Lab Tick for Mac

Lab Tick for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.9.4
  • Total Downloads:
    2,749
  • Date Added:
    September 11, 2009
  • File Size:
    1.16MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC

Editors' Review

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The beautiful LED keyboard backlight is perhaps one of the most beloved features of Mac laptops. With Lab Tick for Mac, users can now fine-tune their settings to customize this feature.

Installation of this app is a very easy drag-and-drop process. The interface is very straightforward and rudimentary, too. Once installed, Lab Tick for Mac will sit very conveniently on top of the menu bar while running in the background. When you click the icon on top of the menu bar, a slider will pop up, allowing you to adjust the brightness of your keyboard backlight. For the adventurous users, there is a preference pane to mess with more advanced settings such as updating frequency of the LED, which helps to save the battery life of your Mac. There's even an option to add a quick shortcut key to toggle the brightness of the LED or to turn it off. This is perfect for advanced users who bind shortcut keys to every possible command on their Mac.

Lab Tick for Mac seems to be a very useful app, allowing users to fine-tune the brightness of their keyboard backlight to the desired level. This app offers many customization options that will particularly appeal to advanced Mac users.

 
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5 stars

"THE Keyboard Backlighting Control for MacBook Pros"

November 04, 2009  |  By paul-diehl

 |  Version: Lab Tick 0.9.4

Pros

Precise & complete control of keyboard backlighting. (1) Handy menu icon control, (2) illumination level memory, (3) On/off toggle of Mac OS X illumination adjustment, (4) refresh frequency slide bar control, (5) Shortcuts for Dim, Brighten, On/Off.

Cons

What's not to like?! It's freeware to boot!

Summary

App allows you to avoid frustrations with MacBook Pro ambient light control of keyboard backlighting. In the latest MacBook Pros (post June 2009), the computer itself does just fine with key backlighting. But in pre June 2009) MacBook Pros, I found myself struggling with ambient lighting thresholds and flickers. Lab Tick put an end to those frustrations. This is a must have app for early MacBook Pros. For features and functonality, see Pros box above.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.9.4
Introduced full 64-bit-support for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
General
Publisher Alexander Repty
Publisher web site http://web.mac.com/alexander.repty/
Release Date September 11, 2009
Date Added September 11, 2009
Version 0.9.4
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Tweaks Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.6, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
Additional Requirements
  • PowerBook or MacBook Pro with backlit keyboard
  • Download Information
    File Size 1.16MB
    File Name LabTick_0.9.4.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 2,749
    Downloads Last Week 9
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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