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.
- 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