guru 5:35 pm on November 4, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      You’ll have to use a custom cursor – just take the default, open it in your favorite editor, and add a transparent pixel or two above the pointy thingy.

    • dan 11:41 am on December 14, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      You bought a Macbook Pro? Guess I am behind the times. I dont have this issue with my Macbook Pro. Either that or I just dont notice the cursor is a pixel off.

  • Andy Skelton 6:29 pm on August 28, 2006 Permalink  

    Bigfoot MacBook runs cooler 

    I just got a MacBook Pro. This is an awesome computer and it is a pleasure to use. One problem seen by many MacBook Pro owners is the uncomfortable heat it transfers into air, hands and table (or lap if you’re brave). This is a problem for me, too. However, I’ve taken one simple and inexpensive step toward having a cooler MacBook Pro. Check out my custom lift kit.

    • franky 7:01 pm on August 28, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      Maybe you should add a disclaimer to this. Someone might sue you for ‘Lifted MacBookPro RSI’ ;)

    • Andy 7:04 pm on August 28, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      Oh yeah!

      Disclaimer: The author disclaims all responsibility. Modifying computers is risky. Your risk, not mine.


    • Matt 12:28 am on August 29, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      Clever approach.

    • Ben 10:32 am on August 29, 2006 Permalink | Reply


    • foolswisdom 11:56 am on August 30, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      That is a lot of words ;-)

    • Jonathan 10:01 am on September 1, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      I dig the nifty power plug on the MacBooks.

    • Ben 9:15 pm on September 9, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      This is a problem for all laptops, not only macs.

    • Sourabh 10:28 am on September 10, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      Hey, Congrats for your new laptop. Quite ingenious work with the cooling! I prefer to use a notebook cooler underneath on my windows laptop.

    • Donncha 10:06 am on September 11, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      That’s a good trick! I’ll have to do the same, although my Mac hasn’t seen much use since our week in SF!

    • Justin 6:42 pm on September 25, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      Thats a really good idea. I can’t believe other’s hadn’t thought of it. Ok, well im sure someone had, but great job nonetheless. Really cool idea!

    • Micko 3:17 am on August 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Notebook Fan Pad rules!

    • David 8:09 pm on June 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      another tip – if you place an extra 1 or 2 bumpers in the middle of the base area, you will be much less likely to scratch the base on an uneven surface.

    • Donncha 3:09 pm on April 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I saw something like these in PC World today and they were priced from 9.99 Euro to 14.99 Euro! They were fancy ones with larger ones at the back but when I saw them I had to go look for this post again!

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