TinkerTool System is an application similar to System Preferences. It allows you to change advanced operating system settings and gives access to internal maintenance features built into Mac OS X. The following features are available in TinkerTool System: Run the periodic system maintenance scripts by simply pressing a button Reset the permission settings of Mac OS X system files (*) Repeat the installation step "Optimizing System Performance" Clean up cache files of the Internet browsers Safari, Internet Explorer®, Netscape®, Mozilla, OmniWeb, Camino, Opera version 6, and iCab Clean up cache files for the current user Clean up cache files for the whole system Remove archived copies of system log files Remove Finder information files (.DS_Store files) Remove resource fork emulation files ("dot underscore" files) Force-delete single files or empty folders Enforce emptying of the Trash if the Finder is unable to do this Restore the localization settings for your private home folder in case you have updated from Mac OS X 10.1 or have deleted, then recreated some folders Restore the alias for accessing the Desktop of Classic from Mac OS X Set the energy saver options for hard disks to specified values Tune the network options, including MTU size for each network interface, TCP and UDP receive window sizes, and TCP transmit window size Enable Quartz Extreme for a wider range of graphics cards Enable or disable file system journaling for Mac OS X Extended volumes Enforce diagnostic or safe startup mode for the operating system Make the system use only one processor or a limited amount of memory for diagnostic purposes Let the system log kernel panic messages directly to screen in case the automatic panic log recovery doesn't work Change the base system language effective during startup and login without having to reinstall the system (*) TinkerTool System is fully compliant with Apple's security guidelines for Mac OS X. It does not need an installer and does not require special system packages to be installed. To launch the tool, no administrator password is needed. The features marked with an asterisk (*) are available without any restrictions even if TinkerTool System runs in demo mode.
File Size433.59 kB
Operating System Mac OS X 10.1 Mac OS X 10.0 Macintosh Mac OS X 10.3 Mac OS X 10.2
System Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9
  • Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.0
  • Mac OS X 10.1
  • Mac OS X 10.5 PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.2
  • Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.3
  • Mac OS Classic