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    Scared of the terminal or can't be bothered to remember those commands to customize your system the way you want? MacPilot is your digital savior. Easily enable and disable hidden features in Mac OS X.
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Power Unlocked

With the power of UNIX and the simplicity of Macintosh, you have a phenomenal amount of untapped power in your hands! Use MacPilot to unlock over 1,200 features, and access them all with the easy and familiar Macintosh user interface. No command line tools or complicated file operations!

Display hidden files in the Finder, disable the startup chime, add spacers and stacks to the Dock, change the screenshot file format, run maintenance tools, tweak network settings, force empty the Trash, and tons more. Keep yourself in awe and busy for days as you discover how much Mac OS X has "under the hood".


We have gone to great lengths to incorporate a large volume of in-program assistance within MacPilot. Don't know what something does? Just hover over it with the mouse!
Do you manage a lab and want the same configuration across multiple computers? Create "save points" and deploy them on any number of computers.
Configured something by mistake and want it back to factory settings? Simply right-click the feature and choose "Set to Default" or click the main "Reset All" button on each tab.

The Wow Factor

Get out of the passenger seat and take control of your Mac. Set your login window picture, use the screensaver as your Desktop, modify advanced file permissions (ACL), change the system welcome message, enable simultaneous recordings in QuickTime, view system logs, or enable the Debug menu in numerous apps.

Or perhaps you're feeling the need for a simpler lifestyle? Disable the Notification Centre, virtual memory, Dashboard and iCloud saving. Ditch time-wasting graphical animations, prevent system sleep, suspend Safari's web caching, disable App Nap, remove the downloaded files warning message, and more!


Other Highlights

System Profile

A beautiful system profile that outlines advanced system information. Everything from the graphics card and RAM bus speeds to the system serial number and processor info.

Reference

View a complete list of network ports, error codes, and key combos. Or, quickly browse and preview fonts or lookup UNIX command manuals.

Disk Details

View advanced disk information and statistics such as UNIX node path, free blocks, device block size, file count, folder count, mount point, file system type, solid state status, and a plethora of other BSD-level informational trinkets.

Maintenance

Optimize and repair your system by running common maintenance scripts such as cron, launch services, and prebinding. Reset the download quarantine list, force empty the trash, rotate system logs and reclaim inactive system RAM.

Single-Click Access

Easily access the Bluetooth, Certificate, Directory, RAID, Printing System assistants that are normally buried deep in the system.

File Browser

Browse the computer while showing all invisible and system files. View incredibly detailed file specifications, and edit advanced settings such as extended attributes, POSIX and ACL Permissions, and hard locks that make files un-deletable.

Fully Loaded

Over 1,000 features to tweak your Mac experience and optimize your experience!

Finder

Toggle animations, show the Quit menu, show the file path in the window titlebar, use your screensaver as the desktop, show hidden files, disable features, and more.

Dock

Add spacers and smart stacks/menus, show only open apps, lock settings, toggle the open app indicator light, fade icons for hidden apps, and change many other interface effects and features.

iTunes

Enable half-star ratings, disable elastic scrolling, play songs while importing, disable device access, enable a high contrast interface, prevent update checking when devices are connected and more.

Login Window

Set the welcome text, enable a startup delay, change the number of retries before hint, disable the power buttons, enable Kiosk mode, disable console access, auto-lock the screen when logging in, show system users, require manual username entry, edit login items and launch agents.

Power

Complete control over wake, sleep, power saving, and more. From changing sleep durations and the hibernation mode to scheduling power events.

Startup

Force safe startup mode or 32/64-bit, enable kernel debugging, limit system RAM, mute the startup chime, disable kernel caches, and toggle a variety of other advanced UNIX options.

Safari

Disable spell checking, set Find on Page to use 'starts with' instead of 'contains', disable site icons, disable caching, show the Develop or Debug menu, change the User Agent string, make the Delete key go back to the previous page, and more!

Slim Apps

Extract only PowerPC or Intel version from an app.

Easy Access

One-click access to internal system tools like the Bluetooth, Certificate, RAID, or Directory assistant.

Maintenance

Run cron, rebuild launch services, update prebinding, force empty the Trash, rotate system logs, clear the print queue, reclaim inactive system memory, find and delete corrupt preference files and more!

Disk Info

View incredibly detailed information about connected disks such from their number of free blocks and device tree path to the journal offset and RAID status.

File Browser

Quickly and easily browse and edit advanced details for files and folders. Complete control over permissions including Access Control Lists.

