Hacking Mac OS X Tiger : Serious Hacks, Mods and by Scott Knaster

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By Scott Knaster

This severe, yet enjoyable, down-and-dirty booklet permit you to make Tiger purr, making sure that your Mac?s visual appeal, velocity, usability, and safety settings are what you will want. writer Scott Knaster:

  • exhibits you the way to hurry it up, lock it down, or pull again the curtains.
  • Dives into default process settings, unlocks hidden gem stones, and comprises unique Mac OS X courses with complete resource listings and factors.
  • indicates heavyweight hackers the tips and modes of OS X booting, tweaks for login displays, and the way to customise or perhaps kill the Dock.
  • bargains the interior scoop on Dashboard and highlight, together with pattern widgets and one highlight importer, all with absolutely annotated resource listings.
  • Demonstrates how one can set up and use Unix and X11 purposes, benefit from command line instruments, and create process prone and lively Dock badges.

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But if you drag the top one away, you see the copies underneath. You can avoid this pile-of-widgets problem by dragging the widget out of the widget bar instead of just clicking. As you drag, you see the widget morph into its true size as soon as it departs the widget bar. Just keep dragging, and drop it wherever you want. Get Reloaded Many widgets draw information from the Internet, such as stock prices or sports scores. Sometimes, the connection fails and the information can become stale. If you want to force a widget to run itself again, click the widget and press Command-R.

To see your handiwork, open Terminal and type: killall Dock When the Dock restarts, you should see your newly designed Exposé blob on the screen. Try dragging it to make sure both your images are working. And, of course, you can trigger Exposé by clicking or Option-clicking your custom blob. To get back your Apple-standard blobs, reverse the renaming process: Change the names of your files first; then give the files their original names back. All My Windows Exposé’s desktop mode lets you fling all your windows aside temporarily so you can see what’s happening on your desktop.

In today’s modern, twenty-first-century world, you can turn off the zoomrects in the Finder by using the Defaults command. 1. Open Terminal. 2. finder ZoomRects no 3. Restart the Finder. No more zoomrects will trouble you. To get them back, you can repeat the command, substituting yes for no. The defaults command pays attention to upper- and lowercase in identifier names. For example, QuitMenuItem is not the same thing as quitMenuItem (one starts with an uppercase letter and the other doesn’t).

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