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  • You Can Make Your Mac Sound Like A Typewriter While You Type With 'Noisy Typer'

    Making extra noise while on the computer is not everyone’s preference, however there are always people out there that try to be different and just love getting the extra attention that some additional sounds can produce. An application called Noisy Typer by developer Theo Watson is free and will make it so that your Mac computer sounds like a traditional typewriter when you are typing – making those old-fashioned tick, tink, and ping sounds.

    Noisy Typer will run as a background computer process meaning that it will work in every single application that you can use the keyboard in. If you feel that you need to be a little quieter, the application can be disabled by typing in the keyboard sequence: qaz123 and the typewriter keyboard sounds will stop playing as you type on your keyboard. Users that don't mind performing a few extra steps can alternatively kill the process from Mac OS X's Activity Monitor application. Launching the application again is as easy as launching any other application in Mac OS X – double-click on the application icon.

    Noisy Typer is an open source application (source code here) and only works on Mac OS X at this point in time. There is not yet any public information about a Windows version being released. Noisy Typer also comes with a Read Me file that is imperative to read because the installation process is a bit out of the ordinary. If you want to use the application, you need to perform the following steps to install Noisy Typer or it will not work properly:

    It doesn't matter how slow or how fast you type; the application recognizes your keystrokes pretty well. Noisy Typer isn’t really that practical of an application, but the idea is fun and quirky and there are probably a few people that will like it. The developer offers props to the first person to start using his application in Starbucks! Be sure to let us know what you think about it if you decide to give it a try.

    Sources: F.A.T. via OSX Daily
    This article was originally published in forum thread: You Can Make Your Mac Sound Like A Typewriter With 'Noisy Typer' started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 23 Comments
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      Tried it. Didn't like it. I much prefer silent typing on my mac and iphone.

      You should really change that to "type of feedback", or "an alternative to haptic feedback". Audio still isn't a type of haptic feedback. You've essential said sound is a type of vibration.
      Haptic is not only limited to "vibrations." It is really anything that can be perceived with the sense of touch and sound is realistically nothing but vibrations.

      Your word choice was better than what I had said, though. Kudos.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Haptic feedback does not only mean "vibrations." It is anything that can be perceived with the sense of touch.

      Feeling the keyboard physically and hearing a sound after the fact is not haptic feedback, but I was attempting to make a connection that you are disagreeing with, which is fine. It is essentially the exact opposite.
      I bet the Greeks were talking about Touch-Screen Vibration when they created that word in 500BC! LOL!!!!
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Sound is realistically nothing but vibrations.
      Ah ha, touché ;-)