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Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by SourceSunTom, Jan 4, 2017.
Having a bit of a graphic issue on the dock on the iMac G4 (GeForce4 MX 64MB)
That isn't a problem with LeoRebirth; it's just the 2D dock itself. Doesn't work on iMac G4's, no matter what theme is applied.
Explains why I was having issues theming my MDD with a 4 MX...
It's a shame... this would look so good on the iMac G4, especially with the white dock.
Yeah, had that problem too with my little iMac G4 too x) This machine isn't made for Leopard I think :/
Best way to get around the problem IMO is to use the Tiger dock on Leopard; looks similar to the white dock in LeoRebirth but no hitbox problem. If I ever install LeoRebirth on my iMac G4 this is what I'll do.
I've never found any option so far, to make a white 2D Dock in Leopard without the hitbox problem. Of course the black dock looks just fine but having a more appropriate look would be better.
There is an option: use the Tiger dock on Leopard. I made a thread on this, "Make Leopard Look Like Tiger".
You will have the real Tiger dock running in Leopard and there's no hitbox problem.
But you loose spaces , thats why i din't include that
True. Should've mentioned that. I never use Spaces so I forgot about that.
I use "spaces" on Lion and above as they're easier to get to in my opinion. In Leopard and Snow Leopard I find them to be hard to use and annoying to get to.
I tried to use the Tiger Dock, but due to the lack of features i decided to stick with the normal "sierraised" Leopard Dock
As of now there is no uninstaller for the theme, right? Is there a list of files the theme changes? I'm asking because I'd like to apply the theme on my daily driver PB to fool my colleagues but I don't like finite changes on an OS. If maybe I want another theme after some weeks I want to have the option to turn it back. Even if I have to exchange 100 files manually
No uninstaller yet. What I do is use Pacifist. It lists what's installed. If you want you could extract ArtFile, SArtFile, and Extras.rsrc and install only those... however you'd need to change the dock and icons by yourself.
I joined this website purely for the opportunity to get involved in this theme's thread, which I have found very interesting and have been watching for a couple of weeks now.
Hope you enjoy having me.
And by the way, @SourceSunTom, you are amazing and I could never do what you managed to accomplish here. Even if we appear to be in similar age ranges.
Anyway, add +1 to the SierraThemeForLeopard Train! Woo!
First off, welcome to MacRumors, and especially welcome to the PowerPC subforum! Secondly, I believe I can speak on behalf of @SourceSunTom to say we're glad to have you here with your enthusiasm to help out and interest in PPC-related stuff. As kind of a getting started, I'd recommend introducing yourself in some of the big threads like "Post your About this Mac shots", "Does anyone have more PowerPC Macs than I do", and/or "Post your PowerPC Setup" to show off what PPC Macs you have, or ones you wish to get. And definitely try to get involved in as many threads as possible by constructively adding to the topic. Once again, welcome to MR and welcome to the PPC forums!
Well, I'm not going to be a full time user here, just off and on with interesting threads like these.
I'm really only going to be a spectator with inputs to select topics. I hope that's not going to make everyone mad.
Anyway, enough about me.
PS: Aren't the titles of those threads a little pompous, and unrelated? I'm just here for the freedom to comment.
PPS: Thank you for the welcome, by the way.
I think it's a matter of keyboard shortcuts. I've set mine up to use CTRL+SHIFT and arrow keys to navigate. I can also go direct by using CTRL+SHIFT and the corresponding number on the keypad.
Unfortunately on Yosemite (work Mac) you can only use spaces linearly, not up and down. I find that to be annoying.
I encourage you to get involved on here, PPC users are becoming more and more rare!
Oh, they are? I'll try to input and help out where I can, then.
Just for clarification, what's your guess on the percent of PPC users on MacRumors? Would just like your thoughts. I'd say it to be a pretty sizable margin, from what I've seen so far.
I don't understand why the community isn't bigger than it is, I'm writing this from a dual core 2ghz G5 running Tiger and it's the best computer I've ever used. Leopard is still very modern, and there's a 2012 build of Linux designed to run on these things.
Truly, it makes no sense. They're fantastic computers, and reliable machines. (Save for the iMac G5, for the inescapable graphical issues on literally every model.)
There are even 2017 builds of Linux designed to run on these things.
You're talking about the updates to the 2012 build, right?
WHERE. WHERE IS IT.
Debian and Ubuntu/Lubuntu, released a PowerPC version of their systems in 2016, which will be maintained for at least other 3 years. Ubuntu/Lubuntu released a 2017 version of their system but then they abandoned it. There are 2017 releases which are still maintained for PowerPC systems such as Gentoo, OpenBSD, AOSC OS, and others... Take a look at this thread:
Well, because it seems Tom is hard at work, and to change the subject, I'm going to leave a couple of PowerPC website links here, just in case nobody's heard of them.
Hardware and software compatibility and ease of use.
Capable as they are, there's a lot they cannot do because it's not 2006 any more. And for what they can do, most of the time the process of getting to that capability is a barrier to many who want it to work right now.
I agree that PowerPC is capable but the average Mac user is NOT us.