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MacWorld QS Article Online

For those who wanted to read the [Working Mac article]( from January 2007’s Macworld that I helped author, it’s [now available online](


In Print: Working Mac – January 2007

I’m happy to announce that I’ve been published a second time for my Quicksilver work.

This time, you can find my contributions to a MacWorld article, entitled “Working Mac: Launch Your Productivity” in the January 2007 issue, which should be on newsstands now and online within the next month. The article covers tips using all three major launchers (Butler, LaunchBar, Quicksilver) for OS X. Dan Frakes and Rob Griffiths also contributed.

I realize, looking at the article, that it actually got chopped down from what I had originally written – which bodes well, I guess, for my ability to write lots about Quicksilver.

For those who missed my first printing, my original tutorial was published in O’Reilly’s [Mac OS X Panther Hacks](

I hope to be able to announce my third printed Quicksilver endeavor within the next month.


Abracadabra – Quicksilver Mouse Gestures

I was in a meeting a week or two ago where one of my bosses was using the Mac in our conference room and, upon realizing he had to open another app, hit Command-Space as a reflex. Nothing happened – Quicksilver wasn’t installed. Those of us who use Quicksilver (about half of my group) all giggled – because we’ve all been there, grappling on a machine without QS installed.

For those of you who, like my boss and my coworkers, live and die by Quicksilver, there’s a plugin you should definitely check out. Its name is Abracadabra, and it enables a third trigger type: *mouse gestures*. I got to play with this while it was in alpha, and I have to say, it’s really damn slick, and a natural extension on top of QS.

Marcus Volwalker has a [great tutorial]( to help you get started. And if you need help with triggers in general, check my [last tutorial](