After installing Notebook 10, on 10.4 computers, I rename SMART Board tools to new SMART board tools so the floating toolbar won't load during startup. I can always double-click on floating tools or SMART Board tools to load it when I want it. On 10.5 computers, I use a terminal fix.
Here is the terminal fix to edit startup programs on a MAC. Be careful when using it:
1. Load up Terminal and maximize the window by clicking on the green circle in the top left corner
2. Copy and paste this into the terminal window:
sudo plutil -convert xml1 /Library/Preferences/loginwindow.plist and hit return
3. Type in the password for the user and hit return
4. Copy and paste this into the terminal window:
sudo pico /Library/Preferences/loginwindow.plist
5. use the arrow keys to get to the line that start the
that mentions SMART Board Tools remove all lines shown below: Hide
/Applications/SMART Board Software/SMART Board Tools.app
To remove the lines one by one use control-k to cut an entire line DON'T DELETE THE SMARTBOARDSERVICE , otherwise your SMARTBoard will not work and the fix is to reinstall the SMART board software.
6 Use control-x to exit, control-y to save
We do our report cards in Excel. We discovered that the Smart ink aware doesn't allow us to copy info to multiple sheets on our report cards in Excel unless we disable the ink aware. Also 99% of the teachers don't use the ink aware toolbar in Word and Excel so I disable it. In 10.4, I rename the Aware icon under SMART Board Tools to NOT aware. Under 10.5, I load up the Activity Monitor under Utilities, click once on the aware process and kill it. Then I delete aware completely since it is only needed for having the ink aware toolbar in Word or Excel.