Pref Setter for MAC

v 2.0
Category  System Utilities

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About Pref Setter For MAC

PrefSetter allows you to edit plist files (Property LISTE) files. It is designed for viewing and editing preference files on Mac OS X. It is very useful for setting "hidden" preferences that aren’t accessible directly in an app. Pref Setter, while the focus is on editing preferences is a general plist editor.

PrefSetter makes it easy to access your preferences with the "Open Domain Quickly” window. This window lists your preference files and those stored in the /Library/Preferences directory.

You can also search preferences with the Find panel. This will search all of your preference files for a term or individual plist files with the search bar.

Pref Setter offers extensive copy & paste / drag and drop support. To create or modify a value, you can drag and paste an XML string in property list format onto a document window. You can now paste / drag an "defaults write string into Pref Setter to have it create that value for you. You don't even need to go to the terminal!

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Whats New

Version 2.0:

 New Features:

  • Pref Setter now uses the authorization frameworks to enable editing of system level plist files.
  • New tool bar item and menu items in the contextual menus for the "Open Domain Quickly" window and Find panel which will allow you to launch or quit the application a property list belongs to.
  • Data items are now editable, in a separate hex editor window.
  • If a value is too long to be shown entirely while editing, a separate window will now open to allow easier editing.
  • You can now use regular expressions when searching.
  • Added the Sparkle framework, for automatic updates.

 Changed Features:

  • Changed display of dates to show a formatted date string rather than the raw date.
  • If you copy/drag an item from a non-writable file, the "defaults write…" string generated will now have sudo written before it.
  • Can now display dictionaries and arrays in a preference document in bold.
  • "Open Domain Quickly" window now shows icons.
  • Font for the items in the "Open Domain Quickly" window is now separately set from the document font.
  • You can now change a class to a Data type (though you can't change a Data type to another class).
  • Updated Preference pane.
  • Updated Find panel.
  • Updated Get Info window.
  • Updated Help documentation.
  • Pref Setter now requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later

 Bug Fixes:

  • Leopard compatibility fixes.
  • Fixed a bug where pasting or dragging a "defaults write…" string with a boolean type would always default to true.
  • Fixed a bug where pasting or dragging a "defaults write…" string of either the -array-add or -dict-add type would replace the entire array or dictionary with the new value rather than adding the new value.
  • Fixed a bug that could lead to a crash when changing the class to a Boolean, Integer, Float, or Date class.
  • "Open Domain Quickly" window no longer allows you to delete the preferences of a running application, which could lead to that application crashing.