Descriptions for TinkerTool System 5.85 Build 171227
Name: TinkerTool System
Version: 5.85 Build 171227
Released: Dec 28th, 2017
Developer: Marcel Bresink
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: macOS 10.12 or later
Includes: Pre-K’ed (The Shark)
Web Site: http://www.bresink.de/
System utilities toolkit for effortlessly performing advanced administration tasks in order to keep an Apple Macintosh computer in tip-top shape
Most macOS versions come with a collection of features that cannot be managed via the system graphical user interface, but can be easily enabled or disabled by using Terminal commands.
TinkerTool System is a very easy to use Mac app that offers you the possibility to access these functionalities through an user friendly graphical interface.
Quick to install system maintenance solution for your Mac computer
To make sure the TinkerTool System capabilities are used in a responsible manner, when you first launch the application, you must provide the system administrator passkey: this way, the app ensures that the current user is qualified to make changes that can seriously affect the computer’s performance.
The application’s user interface resembles the System Preferences window, so finding your way around is quite easy: select the type of tools you want to access and the app will open a new panel organizing all the available tools into several tabs.
Perform system maintenance tasks, manage files, and adjust system or user settings
You can employ the TinkerTool System app to trigger periodic system maintenance tasks, to repair file permissions, to optimize your system, to clean up your disk by removing hidden files, log archives, orphaned files, and so on.
On top of the features that come integrated with the macOS, TinkerTool System also includes a collection of powerful tools designed to resolve, fix, troubleshoot, or repair system “bugs”, damaged accounts, and so on.
User friendly software solution that provides access to hidden macOS functionalities and to other maintenance tools
In a nutshell, TinkerTool System is great to have around if you want to access certain macOS functionalities without having to use the command line: the app allows you to launch maintenance tasks via an intuitive user interface (most tools have self explanatory names).
Furthermore, TinkerTool System also includes emergency and diagnostics capabilities that can handle troubleshooting and repair operations in the same manner.
What’s new in TinkerTool System 5.85 Build 171227
December 28th, 2017
- Added new feature to clear icon caches of the user or the operating system.
- Corrected a problem where a re-login or restart during a maintenance procedure could result in confusing status displays when initiating the logout.
- Corrected a problem where status messages during application startup have not been displayed on some computers.
- Because Apple does not fix several critical defects and design flaws in the macOS user interface for the authorization of privileged operations, TinkerTool System switches to a redesigned security architecture. As in classic versions of Mac OS X, it is now necessary to launch the application in the login session of an administrative user account (which is the default setup for Macs) if privileged operations should be used. Fast User Switching can be used to operate the application while using other user accounts.
- Added new feature to allow administrative users to authorize privileged operations via Touch ID.
- Added new feature to remove outdated versions of security components of previous generations of TinkerTool System.
- Added new technology to avoid a defect of macOS where the application lost keyboard focus when a password needed to be entered for a privileged operation if multi-tier privilege separation was in use.
- Added new technology to avoid a defect of macOS where the user interface is no longer localized correctly when a password needs to be entered for a privileged operation if multi-tier privilege separation is used.
- Added new technology to avoid a design flaw of macOS where no appropriate application icon can be shown when a password needs to be entered for a privileged operation if multi-tier privilege separation is used.
- Added new technology to avoid a defect of macOS where the layout of authentication panels was incorrect, leading to clipped messages in user dialogs to authorize privileged operations.
- Added new technology to avoid a design flaw of macOS where single applications are not permitted to define more than 32 separate rights to execute privileged operations.
- Added new technology to avoid a defect of macOS where the operating system asks for permission to add a helper application when it actually removes a helper application.
- Features to customize the authorization policy for privileged operations via the security database of the operating system had to be removed.
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