Mac OS X Power Hound

Rob Griffiths

  • 出版商: O'Reilly
  • 出版日期: 2004-10-19
  • 售價: $900
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$855
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 578
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 059600818X
  • ISBN-13: 9780596008185
  • 相關分類: MAC OS 蘋果電腦
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Mac OS X has captured the attention of consumers and programmers alike with its ability to run existing Mac programs along with Unix and Open Source software. The latest version, Panther, includes more than a hundred new features and improves many of the technologies underlying Mac OS X, including graphics and the Unix-based core. With more than 500 power tips and tricks for Mac aficionados like yourself, Mac OS X Power Hound, Panther Edition helps you unleash the power of Panther.

Mac OS X Panther is a complex and powerful operating system with a personality all its own. To make your computing experience with Panther as efficient and enjoyable as possible, you need to learn its secrets, appreciate its idiosyncrasies, and be able to customize it to your needs and wants. Author Rob Griffiths shows you how.

Creator and editor of the extremely popular Mac OS X Hints Web site (, Griffiths knows Panther inside and out. His Mac OS X Power Hound lifts the hood on the sleek and elegant, Formula-One-powered operating system and delivers over 500 high-octane secrets in every conceivable category, including the Desktop and Finder, iApps, Mac OS X programs, Mastering the system and Terminal, and much more.

Consider this book your pit crew, helping you find easier, faster, and better ways of using the Finder, the Dock, the assortment of programs that come with Mac OS X, and a bunch of programs that don't. And if you want to become your own master mechanic, it also includes two rich chapters on Unix, the engine under Mac OS X's hood.

With this collection of stand-alone hints, notes, tips, and tricks--every one of them organized, indexed, tested for compatibility with the latest version of Mac OS X 10.3, and, in many cases, illustrated--you'll rapidly progress from an anybody-can-do-this user to a power user.


Table of Contents:

The Missing Credits


Chapter 1. Designing Your World
      Startup and Shutdown
                1-1 Keyboard Login
                1-2 Automatic Login
                1-3 The Listless Login Screen
                1-4 Startup Items Tricks
                1-5 The Login Screen "Marquis"
                1-6 Quick Restart, Shut Down, and Log Out
                1-7 Restart, Shut Down, or Sleep Keystrokes
                1-8 Restart/Sleep/Shut Down Dialog Box
      Display and Sound
                1-9 Opening Sound and Displays Panels
                1-10 The Volume-Changing Click
                1-11 Disable Touch-Sensitive Switches on Apple LCDs
      Window Tricks
                1-12 Docking Multiple Windows
                1-13 Insta-Closing Multiple Windows
                1-14 Moving Background Windows
                1-15 Bringing Program Windows Forward
                1-16 Three Scroll Bar Stunts
                1-17 Double Arrows on Both Ends
                1-18 Menulet Basics
                1-19 The Secret Eject Icon
      Setting Up
                1-20 Saving Memory
                1-21 Printer Sharing
                1-22 System Maintenance
                1-23 Apple Help

Chapter 2. The Finder and Desktop
      Finder Basics
                2-1 The Many Faces of the Finder
                2-2 Insta-Sort
                2-3 Erasing Disks
                2-4 Window Size and Location
                2-5 List View
                2-6 Column View
                2-7 Resizing the Columns
                2-8 Viewing Full File Names
                2-9 More Icons in a Column
                2-10 A Second Line of File Info
                2-11 Window Backgrounds
                2-12 Making Column View Speedier
                2-13 Previewing Multimedia Files
                2-14 Get Info vs. the Inspector
                2-15 Temporarily Overriding "Snap to grid"
                2-16 Custom Icons
                2-17 Nixing Zoom Effects
                2-18 Rearrange Third-Party Shortcut Menu Items
                2-19 A Quit Menu in the Finder
                2-20 Showing Hidden Files
                2-21 Printing Finder Windows I
                2-22 Printing Finder Windows II
                2-23 Printing Finder Windows III
                2-24 Making Printing Easier
                2-25 Undo
      Navigating the Finder
                2-26 Keyboard Shortcuts
                2-27 The Multibutton Mouse
                2-28 Secrets of the Scrolling Mouse
                2-29 Scrolling Diagonally
                2-30 Canceling a Drag-and-Drop
                2-31 Opening the Home Folder
                2-32 Opening Sidebar Folders in New Windows
                2-33 Jumping Directly to Folders
                2-34 Aliases by Dragging
                2-35 Finding the Original
      The Finder Toolbar
                2-36 Removing or Shrinking the Toolbar
                2-37 Customizing the Toolbar
                2-38 Folders on the Toolbar
                2-39 Heavily Used Toolbar Icons
                2-40 The Permanence of Server Icons
      Working with Files and Folders
                2-41 Copying by Dragging
                2-42 Copying by Pasting
                2-43 Copying System Folders
                2-44 How Much Stuff Is in the Trash?
                2-45 Search the Trash, too!
                2-46 Find Items with Spaces at the Start of Their Names
                2-47 Spring-Loaded Folders
                2-48 Return of the Pop-up Windows
                2-49 Renaming Files Without Delay
                2-50 Weird Sorts
                2-51 Editing Multiple File Names
                2-52 Folder Action Scripts
                2-53 A Folder Action Script to Organize the Desktop
                2-54 Open the Finder Selection in the Terminal
                2-55 Renaming System Folders
                2-56 Unused Languages: Your Free Megabytes
      Desktop Interior Design
                2-57 Changing the Screen Behind the Login Window
                2-58 Screen Saver Photos as a Desktop Background
                2-59 Extra-Large Desktop Icons
                2-60 Screen Saver Animations as the Finder Background