File Tools

Force erase files, lock files, visify/invisify, merge folders, clear ACL data, create symbolic links, and wipe Quarantine data.

Network

Discover advanced network device information that goes beyond your IP address. From DNS, IPV4, IPV6 to Proxies, Samba, and File Sharing!

Info

View a complete list of ports, error codes, fonts, key combos, manuals, and system configuration.

Automation

Save a system configuration for easy deployment across numerous systems or after a system restore.

Advanced

View an advanced feature list that has hundreds of additional untested, but reported, tweaks for all versions of Mac OS X dating back to 10.0.

For the full or trial version of our app, please use the download links below. After installation, the trial will automatically begin. For users owning a valid license, unlock the software via the "Unlock Product..." menu item if necessary.

Current Version

Older Versions

These versions are no longer supported and are listed primarily for customers owning older licenses.

Name Version Size Date Platform Minimum OS Download
MacPilot 7.1.7 18.01 MB October 6, 2015 Mac Mac OS 10.7 (Intel) Download
  This is the last version of MacPilot certified for Mac OS X 10.7.
MacPilot 6.0.4 15.58 MB February 2, 2014 Mac Mac OS 10.6 (Intel) Download
  This version may also run on Mac OS X 10.6, but no guarantees.
MacPilot 6.0.2 15.53 MB January 19, 2014 Mac Mac OS 10.6 (Intel) Download
  The final version available for Mac OS X 10.6.
MacPilot 5.1.1 12.94 MB November 22, 2013 Mac Mac OS 10.6 (Intel) Download
MacPilot 4.3.4 14.20 MB October 16, 2012 Mac Mac OS 10.4 (PPC/Intel) Download
MacPilot 3.5.6 11.21 MB April 3, 2010 Mac Mac OS 10.5 (PPC/Intel) Download
  Must set the system date prior to April 4, 2010 for this version to work. We accidently left the beta expiry tag on. Reported as Mac OS X 10.5 and higher, but may still work on Mac OS X 10.4 and lower.

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I use the maintenance under tools on a regular basis it speeds things up . Understanding all features and tools and what they do is complicated, thus only 4 out of 5 stars.

brad w

Wow. I had no idea so many hidden features were tucked away inside my Mac. The level of customizability that this app reveals is just insane. Whether it's something as simple as putting spacers in my Dock and muting the startup chime or something as obscure as configuring iPhoto to have a certain opacity in its adjustment windows, it's all here… all just one click away. Seriously.

Sheralyn Comby

I've been using Mac Pilot for some years now, and it's become one of my most essential Apps for customising/tweaking my system. As each new release has come out over the years I just see it getting better and better. If you're looking for an all-in-one App, then Mac Pilot is the way to go. Very happy with this product! CET

Christopher Thompson

I've been using this app since I was in diapers...well maybe? I happily admit I was a early adopter of this software...have up-graded every release...and find it a pleasure to use!

John Benjamin

I have been a Mac Pilot user since the first release around the turn of the century. It offers the most elegant solution to accessing the powerful features of the Mac OS while allowing the user to troubleshoot and customize the interface beyond the "Norm". The basic OS interface is great when first learning to use the Mac, but like any vital tool, the more you use it, the better your skill level becomes, but any professional needs their Mac to evolve with their level of expertise. Additionally, it allows me to fine tune my Mac and troubleshoot easily any discrepancies that arise with intense daily use with hundreds of applications. Simply said, MacPilot is indispensable in keeping my Mac and at at our highest level of performance!

Jeff Ainslie

It's like my computer just turned into a Swiss Army Knife! I'll admit I was expecting to be impressed, but I ended up being entirely blown away by the functionality of MacPilot altogether. I'm going to be discovering and re-discovering this one for a while, I'm sure. This app is just spilling over with hidden features for your Mac. Seriously… who knew?

Brent Janson

It save's a lot of time for me. Thank's to KoingoSW.

M.Becker

Very useful in my daily work routines

Peter With

it's awesome!!!

Marty

MacPilot is my favorite utility program bar none !

Frederick M Pfeiffer

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Our manual is always expanding! While we strongly believe our products as so intuitive you shouldn't need a manual, there are exceptions now and then. If you feel there is something missing from the documentation, please contact us.

For a single-page listing of all help entries, click here.

The dashed checkbox means the feature has not been configured, and is using the operating system default setting whichever that may be.

Save Points allow you to create a list of saved settings in MacPilot. This can be useful to deploy a series of settings across multiple computers, on a new installation, or revert to an earlier state.

