Black is the New Black
Concentrating in black space
While friends and fellow Mac users around me already start to install Leopard, I'm holding back till 10.5.1 or 10.5.2 - I'm way too conservative. Rodolfo mentioned this morning that he's glad about "spaces" (which provides "virtual desktop switching"). I'm using a different approach. When I want to concentrate on working on a single task (usually in the Terminal, hey, I'm a programmer!) I start up Backdrop and MenuShade, then I hide the dock. I have configured Backdrop and MenuShade to provide me with a completely black screen. I bring the Terminal to the front and voilà! instant concentration. Or so.
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i remember seing a few months ago something about using a text editor full screen on the mac too but i can't remember it atm.
Likely that was WriteRoom - the product which started the "back to concentration" wave. I would maybe use it, but I'm hardwired to vi keyboard commands now.
Oh, and to mimick the WriteRoom feature that lets you keep the cursor in the center of the line, with vim you can use the set scrolloff command.
yep, that was it
i was encoded with vi bindings on my brain too ;-)
Very interesting post. I have never heard of WriteRoom, Backdrop, or MenuShade. I will del.icio.us them right away and look at them in more details later. They might help me a lot in fighting against the Multitasking fallacy.
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