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PrefEdit
PrefEdit
3.6
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PrefEdit free download for Mac

PrefEdit

Version 5.1

Inspect and edit all preference settings for OS X apps.

3.6
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$10.50
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PrefEdit overview

PrefEdit is a utility that allows you to inspect and edit all preference settings for OS X applications. The settings are displayed in a browser and can be edited by simple point-and-click operations. You can also do a full-text search on all settings, or clean up unused entries of applications that have been uninstalled.

PrefEdit can access all preference settings of "well-behaved" Carbon and Cocoa applications. Older Mac applications running in the Classic environment used a totally different system for storing preference settings. The settings of such programs do not appear in PrefEdit.

Warning: If you edit, add, or delete preference values of application programs or the OS X operating system, you should know what you are doing. Inappropriate values can cause serious malfunctions in the system, which could destroy important data or create other unexpected effects.

What’s new in version 5.1

Updated on Jun 24 2022

  • Changed the standard scrolling behavior of macOS when deleting or searching entries in property lists. The application now tries to position the current edit location vertically centered in the window.
  • The user interface for licensing and product activation was slightly revised.

Information

License

Shareware

Size

8.2 MB

Downloads

26811

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.14.0 or later
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Aeschylus
Aeschylus
Oct 8 2021
5.0
3.0
Oct 8 2021
3.0
Version: 5.0
This is the best prefs editor. The same programmer, Thomas Tempelmann, wrote the highly acclaimed Find any File. You will not regret getting this program. I've used it for years.
Lumac52
Lumac52
Dec 7 2016
3.6
0.0
Dec 7 2016
0.0
Version: 3.6
Version 3.7 is available on developer's website.
dmaxwell42-1
dmaxwell42-1
Nov 24 2009
2.1
0.0
Nov 24 2009
0.0
Version: 2.1
Regarding the comment I made below. I know that MacUpdate list this as free. But, the "More Information" link takes you to their website, that lists the 7 Euro price. Maybe it's a time limited demo, or does the developer website need updating?
dmaxwell42-1
dmaxwell42-1
Nov 24 2009
2.1
0.0
Nov 24 2009
0.0
Version: 2.1
I was curious as to price so I looked it up. A single user license is 7 Euros or $10.46 US dollars. Europe is 7 Euros plus VAT.
Alanr
Alanr
Apr 12 2006
1.2
4.5
Apr 12 2006
4.5
Version: 1.2
I like this very much. Sometimes I'll ask a developer about something and they'll tell me it's available via a hidden pref and to set it like so... defaults write com.xxxx.yyyy BlaBlaBla I don't much like black box solutions, I want to know what's there before I change it and I want to see that it's changed after I execute the command. This lets me see what I'm doing or about to do and lets me see that it's been done. My ratings reflect the fact that it's new to me and I don't know what other features could be offered and I don't know how stable it is yet.
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