OSX White Theme? Not sure what Im thinking...

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  1. iBunny macrumors 65816

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    I just got my first mac ever... a 14 inch iBook not too long ago. My "theme" I guess you could say is like the brushed gray look... for windows and what not

    I thought (perhaps im wrong) but wasnt there like a White "theme" for OSX?

    Anyone see where im getting at? Its sorta hard to explain i guess...

    Thanks
     
  2. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

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    You could try something like ShapeShifter, but I don't know if there is a theme available that would make the Finder or windows look white.
     
  3. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    iBunny – you may have seen a copy of Milk, a theme that would give you a white finder.

    There might be another explanation, though. Your new iBook will have come with Panther and its brushed metal look – you might be thinking back to having seen screenshots of one of the earlier versions of OS X, which had a 'white' look about the finder...
     
  4. iBunny thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Panther only has the brushed metal look? there is no option to switch it to the white style of the Previous version?
     
  5. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Not without using a third-party theming app, like Shapeshifter.

    Apple doesn't include themes in OS X, short of choosing between the graphite and aqua stylings. I can only suppose that as they're very into their GUI they don't want people messing around with it too much. You can click on the little sausage-shaped button in the upper right hand corner of your Finder windows, which will reduce the frame down to a pale grey title bar and make your windows look a lot whiter– but that's all OS X will allow you to do by default I'm afraid. :(
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    rather than start my own thread at this point, what do you guys think of ShapeShifter? is it safe? worth it?
     
  7. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000

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    I've only used the trial version, but it was very stable, and very fun. It's improved quite a bit, and there's even an integrated theme browser built into the control panel, in which it displays preview of the newest 4-5 themes and lets you install whichever ones you want. I'd just check out the trial version and see if you like it. Can't hurt. :cool: :D
     
  8. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I installed and ran Shapeshifter 2 without any problems at all. I uninstalled it after a while though (once again without any difficulties), and went back to default aqua – I'm quite happy with how it looks and didn't have a great enough desire to theme my mac long-term so I decided not to buy.

    Is it worth it? I suppose the best answer to that question is to say download it, try it and see for yourself!
     
  9. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

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    I think iBunny was referring to Aqua. It had a quasi-white look. Yes, you can change back to that look, no need to get a third-party app.
     
  10. mmmdreg macrumors 65816

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    For the original topic, try macthemes.net. They got some quality work there.
     
  11. timnosenzo macrumors 6502a

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    Try this. Click the button in the first picture, which will make your finder look like the second picture. That sounds like what you're looking for. :confused:
     

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