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by Tom Nelson

TinkerTool from Marcel Bresink is a utility you can use to customize how your Mac looks and works. OS X has quite a few hidden features and preference settings that are locked away from the average user. I’ve written a few tips showing how to access these hidden system switches using the Terminal app. And while I don’t mind using Terminal, others find it a bit underwhelming in its user interface. They’re also perhaps a bit intimidated by the raw power available in Terminal, and worried they may accidentally delete important data or harm some part of the Mac system by using it.

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Image courtesy of Marcel Bresink

TinkerTool, on the other hand, provides access to many of the same hidden preferences as Terminal does, but without the need to memorize obscure text commands. Instead, TinkerTool lays out most of the available OS X preferences in a user interface that’s easy to navigate and understand.

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