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For Mac OS X
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For Mac OS X
Guides on emulating older applications

A preference pane that provides a database of hidden settings for Mac OS X

If you've ever read a Mac tip that starts, "Open a Terminal window and type 'defaults write...'", it's highly likely that you can save yourself that effort with this preference pane. Secrets provides handy checkboxes to turn these features on and off, and doubles as a menu of secret settings. A "Top Secrets" entry shows a list of popular options, but many more options for various applications can be selected from the application sidebar (Jeff Porten, Macworld)

Downloads are of the latest version of the app, v. 1.0.6, and source code.

Google Code Project URL -
Official website (archived) -

Website contains a list of most command line commands that correspond to the GUI options found in the app. Even more are contained here specifically.

Architecture: PPC

PPC/Intel Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard+ (at least up to 10.6 Snow Leopard).

None of the versions work whatsoever with Mac OS X 10.4.11 Tiger or earlier.

Requires 32-bit mode.


Jatoba's picture
by Jatoba - 2019, December 27 - 4:17pm

Yeah, this is truly a "very Leopard" app that simply didn't bother with 10.4 or earlier. I must say, though, this little prefPane is excellent for Leopard machines. Incredibly helpful, intuitive and practical.

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2019, December 26 - 12:21pm

The developer states that it is for 10.5 minimum. Potential for unintended consequences in Tiger?

Jatoba's picture
by Jatoba - 2019, December 26 - 8:52am

This sounds really useful and handy. I ought to try this one out on Tiger and see if it's also compatible.