Lion Tweaks
Lion Tweaks
2.0.2

2.9

Lion Tweaks free download for Mac

Lion Tweaks

2.0.2
26 July 2012

Tweak certain features in OS X 10.7 and 10.8.

Overview

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 Dialog Pop-Up.
  • Get a new Stack List View.
  • Highlight Stack items on mouseover.
  • Change iCal leather interface to aluminium
  • Change Address Book leather interface to aluminium
  • Disable resume for a single app
  • Enable the hidden FTP-server
  • Customize Launchpad folder background
  • Disable local Time Machine Backups
  • Enable Airdrop on old hardware
  • Enable colours in the Finder sidebar
  • Enable iTunes Dock Animation
  • Enable TRIM support in Lion
  • Enable secret iCal debug-menu
  • Remove Spotlight icon
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What's new in Lion Tweaks

Version 2.0.2:
  • Added warning messages
  • Other small fixes

36 Lion Tweaks Reviews

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JacobsIvan
03 August 2011

Most helpful

Not sure why we need another tweak tool. There are already enough biting this area -- Onyx, Tinkertools, Itweax, MacPilot, ... The UI is plain ugly but as usual this is more or less a personal opinion. Also, most tweaks in this app are not Lion specific. No offence meant though.
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Version 1.1
roberts-carter2001
27 July 2015
I don't like this App :(
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Version 2.0.2
roberts-carter2001
27 July 2015
I don't like this App :(
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Version 2.0.2
roberts-carter2001
27 July 2015
I don't like this App :(
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Version 2.0.2
Eric•Woehler
02 November 2012
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
10 July 2012
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
5 answer(s)
MacUpdate-Ryan
MacUpdate-Ryan
10 July 2012
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.
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Harv
Harv
10 July 2012
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.
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f-bek
f-bek
21 July 2012
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.
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Fking
Fking
25 July 2012
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...!!
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Fking
Fking
25 July 2012
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!
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mossie
07 July 2012
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
1 answer(s)
f-bek
f-bek
08 July 2012
You are right. You can't change iCal and Addressbook on the Retina MBP, because they use hi-res images. :/
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R397
07 July 2012
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
24 June 2012
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
1 answer(s)
f-bek
f-bek
06 July 2012
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".
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Dushi
14 June 2012
Good addition for Mac
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Version 1.4.3
Michael-Wayne
26 May 2012
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
4 answer(s)
f-bek
f-bek
26 May 2012
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
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Michael-Wayne
Michael-Wayne
26 May 2012
Thanks for response...Do I still have to Reboot after making selection to make changes? Thanks
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f-bek
f-bek
26 May 2012
I was doing some testings earlier today and it seems like you have to perform a restart.
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Michael-Wayne
Michael-Wayne
27 May 2012
Ok...keep us all up to date if you find any gremlins. Thanks
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2.9

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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