Create a Save Point

  1. Choose "Advanced Features" from the "Window" menu.
  2. Configure settings as desired.
  3. Press the "Create Save Point" button at the bottom right-hand corner of the window.
  4. Drag the configured settings into the save point list.
  5. Press the "Save..." button.

Restoring to a Save Point

  1. Choose "Advanced Features" from the "Window" menu.
  2. Configure settings as desired.
  3. Press the "Load Save Point" button at the bottom right-hand corner of the window.
  4. Choose the Save Point file.
  5. Follow all on-screen prompts (if any).

Safari

  1. Safari > Close download window on interval.
  2. Have the tabs in Safari at a set width. (Currently they resize themselves depending on how many tabs are open.)
  3. https://discussions.apple.com/message/12031107?messageID=12031107#12031107?messageID=12031107

Dock

  1. Change Dock font, font size, colors, transparency.
  2. Change the dock's indicator color.
  3. Remove Trash from Dock: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Miwmapcrig
  4. defaults write com.apple.dock scroll-to-open -bool TRUE; killall Dock

Mail

  1. Set com.apple.mail.plist -> FlagNames (Dictionary)
  2. Set default Reply header to match the default Forward header and/or the ability to modify both Reply and Forward headers w/ fields chosen by the user. (Apple Mail Reply Headers). defaults write com.apple.mail UserHeaders '{"Reply-To" = "theemail@goes.here"; }'
  3. Use alternate folder for attachments: $ mv Library/Mail\ Downloads Downloads/; cd Library; ln -s ../Downloads/Mail\ Downloads Or alternatively, to make Mail downloads appear directly in the Downloads folder$ mV Library/Mail\ Downloads/* Downloads/; mv Library/Mail\ Downloads/.* Downloads/; cd Library; rmdir Mail\ Downloads; ln -s ../Downloads Mail\ Downloads

System

  1. Lion uMask https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3204865?start=0&tstart=0
  2. Change the background for Mission Control.
  3. Set system volume levels by decimal instead of a slider.
  4. Ability to set a preference or a group of preferences to be prevented from syncing in a MobileMe environment.
  5. Change SSH Port, FTP Port, SMB, HTTP Port.
  6. CGContextSetShouldSmoothFonts and/or CGContextSetShouldAntialias.
  7. Spotlight: list installed importers. Run and parse "mdimport -L".
  8. QuickLook: list of installed qlgenerators & their types. Run and parse "qlmanage -m".
  9. Set the default size of the Open and Save dialog boxes in all applications.
  10. Transparent login images: http://www.usingmac.com/2008/6/27/transparent-login-picture or http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20080328141726511
  11. System update scheduler automation. http://www.macworld.com/article/139860/2009/04/schedulesoftwareupdate.html
  12. Faster keyboard repeat rate: defaults write NSGlobalDomain KeyRepeat -int 0
  13. Set precise screensaver/wake from sleep password delay: defaults -currentHost write com.apple.screensaver askForPasswordDelay -int 1800
  14. Disable automatic mounting of file system.
  15. Set Login Window picture for 10.7 and later.
  16. Disable local Time Machine snapshots with: sudo tmutil disable local
  17. Option to stop the beep when you change the system volume.
  18. http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20070224105049800

Finder

  1. Add Size and other columns to search results (http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=2009083113534843)
  2. Reset Finder Sidebar.
  3. Increase the default width of the columns in column view (in Finder).
  4. Ability to set the default size of new Finder windows, plus the default column widths.
  5. Allow "Start Desktop Screensaver" after reboots (via a LaunchAgent or shell script).
  6. Desktop Screensaver support for multiple Spaces.
  7. Spaces: Set different wallpapers for each space.

Third-Party

  1. Add a setting to enable/disable auto-quitting X11 when X11 child apps quit.
  2. More chax features: http://ksuther.com/chax/
  3. defaults write com.barebones.bbedit Color:Invisibles:Spaces -string "rgb(x,y,z)"
  4. defaults write com.barebones.textwrangler Color:Invisibles:Spaces -string "rgb(x,y,z)"
  5. defaults write com.barebones.bbedit Color:Invisibles:Other -string "rgb(x,y,z)"
  6. defaults write com.barebones.textwrangler Color:Invisibles:Other -string "rgb(x,y,z)"

