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TinkerTool lets you access hidden preferences settings in Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

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access to pro preferences in 10.4 and later!

Features

TinkerTool is an application that gives you access to additional preference settings Apple has built into Mac OS X. This allows to activate hidden features in the operating system and in some of the applications delivered with the system.

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Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later
Users of previous operating systems can use TinkerTool Classic.

TinkerTool is an application that gives you access to additional preference settings Apple has built into Mac OS X. This allows to activate hidden features in the operating system and in some of the applications delivered with the system.

The tool makes sure that preference changes can only affect the current user. You don't need administrative privileges to use the tool. With this design, it is no problem to use TinkerTool in professional networks where users have restricted permissions. The program will never change any component of the operating system, so the integrity of your system is not put at risk, and there will be no negative effect on system updates.

All preference settings changed by TinkerTool can be reset to Apple's defaults, or to the state that existed before using the tool. No dangerous background processes are used for TinkerTool's operation.

TinkerTool is electronically distributed software. You can download the product free of charge.


TinkerTool
Known Issues

Under certain circumstances, the iTunes 10 pane may not be visible when using the combination Mac OS X 10.5.x Leopard and iTunes 10.0.1: If you are using TinkerTool 4.3 Build 101011 with a version of Mac OS X Leopard when iTunes 10.0.1 is present, you might not see the preference pane iTunes 10 in TinkerTool.

Workaround: This problem is caused by a packaging problem of Build 101011. Download version 4.3 Build 101012 to fix this problem. Users of Tiger and Snow Leopard, or users who have iTunes 8 or iTunes 9 installed are not affected by this problem.
Release Notes

The are currently no known problems that require additional documentation.


Frequently Asked Questions
What is TinkerTool?


TinkerTool is an application which gives you access to additional preference settings Apple has built into Mac OS X. This allows to activate hidden features in the operating system and in some of the applications that come with the system.

TinkerTool does not provide any features itself. Its single task is to give you an extended interface to your personal preference settings. The tool will never change anything in the operating system. For this reason, the integrity of your system is not put at risk. All settings are restricted to the user accounts that launch TinkerTool. If you have multiple user accounts on your computer, settings of different users will not affect each other.

The feature set of Mac OS X varies greatly between different operating system versions. For this reason, TinkerTool must automatically adapt to the system it is running on. The settings available in each system version are listed at the official web page.

When you detect a preference setting that causes a compatibility problem with a third-party application, you can simply reset this or all preferences to their previous values.

Can I have a manual for TinkerTool?

There is no documentation other than this English FAQ list. Because TinkerTool doesn't provide any features, there is not much that could be documented. The tool has a single function: If you click on setting X, TinkerTool will change your personal preference setting X. Apple may change the meaning of setting X


TinkerTool Version Overview:
 

Find the right variant for your operating system
 
TinkerTool is also available in special versions for older generations of Mac OS X and OS X. Please use the following table to find the right application for you:















Name of special TinkerTool versionFor operating systemsCurrent version
TinkerTool ClassicMac OS X 10.1 Puma
 Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar
 Mac OS X 10.3 Panther
3.95
TinkerTool Classic Generation 2Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
 Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
4.5
TinkerTool 4Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
 OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
4.97
TinkerToolOS X 10.9 Mavericks
 OS X 10.10 Yosemite
5 or later
http://www.bresink.de/osx/TinkerTool.html


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« Last Edit: February 10, 2015, 08:26:10 PM by Software Santa »

 

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