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TinkerTool is an additional control panel for the System Preferences application that allows users to access more operating system settings than are usually visible in the standard panels. Additionally, TinkerTool can change the startup and login panel language of the operating system without having to reinstall Mac OS X.
The following Mac OS X settings can be changed with TinkerTool:
Additionally, the following settings can be controlled in any version of Mac OS X 10.1. They are not available in Jaguar:
The following settings are available both in Mac OS X 10.1 and 10.2. However, TinkerTool does not allow to change them in Jaguar, because in 10.2 the settings can now be controlled officially by the respective applications and System Preferences. TinkerTool provides these preferences mainly for 10.1 users who want to use the same OS features:
With exception of the startup language setting, TinkerTool 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.
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10.1 - 10.2
Localized for many languages.
Emulating this? It could probably run under: SheepShaver