Cocktail 3.5 (Jaguar Edition)

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for Mac OS X. The application
serves up a scrumptious mix of maintenance tools and interface tweaks,
all accessible via a comprehensive graphical interface and toolset. It
is a smooth and powerful utility that simplifies the use of advanced
UNIX functions.

Cocktail 3.5 (Jaguar Edition) is a new major update to Cocktail.
Version 3.5 includes lots of new features, changes, improvements and
bug fixes:


* Built-in and updated Uninstaller
* Cocktail is now fully localizable
* Added support for special characters in disk, folder and file names
* Added “Play Pilot completion sound” option to the Preferences
* Added possibility to save the information from the Specifications
* Addresses an issue in which Uptime was not updated
* Addresses an issue in which position of the main window was not saved
* Updated “Provide Cocktail Feedback” feature
* New icon
* Updated Cocktail Help
* Other minor bug fixes, changes and interface improvements


* Disks on which journaling cannot be enabled do not appear in the
pop-up button containing list of disks
* Disks on which permissions cannot be repaired do not appear in the
pop-up button containing list of disks
* Spindown settings can now be applied for both Power Adapter and
Battery Power


* Added “Rebuild Launch Services database” feature


* Added more options to the cache cleaning feature
* Added “Search subfolders” option to the DS Store cleaning feature
* Fixed compatibility issues with ShapeShifter, Unison and other third
party applications


* Cards settings are not changed to the default values after the restart
* Added eight new connection types to the network optimization feature
* Added possibility to create custom network optimization


* Added “Hide the Desktop” setting (Finder)
* Added “Enable detailed logging” setting (Mail)
* Added “Decrease page loading times” setting (Safari)
* Added “Do not cache website icons” setting (Safari)
* Added “Display additional message in the login window” setting (Login)
* Added “Show Debug menu in Address Book” setting (Misc)
* Resolves an issue in which login settings could not be enabled


* Added more cache cleaning options
* Added “Rotate all logs before deleting the rotated log files” option
* Added “Reprebind entire system” option
* Added “Repair permissions on all disks” option
* Pilot can now be configured to quit Cocktail when it has successfully
run all of the selected tasks
* Pilot can now be configured to put the computer to sleep when it has
successfully run all of the selected tasks
* Added sound notifications
* Fixed cron compatibility issues

Cocktail 3.5 (Jaguar Edition) requires Mac OS X or Mac OS X Server
10.2-10.2.8 with BSD subsystem (included in default Mac OS X

All latest versions of Cocktail are available as free updates for
registered users. When unregistered, Cocktail runs in demo mode and
will expire after the tenth launch.

Cocktail 3.5 (Jaguar Edition) is available for download from

To download Cocktail from our iDisk, choose Connect To Server from the
Go menu, type “” and click
Connect. If you are using Mac OS X 10.3, choose iDisk from the Go menu,
choose Other User’s Public Folder from the submenu, type
“macosxcocktail” in the Member Name field and click Connect.

To install Cocktail, double click the downloaded .dmg file to mount it
as a virtual disk on your desktop. This disk contains the program file
that you should drag to your Applications folder. The virtual disk will
be disposed of when you shut down your Mac but you may unmount it
earlier by dragging its icon to the Trash.

Cocktail is currently not compatible with any of the preview builds of
Mac OS X 10.4. We are expecting to release the first public beta of
Cocktail (Tiger Edition) in April 2005.


Kristofer Szymanski

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Address: Box 235, 17823 Ekero, Sweden