Apply Special Effects and Filters to Images with XCode’s Core Image Fun House

Dec 6, 2011 - 1 Comment

Here’s another tip from Keir Thomas, author of Mac Kung Fu, a new book with over 300 tips, tricks, hints and hacks for Mac OS X Lion. It’s available from Amazon, and also in eBook form for all eReader devices, including Kindle. Install the free-of-charge Xcode developer toolkit via the App Store (Apple gives it … Read More

Set the Path Bar to be Relative to the Home Directory in Mac OS X Finder

Dec 3, 2011 - 6 Comments

Here’s another tip from Keir Thomas, author of Mac Kung Fu, a new book with over 300 tips, tricks, hints and hacks for Mac OS X Lion. It’s available from Amazon, and also in eBook form for all eReader devices, including Kindle. Finder can show the path to the currently browsed folder (that is, something … Read More

Change the Login Screen Wallpaper in OS X Lion

Dec 2, 2011 - 29 Comments

Here’s another tip from Keir Thomas, author of Mac Kung Fu, a new book with over 300 tips, tricks, hints and hacks for Mac OS X Lion. It’s available from Amazon, and also in eBook form for all eReader devices, including Kindle. NOTE: New instructions are available to change the login screen background image within … Read More

Show a Full Size Window Preview in Mission Control

Dec 1, 2011 - 5 Comments

Here’s another great tip from Keir Thomas, author of the new book Mac Kung Fu, which contains over 300 tips, tricks, hints and hacks for Mac OS X Lion: Mission Control in OS X Lion groups together thumbnail previews of windows from the same app. By hovering the mouse cursor over a cluster of these … Read More

Enable Hidden Dock Stack Gestures in Mac OS X Lion

Nov 30, 2011 - 6 Comments

Here’s another awesome tip from Keir Thomas, the author of a new book called Mac Kung Fu, which contains over 300 tips and tricks for OS X Lion. He’s the same guy who discovered the iTunes “Now Playing” notification tip and the Quick Look select text tip. Here’s the tip direct from Keir: This is … Read More

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