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Mac Kung Fu: Over 300 Tips, Tricks, Hints, and Hacks for OS X Lion


Cover image for Mac Kung Fu
Pages 320
Release P2.0 (2012-03-27)
ISBN 978-1-93435-682-1

Exploit secret settings and hidden apps, push built-in tools to the limit, radically personalize your Mac experience and tweak your system so it’s just right for you. Every one of these 300 quick and easy tips, tricks, hints, and hacks in Mac Kung Fu makes “it just works” even better. Become the ultimate Mac user, working faster, smarter, and simply have lots more fun with your Apple computer.

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About This Book

After you’ve uncovered the basics in Lion, Mac Kung Fu is your next step. You’ll learn how to master everyday tools such as the Dock, Spotlight, Mission Control, Launchpad, and Dashboard. You’ll discover other amazingly useful tools and built-in add-ons that you never knew existed. You’ll customize the OS X interface; refine your workflow; learn valuable security tricks; work better with photos, movies, and documents; and test your Mac hardware. You’ll wow friends with your insanely great Mac knowledge!

Mac Kung Fu details things even Mac Geniuses don’t know. And why should they? Many of the tips in this book exploit settings or experimental features never officially made public.

Each tip in this unique book is deliberately short and readable, and you can dip in and out whenever you want. Most take less than a minute to complete, yet the results last for a lifetime of better computing.

What You Need:

Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) and above.

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Keir Thomas is an award-winning author with over ten computing books to his name. A former computer magazine editor, his work has been published and translated around the world, and he has blogged professionally for the MacWorld and PCWorld websites. He previously wrote the best-selling Ubuntu Kung Fu for Pragmatic Bookshelf.