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By Rob Griffiths

Mac OS X has captured the eye of customers andprogrammers alike with its skill to run present Mac courses besides Unix and Open resource software program. the most recent model, Panther, contains greater than 100 new gains and improves a few of the applied sciences underlying Mac OS X, together with photos and the Unix-based center. With greater than 500 energy counsel and methods for Mac aficionados like your self, Mac OS X strength Hound, moment variation is helping you unharness the facility of Panther.Mac OS X Panther is a fancy and robust working procedure with a character all its personal. To make your computing adventure with Panther as effective and stress-free as attainable, you must study its secrets and techniques, relish its idiosyncrasies, and be capable to customise it in your want and desires. writer Rob Griffiths indicates you how.Creator and editor of the very hot Mac OS X tricks site (www.macosxhints.com), Griffiths is familiar with Panther inside and outside. His Mac OS X energy Hound lifts the hood at the glossy and stylish, Formula-One-powered working approach and can provide over 500 high-octane secrets and techniques in each possible type, together with the machine and Finder, iApps, Mac OS X courses, getting to know the method and Terminal, and masses more.Consider this booklet your pit group, aiding you discover more uncomplicated, swifter, and higher methods of utilizing the Finder, the Dock, the collection of courses that include Mac OS X, and a number of courses that do not. And a good way to develop into your personal grasp mechanic, additionally it is wealthy chapters on Unix, the engine lower than Mac OS X's hood.With this number of stand-alone tricks, notes, guidance, and tricks-every certainly one of them equipped, listed, proven for compatibility with the newest model of Mac OS X 10.3, and, in lots of circumstances, illustrated-you'll speedily development from an anybody-can-do-this consumer to an influence consumer.

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In OS X, it's a collapsible, multi-paned screen that provides a wealth of information about a highlighted icon. For example: • For a disk icon, you get statistics about its capacity and how much of it is full. • For a document icon, you see when it was created and modified, and what program it "belongs" to. • For an alias, you learn the location of the actual icon it refers to. • If you open the Get Info window when nothing is selected, you get information about the desktop itself, including the amount of disk space consumed by everything sitting on it.

CarbonCopyCloner, however, will. ) This program takes advantage of a number of built-in Unix programs to create an exact clone of one drive on another. 4 How Much Stuff Is in the Trash? Sometimes, you'd like to know how much stuff is in the Trash before you empty it. If you see, for instance, that there's 20 GB of data in the Trash, you might want to peruse it to make sure you didn't accidentally delete your Home Movies folder. In Mac OS 9, this information was displayed when you tried to empty the Trash.

2. Move your dock from the bottom of the screen to one of the sides. 5. Although this maneuver isn't necessary, it's a good idea if you want to drag Finder windows all the way to the bottom of the screen. 1. Open a new Finder window for a folder you'd like to use regularly, and set it to your favorite view. You actually can open several Finder windows in this way. If that's your goal, you might consider setting them all to list view, which provides the narrowest possible display. 2. Drag the window to the bottom of the screen, as shown in Figure 2-23.

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