Yosemite Preferences
Yosemite Preferences
1.0.1

2.6

Yosemite Preferences free download for Mac

Yosemite Preferences

1.0.1
03 January 2015

Customize hidden OS X settings.

Overview

Yosemite Preferences lets you customize hidden settings on your Mac. Every Mac includes a utility called System Preferences, used to change hundreds of settings within OS X. System Preferences has many features, but there are many useful features hidden within OS X that are not included in System Preferences. Yosemite Preferences unlocks those features in a beautiful, easy-to-use widget.

  • Maximum Convenience: Unlike similar utilities, Yosemite Preferences is a Notification Center widget, making it more convenient to customize settings. Customizing a hidden setting is now as easy as activating Notification Center and clicking a simple button!
  • Beautiful Design: Yosemite Preferences was designed to take advantage of the new transparency and vibrancy effects in OS X Yosemite, giving it a unique look and feel that blends in with the color of your wallpaper.
  • Powerful Features: Yosemite Preferences 1.0 includes 20 powerful hidden preferences that enhance your Mac, with more to come in future updates.

If you would like to see a feature added to Yosemite Preferences, feel free to submit your request for consideration. Request a Feature

What's new in Yosemite Preferences

Version 1.0.1:
  • Fixed a major issue with installation on systems with GateKeeper enabled.

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5 Yosemite Preferences Reviews

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Gary30
03 January 2015

Most helpful

I gave this one a spin and discovered that it offers no settings that I can't find in other apps. It is an interesting take on user interface but I found it overly elaborate for the function it offers. I am not so sure it belongs with Notification Center. But who knows? It may have potential.
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Version 1.0.1
Michael-Wayne
06 January 2015
I was going to give this a try, but got so caught up in the Tsunami of Jizzguy's reviews, I decided to leave it for a few days until some calm order prevails. Full Rating in due course, but 2 stars thus far, for the effort the the Dev has committed to produce a FREE product.
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Version 1.0.1
1 answer(s)
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
06 January 2015
Once you have rated That's it! You can't rate again unless the Developer comes out with a new version. Sorry for all the agita.
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Gary30
03 January 2015
I gave this one a spin and discovered that it offers no settings that I can't find in other apps. It is an interesting take on user interface but I found it overly elaborate for the function it offers. I am not so sure it belongs with Notification Center. But who knows? It may have potential.
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Version 1.0.1
Jazzyguy
03 January 2015
I D/L and installed it and I don't see this app at all.Secrets does a much better job and TinkerTool Systems is great. I f you don't want to pay than Onyx is better.
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Version 1.0
36 answer(s)
ccard3dev
ccard3dev
03 January 2015
Hello, Jazzyguy!

I am aware that you have had difficulty with Yosemite Preferences, and I am willing to help. You mentioned that you could not find the app when it was installed. Did you follow all of the directions exactly as written in the User Guide? If not, try re-installing the app the proper way. If you used MacUpdate Desktop, try downloading and installing manually.

If you followed the instructions correctly and a re-installation did not solve the issue, I would appreciate it if you would contact me at this URL: http://www.ccard3.com/support.html#contact

I would also like to mention that despite not being as feature-rich as Onyx or TinkerTool, Yosemite Preferences was intended to be simple and easily accessible. The features included were carefully selected and limited to those that would be more frequently accessed. Many users may appreciate the powerful features of Onyx and TinkerTool, and others may prefer the convenience of Yosemite Preferences. I myself use Onyx for more powerful functions, and Yosemite Preferences when I need to quickly show hidden files or hide desktop icons.

I hope this helped, and have a great evening!
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
03 January 2015
Hello Cullen Card Developer! I did NOT have difficulty with Yosemite Preferences. I criticized it because it was similar to TinkerTool System or Onyx or even Secrets. AGAIN I did NOT find difficulty with your application. AGAIN SECRETS I find to be a better application to yours. That is my opinion and others may differ but i am entitled to my opinion.
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
03 January 2015
btw Cullen card developer you misconstrued my original statement. When I said I don't see this app. you took it to mean I really didn't see the app and its features. I did see it and it was not my cup of tea. I prefer a cup of coffee.LOL
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ccard3dev
ccard3dev
03 January 2015
Sorry, I misunderstood "I don't see this app at all" to mean that you couldn't find it after installation. I understand if you prefer another application to mine, and I have no problem with that. Every user has different needs, some prefer power and others simplicity. However, I am already planning a solution for users who want both power and simplicity, which may be your cup of coffee!

Sorry Yosemite Preferences didn't work out for you, and have a great day!
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Akanico
Akanico
03 January 2015
I understood the same thing as the developer by reading your review, Jazzyguy, that the app was not showing once you installed it.

You don't seeing the point in using it is one thing but rating it an half star is unfair because it makes it look like it is indeed, not working properly.

