Lion Tweaks Makes Customizing Mac OS X Lion Features as Easy as a Click
Tired of tweaking OS X Lion on your own with all the defaults write commands? Don’t want to manually change iCals leather look back to aluminum? What about older tips like turning the Dock into 2D? Lion Tweaks to the rescue!
This little free app is an extremely easy GUI front-end to a ton of the customizations and tips that we’ve covered here on OSXDaily before, but since they can be activated from a central location at the click of a button, it’s very simple for even the most novice of users to change the way OS X Lion looks.
Looking at what Lion Tweaks does is almost like reviewing our tip archives, with all of the tips below directly within the app and ready to use at the click of a yes/no button:
- Showing and hiding the User Library folder
- Enable the 2D Dock – from 10.5
- Remove the new window animation in Lion
- Disable Mail animations
- Disable spelling autocorrect
- Enable Stack list view – from 10.6
- Highlight Stack items on mouseover – from 10.5
- Change iCals leather to aluminum – changes the image files for you
- Enable repeating keys
- Always show scroll bars
- Show hidden files in Mac OS X – since the dawn of OS X
- Disable Crash Reporter dialog popup
- Change AddressBook to aluminum – great one if you don’t like the book-look
- Disable resume on a per app basis
- Enable FTP server – FTP server was pulled out of Lion but existed in Sharing prior to 10.7
- Customize Launchpad Folder background image
Yes, some of the tips pre-date OS X 10.7 but who cares?
If you like customizing your Mac, grab Lion Tweaks, it’s a great little app and having all of those tips in a single place is hard to beat. The only thing it needs is its own preference pane!
Thanks to those who sent this app in, it made the blog-rounds a bit ago via a third party aggregator but it’s worth mentioning again since it got updated.