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Tinkertool Pro 4.0

2014-11-15   Utilities


Tinkertool Pro 4.0

  • Size:14.47 MB
  • Added:2014-10-22
  • Last Update:2014-11-13



Name: Tinkertool Pro
Version: 4.0
Mac Platform: Intel
Includes: Pre-K'ed

OS version: 10.10
Processor type(s) & speed: 64 bit
RAM minimum: 1 gb
Video RAM: 512 mb

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Change advanced OS X settings and more

TinkerTool System 4 is a collection of system utility features helping you in performing advanced administration tasks on Apple Macintosh computers. The application makes use of a self-adapting user interface which automatically adjusts to the computer model and to the version of OS X you are running. All options available in the current situation are accessible via “panes”, very similar to the techniques you already know from the System Preferences application. The features are controlled via a single window which allows you to use the application as a general toolbox and First Aid assistant. Version 4.0 (Build 141016) is a pilot release to give early adopters of OS X Yosemite the chance to use TinkerTool System already. Because Apple did not disclose all necessary documentation on Yosemite at this early time, this version only contains context help, but not the complete 180-page reference manual.

Version 4 focuses back on the operating system itself. All features related to third-party software or external applications have been removed. The only exception are functions for programs which had been part of OS X in the past, such as Adobe Flash Player or Xcode.

This includes:
• built-in maintenance features of OS X, usually not visible on the graphical user interface,
• extended file operations, not available in the OS X Finder,
• the possibility to access advanced system settings which are not visible in System Preferences,
• genuine and unique features of TinkerTool System, designed to resolve typical real-world problems of administrators and to fix the effects of certain defects ("bugs") in the operating system,
• an emergency tool to troubleshoot and repair OS X in cases where the graphical user interface is no longer starting correctly or the user account of the system administrator has been damaged,
• features to protect your privacy, e.g. by reviewing and editing the list of Internet cookies stored for your user account,
• functions to collect advanced information about the hardware, operating system, and applications.

Together with its sister program TinkerTool (included) which is available at no charge, TinkerTool System is a perfect substitute for the following types of system utilities:

• Finder enhancers,
• Cache and font cache cleaners,
• Tools to access hidden preference settings,
• Applications to make objects invisible in the Finder,
• Internet browser privacy protection tools,
• Cookie managers for Safari,
• Tools to remove international language support files,
• Log file browsers,
• Application uninstallers,
• Single User Mode troubleshooting tools,
• Spell-checker dictionary editors,
• and many others.
• TinkerTool System 4 contains all these functions, and much more, but at a reasonable price, and with proven quality. Click on the items in the menu above to learn more about the program and its features.

Version 4.0:
• The application can now exhaust modern hardware to its limits, making full use of multi-core processors and flash/SSD storage. Depending on computer model, some features may run up to 20 times faster compared with previous versions of the software.
• All used technologies have been modernized to comply with the latest guidelines for OS X Yosemite.
• The user interface has a completely new layout, but maintains the known overall design.
• The security architecture complies with Apple's latest standards for system utilities and uses multi-tier privilege separation.
• Support for full keyboard control has been enhanced. The application can be used without a pointing device.
• Accessibility features have been redesigned, enhancing support for handicapped users.
• The Info pane has been rewritten completely and uses a new user interface.
• Added new feature to search for features by keyword.
• Added new preference setting to disable any animations when switching between panes.
• Added new feature to clear the DNS client cache as option during the cleaning of the directory services cache.
• Added new feature to recreate the XPC helper cache.
• Added new feature to diagnose Time Machine operation by comparing two selected backups.
• Added new feature to show the system's blacklist for automatically disabling App Nap in specific applications.
• Added new feature to show the system's blacklist for automatically disabling high-resolution ("Retina display") functions in specific applications.
• Added new feature to show the system's blacklist for automatically preventing the launch of incompatible applications.
• Added new feature to show the system's blacklist for automatically deactivating incompatible drivers and other kernel extensions.
• Added new feature to assess the security impact of applications, regarding App Store curation, Gatekeeper, and Application Sandbox settings of individual programs.
• Added new feature to select if Access Control Entries should have implicit or explicit inheritance when propagating permissions in folder hierarchies.
• Added new feature to permit the system to use unsigned kernel extensions
• Added new startup setting to disable the compressed memory feature of the operating system
• The settings to define the style of the login screen have been reinstated.
• The feature to remove support for processor architectures from applications now additionally supports the pre-configured setting "keep 64 Bit Intel code only".
• The functions to run the periodic maintenance scripts and for code thinning in applications have been moved to a pane for legacy features.
• The feature to remove unused preference files was removed, because the current manner in which such files are handled today no longer allow to safely determine the usage state of the files.
• The pane System Issues has been removed temporarily, giving Apple a chance to resolve open problems in Yosemite. It will be reinstated in future free updates of TinkerTool System 4.
• The option to ignore applications from Adobe® when removing language packages is now always enforced. Applications from Adobe® and Microsoft® won't be touched.
• The user interface to reset permission settings on the system volume has been removed, because features of the operating system should not be duplicated in the application.
• The user interface to control visibility of the user's Library folder has been removed, because it has been superseded by the Finder.
• The user interface to define custom MTU setting has been removed, because it has been superseded by System Preferences.
• The user interface for the following system settings has been removed, because OS X 10.10 is no longer supporting the related options: launch applications via the creator code of documents, disable Bonjour Sleep Proxy notifications, disable access to the "App" part of the App Store, permission filtering for new file system objects created by graphical applications.

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