Sam Souder

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Bluetooth Proximity Detection

Today Ben asked me to help him get Bluetooth proximity detection scripts working for him so his MacBook would activate the Screen Saver (and require a password to get back in) when he left his desk and to deactivate the Screen Saver upon his return (without having to manually enter his password).

He found a nice blog entry describing how to get it set up, so I made up a git repository with the scripts and the needed C program to notify the loginwindow process that you changed a user preference for the Screen Saver.

So, how do you work this thing!?

You will need the Proximity application and to download the repo from github. Then just follow the README file and point Proximity to the scripts you downloaded.

Enjoy, thanks a lot to Jesse Hollington for figuring this stuff out!

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