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Lion Tweaks is the best and most popular tweaking tool for Lion.

This is a powerful, but yet very simple application that will allow you to change the new annoying features in OS X 10.7 or 10.8. What you can change:

  • Show/Hide the user Library folder.
  • Change to a 2D or 3D dock.
  • Enable/Disable system window animation.
  • Enable/Disable mail reply animation.
  • Remove/Add Reading List Icon in Safari.
  • Enable/Disable Spelling Correction.
  • Enable/Disable repeating keys.
  • Enable/Disable permanent scrollbars.
  • Show Hidden Files.
  • Disable Crash more...

What's New

Version 2.0.2:
  • Added warning messages
  • Other small fixes

Requirements

OS X 10.7 or later

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Eric-Woehler Member IconComment+417
Eric-Woehler
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Is it possible for Lion Tweaks to change the colour scheme for Reminders? The grey/red GUI is a shocker (in my opinion). Any chance this is something that can be 'tweaked'?

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Version 2.0.2
Harv Member IconComment+340
Harv
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Does anyone yet know if LionTweaks works with Mountain Lion (10.8)?

My curiosity stems from the rumor/fact that Simbl does is incompatible with 10.8.

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Version 2.0.1
MacUpdate---Ryan
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I haven't tested it as I'm not running Lion yet, but the dev did update the description about a week ago so that it now mentions 10.8. Given that, my guess is at least some of the functionality works.

Harv
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I think I've got that part, Ryan. But I'll be curious what the developer (whom I applaud) has to say about those features that require Simbl, such as "requiring color in the Finder sidebar".

Well, I believe that's an example.

iFredrik (Developer)
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Hi Harv!
Some tweaks from Lion Tweaks will work in 10.8
Currently developing the new "Mountain Tweaks" app with tweaks that support both 10.7 and 10.8.
Check out the website http://tweaksapp.com in a few days.

Fking
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be warned. i just installed ML, and ran lion tweaks (to 'aluminize' my ical and address book). now both apps are X-ed out, marked as damaged or corrupted. they DO open (oddly enough) from launchpad, but won't open from the apps folder...!!

Fking
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i need to amend my earlier comment! basically, ical and address book are now replaced by "calendar" and "contacts". so those apps in applications don't exist anymore (which is why, LOL, they don't open).
apologies to the developer; am looking forward to an update to make this work with calendars and contacts!

mossie Member IconComment+0
mossie
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I've installed on my new Macbook Pro (Retina display) running 10.7.4

It doesn't change the iCal or Address Book from leather to aluminium. Is it something to do with the resolution of the images?

I use it successfully on older machines, thanks for working on this.

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Version 2.0.1
iFredrik (Developer)
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You are right. You can't change iCal and Addressbook on the Retina MBP, because they use hi-res images. :/

R397 Member IconReview+28
R397
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Good addition to Lion. Will be good to add "enable noatime for a system disk" feature for SSD drives.

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Version 2.0.1
Nigel2112 Member IconComment+46
Nigel2112
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Hi. Love the software, thanks!
I just can't get sidebar colour to work.
I go through the procedure as instructed, installing SIMBL and so on but still i have no colour. i didn't restart my computer.
Any help would be appreciated.

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Version 1.4.3
iFredrik (Developer)
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Hi Nigel,

If you look in your /Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins/ folder and see if you have a file called ColorfulSidebar.bundle? If you have, everything should be allright, as long as SIMBL is installed correctly. It is, however, a problem with SIMBL and Lion causing you to have to restart finder on each startup. You can do that by launching "Terminal.app" and writing "killall Finder".

Dushi Member IconReview+2
Dushi
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Good addition for Mac

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Version 1.4.3
Michael-Wayne Member IconReview+28
Michael-Wayne
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Great App.....but I need to understand what you have implemented in order to enable Trim.

