Use Shake-To-Undo on the MacBook Pro
If you’ve used an iPhone or iPad much, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the ‘shake-to-undo’ feature that lets you literally shake the device to undo an event or clear a text box. With a little help of a third party tool, we can bring shake to undo to Mac laptops that are equipped with a sudden motion sensor (SMS), mostly MacBook Pro’s and newer unibody MacBooks. The tiny app works by activating Command+Z when movement is detected by the SMS.
If you’re concerned about accidental undos from moving your Mac laptop around, you can prevent this by enabling the ‘Confirmation Overlay’ from Shake To Undo.app’s menubar. This causes a simple confirmation dialog to appear when the sudden motion sensor has detected a shake, clarifying that you want to clear or undo text.
I’m not sure how useful this really is, but it’s fun in the same way that the MacBook Light Saber app, just don’t shake your Mac too hard!
Thanks for the tip Anthony