Big Book of Apple Hacks: Tips & Tools for Unlocking the by Chris Seibold

By Chris Seibold

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Some may find this list useful CHAPTER 1 - BEFORE YOU HACK 19 The Terminal is great when you know specifically what you want to change, but not so useful if you just want to know what you can change. For this, you need the property list. As mentioned in the beginning of this section, you’ll usually find the PLIST files you want to hack in the Library folder of your home directory. plist. Once you’ve navigated to the file, open it with a property list editor. If you’ve worked through [Hack #3], you have a powerful PLIST editor installed on your Mac already.

95, while bundles of three or more are also available. Liberate Your Bookmarks Most of us work in one, maybe two, browsers throughout the day depending on our needs. Mac bookmark syncing with Safari or a solution such as Google Browser Sync add-on for Firefox. This easily leads to plenty of “oh, I saved it on that other computer” moments right when you needed a key bookmark. Wouldn’t it be nice to give all those URLs some wings and access from the virtually any device, browser, and location that can get on the Web?

That’s too bad: PLIST files offer one of the most direct ways to hack your machine. Spend a few moments with this hack, and discover techniques to conquer those PLIST files. PLIST is short for “property list,” and the files are the main method used by Mac OS X (and some other operating systems) to organize data so that is accessible by programs and structured enough that you can generate your own if need be. That very brief explanation doesn’t really say much, but the explanation of what PLIST files actually do is a little dense.

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