Chapter 3. The Dock
      The Dock Makeover
                3-1 Adding Icons
                3-2 Removing Icons
                3-3 Resizing the Dock
                3-4 Hiding the Dock
                3-5 Moving the Dock to the Side
                3-6 The Top-Mounted Dock
                3-7 Changing the Minimize Animation
                3-8 Pinning the Dock to a Corner
                3-9 Differentiating Hidden Programs
                3-10 Adding Quit to the Dock's Finder Icon
      Working with the Dock
                3-11 Keyboard Combos
                3-12 Switching Applications While Dragging Icons
                3-13 Single-Window Minimization
                3-14 Minimizing All Windows
                3-15 Closing Minimized Windows
                3-16 Recovering from a MicroDock
                3-17 An AppleScript to Restart the Dock
      Random Acts of Coolness
                3-18 The Colored Poof
                3-19 The Customized Trash Can
                3-20 Supersizing Magnified Dock Icons
                3-21 Minimizing and Maximizing in Slow Motion
                3-22 Killing the Dock

Chapter 4. Programs
      Managing Programs
                4-1 Hide Others I
                4-2 Hide Others II
                4-3 Hide Others III
                4-4 Leave Your Programs Open
                4-5 Switching Programs
                4-6 Bouncing Between Two Programs
                4-7 Prevent Accidental Window Closure
                4-8 Fun with the Floating Desktop Blob
                4-9 Change Expos?s Show Desktop Behavior
                4-10 See Expos?Effects in Slow Motion
                4-11 Activate Expos?with a Multi-Button Mouse
                4-12 Use Expos?in Two Different Modes
                4-13 Move Hidden Files into Hidden Windows
                4-14 Create Text Clippings via Expos?
                4-15 Show One Window at a Time
                4-16 Use Expos?and c-Tab Together
      General Productivity
                4-17 Open and Save Dialog Boxes
                4-18 Shortcuts in Open and Save Dialog Boxes
                4-19 Jump to Any Folder from the Save As Dialog Box
                4-20 Folder-Jumping Keyboard Shortcuts in Save Dialog Boxes
                4-21 Other Save and Open Keystrokes
                4-22 Jump to the Top or Bottom of Menus and Lists
                4-23 Scroll Either Direction with One Mouse Click
                4-24 Speed Up the Display of Sheets
                4-25 Is that Document Saved?
                4-26 Creating PDF Files
                4-27 Creating a Software Library
                4-28 Dragging and Dropping Text
                4-29 The Script Menu
                4-30 Capturing Screenshots
                4-31 Reassigning Documents to New Parents
                4-32 Text-Box Selection Tricks
                4-33 Speak Selected Text in Any Application
      Printing, Fonts, and Text
                4-34 Custom Print Settings
                4-35 View a Minimalist Font Panel
                4-36 Set Relative Font Scaling in Cocoa Programs
                4-37 Install Windows Fonts Without Conversion
                4-38 Unicode Characters
                4-39 Narrowing Down the Character Palette
                4-40 Capture Colors Anywhere Onscreen
                4-41 Create a Customized Color Palette
                4-42 New Spelling Words
                4-43 Changing the Spell Check Language
                4-44 Printing on Unsupported Mac OS X Printers
                4-45 Opening Mac OS 9's a Menu and Control Panels
                4-46 Sharing Settings between Classic and Mac OS X Programs
                4-47 Speeding the Opening of Classic
                4-48 Speeding Your System with Two Mac OS 9 Folders
                4-49 Running Classic from a Disk Image
                4-50 Trashing Preferences
                4-51 A Separate Account for Troubleshooting
                4-52 The System Build and Serial Numbers

