How do I revert back to the original Panther theme?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Shamus, May 4, 2006.

  1. Shamus macrumors 6502a

    Shamus

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    #1
    Hey all,
    Last night, I decided to try and spice up the look of my Panther OS. Anyway, I found a few theme changer programs, which I have now discovered arent supposed to work with Panther. They are: Iridium, UNO, and SmoothStripes. I downloaded them, and tried installing, but they mostly just said that they only work with Tiger.

    But then, I realised that the menubar at the top of the screen had changed to look like the Tiger menubar. And, the metal brush was gone from all apps. Finder stayed the same. But now when i restarted my computer, Finder now has the skin, but the layout has gone wacko! Now I cant see any of my files, and I have no idea how to revert back to what Panther was like before :( . Can someone please help??

    Here is a pic of what has happened to Finder:
     

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  2. wmmk macrumors 68020

    wmmk

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    insert the panther install disc, and select upgrade. that may or may not work. to be honest, i'd only do that as a last resort.
     
  3. janey macrumors 603

    janey

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    #3
    I would think there's usually some way to revert the theme changes using the software, or go apply a new theme that is Panther compatible... Next time, don't install something that says "Tiger Only" on Panther :p Recipe for disaster... Theming for OS X also sucks bigtime..so..

    I think ShapeShifter will revert to the original if you disable it.

    Short of (not upgrading) but replacing Finder and all the system files that were modified, not sure if there is a way to fix it otherwise. Finder's (and the system's) version number didn't retrogress when the theme was applied...
     
  4. Shamus thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Shamus

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    #4
    ShapeShifter worked!

    THANK YOU SO MUCH JANEY! :) :) :) :D :) :) :)
     
  5. janey macrumors 603

    janey

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    Great to know! Happy to help :)
     

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