50 Fast Mac OS X Techniques
50 Fast Mac OS X Techniques
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- Includes 50 fast and easy effects for streamlining and customizing Mac OS X that any user can achieve almost instantly.
- Each technique is fully illustrated.
- All techniques are explained with a proven step-by-step format.
- Each professional-level technique takes no more than five minutes to accomplish.
Chapter 1: Read Us First.
Technique 1: Learning Just Enough UNIX to be Dangerous.
Technique 2: Becoming All-Powerful as the Root User.
Technique 3: Customizing Terminal for Command-Line Power.
Chapter 2: Aqua's Hidden Treasures.
Technique 4: Preventing Window Overload with Column View.
Technique 5: Unlocking Aqua's Best-Kept Secret: Services.
Technique 6: Getting Info and What to Do with It.
Technique 7: Finding Files with the Finder.
Technique 8: Solving File Compatibility Problems with PDF.
Technique 9: Acessing Your Mac's Multilingual Personality.
Chapter 3: Customizing Mac OS X.
Technique 10: Putting More ""Tool"" in Your Toolbars.
Technique 11: Enhancing the Look and Functionality of Your Windows.
Technique 12: Automating the Finder with Scripts and Folder Actions.
Technique 13: Tailoring the Desktop to Your Personality.
Technique 14: Getting More from Aqua with Hidden Preferences.
Technique 15: Doctoring Your Doc.
Technique 16: Moving Beyond the Dock with File Launchers.
Technique 17: Restoring ""Missing"" Classic Features to Mac OS X.
Chapter 4: Input and Control Techniques.
Technique 18: Turbocharging Your Mouse.
Technique 19: Boosting Your Keyboard Efficiency.
Technique 20: Hands-Free Computing with Speech Recognition.
Technique 21: Using a Tablet for Handwriting Recognition and More.
Technique 22: Extending Your Reach with Universal Access.
Chapter 5: Networking & Communication.
Technique 23: Communicating Wirelessly with Bluetooth.
Technique 24. Sharing Files with Mac and Windows Computers.
Technique 25: Keeping Out the Riff-Raff with a Firewall.
Chapter 6: E-Mail & Web Techniques.
Technique 26: Customizing Apple's Mail Application.
Technique 27: Using Rules to Keep Your In Box Manageable.
Technique 28: Taming Web Searches with Sherlock 3.
Technique 29: Web Browsing Secrets of the Rich and famous.
Chapter 7: Computing More with Less.
Technique 30: Enhancing Your Inkjet Printer.
Technique 31: Microsoft-Free Computing with Open-Source Software.
Technique 32: Remote-Controlling Your Computer.
Technique 33: Advanced Image Editing on the Cheap with the GIMP.
Chapter 8: iApps: The Digital Hub and Beyond.
Technique 34: Making Smart iTunes Playlists Even Smarter.
Technique 35: Publishing iPhoto Albums on the Web.
Technique 36: Creating a Video Photo Album with iMovie.
Technique 37: Designing a Custom iDVD Motion Menu Theme.
Technique 38: Integrating iChat with Mail and Address Book.
Technique 39: Using iCal to Manage Meeting Schedules.
Technique 40: Keeping PDAs, Cell Phones, and iPods in Sync with iSync.
Chapter 9: Server Techniques for Nongeeks.
Technique 41. Giving Your Machine a Domain Name.
Technique 42: Turning Your Computer into a Web Server.
Technique 43: Using PHP to Create Dynamic Web Sites.
Technique 44: Creating and Sharing Databases.
Technique 45: Running Your Own Mail Server.
Chapter 10: Maintenance and Automation Techniques.
Technique 46: Recovering from Crashes and Errors.
Technique 47: Increasing Your Computer's Performance.
Technique 48: Backing Up (and Restoring) Data Painlessly.
Technique 49: Making a Bootable Clone of Your Hard Drive.
Technique 50: Scheduling Activities to Happen Automatically.
Appendix A: Shortcuts.
Appendix B: Essential UNIX Commands.
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