“Most Mac applications have preferences, enabling you to fine-tune certain elements or toggle specific items of functionality. Most also hide things from you, burying potentially useful features under a mound of geek,” Craig Grannell reports for TechRadar.
“Various shareware and freeware apps enable hidden settings changes for Mac OS X apps (notably Secrets), but… we’re kicking it old-school, using the command line to drag handy hidden features kicking and screaming into the daylight,” Grannell reports.
• Fine-tuning Safari 4 beta
– Restore standard tabs
– Bring back the progress bar
– Disable Cover Flow for bookmarks
• Current and earlier versions of Safari
– Disable PDF support
– Disable unsubmitted form warnings
– Activate the Debug menu
– Nuke the list arrows
– Remove the Genre column
– Load previews before playing
– Add half-star ratings
• Other apps
– Activate iCal’s Debug menu
– Force plain text in Mail
– Unify Finder views
– Kill floating Help Viewer window
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]