The development of TinkerTool System 4 as a new application (and not as update to TinkerTool System Release 2) was necessary because Apple has significantly changed several aspects of OS X and its terminology in the past five years. This also had consequences on the user interface. Although the new application tries to make the switch between TinkerTool System Release 2 and TinkerTool System 4 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|
|Maintenance > Periodic Tasks||Legacy Features > Periodic Tasks|
|Maintenance > Permissions||removed, because functionality of Disk Utility should not be duplicated here|
|System Issues||temporarily removed to give Apple a chance to resolve issues with Yosemite|
|Diagnostics > Check File Copy Operations||Diagnostics > Test Finder Copy|
|Files > Library||removed, because superseded by the View options of the Finder for the home folder|
|Applications > Code Thinning||Legacy Features > Code Thinning|
|Applications > Bound Documents||removed, because necessary system functions deprecated in OS X Yosemite|
|System > Spotlight > Spotlight Support||removed, because Spotlight support is necessary for certain core OS features|
|System > Network > MTU for network interfaces||removed, because superseded by advanced manual Hardware options on Network pane in System Preferences|
|System > Miscellaneous > Permission Filter||System > Permissions (not supported in early versions of Yosemite)|
|System > Startup > Options > Startup Mode: Safe Mode||removed, because OS X 10.10 does not permit TinkerTool System 4 to disable this option in Safe Mode|
|System > Startup > Chime||removed, because not supported by Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or later|
|System > Login > Window/Screen||System > Login > Display Style|
|System > Login > Background||removed, because not supported by Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or later|
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 4.0.