FastAndSlow
FastAndSlow
1.3.1

4.8

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FastAndSlow1.3.1

10 October 2005

Menubar item, adjust Powerbook/iBook/iMac G5 CPU setting.

Overview

FastAndSlow is a MenuExtra addition that adds the ability to switch the Powerbook/iBook CPU/iMac G5 processor performance (in the Energy Saver settings) from the menubar.

You can select between "fast" , "slow" and "Automatic" (if your computer supports this setting). It is useful for example when your Mac becomes too hot and the fan starts. Using the slow setting it doesn't happen and will reduce battery consumption.

What's new in FastAndSlow

Version 1.3.1:
  • Added French localization.
  • Added "Read me first - francais" documentation.
  • Fixed a bug on Tiger 10.4 that used to prevent the FastAndSlow menu extra from displaying the current settings correctly when switching to a default power profile using the Energy Saver preference pane.
    (Thanks to Byron Shaheen with MacPRO for software testing and for the French localization and documentation).

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19 Reviews of FastAndSlow

5
Mfuhrer
15 April 2005
Version: 1.2

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When performing some CPU intensive tasks on my Powerbook, I like to keep the processor setting on high, but afteward like to switch back to automatic or else I find the fan powers up more frequently. Going into System Preferences, choosing Energy Saver, clicking on Options, and then selecting the processor performance is a bit of a cumbersome process. This menulet lets me switch processor settings with two quick clicks. I also get to see what current the processor setting is with a quick glance to the menu bar. Very nice!
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5
Paolo-Tramannoni
17 June 2009
Version: 1.3.1
I tried it on my PowerMac G5, and it seems to work great. Verty useful little app. The only thing I don't understand, by reading the otherwise clear documentation, is what the 'Check every' menu item actually does. Paolo
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5
Anonymous
29 October 2005
Version: 1.3.1
GERAT, GREAT and GREAT!
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Anonymous
20 October 2005
Version: 1.3.1
i can't get it to work under tiger. when i run the installer, the new menu item briefly appears, but then the menu items all disappear for a minute (seems the menu server is crashing) and then reappear, minus fastandslow. ideas?
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Anonymous
10 October 2005
Version: 1.3.1
i know this is for laptops, but will this work on a power mac G5? I ask because i put my g5 to reduced or sometimes auto modes when i'm at work or asleep at night. But i have it set to HIGH when i'm working during the day.. This sounds like a great util and will save me from using Energy Saver control panel. Appreciate any help, thanks! :)
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Anonymous
07 October 2005
Version: 1.3
this feature is available from the battery drop-down menu that is built into tiger. Simply select the "better battery life", or "better performance" setting.
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Anonymous
08 September 2005
Version: 1.2.1
wonderfull!! ..guiseppe you are the man!!
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Anonymous
21 August 2005
Version: 1.2.1
does this work with latest OSX / latest hardware yet??
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Anonymous
03 June 2005
Version: 1.2.1
sarebbe bello se questa app. fosse ottimizzata per imac g5,in questo momento l'ultima versione (1.2.1)su imac g5 permette solo di scegliere le voci: lento o automatico...non è possibile selezionare "veloce"..l'ideale sarebbe un piccolo pannelo di preferenze che potrebbe permettere agli utenti di giostrare le preferenze secondo la propia macchina. in ogni caso grazie Giuseppe..e quasi quasi anche se si è su Macupdate mi viene da dirti...buon lavoro 'mpare. :-)
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Anonymous
10 May 2005
Version: 1.2
FastAndSlow 1.2 isn't Tiger Ready. I'm working on a bug fix.
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Mfuhrer
15 April 2005
Version: 1.2
When performing some CPU intensive tasks on my Powerbook, I like to keep the processor setting on high, but afteward like to switch back to automatic or else I find the fan powers up more frequently. Going into System Preferences, choosing Energy Saver, clicking on Options, and then selecting the processor performance is a bit of a cumbersome process. This menulet lets me switch processor settings with two quick clicks. I also get to see what current the processor setting is with a quick glance to the menu bar. Very nice!
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5
Anonymous
14 April 2005
Version: 1.2
Great product, the developer was VERY helpful and added features I requested!
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Anonymous
05 April 2005
Version: 1.1
just in case anyone was wondering (like me) if this would work on an Imac G5 (which would really benefit from something like this) IT DOESN'T!!! and now i can't seem to dislodge the volume from my computer, ah well i guess i have to restart
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Anonymous
14 March 2005
Version: 1.1
I like this thing a lot. But I want it off my system. AND THERE IS NO WAY TO UNINSTALL IT. There is no actual "uninstall" method listed, nor an "uninstaller." Which really, truly, sucks. I'd say don't get it, not until you can get it off your system when you realize you don't want it anymore.
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Anonymous
25 November 2004
Version: 1.1
Mr. Tribulato, your english is really BAD!
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Chris
20 September 2004
Version: 1.0
I got a 867MHz PowerBook G4 12" as well. I was always looking for a convenient way to change processor speed as I use this feature a lot: Voilà, i found FastAndSlow. The menu icon could look a little bit nicer and what about the ability to change the speed by just clicking the menu bar icon whitout the popup menu?
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Anonymous
29 August 2004
Version: 1.0
How does it work? This menu extra is a wrapper application for the standard shell tool pmset (/usr/bin/pmset). pmset need root privilege to make any change to the memory manager. To evitate authentication for every change, this application make a copy of pmset (inside the bundle resources) with setuid bit set and root owner. This new version of pmset can be called without any authentication but can make your system insecure. The problems are : 1- pmset wasn't make to be a setuid application (so could be attacked with same stack overflow method). 2- if someone have access to your user directory, he can launch pmset (and change the power manager settings) without your will! ps: excuse me for my english
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Anonymous
27 August 2004
Version: 1.0
What's the point of having it check or not? Check what?
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Anonymous
26 August 2004
Version: 1.0
i am not trying to bash this app, but i just do not understand why it is useful. can someone please explain why i may benefit from using it w/ my 12" PowerBook.
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4.5
Anonymous
26 August 2004
Version: 1.0
I've wanted something like this for a LONG time. It works as advertised and is just the right price. Thanks.
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