Mac Kung Fu: Over 300 Tips, Tricks, Hints, and Hacks for OS X Lion (Pragmatic Programmers) Paperback – 25 Nov 2011
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About the Author
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.
Top Customer Reviews
1.Book is well written and not much of gibberish included just simple and easy to follow instructions.
2.Lots of diagram and screen shot provided for better explanations.
3.Total 315 tips included in book.
1.No need to download any add-ons or any other software to use this book or to use tips mentioned in book.
2.Screen shots provided where needed.
3.If any special key used that is also highlight by bold font that really helps.
1.Book has some tips for which you need to open terminal application and then need to type some commands, which is ok for some one with bit of experience with terminal application, but for novice I won't recommend.
Overall it is really good book for new tips for Mac OS X Lion.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
but mostly overlooked Terminal app. The variety of scripts suggested to run in Terminal
will have you feeling like a hacker in no time as you change many of the settings on your Mac.
Various keyboard shortcuts including the shortcuts for common symbols and characters
will noticeably speed up your everyday monotonous tasks.
Terminal hacks and keyboard shortcuts not enough for you?
Automator is also introduced, and I find the batch process of renaming a series of photos particularly helpful.
Also general preference changes are scattered throughout this book, with some of my favorites on using the Spotlight search feature.
This is a clever book with lots of great tips, tricks, hints, and hacks!
I would buy this book again!
Usually I only find ten or twenty useful tips out of one hundred tips listed in such kind of books. But this book is full of useful tips. It is true that there are some basic tips (about 20%, maybe) but there are lots and lots of tips that are useful, interesting, and sometimes enjoyable.
Let me give you an example. I did not know that you can drag the document name displayed on the title bar of a document window so that you can open the document with another application. It is very handy!
I think this will still be a valuable reference for people who have Mountain Lion. Don't pass it by if you've got the newer OS. It's worth it.