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

By Keir Thomas

Exploit mystery settings and hidden apps, push integrated instruments to the restrict, notably customize your Mac adventure and tweak your process so it truly is perfect for you. most of these three hundred speedy and straightforward advice, methods, tricks and hacks in Mac Kung Fu makes "it simply works" even larger. develop into the last word Mac consumer, operating quicker, smarter, and easily have plenty extra enjoyable together with your Apple computer.

After you have got exposed the fundamentals in Lion, Mac Kung Fu is the next move. you are going to the right way to grasp daily instruments corresponding to the Dock, highlight, project keep an eye on, Launchpad, and Dashboard. you will discover different amazingly beneficial instruments and integrated components that you simply by no means knew existed. you are going to customise the OS X interface, refine your workflow, research worthy defense methods, paintings greater with photographs, video clips and files, and try your Mac undefined. you will wow neighbors together with your insanely nice Mac knowledge!

Mac Kung Fu information issues even Mac Geniuses have no idea. And why should still they? a number of the advice during this e-book take advantage of settings or experimental positive factors by no means formally made public.

Each tip during this certain publication is intentionally brief and readable, and you'll dip out and in everytime you wish. such a lot take under a minute to accomplish, but the consequences final for a life of larger computing.

What You Need:

Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) and above.

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Org and obtain a pre-built ISO. on the time of this scripting this used to be defined as Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO. frequently the ISO is compressed as a zipper dossier, so double-click to unpack it. 2. commence Disk application (Finder functions Utilities Disk application) and at the menu, click on photographs Burn. within the dossier browser window, decide upon the ISO photo you downloaded (it’ll most likely be on your Downloads folder) and click on the Burn button. three. Insert a clean CD-R or CD-RW disc as triggered, and click on the Burn button within the conversation. four. as soon as the burning has accomplished (it’ll take under a minute), reinsert the disc after which restart the pc (Apple menu Restart). five. sooner than the Apple brand seems to be, press and carry down C . this may strength the pc as well from the CD instead of from the hard disk drive. 6. For the fundamental reminiscence attempt, that's more than enough for all yet yes really good instances, MemTest86 is totally automatic and may begin immediately after a number of seconds. It’s easily an issue of expecting it to complete, which may take a number of hours. control the cross determine on the most sensible of the screen—for info, see determine eleven, trying out a Mac's reminiscence, on web page sixty two. this may slowly creep from zero percentage to 100%. word that after the attempt has reached one hundred pc, the try will instantly restart and document erratum • talk about Create an OS X Lion set up DVD/Bootable USB Stick • sixty three will proceed to take action until eventually you give up MemTest86. this permits “burn-in” checking out to ensue, wherein elements could be under pressure over an extended time period. as soon as a attempt run-through is whole, despite the fact that, this system will show a “Pass whole” message on the backside of the monitor. 7. keep watch over the mistakes column in the course of trying out, within the row in the midst of the display. This screens a complete of any blunders which are came across. blunders also are said within the reduce 1/2 the monitor, highlighted in crimson, in addition to information of the precise fault. whatever except 0 mistakes on the finish of the attempt signifies that the reminiscence is defective. glossy pcs are excellent at tolerating minor RAM faults, and also you may perhaps even event years of unhindered computing, yet preferably you'll want to reflect on changing the RAM once attainable. eight. To restart the pc at any time or while the attempt has complete, hit Esc (top left of the keyboard). If this doesn’t paintings, carry down the facility key at the machine for 5 seconds to strength the pc to show off. Press the facility button back as ordinary to begin the pc. in the event you instantly click on and carry the mouse button, the disc should be ejected prior to the pc boots. Tip forty nine Create an OS X Lion set up DVD/Bootable USB Stick OS X Lion is the 1st significant liberate of OS X to be bought essentially via direct obtain from Apple through the App shop. even supposing it’s attainable to shop for a USB reminiscence stick installer from Apple,4 this feature is meant just for peculiar events and is hence rather dear. regardless of the case, you could create your personal install DVD by means of finding a hidden dossier and burning it to disc.

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