Chapter 5. System Preferences
      System Preferences
                5-1 Adding New Preference Panes
                5-2 Removing Preference Panes
                5-3 Alphabetizing Preference Panes
                5-4 System Preferences from the Dock
                5-5 Customizing the Toolbar
                5-6 Resizing Toolbar Icons
                5-7 Adding Separators and Spaces to the Toolbar
                5-8 Eliminating the Toolbar
                5-9 Renaming the System Preference Categories
                5-10 Limiting Account Privileges
      CDs & DVDs
                5-11 Make Things Happen at Login
      Date & Time
                5-12 Setting the Time
                5-13 Exiting Military Time
                5-14 The Menu Bar Calendar
      Desktop & Screen Saver
                5-15 The Desktop Picture
                5-16 Full Keyboard Navigation of Your Mac
      Software Update
                5-17 Stifling Irrelevant Software Updates
                5-18 Storing Apple Software Updates
                5-19 Minimizing the Speech Feedback Window
                5-20 Prefix-Free Spoken Alerts
      Universal Access
                5-21 Zooming In on the Screen
                5-22 Tappy-Type Sounds
                5-23 Modifier-Key Ghost Reminders

Chapter 6. Networking
      Making Connections
                6-1 Speed Up Network Volume Browsing
                6-2 Location Files for Quick Remote Mac Connections
      .Mac and iDisk
                6-3 Connecting to the iDisk from Windows
                6-4 Use .Mac Slideshow Images as Desktop Backgrounds
      Remote Connections
                6-5 Long-Distance File Sharing
                6-6 Secure Shell for Remote Connections
                6-7 Password-Free Secure Remote Connections
      File Sharing
                6-8 Monitoring File-Sharing Activity
                6-9 Sharing Folders with Other Mac Users
                6-10 Unsharing Your Public Folder
                6-11 Finding Your Ethernet Address

Chapter 7. Mail
      The Mail Window
                7-1 Moving the Mailbox Drawer
                7-2 Customizing the Columns
                7-3 The Drawer's Shortcut Menu
                7-4 Mousing to the Activity Viewer
                7-5 Intelligent Searches
                7-6 Speedy Searches
                7-7 Apple's Mail Development Team
                7-8 Rewriting Mail, the Program
      Reading Mail
                7-9 Leaving Messages Marked as Unread
                7-10 A Little Privacy, Please
                7-11 Remove Junk Mail Without Viewing It
                7-12 Force Messages into Plain Text Mode
                7-13 Messages in Other Formats
                7-14 Copy a Portion of a Hyperlink
                7-15 Pop-Open Folders
                7-16 Quickly View an Email Reply
                7-17 Mail from Multiple Mailboxes
                7-18 View Complete Conversation Threads
                7-19 View Messages by Thread Without Using Thread View
                7-20 Delete Messages on any Schedule
                7-21 Deleting Messages in a Completely Unexpected Manner
                7-22 Preserving Your Junk Mail Brains
                7-23 Change Mail's Sounds
                7-24 "You've Got Mail, O Wise One"
      Sending Mail
                7-25 Quoting Portions of Emails in Replies
                7-26 Send a Message to an Address Book Group
                7-27 Toggling Between Reply and Reply All
                7-28 Resending a Message
                7-29 Blind Carbon Copy and Reply-To Fields
                7-30 Sending Messages Later
                7-31 Sending a File from the Finder
                7-32 Copying Entire Folders
                7-33 Preventing Mailbox Overflow
                7-34 Incomplete Message Error
                7-35 Diagnosing Opening-Sequence Crashes

