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    Question Handy lights I used to have
    Hi everybody,

    I was wondering if there are any programs for mac that show HDD access (as my macbook pro doesn't have any sort of indication light) and also if there is a program that displays network access such as the double monitor flashing icon in windows?

    All the best
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    Nope. Those are features of Windows that (at least IMO) weren't all that useful and are better off being left behind.
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    That's a shame because it's nice to know if I website has stopped doing anything even if it still says its transferring data :-( same for the HDD

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    Sure there are.

    For the Hard Drive indicator I use DiskSpy and for the Network Indicator I use MenuMeters, which will also do the same thing as DiskSpy as well as display CPU usage and CPU temp etc.

    All of these apps simply add an object to your toolbar at the top of your screen.

    I like being able to see when a disc (or discs) are being read, when my network is actively uploading or downloading and what my CPU load/temp are.


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    I stand corrected. :black:
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    DB, baggss has every software that was ever made for Macintosh on his Mac so he's a walking Software-Made-For-Mac encyclopedia!

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    useful to know. cheers

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    Thank you thank you thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by baggss View Post
    Sure there are.

    For the Hard Drive indicator I use DiskSpy and for the Network Indicator I use MenuMeters, which will also do the same thing as DiskSpy as well as display CPU usage and CPU temp etc.

    All of these apps simply add an object to your toolbar at the top of your screen.

    I like being able to see when a disc (or discs) are being read, when my network is actively uploading or downloading and what my CPU load/temp are.
    Thank you kindly - MenuMeters is exactly what I was looking for - what an awesome program.

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