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Information for users who moved from TinkerTool System 4

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.

Comparison of feature locations
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.