Titanium Software has released a new version of its general-purpose application utility for Mac OS X, OnyX. The program is freely available for download right here, on Softpedia. Starting with OS X 10.2 (Jaguar), OnyX can tweak just about anything there is to tweak inside the Mac OS.
OnyX can manipulate everything from the Finder, Dock, Dashboard, Expose, and Safari to the Login window, and the hidden settings of some of Apple's own applications. The utility enables you not only to optimize the way OS X works, but also to manage some of the processes behind most applications.
If there’s anything to tweak in Mac OS X, OnyX can assist you in doing so. The Finder, Dock, Dashboard, Expose, Safari, the Login window, and even the hidden settings of some of Apple's own applications become obstacles in the way of OnyX.
It allows you to delete caches and remove a certain number of files and folders that may become cumbersome, and there's also the option to see detailed info of your configuration. Just as important, OnyX is able to save a Desktop before modifying and relaunching the Finder. The app also lets you modify its appearance – window transparency, the icon, the toolbar icons, and more.
OnyX 2.0.5 comes with just three changes, but important ones at that: Firefox History 3.5 correctly deleted; enable/disable shadow in the window captures; new tab (Utilities > Process) to create and manage the process accounting.
OnyX is a Universal Binary and works with all PowerPC and Intel computers running Mac OS X version 10.5 (Leopard). OnyX is also available in different forms for Mac OS X 10.4 (OnyX for Tiger), Mac OS X 10.3 (OnyX for Panther) and Mac OS X 10.2 (OnyX for Jaguar). The software must be run from an admin account.