PrefEdit 4.1

Description

PrefEdit is a utility that allows you to inspect and edit all preference settings for OS X applications. The settings are displayed in a browser and can be edited by simple point-and-click operations. You can also do a full-text search on all settings, or clean up unused entries of applications that have been uninstalled.

PrefEdit can access all preference settings of “well-behaved” Carbon and Cocoa applications. Older Mac applications running in the Classic environment used a totally different system for storing preference settings. The settings of such programs do not appear in PrefEdit.

Warning: If you edit, add, or delete preference values of application programs or the OS X operating system, you should know what you are doing. Inappropriate values can cause serious malfunctions in the system, which could destroy important data or create other unexpected effects.

What's New Version 4.1

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later.

  • Added new feature to delete multiple entries of an array or a dictionary in a property list at the same time
  • Added new notification feature that makes the user aware when a running application changes preference settings the user is currently viewing in a non-edited document window. The user can then refresh the window to retrieve the up-to-date status
  • Added new feature to show the Powerbox preference settings of sandboxed applications if available
  • Added new feature to export binary data items of property lists into files
  • The application will show more targeted error messages if licensing fails due to a misconfigured network firewall
  • The distribution package now uses the latest Gatekeeper security features

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