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Information for users who moved from TinkerTool System 5

The development of TinkerTool System 6 as a new application (and not as simple update of TinkerTool System 5) was necessary because Apple has significantly changed several aspects of macOS. This also had consequences on the user interface. Although the new application tries to make the switch between TinkerTool System 5 and TinkerTool System 6 as smoothly 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
Issues > App Store Registration removed because either not compatible or no longer necessary with macOS 10.14
Issues > Safari Fonts removed because no longer necessary with Safari 12
Files > Trash removed because no longer necessary with the Mojave Finder
Languages pane removed because more and more incompatible with nested application bundles and some third-party applications
System > Network > Options for Connecting to AFP Servers System > Network > Options for Connecting to File Servers
Login > Display Style Login > Settings
Login > Special Features > Menu bar information Login > Settings > Special Features
Login > Special Features > Don’t allow to switch to text mode removed by Apple, no longer part of macOS
Login > Special Features > Enable external accounts no longer supported
User > Login Items > Verify Login Items removed because validation is now part of System Preferences
Privacy > Recent Items User > Recent Items
Privacy > App Privacy Applications > Privacy
tts Standalone Utility > Advanced Features > Clean Virtual Memory Files removed because swap space is now always on a separate volume

All items not listed have kept their original locations and names.