Lion Tweaks
Lion Tweaks
2.0.2

2.9

Lion Tweaks free download for Mac

Lion Tweaks2.0.2

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

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36 Reviews of Lion Tweaks

2
JacobsIvan
03 August 2011
Version: 1.1

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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0.5
roberts-carter2001
27 July 2015
Version: 2.0.2
I don't like this App :(
(0)
0.5
roberts-carter2001
27 July 2015
Version: 2.0.2
I don't like this App :(
(0)
0.5
roberts-carter2001
27 July 2015
Version: 2.0.2
I don't like this App :(
(0)
Eric•Woehler
02 November 2012
Version: 2.0.2
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'?
(0)
Harv
10 July 2012
Version: 2.0.1
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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mossie
07 July 2012
Version: 2.0.1
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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3.5
R397
07 July 2012
Version: 2.0.1
Good addition to Lion. Will be good to add "enable noatime for a system disk" feature for SSD drives.
(1)
Nigel2112
24 June 2012
Version: 1.4.3
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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4.5
Dushi
14 June 2012
Version: 1.4.3
Good addition for Mac
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5
Michael-Wayne
26 May 2012
Version: 1.4.3
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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5
Mattvs2004
25 May 2012
Version: 1.4.3
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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2.5
Stephen-Strum
15 May 2012
Version: 1.4.2
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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2.5
mymon
02 May 2012
Version: 1.4.2
Where is "disable Launchpad"? ;)
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Tim27
26 March 2012
Version: 1.4.2
Bounces in the Dock for a bit, then quits. Using 10.7.3
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5
Stef-Vandenabele
18 February 2012
Version: 1.4.1
Great app to make Lion even look better. Thank you for keeping this free.
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Stormchild
04 February 2012
Version: 1.4
The button to disable iTunes Dock "animations" (pop-up notification that displays the artist and song name whenever the current track changes) doesn't work for me. It enables them successfully, but does not disable it when you click the (badly-named) "No" button. (Lion Tweaks 1.4, OS X 10.7.3, iTunes, 10.5.3) Fortunately, you can disable them yourself with this Terminal command (this is all one line; copy and paste it as a whole): defaults write com.apple.dock itunes-notifications -bool FALSE; killall Dock
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2
alep
24 January 2012
Version: 1.4
Hello, I have installed this app to remove local Time machine backups. it worked but now I can no longer enter time machine, not even when connected to the external back up disk! can anyone help?
(0)
Harv
25 November 2011
Version: 1.4
I found the coloring of Finder's sidebar, works as designed. Bravo! But, upon restart, I found the default colorless icons returned, and I must (re)enable this setting/preference. Is it moi, or is there a solution that I missed?
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Mac007
25 November 2011
Version: 1.4
The app requires SIMBL which is not currently compatible with Lion according to comments on that apps page on MacUpdate. I removed SIMBL due to problems with it long ago. Has anyone had experiences with SIMBL and Lion that are more favorable?
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Franko
25 November 2011
Version: 1.4
Finder Sidebar colours!!! Worth its weight in gold. Thank you, dev.
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4.5
zwibidida
20 November 2011
Version: 1.3.1
Great app. Can't wait to update for more features like "Disable auto versioning" "Restore colors in Finder sidebar, iTunes and Mail" and "Restore upper-right button in Finder windows". Keep up the good work!
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3
Robert-Poland
08 October 2011
Version: 1.3.1
I specifically installed this app so I could turn on the user Library Folder. It didn't. 2008 MBP OS 10.7.1.
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Tim27
08 October 2011
Version: 1.3.1
If I could remove all instances of that really awful linen background texture, I would. Is there a way you can make this software do that in addition to just the LaunchPad? It looks like a website pattern from 1997.
(2)
4.5
Dana-Sutton
27 August 2011
Version: 1.3
Nice, useful little utility. But what I'd REALLY like is an option to switch off autosave, which keeps unexpectedly interrupting my workflow when I'm dealing with large Page documents, as my work obliges me to do. I'm tired of looking at beachballs.
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3
gineok
24 August 2011
Version: 1.2
It seems that I am tired. I don't find the way to select an app to disable its own Resume function
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Mark-Lee
12 August 2011
Version: 1.2
Isn't the "permanent scrollbar" available normally via the system preferences?
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Ilovemymac
09 August 2011
Version: 1.2
What I want to know, is if there is a way to disable "full screen" completely from the entire system? Yeah, full screen is nice and all, but not when your using multiple displays. The fact that it renders the second display completely useless is just stupid. Any chance this can be changed?
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4
Islandmacman
09 August 2011
Version: 1.2
Sure there are other apps like this, but what the heck, I like it.
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5
Shk747
08 August 2011
Version: 1.1
hi dev, can you add "disable open windows after restart" in the restart-window, forever ?! this is very annoying to uncheck "everytime"...
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5
tomtomklub
07 August 2011
Version: 1.1
I was in a hurry to swap out the new faux-leather iCal and AddressBook interfaces in Lion for something a little less old English and this did the job right quick. Woo hoo!
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2
JacobsIvan
03 August 2011
Version: 1.1
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.
(6)
5
Macolyte
03 August 2011
Version: 1.1
Beautiful. Works exactly as advertised. Lion Tweaks dismissed the atrocious skins in iCal and Address Book, cleanly and easily. The interface is straight forward, the developer is clearly attentive and responsive, and the software is free. Bravo!
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ccstone
02 August 2011
Version: 1.1
Hey Fredrik, I don't care for the warning about LT needing to be in the Application Folder - particularly when it already *is* there. Why not just test for it and complain only if it's not there? on run set appFolder to path to applications folder set myPath to path to me tell application "Finder" set myParent to (parent of myPath) as alias if appFolder ≠ myParent then display dialog "Please Move Lion Tweaks to the Application Folder." end if end tell end run -- Best Regards, Chris
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3.5
Macnerd1984
02 August 2011
Version: 1.1
Simple little app which allows you to mess with a few bits and pieces in Lion's interface. For the things I tried, it worked fine. Simple to use, no fuss - Handy! Wondering if there's a way to disable re-opening windows when an app is quit then re-opened; that's driving me mad. I guess you could say that it might offer a few more tweaks, but it's not really a criticism. Fills a specific need and does it well, free too - What's not to like?
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4
GuerillaTech
02 August 2011
Version: 1.0
I would like to make a correction to my previous post and rating. This app doesn't deserve to be one starred, i only chose that at the time because of how suspicious it was. I was able to download the app, use it as it is advertised, and even go to the dev's site. for that, i'm giving it its proper rating now. If possible, could someone delete my first rating?
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Flying-meat
01 August 2011
Version: 1.0
technically speaking, Enable/Disable the library folder is incorrect. you could enable/disable finder visibility, or show/hide the library folder. the library folder is there, whether you can see it in the finder or not.
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Free

2.9

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

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