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Discussion in 'OS X' started by GreyFox1221, Jan 13, 2007.
I saw someone do this as a joke and I was wondering how I can do it.
Go into system > library > core services > loginwindow > show pakage contents (right click) > contents > Resources > English.lproj > AboutThisMac.strings
From in here, you can change most things. Change the bottom one like ""ABOUT_BOX_SINGLE_PROCESSOR_L3CACHE_FORMAT"" to whatever text you want
Where is this library? and system? Im on a new MBP and i want to change the box from saying 2.56 GHz to 2.8.
Edit: See below
This thread need to be closed, this can lead to someone getting ripped off.
Crap ... man do I feel gullible. I didn't even think about someone use this for evil. Gonna edit out my reply...
This would only be a problem if the System Profiler used the same strings to display its information.
But that is assuming someone checking out a machine knows about the system profiler too-- if someone was just showing a system to a potential buyer that was new to Macs, they might just pop up the "About This Mac" window to show them the "spec". Just another way to look at it!
Just because someone can use some information in a malicious manner doesn't mean that access to that information should be limited.
Hey, buddy... wanna buy a Mac Pro?
Wow, 96gb of Ram. that computer must be able to things before you even think of it...
So if the "About this Mac" was altered, would the system profiler be correct?
Like type verbs?
Assuming it generates its information in realtime and not from some system variables stored in a file or database, yes. If not then it too would be suceptible to the same trick.
Any way to edit the Mac OSx and Copyright info? I want to fool ppl i got leopard and make copyright 2009 also after change name of Mac OSX
This is what I have so far.
*Edit Got logo to work. Had to reboot. Its abit choppy but fixing it up
which application do i use to open AboutThisMac.strings?
xcode. You need mac/iphone dev kit. Free from install dvd of leopard and from apple.com dev section.
Any text editor will do, though it's much easier using Xcode.
you guys have too much time on your hands
wow....i just laughed very hard
About this mac - Yosemite
Is there a way to modify 'About this mac' on Yosemite? I managed to modify the memory, but i would like to modify the processor and graphics as well.. anyone knows?
After all, if you want to build a bomb, you can find the instructions on the internet. But, if you have knowledge that could be used for nefarious purposes, and therefore don't want to share it, that's up to you, and no one else.
I don't want to use it for stuff like that. It's just cool, to have it saying xeon rather than intel core 2 duo for example.. either way, the real specs can be seen on the first page of system profiler.. therefore, it could not be sold as a better machine.. i would just like to modify the first about this mac window, that pops up.