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Quicktime X Preferences for Mac

By Megabyte Computing Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff May 5, 2013

Users may want to change preferences in their Quicktime player without having to do it every time the program opens. Quicktime X Preferences for Mac's options window allows changes to a number of default settings, which is a welcome feature for some users.

After startup, this freeware application installs easily as an additional preference pane in the system preferences menu. There did not appear to be any technical support available, but there was a basic readme file that explained the various options present and how changing each impacted the Quicktime program. Some of the options include automatically playing movies, changing the viewing area's corners, and closed captioning displays, among others. The changed options easily update into the Quicktime player, itself, and continue to stay in place. Outside of the options, there are no additional features available.

Quicktime X Preferences for Mac functions well, and it's offered at no cost.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.2

Added a menu option to show the movie inspector window upon launching a new movie.


Release December 5, 2009
Date Added December 5, 2009
Version 1.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel
Additional Requirements
  • This app requires Mac OS X 10.6, and does not run on Mac OS X 10.5. Please ignore the "Operating System Requirements" field for this listing.
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    Developer's Description

    This preference pane allows you to enable or disable many features of the new QuickTime Player X that are not available to users by default. These include:
    • Enabling autoplay when opening a video file
    • Enabling subtitles and closed captioning by default
    • Enabling autohide or autoshow for the titlebar and controller, or setting a new timeout for the fade function to make it a longer or shorter wait before it disappears
    • Allowing simultaneous video recordings through the built-in iSight camera
    • Keeping Full Screen Mode active even when switching applications
    • Changing the corners of the movie player to round or square
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