Mountain Tweaks
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Tool for tweaking OS X 10.8.   Free
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Mountain Tweaks is a brand new tweaking tool to deal with the annoying changes in OS X 10.8 -- with just a click of a button. Mountain Tweaks focuses on a user-friendly interface, even more tweaks, and the ability to do simple maintenance on your Mac -- we think this makes it the best tweaking tool for Mac, ever!

Key features:
  • Small app, but extremely powerfull!
  • Even more tweaks!
  • Old tweaks optimized and prepared for OS X 10.8
  • Works with both OS X 10.7 and 10.8.
Available tweaks:
    What's New
    Version 1.1:
    • You can now place the app wherever you want
    • Fixed the reset to default function
    • New tweak: Show Cover Flow framerate
    • Multiple small bug fixes
    Requirements
    • Intel, 64-bit processor
    • OS X 10.7 or later



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    Mountain Tweaks User Discussion (Write a Review)
    ver. 1.x:
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    Paddyd reviewed on 10 Jul 2013
    Show Hidden files doesn't appear to be working in 10.8.4. It wasn't working before I updated to 1.1 and it's still not working.
    [Version 1.1]

    5 Replies

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    WordWeaver replied on 05 Nov 2013
    I can confirm that Show Hidden Files is not working in Mavericks either. I tried it several times, but to no avail.

    As an alternative, I use a shell script which I converted into a clickable app using Platypus. I keep this app in my dock. Clicking the dock icon shows invisible files, and clicking the dock icon again hides the invisible files.
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    Paddyd replied on 05 Nov 2013
    Care to share the little app, by any chance? Could post it at SourceForge.net...
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    WordWeaver replied on 05 Nov 2013
    @Paddyd:

    1. Open up your favorite text editor -- I use BBEdit -- and create a new empty document.

    2. Copy and paste the following shell script into the blank document:

    #!/bin/sh

    view=$(defaults read com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles)

    if [ "$view" = "1" ]
    then
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool false
    else
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool true
    fi
    killall Finder

    3. Name the new document as you like, and make sure that you give it the file extension ".sh".

    4. Download Platypus here from MacUpdate. It is a free program, although I encourage you to donate.

    5. Once you install Platypus, run your new shell script through it so that it will convert it into a clickable app.

    6. Place your new clickable app in your "Applications" folder.

    7. Launch it once or twice to make sure that it is working.

    8. When you run it, make sure that you go down to your Dock, right click its icon, choose "Options", and then "Keep in Dock" in the submenu.

    9. From now on, clicking the new icon in your Dock will make invisible files appear or disappear.

    10. You're done. :)
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    Paddyd replied on 05 Nov 2013
    Thanks! Followed your directions, and it works a treat! :)
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    WordWeaver replied on 05 Nov 2013
    Paddyd, that is why I chose to donate to Platypus. :)

    It would be nice if you gave a plus to my above comment as well. Thanks! :)
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    +11

    cybervision reviewed on 05 Jun 2013
    Nice tool, won't miss it!
    [Version 1.1]


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    Brooklyn_Al reviewed on 31 Mar 2013
    Developer----What is "Display framerate for Cover Flow" and "Show Cover Flow Framerate"? What exactly does this do does it bring cover flow back to iTunes 11.02?
    [Version 1.1]


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    +38
    Vitaly commented on 18 Mar 2013
    still a dailog pops up to place the app in applications folder
    [Version 1.1]


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    John-Prokos commented on 15 Dec 2012
    Mountain Lion Issues, Beware.

    Installed on OS X 10.8.2 Build 12C60

    This software will wreak havoc on your system permissions.
    [Version 1.0.4]


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    Midorosan reviewed on 12 Oct 2012
    I have downloaded both tweaks and am unable to open either of them, i am running OS X 10.8.2 on an iMac.
    Very disappointed

    Star rating required so I have posted minimum until I can open and properly test the product
    [Version 1.0.4]

    1 Reply

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    Fredrik Wiker (developer) replied on 14 Oct 2012
    Hi Midorosan,

    What kind of error message do you get when trying to open Mountain Tweaks?

    Fredrik Wiker
    Developer
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    Decipher reviewed on 04 Oct 2012
    I downloaded it and extracted it with several apps (i believe the UnArchiver and Stuffit were both free from the Apple App Store) and it ran just fine. That is as of Oct 4 2012 @ 9:44 AM using Chrome ( 22.0.1229.79 with a variety of extensions that I'm not going to list atm). Everything looks good as of version 1.0.4.

    I have used this to:

    • Show the user Library Folder (if I hadn't done so already by command line)
    • Enabled the Stack List View
    • I enabled the "Select text in Quicklook" as I assume that it will allow me to highlight and copy text from quicklook such as snagging a piece of a word document right from the quicklook view (could be very handy!)
    • Remove leather from Calendar (ML)
    • Remove leather from Calendar (ML) – Selected No to undo this tweak

    No kernel panics or errors of any kind so far. I have yet to reboot, but I will return if there is a problem that requires noting.

    I have only a couple of minor suggestions that I would like to see in a future version or perhaps I could assist you in these changes (I only ask a minor percentage if the “revised version” really takes off in popularity ..basically if I make you rich, I want a cut lol other wise, its all yours). I would like to see a more in-depth description of a couple of tweaks perhaps either a popup box on mouse over or a description section or below the tweak itself.

