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Hacking Mac OS® X TigerTM: Serious Hacks, Mods and Customizations

Hacking Mac OS® X TigerTM: Serious Hacks, Mods and Customizations

Scott Knaster

ISBN: 978-0-764-58345-2

Jul 2005

378 pages

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Description

This serious, but fun, down-and-dirty book will let you make Tiger purr, ensuring that your Mac?s appearance, speed, usability, and security settings are what you want. Author Scott Knaster:
  • Shows you how to speed it up, lock it down, or pull back the curtains.
  • Dives into default system settings, unlocks hidden gems, and includes original Mac OS X programs with full source listings and explanations.
  • Shows heavyweight hackers the tricks and modes of OS X booting, tweaks for login screens, and how to customize or even kill the Dock.
  • Offers the inside scoop on Dashboard and Spotlight, including two sample widgets and one Spotlight importer, all with fully annotated source listings.
  • Demonstrates how to install and use Unix and X11 applications, take advantage of command line tools, and create system services and active Dock badges.

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Introduction.

Part I: Tips.

Chapter 1: Finder.

Chapter 2: Dashboard and Dock.

Chapter 3: Preferences and System Stuff.

Chapter 4: User Interface.

Chapter 5: Startup.

Chapter 6: iTunes.

Chapter 7: Nifty Utilities.

Chapter 8: Running Unix Applications.

Chapter 9: Terminal.

Chapter 10: Shell Commands.

Part II: Mods.

Chapter 11: Inside Application Bundles.

Chapter 12: Preferences and Property Lists.

Chapter 13: Automator.

Chapter 14: Xcode and Other Tools.

Part III: Hacks.

Chapter 15: Badger.

Chapter 16:Word of the Day.

Chapter 17: Top Tunes.

Chapter 18: Video Desktop.

Chapter 19: TextFilter.

Chapter 20: Spotlight for XML.

Chapter 21: Commando.

Chapter 22 mach_override and mach_inject.

Index.

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