Your comment + you rating is misleading.
A simple review would have been much more suitable to reflect your personal taste and/or opinion.
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
03 January 2015
@Akanico You made the same mistake as the developer did. The app was present to me.I saw all of it. I have a right to my preferences as to what I like or do not like in an app. I expressed that right. If you differ that is your right.
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Akanico
Akanico
03 January 2015
sure you have the right, it's not the point.
I made the same mistake as the developer because "I don't see the app" means just that, not "I don't see (the point using) the app" or whatever it is you meant.

as a simple user coming and checking the reviews, when I see a bad rating I expect to read about functionality for example, a bug, or an expensive price not justified, and not someone simply expressing his taste, that's all.
maybe that's just me..

btw, I made a mistake on my previous post, I meant a simple comment would have been much more suitable, not a review, since you must give a rating.
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GianMarco-Tavazzani
GianMarco-Tavazzani
03 January 2015
I also would like to add my disappointment on the way Jazzyguy writes, rates, answers and insists to be even right.
This way to behave, think and write is against the purpose of this site, intended to help both developers and users to develop better apps and use the better ones, in a symbiotic and collaborative relationship.
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
03 January 2015
@GianMarco-Tavazanni I want to predicate my right to vote and elect those worthy of my accreditations.I feel I have this right and certainly you can take it away from me. I feel I am fair to those applications that I rate I have no underlying interest in those that I vote on and of course have no pecuniary interest.. I am fair in all things that I am privileged to vote on.I hope this explanation satisfies your comment.
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
03 January 2015
That should be you CAN'T take it away from me. I got caught up by your comment. It was rather nasty.
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
03 January 2015
That should be you CAN'T take it away from me. I got caught up by your comment. It was rather nasty.
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
03 January 2015
@Giancarlo There is nothing SYMBIOTIC about rating apps. You rate based on the app itself and you feel about it based on your own configuration and you above all try to be FAIR.
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
03 January 2015
@Akanico I rated it because I tried it out and I didn't feel it was a app that was worthy of accreditation..I feel that apps that are worthy of value add something to the Mac experience. I didn't think so in this case. Most of the stuff that this app features can be duplicated in many other apps.But why or why do I have to explain myself? A person rates an app on what he feels about the app and tries to be FAIR.
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
03 January 2015
@GianMarco-Tavazanni I'm sorry I made a mistake when I typed your name. I hope you understand.
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GianMarco-Tavazzani
GianMarco-Tavazzani
04 January 2015
Yes, I understand, 'Jazzguy'; do you me???
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
04 January 2015
I understand your position,but you must understand that above all I tried to be fair evaluating an app with my particular preferences. Not everyone has the same requirements or preferences. People may differ as you did.
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Mreg
Mreg
05 January 2015
Your review is misleading and irrelevant. No one cares whether you think the app is necessary. All people want to know is what the app does, whether the app performs as advertised, and the ease of use. If you want to mention that you believe there are other better apps, that's fine, but that should have nothing to do with your rating.
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
05 January 2015
My personal preferences are EXACTLY what the forum is asking for Mreg. It is your own opinion that this forum is all about.My opinion was not misleading. I didn't like the app as it was now constituted. As I said it wasn't my cup of coffee. In short I didn't like it and I expressed that opinion. Perhaps you have a different opinion.You have a right to express it.
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
05 January 2015
I believe based on the fact that you never appeared on this forum before this appearance, that you are either the Developer himself or on the developer's staff. Plainly a shill.
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
05 January 2015
I believe based on the fact that you never appeared on this forum before this appearance, that you are either the Developer himself or on the developer's staff. Plainly a shill.
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Mreg
Mreg
05 January 2015
You did not say one word about how the app worked, nor one word about whether it did what it promised to do. Someone doesn't have to be a genius to figure out that your rating is meaningless.
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Mreg
Mreg
05 January 2015
You can believe whatever you like. And of course I must be a shill to disagree with you. Your useless rating and review, and all of the bandwidth you've wasting defending it, speak for themselves.
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
05 January 2015
I believe you are a shill. Put up by the developer to goad me. You suddenly appeared out of nowhere. You never appeared before on this forum. Based on your attitude,insulting in every way you are a shill.
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
05 January 2015
And indeed you might be a Troll,an insulting Troll.
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Mreg
Mreg
05 January 2015
These forums are usually an excellent way of people getting a good feel for apps before they take the plunge. I'm basically a lurker. Then I see someone like you who think's he knows it all and skews the ratings to hear himself talk and attract attention. So I speak out. If there is a troll here it's you, shilling for yourself on a permanent basis, for reasons having nothing to do with the quality of the apps.
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
05 January 2015
Yeah your a lurker on the Developer's Staff. I don't feel I am "shilling for myself" I am expressing my opinion which I have a right to do.That is a right that I want to exercise. I don't insult people like you do. Based on your language you are an insulting troll.
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
05 January 2015
This has no quality.It is just a repeat of the same old thing that Onyx and Tinkertool and Tinkertool System has. Even Secrets is better and less confusing.
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Akanico
Akanico
05 January 2015
Jazzyguy, this needs to stop now.

First of all, nobody have mistaken your thought, you simply expressed it wrong and you should have apologize for it, simple.

Second, indeed you don't say anything about the app itself, only comparing to other softwares, 'doing a better job' but at what?
Onyx is better, for what?
this app has a limited number of functions but as long as they are easy to use and does it well, it's all that matters.
your personal opinion doesn't matter as long as it only refers to your tastes because, like you say, we all got different ones.

