There’s Desktop wallpaper. We can change that. There are apps in the Dock. Those can be reorganized. The Dock can even be moved from bottom to sides. The Menubar has an option to change translucency. Big whoop, right?
What else can be customized or personalized?
Not much and that’s by design. Apple doesn’t want users to muck around and mess up the Mac’s famed stability or something. Sure, there are plenty of little settings for things like the Toolbar on the Finder, Safari, Mac, and a few other apps, but it’s not a fertile field for those with a personalization gene.
Or, is it?
Enter Marcel Bresink’s famed TinkerTool, an app you won’t find on the Mac App Store because it unlocks hidden settings that Apple buries from users.
TinkerTool has 10 categories of settings starting with the Finder and Dock and ending with a Reset button to bring everything you changed back to the factory default.
For example, under Applications you’ll find settings that impact all Mac apps. Finder settings show hidden and system files. Settings for the Dock include changing animation, using transparent icons, or changing placement.
TinkerTool provides a single location for many OS X settings including the Desktop, Fonts, Safari and iTunes, and much more. Every setting you change can be reset with a click.
This is one of those Mac tools which has options for Mac settings you didn’t know existed. It’s also try-before-you-buy except there’s no buy. TinkerTool is free.