Preferences Window Overview
In MacKeeper’s Preferences window you can customize the application to your personal needs. To open the window, in the application menu click MacKeeper 2012, Preferences, or use the "Cmd ," (Command key + comma key) keyboard shortcut.
MacKeeper preferences can be roughly divided into three categories – general, advanced, and by features.
If you are currently at the System Status page, the Preferences window will open with the General tab that contains the following settings:
- Bounce the Dock icon: Defines how MacKeeper icon should behave while in the Dock. Select this checkbox for the Dock icon to move either when one of the system scans is complete or when all system scans are complete. This is useful when you are busy with other applications except MacKeeper but want to be aware when MacKeeper completes its tasks.
- Check for updates: Specifies how often the system should check MacKeeper for new versions. There are three options available – daily, weekly, and monthly. You can also check availability of a new version any time you wish by clicking the Check now button.
- Show Support Notifications: Specifies whether to display notifications related to MacKeeper trial period.
- Show Update Tracker Notifications: Specifies whether to display notifications from the Update Tracker feature about the new application versions available.
- Show Internet Security Notifications: Specifies whether to display notifications related to MacKeeper's Internet Security plugin.
- Show Uninstaller Notifications: Specifies whether to display notifications related to MacKeeper's Smart Uninstaller feature.
- Show MacKeeper icon in menu bar: Specifies whether to display the MacKeeper icon in menu bar.
Other tabs of the Preferences window are devoted to specific features. When you are viewing or working with a specific feature and want to customize it, you should click MacKeeper 2012, Preferences, and the Preferences window will open with the tab that corresponds to this feature. If the feature is not customizable, the Preferences window will open with the General tab.
For details on the feature-specific preferences refer to the Features chapter of this user guide.
The last tab of the Preferences window is called Advanced and contains four options:
- Show system applications in Smart Uninstaller: Defines whether to show the native Apple applications in the Smart Uninstaller list.
- Show applications from non-system volumes in Update Tracker: Defines whether to show applications located on external media in the Update Tracker list.
- Restore the windows after reopening: Defines whether to restore the windows after you reopen them.
- Reset all dialog warnings: If you click the Reset Warnings button, MacKeeper will start showing the alert dialogs previously hidden with the Don’t show again option.