There are no operating systems that are free from irritations and, despite its largely warm receptions, Apple’s latest OS X release, Mountain Lion is no exception. When Lion was release Lion Tweaks was on hand to allow users to tweak and customize the OS and there is now an updated version available in the form of Mountain Tweaks. This is a free tool that enables you to change numerous settings to tailor OS X to suite your needs.
Tweaking tools have always been incredibly popular, but it is usually Windows users that reap the benefits of utilities designed to allow for easy changes to regular and hidden changes to the operating system. Lion Tweaks was an impressive tweaker made available for OS X Lion, and this latest release sees the app updates to add support for Mountain Lion. Mountain Tweaks can in fact be used under both Lion and Mountain Lion, but there are some settings specific to the latter.
Of course, OS X is customizable to a certain degree out of the box, but Mountain Tweaks opens up a number of new options. Using the tool you can unlock OS X’s hidden FTP server, ensure that hidden files are main visible and choose whether the Library folder should be displayed or not. If unnecessary animations irk you, you can disable the animations that are used on windows and mail and change the look of Contacts and Calendar.
You can customize the appearance of the dock as Launchpad and decided whether or not permanent scrollbars should really be permanent on display. Other options include the ability to enable TRIM support., enable Airdrop on older hardware and disable Gatekeeper. Some tweaks are practical, others visual, but you’re sure to find plenty that you’ll want to implement.
You can find out more about the app and download yourself a free copy by paying a visit to the Mountain Tweaks page.
This article originally appeared at softwarecrew.co.uk