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Take Control of LaunchBar by Kirk McElhearn

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Take Control of LaunchBar

Let LaunchBar’s superpowers save you from a lifetime of Mac drudgery!

Join Mac expert Kirk McElhearn, and learn how to use LaunchBar, from Objective Development, to carry out nearly any Mac task more efficiently. To help you develop a mental map of all that LaunchBar can do, Kirk explains LaunchBar in the context of its five superpowers — key LaunchBar techniques that no Mac user should be without (and see how LaunchBar comes to the rescue of ordinary citizens in our “Joy of Take” comic in the Contents & Intro tab below—scroll down!).

  1. Abbreviation search. The primary way you select things in LaunchBar is by typing a few letters associated with the item you want to find. LaunchBar is smart (so the abbreviation doesn’t have to be obvious) and learns from what you type (in case it guessed wrong the first time).

  2. Browsing. Sometimes you don’t know what you want until you see it. Abbreviation search won’t help there, but you can browse folders, recent documents for an app, clipboard history, snippets, and more.

  3. Sub-search. Too many results in a list to browse? Try a sub-search, which is an abbreviation search limited to a list of search results.

  4. Send To. Want to open a PDF in PDFpen rather than Preview? Or attach a document to a new email message? You can send anything on LaunchBar’s bar to another application, folder, action, or service.

  5. Instant Send. For those who want to save the most time, Instant Send is the fastest way to put a selected file or bit of text on the bar, ready to open in another app, move to a folder, send to a Google search, look up in Dictionary, and more.

Don’t worry about remembering all this — a one-page cheat sheet in the book will jog your memory until LaunchBar has worked its way into your fingertips.

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