As far as Mac system tools go, ours is one of the simplest, and most efficient you can get. For easy access, Dr Hidden installs directly to your Mac’s preference dialog. The install is easy, an uninstall is just as easy.
Unlock functionality on your Mac that you didn’t realise you had. Dr Hidden exposes some useful tricks that will save you time and allow you to customise your Mac to your taste. Dr Hidden allows you to customise dock, keyboard, finder, file settings and many more. One of our favourites is subpixel font rendering – this dramatically improves your font display.
Your Mac creates hidden files called .DS_Store inside directories to save custom directory attributes. You don’t need these files on network drives and Dr Hidden helps make that hassle-free.
Smart quotes is the function of replacing curly quotes with the straight alternative. Word processors love curly quotes, but the web does not. The issue of copying and pasting from a word processor to the web is fixed with the flick of a switch.
We suspect that the converts from Windows find the lack of this setting perplexing. Dr Hidden helps these folks feel more at home. When the setting is enabled it adds the path at the bottom of the Finder window.
Your ~/Library directory is hidden by default, but there are times when you need to access it. e.g. when Microsoft Word keeps crashing and you are looking for the microsoft.Word.prefs.plist. file. True story!
This safety feature can be an irritation. Dr Hidden helps you turn off the warning dialogue box that asks you to confirm if you really do want to change that file extension.
By default Finder only shows you the name of the current directory as it’s title. Dr Hidden allows you to see the full path to the directory they are in.
If you are the kind of person that means business when you empty your trash, this will make the warning Mac asks you every time, go away. However, if you like to store files in the trash so that they can be reviewed or restored at a later time – this setting is definitely not for you!
iCloud is great, but many people still prefer their old workflows to save documents. This setting turns off your Mac’s default behaviour to try and save files to iCloud.