‘Secrets’ Of Mac OS X


secrets.jpgIf you are like me and you feel compelled to tinker under the hood of Mac OS X then you may find the latest Alcor (the genius behind Quicksilver) project interesting. ‘Secrets 1.0’ is a system preference pane that provides GUI access to a multitude of hidden user defaults for both Mac OS X itself, Apple software and third party apps.

Secrets 1.0 is an open source project, compatible with Leopard only. Every time the preference pane is accessed it pulls the entire list of user defaults from http://secrets.textdriven.com/. New entries are being added to the site by its users on a minute by minute basis so the list of changes you can make to your Mac using the ‘Secrets’ preference pane will grow and grow over time.

Once again, another fascinating project by the creator of Quicksilver, and one that is sure to have the developers of more conventional system tweaking apps like Tinkertool, Onyx and Cocktail looking over their shoulders.

Download the software and find out more about Secrets here.

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