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TinkerTool 5.3

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Marcel Bresink has released TinkerTool 5.3, a maintenance update for the under-the-hood customization system utility that works around an OS X design issue that caused preference settings to be updated only after a major delay. The release also adds new settings that re-enable the Backspace key to navigate backwards in Safari, disable the revised function of the power button to switch to sleep mode (10.9.2 or later only), control the speed of Mission Control animations, and use Notification Center to display information about crashes. Bresink also notes that TinkerTool’s internal architecture has been updated to prepare for the latest developments in OS X, but does not specifically address support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite. (Free, 3.8 MB, release notes, 10.9+)

 

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Comments about TinkerTool 5.3
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Mike Bowie  2014-07-29 20:20
Very useful tool. But I wonder why there is so little comment about its big brother Tinker Tool System 2 which has also just been released as v 3.4: also extremely useful?
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2014-07-30 06:19
Honestly, I wasn't aware of it, and have never used it. It looks quite interesting, as do a number of other additional utilities from Marcel Bresink.