Strong-Arming the System—Brute Force Behavior Modification

Sometimes, there just isn't a configuration option available to let you make something work the way you want it to. The GUI tools don't have a button for you to click, the configuration files for the software don't list an option for you, and the Defaults database contains no useful parameters. If you're willing to apply what you've learned so far in this book, there still might be ways for you to make your system do what you want. The key is remembering that underneath it all, Mac OS X is running Unix, and the Unix user experience is fundamentally the product of many programs running simultaneously, each providing specific functionality. If you can localize the behavior you want to modify ...

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