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Hacking Mac OS X Tiger : Serious Hacks, Mods and Customizations (Paper

by Scott Knaster
Paperback: 378 pages
Publisher: Wiley (July 14, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN: 076458345X
Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.5 x 0.9 inches

* This serious-but-fun, down-and-dirty book dives into default system settings, unlocks hidden gems, and includes original Mac OS X programs with full source listings and explanations.

* Heavyweight hackers will learn the tricks and modes of OS X booting, tweaks for login screens, and how to customize or even kill the Dock. Find out the inside scoop on Dashboard and Spotlight, including two sample widgets and one Spotlight importer, all with fully annotated source listings.

* With tips to make Tiger purr, this book concentrates on tweaking the appearance, speed, usability, and security settings of Mac OS X to get your Mac working the way you want.

* Speed it up, lock it down, or pull back the curtains. Find out how to install and use Unix and X11 applications on your Mac, take advantage of command line tools, and create system services and active Dock badges.

From the Back Cover:

Hack your perfect Mac

Got a little maverick in you? Sure you do. That's why you chose a Mac in the first place. And now there's OS X Tiger, just begging you to get in there and create your dream machine. Here are serious hacks you won't find anywhere else: ways to change the boot screen, unlock hidden Finder settings, enhance speed and performance, and really customize your Mac. Make your backups and start making tracks!

There's something for everyone; basic user, advanced tinkerer, or serious programmer

Part I - Tips
Clone dashboard widgets
Dicker with the Dock
Outsmart iTunes playlists

Part II - Mods
Tweak application bundles
Create Automator workflows
Customize iChat

Part III - Hacks
Badger your Dock
Build a widget
Go commando

    Posted on 2005-07-13 11:16:12 pm

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