Graphite or Blue?

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Graphite or Blue?

  1. graphite

    30 vote(s)
    28.3%
  2. blue

    76 vote(s)
    71.7%
  1. G99 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I find it disappointing that OS X only comes with two "appearance types". Graphite or Blue seems lacking. Does anyone here actually use Graphite?
     
  2. theorem7 macrumors member

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    Well, I usually use Blue, but upon reading this thread I decided to try out Graphite for a while, becuase I have Uno installed, and I thought it might go along with the whole simplistic thing. I'll probably switch back to Blue soon though, as Graphite is a little boring. What other sorts of appearance types would you like to see? I think orange might look ok, but other than that, I can't really think of any color that would look good. Or are you talking more about giving built-in OS options similar to the themes Shapeshifter offers?
     
  3. G99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I regret saying this, but Windows has a lot better "themes". They have themes such as Olive, Silver, Classic, and the default one. I think Apple could learn from Windows here. Maybe different menu-bar colours, dock colours, and maybe window tints could be added.
     
  4. theorem7 macrumors member

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    Yeah, I know what you mean, but I think it's an effort by Apple to graphically unify the OS with the hardware, and as most of the hardware is the same glossy white or brushed metal as the GUI, that's why they chose to have only those themes. Whereas on Windows, you're delivering to all sorts of different hardware, so an attempt to unify the OS with the hardware would be futile, so they can give more themes.
     
  5. Lau Guest

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    I use Graphite. But I don't really like blue, so that's why.
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    #7
    I try graphite every now and then but I've used blue for so long, it seems a bit weird having everything so subtle. I think if I hadn't become accustomed to blue, I'd definitely have picked graphite. I'd love to see other colour schemes though. :)
     
  8. eXan macrumors 601

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    I use Blue, but sometimes switch to graphite. Graphite fits Pro machines nicely, while blue looks good on "home" models :)
     
  9. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    I always go blue, as graphite seems a bit boring.....

    ShadoW
     
  10. bigandy macrumors G3

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    the problem with classic is it looks way too 'old'.

    the problem with the others is they look like someone's vomited on them.

    if you wanna change, there are thousands of themes available, just have a little look round the fishnet. most of them are a quick install too.
     
  11. discoforce macrumors 6502a

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    Funny: you made me realize that I've set my iMac at work to graphite and powerbook at home to blue. So my consumer computer at work uses eXan's "pro" theme, while my pro computer at home uses the "home" theme...

    Time to call my analyst. :)
     
  12. iBunny macrumors 65816

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    Blue for the win. It gives my mac personallity.

    Blue tells me a Computer user under the age of 27 is operating the machine.

    Graphite tells me an old man is at the helm.

    ;)
     
  13. Bubbasteve macrumors 65816

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  14. khammack macrumors regular

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    I choose either blue or graphite based on my current wallpaper.

    I think I prefer graphite; I'm more of a minimalist.

    Currently, it's blue.

    -kev
     
  15. iShane macrumors 6502a

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  16. zap2 macrumors 604

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  17. someguy macrumors 68020

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  18. G99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't get how you can not miss this:
    Picture 1.png
    It's just...so....Apple!
     
  19. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    Me gusta azul.

    For the less spanish inclined,

    I like blue. And I'm stickin' with it :).
     
  20. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    You know, I've tried using graphite, and I've got no problem with it except for the fact that Apple won't make all applications use it when it's set. iTunes uses blue highlights and Safari has blue widgets. If Apple offers graphite as a theme, then they should make it work across the OS and programs they develop, like Safari and iTunes.

    Are there any other Apple programs that do this?
     
  21. MalcolmJID macrumors 6502a

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    #21
    I'd prefer to use the blue as it really does look nice...but I think the use of the "Graphite" colours goes well with a 12" PB. (One of my college tutors has this, and it does look quite sexy :D ).


    (Doesn't have a Mac yet :( )
     
  22. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Even though I'm annoyed with the way iTunes handles the graphite color option, I'm forcing myself to get used to it. I like how graphite looks on my iBook. The gray plastic looks smooth with the graphite.
     
  23. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    #23
    I've always used blue, but if I could have hot pink.... ;)
     
  24. Lau Guest

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    I know - I'd really like an orangey-red apple and spotlight icon. Cool blue just ain't me. ;)
     
  25. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    You can go get ShapeShifter, install a theme you like then use ThemePark or something like that to export the theme into something ThemeChanger can use so you can have different themes and embed them.... Sounds good about now, i need a change.

    EDIT: ThemePark v.3.0.1 got wise and disabled that function. So you can't export them w/out buying it first.
     

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