Mac Pilot


Mac Pilot has over 350 features to enhance Mac OS X, and is ideal for novice and pro users alike.

Easily enable and disable hidden features in Mac OS X, optimize your system, repair errors and perform numerous maintenance operations with the click of a button!

Mac Pilot has complete onscreen documentation and has features that are accessible with familiar controls like checkboxes, lists, and buttons.


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Mac Pilot will provide you with the key that unlocks 350 hidden features in Mac OS X.


Mac Pilot is the key to unlocking the true potential of Mac OS X. Easily enable and disable hidden features in Mac OS X, optimize and repair your system, and perform numerous routine maintenance operations with the click of a button!

Pro user or not, you can now increase computer performance with only a few clicks of the mouse. Optimize your network for broadband connectivity, completely customize Apple File Sharing, perform essential maintenance without having to remember mind boggling acronyms, and much more. However, those are just a few of the many reasons why Mac Pilot is your choice over Cocktail, TinkerTool and Onyx!

Disable the translucent menubar in Leopard, disable menu items for security, disable icon caches, set history limits, erase recently used files, prevent your dock from being modified, turn off all system animations, increase the speed at which windows resize, change which format screenshots are taken in, set a default name and location for screenshots, disable a secondary processor, disable the startup chime, and even change the login window picture!




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Feature List

Finder

    • Show icons on the Desktop
    • Show hidden files and folders
    • Enable the "Cut" menu item
    • Disable custom icons on removable and remote volumes
    • Prevent .DS_Store creation on a network
    • Toggle window state restoration on restart
    • Disable Finder alternating row colors
    • Turn off interface sound effects
    • Add a "Quit Finder" menu item
    • Toggle Finder visual effects
    • Hide & disable Finder menu items
    • Show POSIX path in window titles
    • Change the Finder Label Line Count
    • Disable Desktop Icons
    • Increase icon grid padding
    • Modify max. characters shown in file names
    • Restrict access to certain Finder operations

    Dock

    • Disable launch animation
    • Prevent bounce notifications
    • Enable single application mode
    • Spring load all items
    • Toggle feature to turn icons for hidden applications transparent
    • Automatically hide/show the Dock
    • Limit the Dock to only open applications
    • Disable Leopard's 3D Dock appearance
    • Toggle the Dock shadow
    • Toggle the Dock magnification
    • Highlight stack items on mouse-over
    • Include a "Recent Items" stack
    • Lock the size, position, orientation, contents, magnification, and effect of the dock
    • Change the orientation, pinning, and effect

    Safari

    • Show the Debug menu
    • Disable native PDF support
    • Buffer text drawing
    • Disable RSS support
    • Enable background printing by default
    • Print headers and footers by default
    • Verbose logging
    • Always check for world leaks
    • Enable the tab bar
    • Forget that Netscape, Mozilla or IE bookmarks were imported
    • Show the Safari build number in the window title
    • Enable tool-tip mouse overs for links
    • Log JavaScript exceptions
    • Reduce timed delay before rendering a page and scrolling
    • Disable and delete the cache
    • Turn off site icons or change their storage location
    • Change cache & history limits and options

    Mail

    • Enable bundle plugins
    • Enable Java & JavaScript
    • Disable auto check for new mail on launch
    • Show invisible control characters in message source
    • Use Plain Text message content by default instead of HTML
    • Allow JavaScript popup windows
    • Automatically add invitations to iCal
    • Change bundle compatibility version
    • Enable numerous logging options
    • Increase the debugging log level

    Disks

    • Automatically mount disks without user login
    • Skip disk image checksum verification
    • Show every partition in Disk Utility
    • Include the Disk Utility debug menu
    • Show advanced disk image options in Disk Utility
    • Add Eject menu to the menubar
    • Change UPS and Battery disk spindown time
    • Toggle the sudden motion sensor for drives
    • View detailed disk information such as partition type, free space, boot flags, and more.
    • Verify disk permissions
    • Repair disk permissions
    • Enable or disable journaling
    • Verify and repair disks
    • Repair Mac OS 9 permissions

    Network

    • View detailed network statistics and setting information for each device
    • Change over 50 advanced network settings manually
    • Optimize for broadband (cable modem, DSL, PPPoE, Satellite, and more!)

