how to make windows look like OS X

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  1. macOSX-tastic macrumors 6502a

    macOSX-tastic

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    hi guys,

    this is not the best out there granted, but ive been fishing around on the net for software and apps to make my dell have a similar interface to my ibook, as i hate changing my habits when i switch platforms. (i.e. closing windows.)

    i have used windowblinds for the titlebars, and object dock for the dock, and have been able to obtain icons and things from friends.

    it fooled my parents when they saw it, but on close inspection, its not fooling anybody.

    a nice tiger wallpaper and the flurry screensaver for windows compliment to the look.

    i am quite pleased with the look of it now, i have been working on it for sometime as some of the stuff (especially those OSX themes) are hard to find, often have bugs and take a while to get fixed. i have the latest build of an OSX theme, which appears to be the best build i have found so far. i can also choose between OS9 interfaces (not that i like them) and graphite interfaces.

    i also have all the standard OS X wallpapers goign back to 10.2.

    sorry about the poor piccy quality (had to get it down to under 100kb)

    tell me what you think/give advice and post pics of your efforts!

    tastic.
     

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  2. deryk macrumors regular

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    That's pretty good. I've been trying to do this on my work computer, but I am not having much luck. It runs windows 2000 and is not as theme friendly as XP.

    Deryk
     
  3. James Philp macrumors 65816

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    Not bad for mutton dressed as lamb!
    You need to change the alias arrows, or is this not possible?
    Windows icons do look dated don't they!
     
  4. macOSX-tastic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i cant do anything about that in firefox, but IE is pretty much the same as safari cept its still sluggish.

    there are a few other areas of annoyance but i will never create a total mac osx environ without using something like flyakite, which messed up my mate's notebook.

    this will have to do, and i have my beloved ibook to fully immerse myself!!!

    tastic.
     
  5. mgargan1 macrumors 65816

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    there is this one software package that works really well... it's called Mac OS X Tiger. It's not out yet, but it will be on the 29th. The only problem is, it doesn't run on the x86 platform.

    I'm totally kidding. I think it looks really well, the icons of course do look outdated.
     
  6. taeclee99 macrumors 6502a

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    Here is my windows desktop.
     

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  7. macOSX-tastic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    wow that's great! can you give me a link to that tiger background u got there? or send it to me?

    thanks


    tastic
     
  8. Timelessblur macrumors 65816

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    with the tweak UI power toy from MS you can change the short cut arrows to even remove them. that should help you out some
     
  9. taeclee99 macrumors 6502a

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    here is a link to all of the tiger desktops.

    http://www.kyledetring.com/TigerDesks.zip
     
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  11. macOSX-tastic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i found the dock on www.stardock.com

    its fully operational and looks just like macOS X, you can even customise the icons if you wish.

    tastic.
     
  12. macOSX-tastic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks taeclee99, got all the wallpapers, they are much better than i imagined.


    good job!

    tastic
     
  13. macOSX-tastic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    my desktop looks like this. a few minor mods, but i like the tiger wallpapers especially. i ahve decided to use them in an upcoming art and design project (the black and white versions anyway)

    i hope i dont get apple on my case!!!

    tastic
     

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  14. 7on macrumors 601

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    It needs the finder icon to the far left and the trash icon to the far right. Most mods miss this important detail and I rarely see OSX setups without the finder to the far right and the trash to the far left
     
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  16. James Philp macrumors 65816

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    Only ever seen one better, and here it is.
    I have to say I wince and giggle a little when i see these - it's like seeing those boy-racers with clapped out old cars, putting big exhausts and body kits on to make them look like supercars! :D
     
  17. erik1975 macrumors member

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    Expose for Windows

    Don't forget about Entbloess: www.entbloess.com. The name is weird, but it gives Expose functioanlity in Windows. (even 2000). I have installed it on my work machine and now feels like home! It is a bit of a RAM hog though!
     

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