Other Apple Apps

  1. Make iCal alarm sounds play a preview when selected.

Major Tools/Managers

  1. Swap/VM Manager (hide container/ support non-IDE, drive, and max. init time):http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20001215021440138
  2. Disk cloning (source, destination, exclusions, optimization, bootable, replace existing, log).
  3. Create ASR (source, destination, exclusions, read only/compressed, reset setup assistant, remove users).
  4. Relocalize folders.
  5. launchctl Manager.
  6. /etc/hosts Manager.
  7. Internet Config Manager on Mac OS X to change the default handler for file types.
  8. Cron manager.
  9. Firewall Manager.
  10. Web Sharing Manager.
  11. Manage virtual hosts (Apache) http://jonathan.tron.name/2008/01/05/hosts-aliases-in-leopard
  12. Edit CoreUI Images.
  13. Pixel Test.

MacPilot

  1. File Browser should allow properly editing modern Tags (multi-values/custom names)
  2. Automatically open in Advanced mode as an option
  3. Drag and drop to favorites.
  4. Character Map should localize keystroke combos for non-US layouts.
  5. Edit multiple files at once in File Browser.
  6. Edit custom terminal commands.
  7. Automate tasks by dragging and dropping (ie. cron).
  8. Preference/option to require password for MacPilot prior to launching.
  9. Collapsible panes for standard procedures to replace the current progress window.
  10. MacPilot Log that shows all modifications made by MacPilot.
  11. Show current/default values for reference.
  12. Tools->Locate->Search progress bar/wheel/something.
  13. Tools->Manuals->man [commandname] direct.
  14. Save Points Manager should be much nicer.
  15. Drag & Drop Login Items.
  16. Selectable command text in help bar of main window.
  17. Hide features for VERSIONS of apps that aren't installed.
  18. "Show Library Playlist" feature "cannot be used in this version of MacPilot" for some reason.
  19. "Simple" saved-states for main window only that will "snapshot" current settings and allow resorting at a later date.
  20. Drag & drop multiple save points instead of just one.
  1. Changing the AFP and SSH port do not work on Leopard.
  2. Cannot sort login items like in previous versions.
  3. LoginHooks have been depreciated in Yosemite (10.10) and therefore, startup volume/unmute is not restored!
  4. Perhaps the download warning is not being removed properly (need to verify this).
  5. Opening/closing the admin progress window result text multiple times, results in duplicate text.

Spacers can be removed by dragging them out of the Dock as you would an application or file icon, or by right/control-clicking on the spacer and selecting "Remove from Dock."

After using Single User Mode or Debug Mode you can restore to normal boot behaviour by following these steps:

  1. Turn the computer off.
  2. Hold down Command-S and tap the power button on the computer.
  3. Wait until you are taken to a black and white command prompt.
  4. Type this and hit enter: sudo nvram boot-args=""
  5. Type this and hit enter: sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot "Kernel Flags" -string ""
  6. Type this and hit enter: reboot

Occasionally, it will appear that the startup chime is not being muted. And, in functionality, this may be correct. However, in technicality it has been. Sound like techno babel? Perhaps a bit. To explain this, we need to go into a bit of detail. The feature does work perfectly if the system configuration does not change. MacPilot looks at the current volume for the current output channel (speakers, headphones, internal speaker, etc.). Then, on shutdown, it saves the system volume level for that output level and mutes the system. If the audio output source changes between shutdown and boot, the chime will be muted for the wrong source. For instance, if you shutdown while headphones were plugged in and then booted with speakers plugged in, the system would notice the headphones were no longer plugged in and revert to the volume settings for the speakers instead of being muted. Unfortunately, as it currently stands, there is no easy workaround for this as it is just how Mac OS X is programmed. Each output source will always have its own unique volume settings. Since MacPilot is not running while your computer is off or while it is starting up, there is no way for the program to determine the correct source of action if the volume output location has been modified.

These gold badges indicate the logged-in user must be an administrator to change this feature.

Aside from this documentation, many of the features have help tags associated with them. In the main list, the blue-grey bar to the right describes the currently highlighted feature. In other areas, moving the mouse over a control and pausing will show a tooltip. At this time, these are the only help features we offer. For additional assistance, please Contact Support.

The dashed checkbox means the feature has not been configured, and is using the operating system default setting whichever that may be.

Save Points allow you to create a list of saved settings in MacPilot. This can be useful to deploy a series of settings across multiple computers, on a new installation, or revert to an earlier state.