And lastly, you should just have left a comment without rating the app just to be fair and useful to others who might want to give it a try. Nothing in your 3 lines of comment justifies half a star, period.

Yes, this forum is all about helping other users but with helpful information and not just what you do or don't like, you probably don't care what others like either so you easily get the point.

Stop posting several messages for saying nothing, recognize your mistake, apologize for making it and just move on.
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
05 January 2015
What exactly do I have to apologize for? For not liking the app or its structure? Its useless GUI? In short I didn't like it and I expressed my opinion. Nor like the insulting Troll who appeared out of nowhere. I never insulted any one and don't intend to ever.
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
05 January 2015
What exactly do I have to apologize for? For not liking the app or its structure? Its useless GUI? In short I didn't like it and I expressed my opinion. Nor like the insulting Troll who appeared out of nowhere. I never insulted any one and don't intend to ever.
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Akanico
Akanico
05 January 2015
I already detailed and explained twice but you keep asking, what is wrong with you?
Read it again and figure it out.
This has gone way too far and is mad long, it's ridiculous, I hope the staff will delete most of this useless conversation that has nothing to do with this application.
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
05 January 2015
There is nothing wrong with me but somehow you want to keep making your rant longer and longer. I gave my opinion and that is it.
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Akanico
Akanico
05 January 2015
it got longer and longer because the short version seemed not enough to make you understand the obvious, three people complaining and you still don't even try to understand why that is.
but this is hopeless, don't question yourself, don't change a thing.
keep rating bad just because you don't like an app without providing much explication, that's really helpful to everyone. bye.
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
05 January 2015
You and Mreg made a small situation quite impossible. Keep ranting away because no one listens to your rant. Ranting is something frown down by users.
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Akanico
Akanico
06 January 2015
no sir, you got it all wrong from the start and you still don't want to hear.
ranting has nothing to do with it, don't play the poor victim.

let's take it to the beginning then, you write:
"I D/L and installed it and I don't see this app at all"
when I read that sentence, it means you installed the app and was not showing anywhere, especially not where it was supposed to be so you may have not even tried it properly.

"Secrets does a much better job and TinkerTool Systems is great"
what much better job does Secrets do? glad you like TinkerTool, though.

"I f you don't want to pay than Onyx is better"
better for what again? Onyx is great for a lot of things but can scare a lot of people off and for simple things needed and provided by Yosemite Preferences app (and easily accessed in the notification center), there is no need to use Onyx.
oh, and if you don't want to pay, they are both free.

how in the world does your three sentences justifies an half star rating?
would you rate bad Safari just because you like Chrome better and it can do the same things anyway?

no users are interested in your personal taste, or mine, just give facts and useful information, think before you click submit to be sure you really wrote what you meant and be fair in your rating.

I'm done, over. I leave you the final word.
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
06 January 2015
I am done explaining to you Akinico. Apparently you just don't get it. We are down to a choice of words. When I said I just don't see it. I was saying I just don't see this application.Not visibly. I didn't see the applicability of the application. Certainly it has been done before in many ways.How does Onyx be better than this app. Try Onyx and you can figure it out yourself. You seem bright and not intelictually poor. I'm sure you can figure it out. As to the rest of my posting (originally)I'm sure you can figure it out. Please don't answer this posting. It is long enough and I don't want to prolong it anymore.
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cn880
02 January 2015
This app works as described, don't get put off because one user had a damaged download. There are instructions to do many of this app's functions via Terminal, but it's much easier with this app, and it's free.
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Version 1.0
Loehman
02 January 2015
It's OK as far as it goes. I installed it and looked at it; there really isn't anything that you can't access from other places. But it's all in one location, and the Notification Center is an interesting choice. You really shouldn't give an application one star because you didn't enable Gatekeeper, though. When the developer figures out a way to remove the background from the dock, I'll pay for the app.
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Version 1.0
5 answer(s)
Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
02 January 2015
try cdock 0.6.x - multiple options for removing/colouring the dock - from clear to various options. cdock is free and works well with Yosemite
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Loehman
Loehman
03 January 2015
cDock doesn't do anything for me. DockMod does, but it's not free. Thanks for the hint.
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Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
03 January 2015
Loehman - interesting you are having problems with cdock. I am using cdock 6.1.2 (note 6.2.0 is available on sourceforge) on mid-2010 Mini and mid-2012 MBAir, both running Yosemite and worked immediately. Wish I could help you with cdock but it is worth perservering and trying again - a free Dock mod app is well worth the effort.

Have a look at the cdock page here on MacUpdate - there are some troubleshooting hints there from others that may help you. Some users had to fix permissions, others had to reinstall before it worked... like I said, in my opinion, worth the effort
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Loehman
Loehman
07 January 2015
Thanks. I went to the cDock page and found someone else's experiences that were similar. I downloaded SIMBL and ran the uninstaller then a fresh install. I also had to put cDock in the main Applications folder. Now it works. And my computer is way older than yours.
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Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
07 January 2015
am very glad you have cdock working on your mac, glad I was able to identify a solution
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