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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Transforming Your Mac

    1. Desktops

    2. Screensavers

    3. Altering the Dock

    4. Changing the Look of Finder Windows

    5. Customizing Standard Icons

    6. Custom Themes

    7. Changing the Boot Panel

    8. Final Thoughts

  2. Chapter 2 Inside Application Bundles

    1. Application Bundles

    2. Understanding Bundle Structure

    3. Building Bundles

    4. Exploring the Resources Folder

    5. Understanding Localizations

    6. Plug-ins

    7. Property Lists

    8. Shrinking Applications

    9. Final Thoughts

  3. Chapter 3 Application Dumpster Diving

    1. The Xcode Tools

    2. Finding Goodies

    3. Changing Sounds

    4. Searching Through Alternate Locations

    5. Finding and Changing Images

    6. Peeking at (and Playing with) String Files

    7. Final Thoughts

  4. Chapter 4 Changing Icons

    1. Mac OS X Icon Files

    2. Viewing Icons

    3. Creating Custom Icons

    4. Changing Icons

    5. Creating a Pseudo-Application

    6. Final Thoughts

  5. Chapter 5 Preferences Files

    1. Preferences Files

    2. Managing Property Lists

    3. Real-World Preferences Files

    4. Discovering Undocumented Preferences

    5. Final Thoughts

  6. Chapter 6 Discovering Domains and Support Files

    1. Folders

    2. Libraries and the Applications That Use Them

    3. Preferences Domains

    4. Recovering Preferences Settings by Domain

    5. Final Thoughts

  7. Chapter 7 Changing Interface Elements

    1. Making Alterations

    2. Getting Ready to Hack

    3. Meeting Interface Builder

    4. Changing Window Styles

    5. Adding a Tool Tip

    6. Adding an Item to the Contextual Menu

    7. Adding a New Button

    8. Adding a Custom Drawer

    9. Adding Objects from Another NIB File

    10. Changing Object Classes

    11. Restoring the Terminal Application

    12. Final Thoughts

  8. Chapter 8 Altering Keyboard Shortcuts

    1. Philosophy of Keyboard Shortcuts

    2. Panther’s New Keyboard Shortcuts Preferences Pane

    3. Changing the Keyboard Shortcuts

    4. Adding Application Keyboard Shortcuts

    5. Keyboard Shortcut Equivalents

    6. New Ways to Define Keyboard Shortcuts

    7. Speakable Items

    8. Viewing Keyboard Shortcuts

    9. Final Thoughts

  9. Chapter 9 Basic Application Scripting

    1. Discovering Scriptable Applications

    2. Getting Ready to Script

    3. Talking to Applications

    4. User Interface Scripting

    5. General Application Scripting

    6. Final Thoughts

  10. Chapter 10 Scripting the Unscriptable

    1. Activating Application Scriptability

    2. Expanding Suite Possibilities

    3. Updating the Core Suite

    4. Reverting to the Original NSCoreSuite Files

    5. Final Thoughts

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