Customizing the OSX Gui

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  1. Ultimate-Omen macrumors member

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    I know there are programs like shapeshifter and duality that are capable of changing themes but I remember a couple years back that theme packages (standalone themes in the .pkg format) were very popular. These are much less of a headache than say SS is. With these you run, restart and enjoy! So my question is this: Does anyone know where i can download these standalone theme packages?

    thanks in advance,
    Omen
     
  2. Ultimate-Omen thread starter macrumors member

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    wow all day and not one reply?...am i that scary?:D
     
  3. After G macrumors 68000

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    I guess no responses means that people are generally happy with OS X default scheme.

    Usually what I find with skins is that they are not contrasted enough in a key area (menu, buttons, etc) and that inhibits my productivity. Juat my $0.02 though.

    But if you want stand-alone themes:

    http://www.resexcellence.com/themes/index_59.shtml (for Tiger)

    btw, you'll have to pick out the pkgs from the guikits, upon taking a closer look. Generally, the non guikit themes are less flashy too.
     
  4. wako macrumors 65816

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    Im not too sure if this is what you are looking for, but if it is great :)

    http://www.kde.org/
    http://www.gnome.org/


    I personally would go with GNOME if you are going to choose. KDE wasnt as customizable as GNOME, or as cool I never toyed with it on my mac though, only on linux.
     
  5. Ultimate-Omen thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks but that is very far from what i had in mind :rolleyes:
    as far as i know, KDE and Gnome are Desktop environments for linux/unix. What i'm looking for is a sort of "shell that fits over" the current aqua theme of mac osx.
     
  6. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816

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    i think there was thread on this subject, but i can't remember what the title was. Also, wasn't there some kind of interface/GUI program [i think it had Silver in the name] that would change the GUI, and also had features that would adapt to your uses.


    Sorry i can't help you, other than that.
     
  7. zakatov macrumors 6502a

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    You're thinking of Quicksilver, a free alternative to Launchbar, both of which basically do what Spotlight does: quick lookup of files, folder, contacts, ect. based on metadata and/or contextual data.
     
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  9. jsalzer macrumors 6502a

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    Not what you're looking for, but...

    I know this doesn't answer your question, but...

    Have you tried switching the default theme from "Blue" to "Graphite"?

    It gets rid of those annoying stoplight colors and the bright aqua bars and replaces everything with a toned-down graphite. It's beautiful and yet doesn't draw attention to itself. And isn't that what an OS should be?

    If you haven't tried it, give it a whirl. I think you'll be happy.
     

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