changing theme of OS X

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  1. bill4588 macrumors 6502a

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    I went to interfacelift.com and found a theme I liked. I've downloaded it and when I go to start the instillation process, it asks me to choose an application to open it with. I really like this theme and want to try it out, but I don't know how to install it. Does anyone know how I can do this?
     
  2. tsvb macrumors 6502

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    You need Shapeshifter.
     
  3. bill4588 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks a lot! not 100% sure if I like my new theme or not...it looks cool but it's not really "mac," you know?

    Pic if interested
    Picture 1.jpg
     
  4. sochet macrumors regular

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    I like the theme but I like that album even more (although not as much as lateralus)
     
  5. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    Yeah Shapeshifter is the best thing if you want to theme your mac. Candybar can be used for icons.

    e.g. Like this. =]

    [​IMG]
     
  6. bartelby macrumors Core

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    You can use Themepark to modify the .rsrc files and develope your own themes for a lot of apps.

    I am still trying to find the Brushed metal bit to change that!


    EDIT: Top choice of tune, by the way!!
     
  7. iShak macrumors 6502

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    i've heard shapeshifter messes about with your system files, and it can have bugs etc. like menus not opening, missing text etc.

    and its also a pain to remove, i installed a trial once and that made my mac crawl during boot up (took something like a minute) and so i had to clean install mac.
     
  8. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    I agree. I wish there was a better alternative to shapshifter (aside from Uno). Unsanity can go eat a bomb.
     
  9. bill4588 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have lateralus also :)
    Picture 1.jpg


    I hope this program doesn't screw up my system...I did notice that my boot-up time increased a lot, but I figured it was just because it was the first reboot after installing the program.
    *and is that even normal? whenever I install new updates or a big program that requires a restart, it takes FOREVER to re-boot. But all re-boots after that are fine. :confused:
     
  10. Pct1theory macrumors member

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    DON'T USE SHAPESHIFTER ON INTEL MACS!!!!
    it can mess up everthing, and u can also get lots of Kernal Panics as well...
     
  11. iShak macrumors 6502

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    @bill4588: err .. sounds like the same problem i had, and simple uninstall of shapeshifer didnt solve the problem i had to do a clean install of OS X .. hope you've still got the DVD's.

    and os x does take its time to boot-up after some of the updates ..
     
  12. clevin macrumors G3

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    I don't do any system core related theme work.
    lol, it would be good if OSX can handle it like Linux/Gnome, with theme of the system as a separate structure.
     
  13. iShak macrumors 6502

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    ^ even XP dont complain when you hack the uxtheme.dll ...
     
  14. nickster9224 macrumors 6502a

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  15. M@lew macrumors 68000

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  16. solvs macrumors 603

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    I just use UNO and change my icons manually. No system stability issues. Hoping 10.5 has some new theme options though.
     

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  17. clevin macrumors G3

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    huh, that might push shapeshifter out of business, lol, only Linux allow users to change theme freely after all.
     
  18. Nym macrumors 6502a

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    BTW, anyone knows how to uninstall Shapeshifter? I installed the trial but there are too many inconsistencies, it is not a correct theming application as far as I can tell and I have no use for it.

    The fact is, Aqua is the most coherent OS X theme :)
     
  19. gollum macrumors regular

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    Go to both your hard drive library and home library, open application enhancers folder, delete it from there.
    I think also if you run the Shapeshifter installer it will also have an uninstall option.
     
  20. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    Awesome choice of music! :)
     

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