Show all hidden and system files on this Mac
There are many hidden files on your Mac that you don’t generally need, but sometimes you need to access those hidden files. Arthur helps you find see all those hidden files and directories in Finder.
Disable smart quotes and dashes globally
Smart quotes is the function of replacing curly quotes with the straight alternative. Word processors love curly quotes, the web - not so much. The issue of copying and pasting from a word processor to the web is fixed with the flick of a switch.
Show all file extensions in Finder
Finder’s default setting is to not show file extensions, which is a little annoying when you find yourself having to change a file extension.
Show the full path bar in the Finder window
We suspect that the converts from Windows find the lack of this setting perplexing. Arthur helps these folks feel more at home. When the setting is enabled it adds the path at the bottom of the Finder window.
Do not create .DS_Store files on network drives
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 Arthur helps make that hassle-free.
Automatically hide the dock on your Mac
Some people like to use the additional space taken up by the dock. Arthur provides a quick way to hide it.
Enable subpixel font rendering on non-Apple LCDs
All monitors are not created equal. Sometimes you need to tweak it to get the best results. We've found that enabling this setting results in an amazing improvement to your font display.
Make the ~/Library directory visible
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!
Hide warnings when you change file extensions
If you know what you are doing when you sitting behind your Mac, this safety feature can be an irritation. Arthur helps you turn off the warning dialogue box that asks you to confirm that you really do want to change that file extension.
Show the full POSIX path as the Finder window title
By default Finder only shows you the name of the current directory as it's title. For some it is useful to see the full path to the directory they are in.
Disable auto-correct globally on this Mac
We suspect auto-correct contributes to our population’s divorce rate. As a public service we added a feature to disable auto-correct completely.
Disable the warning when emptying your trash
We know people who store files in their trash so it can be reviewed or restored at a later time. This setting is not for those people. It puts them in grave danger. But 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.
Set a blazing fast keyboard repeat rate
Your keyboard repeat rate is set fairly average by default. Changing this setting to make it faster, makes typing feel faster. Go ahead, try it!
Save documents to disk instead of iCloud by default
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.