Store: Mac Hacks

by Chris Seibold


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ISBN: 9781449343484

Published: Mar 04

Publisher: O'Reilly Media


Mac Hacks 2 >
A Note Regarding Supplemental Files 4 >
Preface 5 >
How to Use This Book 5 >
How This Book Is Organized 5 >
Conventions Used in This Book 7 >
Using Code Examples 8 >
Safari® Books Online 10 >
How to Contact Us 11 >
Acknowledgments 11 >
1. Before You Hack 12 >
Hack 1. Create a Great Backup 12 >
Hack 2. Create a Bootable Flash Drive 18 >
Hack 3. Partition that Drive Nondestructively 21 >
Hack 4. Get to Know Your User Account 28 >
Hack 5. Home Folder to Go 35 >
Hack 6. Fun with PLIST 45 >
Hack 7. Troubleshooting Mac OS X 50 >
2. Mountain Lion Hacks 59 >
Hack 8. Copy the Mountain Lion Installer to a Flash Drive 59 >
Hack 9. Resurrect Web Sharing in Mountain Lion 65 >
Hack 10. Make Notification Center Less Annoying 69 >
Hack 11. Quick Hacks for Mountain Lion 76 >
Hack 12. A Clean Install of Mountain Lion 84 >
3. Customize Your OS X Experience 87 >
Hack 13. Tame Your Browsers 87 >
Hack 14. Blog with Your Mac 92 >
Hack 15. Host a Web Page on Your Mac (and Get at Your Files Anytime) 100 >
Hack 16. Change the Startup Sound 107 >
Hack 17. Full Screen for (Almost) Any App 117 >
Hack 18. Create Custom Icons 121 >
4. Hacks for a More Informative Mac 136 >
Hack 19. Quit the Finder 136 >
Hack 20. Move a Widget to the Desktop 142 >
Hack 21. Turn Your Desktop into a Fount of Useful Info 148 >
5. Make It Automatic 153 >
Hack 22. Getting Things Done with AppleScript 153 >
Hack 23. Create a Service with Automator 160 >
Hack 24. Customize the Services Menu 164 >
Hack 25. Speed Things Up with Keybindings 171 >
Hack 26. Eject iTunes 175 >
6. Fun with Unix 178 >
Hack 27. Harmless Unix Tricks 178 >
Hack 28. Install Homebrew 186 >
Hack 29. Get Things Done Safely with the Command Line 190 >
Hack 30. Manipulate Images with ImageMagick 197 >
Hack 31. Customize the Dock with Terminal 203 >
7. Lock Down that Mac 209 >
Hack 32. Achieve Network Anonymity 209 >
Hack 33. Monitor Your Network Traffic 215 >
Hack 34. Protect Sensitive Files 223 >
Hack 35. Encrypt a USB Drive 231 >
Hack 36. Add Physical Security Measures to Your Mac 237 >
8. Other OSes 247 >
Hack 37. Run a Minecraft Server on Your Mac 247 >
Hack 38. Play Wii Games on Your Mac 254 >
Hack 39. Manage Your Devices with Profile Manager 258 >
9. Networking Hacks 277 >
Hack 40. Optimize Your WiFi 277 >
Hack 41. Secure Your Wireless Network 282 >
Hack 42. Use Your Mac as an Access Point 293 >
10. Multimedia Hacks 298 >
Hack 43. Turn Your Mac into a DVR 298 >
Hack 44. Master Torrents 303 >
Hack 45. Move Your iTunes Library 308 >
Hack 46. Get Free and Better-Sounding Music for iTunes 311 >
11. Hack Some Hardware 316 >
Hack 47. Have Your Mac Automagically Recognize You 316 >
Hack 48. Squeeze Some Speed out of an Aging MacBook Pro 322 >
Hack 49. Give Your Polycarbonate Mac a Dye Job 330 >
Hack 50. Get that iMac out of the Way 337 >
Hack 51. Use a Wiimote with Your Mac 348 >
Hack 52. Turn Your MacBook into a Tablet 352 >
Index 368 >
About the Author 423 >
Colophon 424 >
Copyright 426 >