The development of TinkerTool System 5 as a new application (and not as simple update of TinkerTool System 4) was necessary because Apple has significantly changed several aspects of macOS and its terminology in the past two years. This also had consequences on the user interface. Although the new application tries to make the switch between TinkerTool System 4 and TinkerTool System 5 as smooth as possible, the locations of some features on the panes and their names had to change. If you have upgraded and you are searching for missing functions, please use the table below to find their new positions within the program.
|Old Location||New Location|
|Info > Logs and Reports||Info > Classic Logs & Reports|
|Files > Delete > Remove your own files securely||removed because incompatible with macOS and modern Macs|
|Applications > Remove Adware||removed; as of May 2016, this job is done by Gatekeeper and Apple’s invisible Malware Removal Tool|
|System > Network > Disable Bonjour Sleep Proxy||removed because blocked by System Integrity Protection|
|System > SSD > Enable/Disable Enforced Trim||removed because blocked by System Integrity Protection|
|System > SSD > Review Trim Status||Diagnostics > SSDs|
|Mobile Settings > Motion Sensor||removed because modern systems no longer have this sensor|
|Mobile Settings > Wake Up||System > Misc. > Mobile Computer|
|Mobile Settings > Safe Sleep||removed because partially incompatible with macOS|
|Startup > Power Control Options > Enforce pre-Lion behavior||removed because incompatible with macOS|
|Login > Special Features > Banner||now visible part of macOS: System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General > Show a message when the screen is locked > Set Lock Message|
|tts Standalone Utility > Quick Repair > Reset Permissions||removed because incompatible with macOS|
All items not listed have kept their original locations and names.
For additional notes why certain functions had to be modified or removed, please also see the chapter Version History, subsection Version 5.0.