A new Frequency view shows total log entries from different subsystems, helping you mute those that are clogging up your log.
Does your Mac’s log go back far enough to be useful, or is it full of junk? Here’s how to control what takes up space, and a new version of Mints to help.
Before you try editing or trashing that preference file, ask whether macOS in the form of cfprefsd isn’t going to undo your work.
When he put files or folders on his Desktop, although they were shown in the Finder’s listing of its contents, they simply vanished.
You can’t fail to notice changes in System Settings in Ventura, but just what has changed inside it? How do third-party Preference Panes cope?
Ventura’s switch to using Settings is going to be messy in apps, but System Settings will pose serious problems for macOS support material.
It’s time to do some spring-cleaning. How to clear out some of those thousands of old preference files without losing anything important. And here’s how to do it using Shortcuts too.
They’re XML, structured into dictionaries and arrays containing key-value pairs. Preference plists are managed, and need special treatment.
UserDefaults and cfprefsd manage the preference system, an amorphous database spread across hundreds of files which can only be controlled in Terminal. It’s time for a change.
Something wrong with the Finder or an app, and you want to trash its preferences? Don’t: macOS will defeat you. Here’s how to do that so it works.