Groth (Trim Enabler) and Grant Parnell have gone head to head on this and Grant is the winner .....
http://digitaldj.net/2011/07/21/trim-enabler-for-lion/

I use Grants method on my Mac 10.7.4 with an Intel SSD 320. Its flawless and does the job. I would like to use your simple click 'Enable' 'Disable' Trim as I wouldn't need to pfaff about in Terminal but need to know who's method you use as this determines the use and trust in this oft debated question.
I have rated you highly irrespective of Trim issue. Get this Trim thing right and you are on a winner.
Thanks

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Version 1.4.3
iFredrik (Developer)
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Hi Micheal.

I can confirm that I'm using the exact same method as Grant is describing on his website.

Thanks for downloading and rating!

Fredrik Wiker

Michael-Wayne
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Thanks for response...Do I still have to Reboot after making selection to make changes?
Thanks

iFredrik (Developer)
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I was doing some testings earlier today and it seems like you have to perform a restart.

Michael-Wayne
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Ok...keep us all up to date if you find any gremlins.

Thanks

Mattvs2004 Member IconReview+5
Mattvs2004
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Great App. I finally have color in Finder again. Definitely makes it easier without having to run the Terminal to correct my Library issue.

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Version 1.4.3
Mattvs2004
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Incidentally though, I'm noticing that the color doesn't want to stay. What gives?

iFredrik (Developer)
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The problem with the colours is a problem caused by SIMBL, the engine for this tweak. SIMBL has not been probarly updated by the developer to support Lion without bugs - therefore this happends. So there is not much I can do, before the developer of SIMBL fixes it.

A temporary fix however, can be done in three different ways.
1) You can press the "Enable colours in Finder-sidebar" button in Lion Tweaks on each startup.
2) You can find a way to manually restart Finder after each startup.
3) You can use this file (http://ifredrik.com/applications/simbl_finder_fix.sh) and place it with your startup-items. This will automatically restart finder on each startup.

Stephen-Strum Member IconReview+0
Stephen-Strum
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First of all, I love Norway having lived in Bergen many years ago. But, I have some issues with the Lion Tweaks. I made a recent move to Lion and so far think it sucks and my first impression is that it will eat up more time and cause more frustration than the benefits I will hope to see happen. The FINDER is for me such a critical part of OS X. To make the icons grayed out is just plain STUPID. The Lion Tweaks does not solve this problem completely. After every restart one has to repeat the process with Lion Tweaks; for me this is a partial resolution. On a positive note, my MacBook Pro (MBP) was bought back in the "dark ages" of 2008 and so Lion does not recognize Airdrop. Lion Tweaks seems to have fixed this but will not know for sure until I use it.

A second work-around for the colorful icons is to RELAUNCH the Finder by using Command-Option-ESC (force quit shortcut keys) and select FINDER and select Relaunch. That is no less work than opening up Lion Tweaks and checking the colorful icons box. Moreover, if one uses the Force Cut as above, and if you are using Total Finder (a great app BTW) then Total Finder has to be restarted too.

So far I am very grumpy about Lion. I think Apple Developers have their cerebral cortex inserted in the lower portion of their GI tract. I hope I apologize for this slam of a company I have been so wildly enthusiastic about.

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Version 1.4.2
iFredrik (Developer)
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Thanks. I'm really sorry about the problem. The problem with the colours is a problem caused by SIMBL, the engine for this tweak. SIMBL has not been probarly updated by the developer to support Lion without bugs - therefore this happends. So there is not much I can do, before the developer of SIMBL fixes it.

A temporary fix however, can be done in three different ways.
1) You can press the "Enable colours in Finder-sidebar" button in Lion Tweaks on each startup.
2) You can find a way to manually restart Finder after each startup.
3) You can use this file (http://ifredrik.com/applications/simbl_finder_fix.sh) and place it with your startup-items. This will automatically restart finder on each startup.

I hope this cleared things out, and was to help!

Thanks for downloading and using Lion Tweaks,

Fredrik Wiker

mymon Member IconReview+20
mymon
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Where is "disable Launchpad"? ;)

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Version 1.4.2
Stephen-Strum
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Just pull off the dock like any icon you do not want on the dock. If you use a mouse Right click the launchpad icon and select "remove from dock"; if using a trackpad then put cursor on dock item, select control and right click on trackpad and "remove from dock". All of these work.

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Downloads 87,329
Version Downloads 21,179
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 26 Jul 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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