Hidden Settings Preference Pane
Hidden Settings is a preference pane that installs into the System Preferences application in Mac OS X. The purpose of it is to provide users an easy way to access some hidden features in the operating system and some applications that ship with it.Some screenshots:
An open-source preference pane that retrieves undocumented and/or hidden preferences from a publicly editable database. Has way more options than this one, and lists hidden preferences also for third-party software. Limited to enabling hidden features that are set via the user defaults system.
A more polished commercial alternative with more features.
Free stand-alone application alternative with more features.
- Although I have made this preference pane mainly for my own use and have thus used it myself without encountering any problems, it is important to note that all of the features it invokes are undocumented and hidden by Apple for a reason, and as such no warranty can be given for the safety of using it.
- This preference pane assumes you are running the latest version of OS X with the latest updates (i.e. the version of OS X that was latest when the latest version of this software was published (clear enough? :D)).
October 02, 2009
- Re-enabled the "open targeted links to tabs" Safari preference on Snow Leopard (it still works, contrary to my previous beliefs.)