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Using launchd to immortalize Quicksilver (howto)

January 28th, 2008 · 5 Comments

I love Quicksilver, but the latest version crashes every once in a while. It’s not so frequent as to be really annoying, but the annoying part is that to re-launch it I have to go hunting in the Applications folder, or use Spotlight, none of which is an acceptable alternative being used to Quicksilver.
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How to lock the screen using a keystroke on Mac OS X

December 12th, 2007 · No Comments

It seems surprisingly difficult to map a keystroke to lock the screen in OSX – you can map a hot-corner to it, but if you prefer to use the keyboard, there is no official way to do it.
If you use QuickSilver (and why wouldn’t you?), you can set up a trigger (see also this tutorial) [...]

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