Hacking Mac OS X Tiger

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

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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. The 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; also 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; and, 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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Product details

  • Online resource | 378 pages
  • 190.5 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 612.35g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Annotated edition
  • 076458345X
  • 9780764583452

Table of contents

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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About Scott Knaster

Scott Knaster is a legendary Mac hacker and coauthor of Mac Toys, also published by Wiley. His book How To Write Macintosh Software was required reading for Mac programmers for more than a decade. After Macs, Scott's next great love is Mad magazine.
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