How did he do this to the Finder?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Gary King, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. Gary King macrumors 6502

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  2. beige matchbox macrumors 6502a

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    I'm thinking it's a Windows box, the buttons on the top right, and the address saying D: both indicate this
     
  3. ZicklePop macrumors member

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    Also the Quit the Finder option is kinda a hint too.
     
  4. beige matchbox macrumors 6502a

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    You can turn that on on the mac too, with tinker tool :)

    Like so -
     

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  5. acedickson macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think it's a windows box. The dock has an Adium icon in it. I don't think there's Adium for a windows box.
     
  6. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    Whoa. That is the best fake OS X I've ever seen :eek: Too bad beneath it all they still have DOS. UNIX Rocks :p
     
  7. evil_santa macrumors 6502a

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    & D:\Custom\icone\edo might be a give away
     
  8. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Most likely a skinned Windows job or it could be a ShapeShifter theme.
     
  9. GodBless macrumors 65816

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    This GUI theme is one of the most custom I've ever seen. It looks like he is using FireFox as you can see in the browser title but the browser features look like they came from Safari.

    Something that is really strange is that one of the windows has the close, minimize and zoom buttons on the right-hand side where as the other two have the buttons on the left-hand side.

    I have seen many different types of custom docks so there is nothing new here.

    Many of the GUI aspects contradict both what Windows and OS X offer by default so I would assume that it could be Photoshopped. It is just a screenshot you know. There is no moving images that tell us this is a real theme.

    It looks like an enhanced OS X.

    Software titles that he could have used if he is running OS X are the following:
    - ShapeShifter
    - TinkerTool
    - Konfabulator (which you can see in the Menu Bar)
    - (Some kind of dock enhancement program)
     
  10. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    its either a really-really-really modified windows or its linux...
     
  11. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Just because the icon shows Adium doesn't mean it is Adium...much like the Apple icon on the top left of the screenshot doesn't necessarily mean it's OSX!
     
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  13. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    Just wondering, what happens when you quit Finder?
     
  14. acedickson macrumors 6502a

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    Understandable, seems like alot of work for no reason, lol.
     
  15. cleanup macrumors 68030

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    I used to be a Windows user that emulated OSX. Ask me anything. That is Windows. He's using ObjectBar for the menubar, Safarifox for the Safari clone, and Styler and FinderBar for the Finder clone. If he used a program called WindowBlinds he would have left-sided glyphs. He's also using Konfabulator with the following widgets: Widescape Weather, Timezonabulator, iTunes Companion/Sputnik.

    The lone window with the left sided glyphs has left sided glyphs because it's a modded Trillian skin. He's also using AveDesk for the Mac OS X-like desktop icons.

    See? Ask me anything. :)

    For more information on poor Windows people emulating Mac OS X as I used to, visit http://www.aqua-soft.org.

    [Edit]: He's also using either YzShadow or WindowFX for the window shadows. :p
     
  16. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    Yup. That should be the most obvious giveaway...

    That theme actually exists for both Windows and OS X (ShapeShifter). It's done buy a talent guy named Takashi Izawa.
     
  17. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    Wow! Thourough. Thanks for the confirmation!

    Just for the record, I believe it's Windows (modified ad nauseum).
     
  18. Wes macrumors 68020

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    Desktop icons go away, background image/dock remain, that's about it; and you can't open finder windows obviously.
     
  19. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    Cool... How do you get it back?
     
  20. biohazard6969 macrumors 6502a

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    click the finder icon in the dock. simple as that
     
  21. Ti_Poussin macrumors regular

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    It's no Windows box, it's OSX with a different theme. I made this too, I got tire of Aqua and it's white interface, I prefer dark interface.

    Tool:
    -Shapeshifter (change theme apparence, icon set)
    -Thinkertool or Clix(enable the quit in the finder, or use the terminal with this command to enable it: defaults write com.apple.finder QuitMenuItem -boolean true;killall Finder
    to turn it off is this command: defaults delete com.apple.finder QuitMenuItem;killall Finder
    -few freeware to make transparent dock help too

    I personnaly enjoy the Shinoby theme. Make a little search of this in google: "osx theme -XP" to get real osx theme, not XP skin. You should found some nasty one ;)
     
  22. matticus008 macrumors 68040

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    No, it is absolutely a Windows box.
     
  23. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    With a Services menu? Why emulate a Services menu when Windows doesn't have any Services?
     
  24. Orlando Furioso macrumors 6502

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    oh damn. if there is confusion about this, i cannot imagine the kinds of identity issues the mac x86s will bring. :rolleyes:
     
  25. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i fail to see why that will change anything myself
     

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