Chapter 8. iTunes
                8-1 Mini Modes
                8-2 Set the Playback Volume with a Scroll Wheel Mouse
                8-3 Control iTunes in the Background
                8-4 Become an iTunes Power User: Read the Help!
                8-5 Reduce CPU Usage on Slower Processors
                8-6 Quicker Resizing
                8-7 The Column Shortcut Menu
                8-8 Changing the Displayed Play Time
                8-9 Renaming the Library
                8-10 How to Rip Multiple CDs
                8-11 Splitting a Song
                8-12 Fun and Games with the iTunes About Box
      The iTunes Music Store
                8-13 Change the Behavior of the Gray Arrow Links
                8-14 View Your Account Information
                8-15 Listen to Music While Downloading Videos
                8-16 Save Videos and Trailers After Viewing
      Navigating iTunes
                8-17 Controlling iTunes Through the Dock
                8-18 Marking or Unmarking All Songs
                8-19 Keyboard Navigation of Song Playback
                8-20 Keyboard Navigation of the Library and Playlists
                8-21 Keyboard Navigation of the Info Window
                8-22 Hover Focus
                8-23 Cranking It Up (or Down)
                8-24 Controlling Dialog Boxes with a Keystroke
                8-25 Clearing Searches
                8-26 Keyboard Control
                8-27 Extended Help Labels
      The Visualizer
                8-28 Add Your Own Visualizers
                8-29 Keyboard Controls for the Visualizer
                8-30 Commemorate a Visual
      Songs and Playlists
                8-31 The Song List Shortcut Menu
                8-32 Playing a Song Without Adding It to the Library
                8-33 Import a CD as One Continuous Song
                8-34 View Cover Art While Listening to a Song
                8-35 Collecting Cover Art
                8-36 Store More than One Image per Song
                8-37 Let iChat Tell the World About Your Musical Tastes
                8-38 Seeing into the Future
                8-39 Deleting a Playlist Without a Warning
                8-40 Delete from Playlists and the Library
                8-41 Reshuffling a Playlist
                8-42 Skipping Albums During Random Play
                8-43 Radio Stations
                8-44 Moving Songs to the Top of a Playlist
                8-45 Burning MP3 CDs
                8-46 The Browser
                8-47 Creating a Playlist from the Browser
                8-48 Printing a Playlist
      Smart Playlists
                8-49 Playlists that Play All Songs Once
                8-50 Keep Track of iTunes Music Store Purchases
                8-51 Monitor Required Backups Using a Smart Playlist
                8-52 Add Some Logic Capabilities to Smart Playlists
                8-53 Install Free iTunes-Related Fonts
                8-54 Modifying Random Playlists

Chapter 9. iPhoto 4
      The Basics
                9-1 Speeding Up iPhoto
                9-2 Rotating Clockwise
                9-3 Zooming In
                9-4 Sideways Zooming
                9-5 Long Comments
                9-6 Commenting Rolls, Albums, or the Library
                9-7 Banish Minuet in G
                9-8 View a Slideshow in a Window
                9-9 Editing Windows I
                9-10 Editing Windows II
                9-11 Before and After Pictures
                9-12 Backing Up the Preferences File
                9-13 The Library Location
                9-14 Multiple Libraries
                9-15 Libraries on Removable Hard Drives
      Film Rolls
                9-16 Faster Scrolling Through Collapsing
                9-17 Changing a Film Roll's Title, Date, and Comments
                9-18 Selecting a Whole Film Roll
                9-19 Create a Smart Album for General Searching
                9-20 A Quick Shortcut for Creating Smart Albums
                9-21 Browsing Albums for Desktop Images
                9-22 Drag Photos to Create a New Album
                9-23 Selecting Multiple Photo Albums at Once
                9-24 Merged Albums
                9-25 Exporting Book Pages as Image Files
                9-26 Printing Books as PDF Files
                9-27 Edit the Album as You Go
                9-28 Intro Pages Anywhere
      Working with Other Programs
                9-29 Emailing Photos
                9-30 Shorter URLs for Exported Slideshows

Chapter 10. The Other iApps
                10-1 Multiline Entries
                10-2 View Any Number of Days at Once
                10-3 Take Advantage of the Scroll Wheel Mouse
                10-4 Take Advantage of the Keyboard
                10-5 Open the Main iCal Window via the Keyboard
                10-6 Change iCal's Email Messages
                10-7 Moving Events from One Calendar to Another
                10-8 Useful Calendars from Apple
                10-9 Merging Calendars
                10-10 Replacing iCal's Dock Icon
                10-11 Setting Identical Window Sizes
                10-12 Prevent Premature Chat Closure
                10-13 Adding Buddies to the Buddy List
                10-14 Moving Buddies to a New Screen Name
                10-15 Creating Your Own Image Icon
                10-16 Display Your AIM Screen Name or .Mac Account Name
                10-17 Disable Certain Emoticons
                10-18 Use Emoticons in Status Messages
                10-19 Create Multiline Messages
                10-20 Send Messages to Cellphones
                10-21 Stream Prerecorded Videos
                10-22 Watch Disk Space Usage When You Log
                10-23 Spell Checking
                10-24 Chat Rooms for Group Discussions
                10-25 Changing the Chat Background
                10-26 Bring Back Image Pasting
                10-27 Opening Transferred Images
                10-28 Making iDVD Fonts Available in Other Programs
                10-29 Using Apple's Theme Movies in Custom Themes
                10-30 Burning Projects to DVD-RW Discs
                10-31 Hiding iDVD While Burning a Disc
                10-32 Put iDVD on a Diet
                10-33 Free Add-Ons
                10-34 Synchronizing Still Images
                10-35 Import Images and Clips Ordered by File Name
                10-36 Hiding iMovie While It Renders
                10-37 Removing Extraneous iMovie Help Files
                10-38 Reduce Startup Time

