Quicksilver

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  1. Mac'Mo macrumors 6502a

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    Everyone raves about this application yet i dont understand what it does. It just searches for applications and has a list of actions of what to do with it. Seems boring and not that helpful
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    It can really speed up your day....
    Give it a try...can't hurt, can it?

    BTW I don't use it but can see why others do...
     
  3. Blubbert macrumors 6502

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    You can do just about anything with it. You should go into the plugins section of the preferences, and download the plugins you need.
     
  4. Mac'Mo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    its just that the dock seems more convenient

    what can some plugins do?
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    With Qicksilver you can launch any application (and open most documents) with very few key strokes.

    With the Dock you need to use the mouse which is less ergonomically correct. Also, unless you start having lots of folders in your Dock (which makes it less efficient) it will get crowded and unusable very quickly even on very large screens.
     
  6. Blubbert macrumors 6502

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    Well, you can control iTunes from Quicksilver, send IM's from within it using iChat, access your files and manipulate them... The posibilities are nearly limitless.
     
  7. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    I use it because I absolutely HATE having too many icons in my dock. So when i want to launch something outside of the bare minimums I have on my dock, all i do is hit the Quicksilver hot keys (for me it's Command + Space and yes i know thats Spotlight but i don't care) and type in the first four letters of the app. very easy :)
     
  8. zweigand macrumors 6502a

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    I use it for two things. Launching apps and hotkeys.
     
  9. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Can Quicksilver control System Prefs?

    Energy saver, to be precise.
     
  10. zweigand macrumors 6502a

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    If you start typing "ener..." it will pop up and all you have to do is hit enter to open the pref pane. If you are looking for an app that changes properties in pref panes without user input then no. Or not that I am aware of.
     
  11. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I want to set up Hot keys to switch between:

    Highest performance
    &
    Longest battery life and Reduced Processor.


    Can it do this?
     
  12. psychofreak Retired

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    Can't you just hit the battery icon on the menubar?
     
  13. zweigand macrumors 6502a

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    If you have another app or script that does that action ..then you can use Quicksilver to assign a hotkey to it. It can't do it by itself.
     
  14. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I'm using 10.3, which opens the Sys prefs pane. And I'm lazy.:D
     
  15. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    you might be interested in this (link to PDF). it's an 89-page QS user's guide.

    i use QS to launch applications and i have F1-F8 assigned to do specific tasks. it's also an alternative to Spotlight (though not a replacement).
     

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