    Sharing (Server)

    • List the server on AppleTalk and/or Bonjour
    • Allow guest and/or root login
    • Create home folders if they do not exist
    • Enforce home folder quotas
    • Grant admin users root access
    • Allow admins to masquerade as other users
    • Force Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 admins to only see shares instead of all disks
    • Auto-restart the file server on crash
    • Enable bit locking
    • Change the server name
    • Enable the server greeting, and choose to only send once
    • Enact a different server permissions model
    • Change the TCP Message Quantum
    • Increase the maximum server connections
    • Change the TTL of the Server Token Key
    • Increase the TTL of the Reconnect Token
    • Modify the maximum thread limit
    • Specify a maximum number of guests
    • Tinker with the tickle time
    • Change the AFP Server port
    • Determine which encoding to use with Mac OS 9 clients
    • Modify the authentication mode
    • Set the reconnect flag
    • Notify connecting users if the server is full
    • Enable SSH Tunneling
    • Enable idle disconnect for admins, guests, active users, and registered users
    • Allow clients to sleep, and for how long
    • Set the idle disconnect time
    • Create an idle disconnect message
    • Enable logging of file creations, deletions and opens, folder creations, logins, and logouts
    • Change the activity and error log size and retention

System

  • Disable a secondary processor
  • Mute the startup chime
  • Show kernel panics on screen
  • Use Power Button as NMI
  • Limit the amount of system RAM
  • Show active screen corners
  • Change the startup mode to Normal, Verbose, Safe or Single User
  • Specify custom boot arguements
  • Change the default umask for file permissions
  • Modify the default behavior of the crash reporter

Sharing (Client)

  • Show the authentication type
  • Allow clear text passwords
  • Show warning for clear text passwords
  • Display login greeting
  • Immutable directories
  • Soft auto-mount directories
  • Display SSH warning
  • Allow, Force, and/or Require SSH
  • Force Kerberos
  • Soft-mount volumes
  • Use default username
  • Use short username
  • Log debugging information
  • Allow reconnects
  • Allow Add to Keychain option
  • Search Keychain for username and password
  • Change the debug level
  • Specify a new reconnect interval, max retries, and timeout
  • Choose an idle and active timeout
  • Modify the WAN Threshold and Quantum
  • Change the TTL of the file and directory caches
  • Enable new mount flags
  • Force a new default username

Power

  • Reduce the processor speed
  • Wake on modem ring
  • Toggle the option to wake when the laptop lid is opened
  • Determine if the laptop should wake when the power source is changed
  • Dynamically reduce processor speed based on load
  • Sleep when power button pushed
  • Display sleep dims screen, not turns it off
  • Wake for ethernet activity
  • Change hibernation mode
  • Move the hibernation file
  • Schedule power events to wake, sleep, shutdown, or startup the computer

Login Window

  • Disable >console access
  • Hide admin, local, network, and other users
  • Enable Kiosk mode
  • Remove the restart, shutdown or sleep buttons
  • Use text fields instead of icons
  • Show input menu
  • Show admin host info (ip, date/time, OS version, etc.)
  • Change desktop picture
  • Modify the retries until password hint
  • Set welcome text
  • Enable a startup delay

Tools

  • Lock or unlock files or folders
  • Visify or invisify files or folders
  • Delete files or folders securely with root permissions
  • Verify preference file integrity
  • Erase unused preference files
  • Wipe Access Control List Data (ACL)
  • Erase icon cache
  • Clear recent files list
  • Clear user cache
  • Erase .DS_Store files from a given folder
  • Force empty trash
  • Create symbolic link
  • Slim binaries to PPC or Intel only
  • Search and rebuild the locate database
  • View, search, and print UNIX manuals
  • Run periodic system maintenance scripts
  • Rebuild Help Viewer database
  • Rebuild Launch Services Database
  • Install Archives preferences pane
  • Update or rebuild prebinding
  • Launch UNIX CUPS Printing System configuration manager
  • Flush System DNS Cache
  • Show the system screensaver on the desktop
  • Reset the printing system
  • Remove unwanted language files
  • Hide, disable, delete, and clean login items
  • View detailed Spotlight information for volumes
  • Delete Spotlight index
  • Toggle Spotlight on desired volumes

Other

  • Specify new default system fonts for applications, messages, labels, tool tips, palettes, title bars, and more
  • Set a new text smoothing limit
  • View, empty, delete, print system logs
  • Show Debug Menu in Address Book, iCal, or Apple Remote Desktop 3
  • Show QuickTime info window at launch
  • Option-click moves cursor to Terminal
  • Terminal window focus follows mouse
  • iPhoto asks for launch after hot plug
  • Use expanded print dialog as default
  • Dashboard developer mode
  • Point iTunes Music Store links to Library
  • Disable the Terminal scrollbar
  • Play high definitiion Front Row trailers
  • Disable dashboard
  • Show Exposé blob
  • Disable internet DMG functionality
  • Enable picture-in-picture Exposé mode
  • Change the default screenshot format, name, and destination
  • Decrease window resize speed
  • Modify the drag and drop delay
  • Enable Quartz interface scaling
  • Disable menubar transparency in Leopard
  • Change the scrollbar arrow orientation
  • Modify the recent items limit
  • View a complete system profile
  • Display a character map for any font, including ASCII, Hex, Octal, Binary codes and Mac and PC Key combos
  • Show the syetm Keyboard Viewer
  • View a complete list of system key combinations
  • Study the list of registered internet ports
  • Search a complete database of Mac Error Codes with descriptions




System Requirements

  • Minimum System Requirements:

    System: Mac OS X or higher



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