I would like to explore some new tweaks which can be done by the "defaults write" command in OS X(ML).
What can I do to find them out myself rather than hunting online for known tweaks?
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For most non-hidden settings, this is how you can find the correct preference keys in Terminal.app:
For hidden settings, it gets trickier. You can use the command-line
Here’s another example that will look through all
There’s also a tool called GDB which can be used to find hidden preferences.
Another strings command:
defaults has a find subcommand:
Header files often contain definitions for preference keys:
What i assumed from your question is you want to explore tweaks/settings of an application. You can read preferences of an app with this trivial command