Tiger Tamer
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Tiger Tamer is yet another hidden preference setter with a few unique features. No frills, just a bunch of handy tweaks in one place. Among the run of standard settings, Tamer will let you disable the Dashboard and the Spotlight interface and server, and edit the spotlight search rules. All told there are over 80 settings to play with, about a dozen of which may be useful and a few of which are hazardous. As noted by our intrepid reviewers, this program can break your computer and there is no tech support. This program generally edits preferences files to unable buggy features in Apple software,
What's New
  • Control screen capture settings in the Spotlight (SystemUIServer) tab.
  • Control guest access in personal file sharing.
  • Log distributed notifications.
  • A few other new settings.
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later






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sonicdeviant reviewed on 15 Jul 2006
Forget all the negative reviews listed below. These folks either have unstable systems or, more likely, they don't know what they're doing.

Yes, you can hurt your system, so if you're clueless about the underpinnings of the Dock and Spotlight (and other settings this utility affects), use the app at your own peril. Treat it like a simplified Terminal shell...you can do MORE damage in the Terminal than with this app if you're unedu-mac-ated.
[Version 1.3]


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m2atmac reviewed on 15 Mar 2006
this is a very nice tool. tiger tamer gave me the ability to easily change some hidden tiger settings which were responsible for low system performance.

however, if you are one of those who doesn't care about reading documentation simply do not run this app.

although you'll find some useful information hitting the pink question mark button, some settings are not well documented. nothing you can't find more about googling it.

all in all, this is a two thumbs up app for experienced users. thanks a lot for the time and effort that the developer has put on this tool.
[Version 1.3]


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MikeKirby commented on 24 Jan 2006
This hammer sucks. I brought it home and started hitting things with it, and it wrecked my house!

Folks: software is a TOOL. You have to know how to use it or you're just going to break things... that's not the software's fault, it's yours.

This is not a program for newbies. Yes, it will happily allow you to hose your system if you're not careful. That's because it works very well. So if you don't know exactly how to use it, DON'T.

On the other hand, if you've been looking for access to the system options that it offers, and have the understanding to use it properly and with caution, you'll probably find, as I did, that it works exactly as advertised. I found it very handy. Nice freeware.
[Version 1.3]


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strataman commented on 16 Jul 2005
It screw up my computer also. Now trying to get back the default feature of the system seen a bit impossible even i uncheck the button in tiger tamer, it just don't work at all. If anyone know how to get back to the default feature do let me know

my email is chris@artbox23.com

This software suck.
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Jul 2005
Let me see if I can be cool like one of the below reviewers.

"OMFG IT TOTALLY SCREWED UP MY COMPUTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Jul 2005
Tiger Tamer hasn't caused any problems here. The options I tried all seem to work as advertised.
[Version 1.2]


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Leoofborg reviewed on 02 Jul 2005
Funny. None of what the other reviewers wrote has happened to my machines.

Unlike some other -free- apps, this one does what it says -- and is the perfect thing if you happen to be running a Tiger Server [who needs Spotlight and Dashboard running on a -Server-]??

All this guy goes is set flags and kill services. Example; if your SystemUI Server doesn't start right back up [and your MenuExtras, that Apple does not support] don't either, then you need to look to other problems on your machines.

I have tried -other- AS Studio type apps that have done far worse to my machines than this one [like NOT setting the right permissions on the /etc/hosts file].
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Jul 2005
Just to counter all the negative criticism below, I have found this program to be stable and good at what it does. I have used it to disable all animations and dashboard on my G3 PowerBook.

I suggest those people who are having problems with this program had their system in an unstable state before using it.
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Jul 2005
OMG this program caused my hard drive to crash.
[Version 1.2]

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Anonymous commented on 02 Jul 2005
I have to assume your drive, if it really crashed, was going down anyway. There is nothing done by Tamer that could affect a hard drive, except maybe causing excessive logging.
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Anonymous commented on 02 Jul 2005
Sense-of-humor-failure alert!
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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Jun 2005
the cut feature doesn't quite work properly -- until after you've fished your cut items from the trash. hope to see this convenient feature fixed.
[Version 1.1]

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Anonymous commented on 02 Jul 2005
The cut feature, and its bugs, are in the Finder. Tamer just enables them. The problem with cut on a file is that if you cut/copy something else the file is lost. I assume that is why apple never made it a feature. And because it is not a supported feature it was not well tested and may be buggy. I used it before tiger without problems.

Most of the things tamer lets you set are like that. Fun, maybe useful, but not well tested and often buggy.
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Vitalis had trouble on 20 Jun 2005
Geocities has too limited bandwith, and freewebs is too slow...
if you consider making it open source, you can host it on sourceforge.net for free
also, i would like it if you could mail this to me, i'd really love trying it out ^^
[Version 1.1]

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Vitalis commented on 20 Jun 2005
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Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:04 Aug 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
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Tiger Tamer is yet another hidden preference setter with a few unique features. No frills, just a bunch of handy tweaks in one place. Among the run of standard settings, Tamer will let you disable the Dashboard and the Spotlight interface and server, and edit the spotlight search rules. All told there are over 80 settings to play with, about a dozen of which may be useful and a few of which are hazardous. As noted by our intrepid reviewers, this program can break your computer and there is no tech support. This program generally edits preferences files to unable buggy features in Apple software, which is fun but a bad idea. So let me agree with the reviewers, and recommend against this software unless you know what you are doing. Try Clix for a good way to start learning, or another preference setter for safer features. And read the help by clicking the pink question mark and mousing over items.


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