Create a Save Point

  1. Choose "Advanced Features" from the "Window" menu.
  2. Configure settings as desired.
  3. Press the "Create Save Point" button at the bottom right-hand corner of the window.
  4. Drag the configured settings into the save point list.
  5. Press the "Save..." button.

Restoring to a Save Point

  1. Choose "Advanced Features" from the "Window" menu.
  2. Configure settings as desired.
  3. Press the "Load Save Point" button at the bottom right-hand corner of the window.
  4. Choose the Save Point file.
  5. Follow all on-screen prompts (if any).

Safari

  1. Safari > Close download window on interval.
  2. Have the tabs in Safari at a set width. (Currently they resize themselves depending on how many tabs are open.)
  3. https://discussions.apple.com/message/12031107?messageID=12031107#12031107?messageID=12031107

Dock

  1. Change Dock font, font size, colors, transparency.
  2. Change the dock's indicator color.
  3. Remove Trash from Dock: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Miwmapcrig
  4. defaults write com.apple.dock scroll-to-open -bool TRUE; killall Dock

Mail

  1. Set com.apple.mail.plist -> FlagNames (Dictionary)
  2. Set default Reply header to match the default Forward header and/or the ability to modify both Reply and Forward headers w/ fields chosen by the user. (Apple Mail Reply Headers). defaults write com.apple.mail UserHeaders '{"Reply-To" = "theemail@goes.here"; }'
  3. Use alternate folder for attachments: $ mv Library/Mail\ Downloads Downloads/; cd Library; ln -s ../Downloads/Mail\ Downloads Or alternatively, to make Mail downloads appear directly in the Downloads folder$ mV Library/Mail\ Downloads/* Downloads/; mv Library/Mail\ Downloads/.* Downloads/; cd Library; rmdir Mail\ Downloads; ln -s ../Downloads Mail\ Downloads

System

  1. Lion uMask https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3204865?start=0&tstart=0
  2. Change the background for Mission Control.
  3. Set system volume levels by decimal instead of a slider.
  4. Ability to set a preference or a group of preferences to be prevented from syncing in a MobileMe environment.
  5. Change SSH Port, FTP Port, SMB, HTTP Port.
  6. CGContextSetShouldSmoothFonts and/or CGContextSetShouldAntialias.
  7. Spotlight: list installed importers. Run and parse "mdimport -L".
  8. QuickLook: list of installed qlgenerators & their types. Run and parse "qlmanage -m".
  9. Set the default size of the Open and Save dialog boxes in all applications.
  10. Transparent login images: http://www.usingmac.com/2008/6/27/transparent-login-picture or http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20080328141726511
  11. System update scheduler automation. http://www.macworld.com/article/139860/2009/04/schedulesoftwareupdate.html
  12. Faster keyboard repeat rate: defaults write NSGlobalDomain KeyRepeat -int 0
  13. Set precise screensaver/wake from sleep password delay: defaults -currentHost write com.apple.screensaver askForPasswordDelay -int 1800
  14. Disable automatic mounting of file system.
  15. Set Login Window picture for 10.7 and later.
  16. Disable local Time Machine snapshots with: sudo tmutil disable local
  17. Option to stop the beep when you change the system volume.
  18. http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20070224105049800

Finder

  1. Add Size and other columns to search results (http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=2009083113534843)
  2. Reset Finder Sidebar.
  3. Increase the default width of the columns in column view (in Finder).
  4. Ability to set the default size of new Finder windows, plus the default column widths.
  5. Allow "Start Desktop Screensaver" after reboots (via a LaunchAgent or shell script).
  6. Desktop Screensaver support for multiple Spaces.
  7. Spaces: Set different wallpapers for each space.

Third-Party

  1. Add a setting to enable/disable auto-quitting X11 when X11 child apps quit.
  2. More chax features: http://ksuther.com/chax/
  3. defaults write com.barebones.bbedit Color:Invisibles:Spaces -string "rgb(x,y,z)"
  4. defaults write com.barebones.textwrangler Color:Invisibles:Spaces -string "rgb(x,y,z)"
  5. defaults write com.barebones.bbedit Color:Invisibles:Other -string "rgb(x,y,z)"
  6. defaults write com.barebones.textwrangler Color:Invisibles:Other -string "rgb(x,y,z)"

Other Apple Apps

  1. Make iCal alarm sounds play a preview when selected.

Major Tools/Managers

  1. Swap/VM Manager (hide container/ support non-IDE, drive, and max. init time):http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20001215021440138
  2. Disk cloning (source, destination, exclusions, optimization, bootable, replace existing, log).
  3. Create ASR (source, destination, exclusions, read only/compressed, reset setup assistant, remove users).
  4. Relocalize folders.
  5. launchctl Manager.
  6. /etc/hosts Manager.
  7. Internet Config Manager on Mac OS X to change the default handler for file types.
  8. Cron manager.
  9. Firewall Manager.
  10. Web Sharing Manager.
  11. Manage virtual hosts (Apache) http://jonathan.tron.name/2008/01/05/hosts-aliases-in-leopard
  12. Edit CoreUI Images.
  13. Pixel Test.

