Is it safe to install both Secrets pref pane and TinkerTool on the same system?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Libertine Lush, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. Libertine Lush macrumors 6502a

    Nov 23, 2009
    Since the Secrets preference pane and TinkerTool programs both unearth many of the same hidden OSX settings, is it safe to install both on the same system?

    There are some configurable settings unique to both, so it would be beneficial to have both. However, I wonder, would there be any conflict: for example, if you choose to display hidden/system files in TinkerTool, but forget to also enable that setting in Secrets, what would happen?

    Thank you.
  2. Robb.Penoyer macrumors member

    Mar 8, 2010
    Both Secrets and Tinker Tool are only front ends to the operating system settings. Changing a setting in one will be reflected in the other. So go ahead and install them both if you like.
  3. Libertine Lush thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 23, 2009
    Great to know. Thank you!

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