System Preferences

Version: 5.0 || Release Date: 2008-02-02 || License: Freeware Developer: Apple Computer | App Owner: corentin

System Preferences is the application used by Mac OS X to modify user preferences. A variety of preference panes for controlling the current user session, networking, hardware and other settings are included with Mac OS X. Additionally, preference panes can be installed by third party installers for hardware devices or system-wide utilities.
System Preferences was introduced in Mac OS X v10.0 it replaces Control Panels found in pre-Mac OS X versions of Mac OS. While system software versions from seven to nine featured Control Panel interfaces as separate application-like processes, OS X's unified system preferences application can be seen as a throwback to the classical scrolling control panel last seen in System 6.
In Mac OS X v10.0 through Mac OS X v10.3, a user could drag their favorite preference panes to a toolbar at the top of the System Preferences window. In Mac OS X v10.4, this was replaced with a Spotlight-style search. Results are indicated by dimming the window as a whole and brightening the preference panes that contain settings that match the user's search, achieving an effect similar to physical spotlights shining on to key items on a dimmed stage.

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Finder, Console, Terminal, Disk Utility, and other apps that are part of the OS have listings on I Use This. These listings allow us to discuss these apps. Some users suggest alternatives, workarounds, etc; the "Similar Apps" box helps people find alternatives; these would not be possible if the listings did not exist. Not everyone uses the standard apps; for instance, some don't use Finder; some use Path Finder, I use Total Finder.

yes, this information is really no use

how do i downlaod this?

Would be nice if iusethis implemented a feature where users can vote away entries, where, say -15 votes down or so took it away. Or at least buried the app entry, just like what happens with comments.

Whyyyyyyy is this heeeeere. This is a core piece of software in OSX. This isn't supposed to be here at all. You can't even download it externally from another site.

This submitter is a narcissistic idiot who just wants to see thousands of people click "durr, yeah, I use dis!" so he can feel good about himself.