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Pref Setter Reviews

2.0
28 July 2008

Edit preference files, access hidden settings.

SMcCandlish
14 November 2015

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Works as advertised, but it's painfully slow. Every operation results in the "beachball" wait cursor for 10-30 seconds, even simply coming back into the app after being in the finder. There are a dozen other utilities that do what this one does (some free, too), so I'm jumping ship.
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Version 2.0

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SMcCandlish
14 November 2015
Works as advertised, but it's painfully slow. Every operation results in the "beachball" wait cursor for 10-30 seconds, even simply coming back into the app after being in the finder. There are a dozen other utilities that do what this one does (some free, too), so I'm jumping ship.
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Version 2.0
octane-power
04 October 2015
Useless. It just spins the beachball. That's all it does. I just have to force quit it every time I tried to use it.
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Version 2.0
Tempel
08 January 2014
This tool doesn't see the current prefs of an application in 10.8 and later right while or after the application is running, as OS X caches the prefs for a while before it updates the plist file. If this causes trouble for you, check out "Prefs Editor", which doesn't edit ordinary plist files like this tool, but instead talks to the OS X's prefs system directly, thereby always being in sync with an apps prefs file
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Version 2.0
Mextex
26 November 2012
Works with 10.8.2 Mountain Lion. Makes it a lot easier to find, identify and edit plist files. And it 's free. Perfect.
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Version 2.0
GeogProf
29 April 2012
How well does this work in OS 10.6.8 Snow Leo? Any issues?
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Version 2.0
Thresher-the-Shark
29 February 2012
There doesn't seem to be any way to manually reorder keys. Unless I'm missing something?
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Version 2.0
glinner
03 October 2011
This is amaze-balls. Free and works a treat. Full marks for interface. Makes editing *.plist files a hell of a lot less scary.
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Version 2.0
Hdms
08 April 2011
I needed to find a quick way to change a plist setting (customer needed to change MS Office name), without having to install developer tools etc. This app did the job in a simple, straightforward manner. The developer is to be applauded.
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Version 2.0
Tomashastings
20 October 2007
I was annoyed by the bluetooth file exchange app in mac os x for saving received files in ~/Documents, so I set out to find the preferences for it, turned out to be: /Preferences/com.apple.Bluetooth.plist I tried opening that file in a text editor but it wasn't plain text (quite obviously), so I searched macupdate for plist and found this handy little program, I looked for the setting I wanted to change, changed it and saved. These little free apps really make my day, hooray for no nonsense straight-to-the-point software.
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Version 1.2.2
Anonymous
22 November 2005
Sweet & Simple, does its job well. Gracias!
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Version 1.1.1
Anonymous
23 January 2005
PrefSetter is really useful to me! a good and fast way to tidy up your preference files. one suggestion: a 'find as you type' box on top of the 'Open Domain Quickly' window that jumps to the first occurrence of the search term (in the file name).
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Version 1.0.6
Anonymous
21 January 2005
Wow, having the app's ICON shown as the app's screenshot was soooooo informative to me. I now have a COMPLETE understanding of what this app does and can make an informed decision on if I should make the effort to even download this. Thanks, Dev...You rooooooock.
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Version 1.0.5
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Anonymous
Anonymous
21 January 2005
LOL. I mean... Yes. The developer should actually take a screen shot of a representative interface element instead of the icon. You know, like an open window in the application, perhaps showing menu options - editing tools... Yeah. That's what I meant to say.
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Version 1.0.5
Anonymous
Anonymous
21 January 2005
Hmm, I didn't mean to do that, to tell the truth. Chalk it up to me submitting the stuff while half asleep. Had I been paying attention, I would have skipped on it - there's nothing really visually stunning about the app, and a screen shot of it in action wouldn't really contribute anything.
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Version 1.0.5
Anonymous
Anonymous
23 January 2005
Sarcasm---the David Spade of intelligent conversation.
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Version 1.0.6
Anonymous
Anonymous
23 January 2005
Wow. You complain about the icon?!? You have some serious problems, dude.
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Version 1.0.6
Anonymous
Anonymous
28 March 2005
yeah; 73% of the US prison population are icon complainers
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Version 1.1
Leo of BORG
Leo of BORG
28 March 2005
All this quibbling over a 300k App?? That's free?? Hmm. This doesn't make sarcasm. More like 'drama'. Download this (free) app and see if it's for you. Sheesh.
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Version 1.1
Foulger
Foulger
20 November 2005
Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit
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Version 1.1.1
Anonymous
Anonymous
22 November 2005
Actually, I've always been told that puns are the lowest form of humor.
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Version 1.1.1
Michael Salmon
20 January 2005
You can delete files using backspace.
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Version 1.0.5
Anonymous
20 January 2005
Very cool! This is something I'll keep in my toolbox. Being able to search through all the prefs is sweet. Now if only I could delete a preference file with this as well (or at least 'Reveal' it in the finder) ;)
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Version 1.0.5