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Click to view On Monday we took a beginner's look at Quicksilver . We covered a lot of territory, but I didn't address Quicksilver's extensive and somewhat confusing preference pane - which actually contains a lot more than preferences. In fact, what lies inside the preferences box is all your options for assigning powerful global triggers, tweaking your Quicksilver catalog, adding new plug-ins, and, of course, playing with Quicksilver's application preferences.
by Adam Pash Click to view Quicksilver is bar-none the best productivity application on the market today. Whether we're talking Mac, Windows, or Linux, freeware or shareware, this Mac-only, freeware application launcher -and-then-some is the best productivity booster I have on my computer. Quicksilver can be used to launch files and applications, manipulate data, and seamlessly plug into almost any application on your Mac so that you can perform actions as soon as you think of them in a few short keystrokes. The only problem with Quicksilver is that a lot of people also find it to be one of the most obtuse desktop applications around.
Related to today's earlier post , a number of people have written over the past few weeks with curiosity about kGTD ("Is it worth buying OmniOutliner Pro?" "Is it worth buying a Mac ?" "Will I be able to vanquish all foes?"). While I'm not prepared to do a major sales presentation, I am happy to oblige the folks who wanted to see how I've set mine up. Also gives you a little window into my current contexts (as well as my atrocious personal habits).
Kinkless GTD 0.83 [Relative Motion] | Kinkless The wait is over, kids. Ethan Schoonover has just released his .83 version of Kinkless GTD , and, brother, does it ever bring it.
As I mentioned in a recent Lifehacker interview with Matt , I've been casting about for a good way to work in my newfound interest in mindfulness , or the ostensibly Buddhist practice of bringing your attention and focus back to the present moment, primarily through breathing and awareness. Well, here you go: one rank Western novice's collection of blurbs and excerpts on an ancient (yet oddly timely) method for easing yourself back into this moment -- any day, at any time, and in anything you choose to do. Mindfulness is this and here Mindfulness is the practice whereby a person is intentionally aware of his or her thoughts and actions in the present moment, non-judgmentally. Mindfulness is applied to both bodily actions and the mind's own thoughts and feelings.
This is an intermediate Quicksilver tutorial, to help people who went through my first tutorial and are looking for a little more in-depth information about how to tweak Quicksilver. While there are a few nifty things to do in here that are spelled out verbatim, most of this should be taken as a launching pad into your own self discovery about Quicksilver. Before going through this article, please make sure your copy Quicksilver is up to date (including plugins), you know how to invoke the hotkey and do basic Quicksilver actions, and can find the preferences window. This is current through b51 (3800). You are going to rock and roll.
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Note: This tutorial is also available in O’Reilly’s OS X Panther Hacks . Further Reading: I have also published an intermediate tutorial , with 10 steps to leverage more power with Quicksilver. There’s also Gold Trigger , which helps you understand the trigger system.