Got a setting that you just can’t get to stick properly? Here’s a listing of preference files for Sierra, and pointers to all sorts of other settings too.
This new version improves control behaviours in the preferences sheet. Is it ready for final release now?
How much more difficult is it to write your own code to handle user preferences, rather than letting UserDefaults handle them?
Developers should consider letting users export and import suites of settings, to determine an app’s persona, or flavours of working environment.
Adds the ability to export and import libraries of custom predicates, styles, and filters to property list files, independently of preferences – a leap forward.
Creating a drop-down sheet to let the user change preference settings is a bit intricate, but straightforward.
The current macOS implementation of preferences is appalling design in every respect, and is essentially undocumented even for developers. Is this the way that macOS is heading?
Want to perform a quick scan for base stations, change Airport preferences, or check your Airport interface? Here’s the tool to do it.
Have you ever tried removing or editing a preference file, to no effect? This explains why that happens, and how to get changes to work properly.
Problems with preference files can easily crash an app, even when the file looks fine, and its permissions are correct. Here’s why and how.