Tinker Around

There are hidden preferences and features in OS X. A lot of these features can be accessed through the proper command typed into Terminal. Apple doesn’t activate these features for various reasons. If you are one who likes playing around with your computer to see what additional functionality you can get out of the OS X operating system and its associated programs, there is a program that lets you change things without having to use Terminal. The program is called TinkerTool.

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 Website
TinkeTool Website

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