Chapter 11. Other Apple Goodies
      Address Book
                11-1 Quick Entries from Mail
                11-2 Sharing Palm Contacts with Address Book
                11-3 Viewing Group Members While Creating a Group
                11-4 Which Group Is this Contact in?
                11-5 Maps and Other Nifty Tricks
                11-6 Phonetic Name Fields
                11-7 To-Do Calls in iCal from Address Book
                11-8 Perform Reverse Phone Number Lookups
                11-9 Reveal a Contact's Age in Years
                11-10 Check the Weather in a Contact's Town
      Apple System Profiler
                11-11 Quick Access to Apple System Profiler
                11-12 The Talking Calculator
                11-13 The Graphing Calculator and Other Hidden Modes
                11-14 Large-Type Calculations
                11-15 Unit and Currency Conversions
                11-16 The Tale of the Tape
      ColorSync Utility
                11-17 Reduce the Size of Photo-Laden PDFs
      Disk Utility
                11-18 Dragging Your Way to Disk Images
                11-19 Speed-Mounting Disk Images
                11-20 Stop Special Treatment of "Internet-Enabled" Disk Images
                11-21 CD-Free Laptop Gaming
                11-22 Password-Protect a Folder
                11-23 Create a Password-Protected Blank Disk Image
                11-24 Burning a Multisession CD
      Font Book
                11-25 Get Detailed Font Information
                11-26 Reveal All Font Faces at Once
      Image Capture
                11-27 Create Web Galleries from Existing Images
                11-28 Share Scanners and Cameras Across the Network
                11-29 Borrowing Images from Apple's Themes
                11-30 Create 3 ?5 Cue Cards
                11-31 Browsing Multiple Images at Once
                11-32 Control the Display Order when Opening Multiple Images
                11-33 Zoom in Smaller Increments
                11-34 Navigating PDF Documents
                11-35 Selecting Columnar Text
                11-36 The Image Format Factory
                11-37 Clipboard Graphics
                11-38 Extracting One Page from a Multipage PDF Document
      Printer Setup Utility
                11-39 Dragging Print Jobs Between Printers
                11-40 Creating Sticky Notes from Within Other Programs
                11-41 Calling All Stickies!
                11-42 The Floating Sticky
                11-43 Collapsing Notes to Conserve Screen Space
                11-44 Back Up Your Stickies Database
                11-45 QuickTime Movies in Stickies Notes
                11-46 Editing HTML Documents
                11-47 The Secret Zoom Command
                11-48 Navigation Shortcuts
                11-49 The Quickest Kind of Search
                11-50 Insert Page-Break Symbols
                11-51 Only Replace Strings in Selected Text

Chapter 12. Web Browsers
      Hints for All Browsers
                12-1 Dragging and Dropping URLs
                12-2 Dock-Launched Web Pages
                12-3 Address Bar as Launcher
                12-4 Open Multiple Web Sites at Once
                12-5 PDF Files in Your Browser
                12-6 Keyboard Control of Links
                12-7 Favorites on Your Personal Toolbar
                12-8 Google Searching in Your Browser
                12-9 Tabbed Browsing
                12-10 Tab Groups
                12-11 Internet Shortcuts
      Internet Explorer Hints
                12-12 Refresh Options
                12-13 A Good Scrolling Trick
                12-14 A Warning About Web Page Printouts
                12-15 Tricks for Opening New Windows
                12-16 Starting Downloads
                12-17 Downloading Files with Long Names
                12-18 Icons on the Toolbar
                12-19 PNG Files in New Windows
                12-20 Page Holder I
                12-21 Page Holder II: Google
      Safari Hints
                12-22 The Master Keyboard-Shortcut List
                12-23 Use Window Management Shortcuts from the Address Bar
                12-24 Automatic Window Size and Position
                12-25 Modify the Bookmarks Menu's Window-Opening Behavior
                12-26 Recover from an Accidental Open-in-Tabs Operation
                12-27 Close All Open Tabs in a Hurry
                12-28 Stop a Page from Loading