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vniow
Feb 26, 2003, 05:02 PM
Some apps I think are just hideous or cheesy looking in brushed metal so I looked around this site from a link from another thread here and found this little haxie.

Metallifizer (http://www.unsanity.com/haxies/metallifizer/) enables you to change the look of Cocoa apps from brushed metal to Aqua and vice-versa, it's pretty funny if you start messing around with it and see what some apps like Mail look in brushed metal, heh.

Requires Application Enhancer (http://www.unsanity.com/haxies/ape/) to work.

hvfsl
Feb 26, 2003, 05:46 PM
Thanks, I dont like the brushed metal look, so I can now change it.

beez7777
Feb 26, 2003, 06:48 PM
there are some applications i think look really ugly with brushed metal, but i'm sorta afraid to start messing with the system. i don't know....

GPTurismo
Feb 26, 2003, 08:08 PM
I have been using metalafizer for what, 5 - 6 months ago, or when it came out...

I love it because at first I turned brushed metal on for everything for a week, got completely repulsed by it and now have everything I can turn it off on turned off.

It hasn't hurt anything :D

springscansing
Feb 26, 2003, 08:17 PM
I just think Apple should pick one or the other, that's all. There doesn't seem to be a pattern do it. Why isn't mail brushed metal? Bah.

Either way, I love the white with pinstripes. I think the brushed metal is kinda silly.

howard
Feb 26, 2003, 08:28 PM
thats neat, i love itunes brush metal but i hate safari in brush metal

voicegy
Feb 26, 2003, 09:12 PM
I like all the brushed metal, because I'm on a TiBook, so it all falls into place as far as a total theme goes.

mc68k
Feb 27, 2003, 01:05 AM
i just have a theme that's brushed metal using duality. i love it.

i h8 the pinstripes enough not to put them on my home machine.

pascal_goguey
Feb 27, 2003, 01:23 AM
Originally posted by vniow
Some apps I think are just hideous or cheesy looking in brushed metal so I looked around this site from a link from another thread here and found this little haxie.

Metallifizer (http://www.unsanity.com/haxies/metallifizer/) enables you to change the look of Cocoa apps from brushed metal to Aqua and vice-versa, it's pretty funny if you start messing around with it and see what some apps like Mail look in brushed metal, heh.

Requires Application Enhancer (http://www.unsanity.com/haxies/ape/) to work.

Metallifizer is certainly an interesting gadget. However, after tryin it with Safari, I think it doesn't look nice either. The buttons at the top of the window are to close to the window bar, and therefore the layout is quite different to what Interface Builder would recommend.
By the way, when setting back to metallized, the search window is also fully metallized. I'm not sure it was different before, maybe just an
impression...

Pascal

alset
Feb 27, 2003, 02:10 AM
I detest the brushed metal interface used in Safari, though I prefer it in QT and iTunes. I have a buddy who swears by it and constantly pushes his metal interface on me. I can't think of a faster way to run my Mac into the ground than to replace my jazzy Aqua with something so bland.

Some windows just don't look right with pinstripe - for everything else, there's Metallifizer (in reverse).

Dan

Flickta
Feb 27, 2003, 03:14 AM
It is nice to have an alternative. Both to the Brushed metal and Aqua. something serious, maybe... I don't know. But Interface must be flexible. Must be... Argh.

FelixDerKater
Feb 27, 2003, 07:31 AM
Got a screenshot of brushed metal Mail.app?

vniow
Feb 27, 2003, 02:14 PM
Originally posted by FelixDerKater
Got a screenshot of brushed metal Mail.app?

MacFan26
Feb 27, 2003, 10:56 PM
I actually like the brushed metal look, however, I can only take so much of it. I use a lot of Apple apps and it gets sort of annoying when all you look at is brushed metal. I think that people are able to get more and more into OS X as it continues to get better, and I'm happy that I can change my interface a lot more. "Brushed metal" will probably go out just like beige did.

Thirteenva
Feb 28, 2003, 01:58 PM
how about a pic of safari with brushed metal removed...

g30ffr3y
Feb 28, 2003, 04:27 PM
can it change the apple bar at the top to brushed metal too??? i think mail looks sweet that way... i dont like the pinstripes that much unless my desktop background is the default blue...

Sol
Feb 28, 2003, 09:17 PM
I like the brushed metal look as it gives Apple software that next-gen look that lesser OSs will always lack. By the way, Mail looks very good with it but I think I will wait until it officially becomes metalised. I guess my gripe with this style is that once all the metal apps are open it becomes difficult to distinguish between them on your screen. Is that a Safari window or QuickTime? It would be great if the applications in the background change colour or something like that. It would also be great if a different skin was available for non-PowerBook users. Metal may go with Titanium and Aluminum enclosures but not so with iMacs and eMacs.

MacFan26
Feb 28, 2003, 09:53 PM
That's a great idea about different colors for apps in the background, I would definitely go for that!

WinterMute
Mar 1, 2003, 02:12 PM
I agree with voicegy, the brushed metal works with a Tibook, but sucks big time on a Cinema display and the eMac.

Go figure...:)

GeneR
Mar 25, 2003, 02:53 PM
Originally posted by MacFan26
I actually like the brushed metal look, however, I can only take so much of it. I use a lot of Apple apps and it gets sort of annoying when all you look at is brushed metal. I think that people are able to get more and more into OS X as it continues to get better, and I'm happy that I can change my interface a lot more. "Brushed metal" will probably go out just like beige did.

My thoughts exactly... :D

skymaXimus
Mar 29, 2003, 10:04 PM
Originally posted by Thirteenva
how about a pic of safari with brushed metal removed...

skymaXimus
Mar 29, 2003, 10:06 PM
I like iTunes and Quicktime w/ the brushed metal. I constantly switch back and forth in iCal.

New Guy
Apr 2, 2003, 06:18 PM
As a designer a neutral grey is so much better to work with. It is easy on the eyes and doesn't draw undue attention to itself. I don't want too many candy colors distracting me from my designs. The metal interface in Safari gives a nice neutral grey frame with high contrast buttons. I've found that too many of the aquafied apps I've used, like PhotoShop and InDesign, have a stark white, pinstripe frame with bland greyscale buttons that are too difficult to distinguish from eachother.

If done right I think the metal interface can be quite stunning.

FattyMembrane
Apr 13, 2003, 05:01 PM
brushed metal is nice in moderation, but i really hope that apple tries to curb the recent explosion of metal apps. the one thing i don't like about textured windows is - their texture. there was a mod a while ago that got rid of the texturing and just had a smooth gray gradient (like the drawers in metal apps) that looked beautiful. oddly enough, metal in safari really isnt that bad.