Theming/Skins?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Heady, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    One of my greatest hopes for Lion is a full support for theming/skins. (Wishful thinking, I know)
    If Steve decides to sanction *any* theming at all, how far do you think it would go? Full UI overhaul? Changed menu bar color?
    Thoughts?
     
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    Mackilroy

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    Historically Apple hasn't enabled skinning or theming in OS X, beyond changing some colors and your desktop photo. I imagine they'll continue that trend.
     
  3. MattInOz, Dec 20, 2010
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    MattInOz

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    Plus you can replace any icon you like.

    p.s. I never understood skinning/theme thing.
    I mean someone good enough to put together a non-crap Theme should be far to busy making buckets of money in a software development company
     
  4. Mal
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    Mal

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    This is what I expect as well. If they implement any sort of theming, expect it to be a simple flip between two possibilities, light and dark or something along those lines. Not full customization (look at how they do the Aqua or Graphite "themes" for the buttons and scroll bars now).

    jW
     
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    Azoox

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    I would actually like to see themes and skins. I never understood why that should be so big of a deal. As much as gray is a useful color when I deal with photography, it becomes boring and I'd like to be able to have a bit more to choose from than blue and graphite. In this sense, Windows makes life a lot easier.
     
  6. Mal
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    Mal

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    You do realize your post (or rather, the color, font, and size you chose) is a wonderful example of why choice isn't always a good thing. Try posting in a more readable font in the future please, for all our sakes.

    jW
     
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    That's an example of going overboard. Although, to whoever made that skin, maybe they liked the way it looks. If anything more choice would bring more customers to Apple. People like customization, it makes them feel special ;)
     
  9. macrumors 68000

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    I hope to god apple never. ever. ever. allows theming. All the themes for Windows look ugly, including the standard ones.... Im sorry, but if you let the Mac be themed, you end up with ugly inelegant desktops - and apple is all about beauty, simplicity and elegance. Not about user customization.
     
  10. macrumors member

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    I'll agree with you that most windows themes are ugly, but I'd say at least one in ten themes is simply gorgeous. Have you ever seen the rainmeter project?

    Also, just because there is optional theming, doesn't mean you have to partake in it. Customization is a great thing, and you'll see a lot of great contributions. Although you may have to weed through a bunch of crappy ones.
     

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