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What is INTrafficLightsDisabler?

INTrafficLightsDisabler is a SIMBL plugin to disable the traffic lights (AKA "window widgets") in windows on Mac OS X (tested on OS X 10.6-10.7). Please see the blog post for screenshots and more information.


The bundle should be compiled and installed to /Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins (for all users) or ~/Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins (for the current user).

You will notice this #define in the INTrafficLightsDisabler.h file:

/** Uncomment this define to disable all of the traffic lights EXCEPT for the close button */


It does exactly what it says. Uncommenting that line will make it so that the zoom and minimize traffic lights are hidden, but the close button will remain visible (known as the "Cyclops version").

Who am I?

I'm Indragie Karunaratne, a 16 year old Mac OS X and iOS Developer from Edmonton AB, Canada. Visit my website to check out my work, or to get in touch with me.


INTrafficLightsDisabler is licensed under the BSD license.

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