    The other is a slight UI improvement. Just make it look a little nicer, a little more professional so that it could sell and look native to the overall Mac experience.

    And upon further thought, detect the version of OS X the user is running and show only the tweaks accordingly. This would cut down on people complaining about a feature not working, when it is clearly not supposed to work with their version of OS X (MT users trying the Lion tweaks). Try it sure, but don’t complain about it!
    [Version 1.0.4]

    1 Reply

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    Fredrik Wiker (developer) replied on 07 Oct 2012
    Hi Decipher,

    Thanks for the great feedback! Thought about some of the things you mention myself, and will look to see what I can implement! Stay tuned!

    Fredrik
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    Joe Mok reviewed on 03 Oct 2012
    After installing, the hidden files cannot be hidden again. All hidden files remain shown even several attempt to restart. Is anybody having the same issue?
    [Version 1.0.4]

    2 Replies

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    Decipher replied on 04 Oct 2012
    I had that same issue, but I did not use this app to unhide mine files. However I have been unable to hide them back. Must have changed the command slightly as it works to unhide them, but not to hide them back. Kind of a hassle but I have used the app "BiFocals" for this for years, and up until MT, it worked flawlessly.
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    Fredrik Wiker (developer) replied on 07 Oct 2012
    Hi Joe!
    Thanks for the feedback. I know that's currently an issue. It seems like Apple has done some weird things in ML - making it a little bit harder to execute tweaks as we know it. Running this command in the Terminal, however, should hide all your files again: "defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles NO; killall -HUP Finder"
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    larrymcj commented on 02 Oct 2012
    I currently have version 1.0.3 and MacUpdate says the latest version is 1.0.4. Going to "Check for Updates" inside the app says I have the latest version. If the app can't even notify me of a new update, I would tend to believe other bigger problems could exist with it.
    [Version 1.0.4]

    2 Replies

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    Fredrik Wiker (developer) replied on 02 Oct 2012
    Hi Larry. You should be able to update using the in-app-updater right now! Forgot to publish the sparkle-file! ;-)
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    larrymcj replied on 02 Oct 2012
    I retract my comment...at least the developer checks here for comments and fixes problems. Many developers don't do that. Thanks, Fredrik!
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    Louie213 reviewed on 10 Aug 2012
    First of all I will change my rating of your software if you tell me how to actually restore my original settings on my Mountain Lion OS. My iPhoto albums and album covers on iTunes show a semi-red color over them...until I out my cursor over them...I agree with the other users...you option to restore anything that you changed , DOES NOT WORK. Now I am stuck with a library that shows reddish colored thumbnails....WTF??I changed one thing, "Enable iTunes dock animation" and that changed everything...
    [Version 1.0.3]

    2 Replies

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    Fredrik Wiker (developer) replied on 13 Aug 2012
    Disable the "Highlight non-retina images" option. The restore function works, if you place the app in your application folder. That should do it.
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    Decipher replied on 04 Oct 2012
    Or if that doesn't, try the "Restore" tab and click the "Restore to system default" button to undo what you may have done with this app. Thank Dev for this addition!
    There are currently no troubleshooting comments. If you are experiencing a problem with this app, please post a comment.


    Andre-Posner rated on 14 Apr 2013

    [Version 1.1]



    daryl64 rated on 27 Mar 2013

    [Version 1.1]



    Slade rated on 26 Mar 2013

    [Version 1.1]



    ccrtour rated on 13 Oct 2012

    [Version 1.0.4]



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    Ali_Egypt rated on 02 Oct 2012

    [Version 1.0.4]



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    Ashes2Ashes rated on 26 Sep 2012

    [Version 1.0.3]



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    Rvz rated on 04 Aug 2012

    [Version 1.0.2]



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    Ali_Egypt rated on 03 Aug 2012

    [Version 1.0.2]



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    f_bek rated on 26 Jul 2012

    [Version 1.0]


    Downloads:29,903
    Version Downloads:10,150
    Type:Utilities : System
    License:Free
    Date:18 Mar 2013
    Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
    Price:Free0.00
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    Mountain Tweaks is a brand new tweaking tool to deal with the annoying changes in OS X 10.8 -- with just a click of a button. Mountain Tweaks focuses on a user-friendly interface, even more tweaks, and the ability to do simple maintenance on your Mac -- we think this makes it the best tweaking tool for Mac, ever!

    Key features:
    • Small app, but extremely powerfull!
    • Even more tweaks!
    • Old tweaks optimized and prepared for OS X 10.8
    • Works with both OS X 10.7 and 10.8.
    Available tweaks:
    • 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 OS X 10.7 Lion
    • Enable secret iCal debug menu
    • Remove Spotlight icon
    • Disable Gatekeeper
    • Highlight non-Retina images
    • Remove leather from Contacts (ML)
    • Remove leather from Calendar (ML)
    • Select text in in Quicklook
    • Change the Notification Center background
    • Disable the new automatic app termination
    • Disable smooth scrolling
    • Disable rubber band when scrolling
    • Disable default iCloud save location
    • Display framerate for Cover Flow
    • Disable "Go to Folder" in Finder
    • Restore function should now be more stable
    • Show Cover Flow framerate
    More tweaks coming soon! Updates coming soon!

    Please donate if you liked the app!


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