MacPilot

  1. File Browser should allow properly editing modern Tags (multi-values/custom names)
  2. Automatically open in Advanced mode as an option
  3. Drag and drop to favorites.
  4. Character Map should localize keystroke combos for non-US layouts.
  5. Edit multiple files at once in File Browser.
  6. Edit custom terminal commands.
  7. Automate tasks by dragging and dropping (ie. cron).
  8. Preference/option to require password for MacPilot prior to launching.
  9. Collapsible panes for standard procedures to replace the current progress window.
  10. MacPilot Log that shows all modifications made by MacPilot.
  11. Show current/default values for reference.
  12. Tools->Locate->Search progress bar/wheel/something.
  13. Tools->Manuals->man [commandname] direct.
  14. Save Points Manager should be much nicer.
  15. Drag & Drop Login Items.
  16. Selectable command text in help bar of main window.
  17. Hide features for VERSIONS of apps that aren't installed.
  18. "Show Library Playlist" feature "cannot be used in this version of MacPilot" for some reason.
  19. "Simple" saved-states for main window only that will "snapshot" current settings and allow resorting at a later date.
  20. Drag & drop multiple save points instead of just one.

Spacers can be removed by dragging them out of the Dock as you would an application or file icon, or by right/control-clicking on the spacer and selecting "Remove from Dock."

These gold badges indicate the logged-in user must be an administrator to change this feature.

Aside from this documentation, many of the features have help tags associated with them. In the main list, the blue-grey bar to the right describes the currently highlighted feature. In other areas, moving the mouse over a control and pausing will show a tooltip. At this time, these are the only help features we offer. For additional assistance, please Contact Support.

  1. Changing the AFP and SSH port do not work on Leopard.
  2. Cannot sort login items like in previous versions.
  3. LoginHooks have been depreciated in Yosemite (10.10) and therefore, startup volume/unmute is not restored!
  4. Perhaps the download warning is not being removed properly (need to verify this).
  5. Opening/closing the admin progress window result text multiple times, results in duplicate text.

After using Single User Mode or Debug Mode you can restore to normal boot behaviour by following these steps:

  1. Turn the computer off.
  2. Hold down Command-S and tap the power button on the computer.
  3. Wait until you are taken to a black and white command prompt.
  4. Type this and hit enter: sudo nvram boot-args=""
  5. Type this and hit enter: sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot "Kernel Flags" -string ""
  6. Type this and hit enter: reboot

Occasionally, it will appear that the startup chime is not being muted. And, in functionality, this may be correct. However, in technicality it has been. Sound like techno babel? Perhaps a bit. To explain this, we need to go into a bit of detail. The feature does work perfectly if the system configuration does not change. MacPilot looks at the current volume for the current output channel (speakers, headphones, internal speaker, etc.). Then, on shutdown, it saves the system volume level for that output level and mutes the system. If the audio output source changes between shutdown and boot, the chime will be muted for the wrong source. For instance, if you shutdown while headphones were plugged in and then booted with speakers plugged in, the system would notice the headphones were no longer plugged in and revert to the volume settings for the speakers instead of being muted. Unfortunately, as it currently stands, there is no easy workaround for this as it is just how Mac OS X is programmed. Each output source will always have its own unique volume settings. Since MacPilot is not running while your computer is off or while it is starting up, there is no way for the program to determine the correct source of action if the volume output location has been modified.

Version 8.0.6 – December 22, 2015
Requirements: This version is designed for Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) and later ONLY. For older versions compatible with other operating systems, please visit our web site.
Upgrade Notes: Version 8 is a paid upgrade from all previous versions. Order an upgrade by logging into your koingosw.com account, pressing the Orders tab, and then clicking the Upgrade button!

Users owing an active subscription to this product will get it automatically without additional cost. This upgrade is also free if ordering a non-subscription version within the last year. Visit your account and click the Upgrade link to obtain a free copy.
Bug Fix: Minor bug fixes.