Aqua-Lick also for Mojave (NOT AVAILABLE)

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  1. Kornelis macrumors member

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    #101
    Princess, for most applications I use your traffic lights are fine, so I keep using your SystemAppearance.car with Allan's assets. Together with Colorful Sidebar the UI of my MacBook is much nicer. Thank you for all your work.
     
  2. Princess Cake macrumors 6502

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    Awww, thank you, Korn ^.^ we're all trying to work together to bring back what a GOOD UI looked like! Hopefully in the end we escape the flat hell completely... just in time for 10.14 to release and break everything again -_-

    Allan, look what I found! Lucida Grande system font patch for High Sierra! It works too, I'm using it right now.
    Download macOSLucidaGrande
     
  3. Kenneth.Fu macrumors newbie

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    Allen, Princess. Thank you for all the work so far, i've been enjoying using a mixed version from both of your files. Modernized Retro Style. :D

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    Files: http://tinyurl.com/ya6gzwsp

    I also tweak the files a little bit to fix a texture pattern issue at the scroll bar on non-retina display that I seen.
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  4. bhtwo macrumors 6502a

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    Love the scrollies!
     
  5. Princess Cake macrumors 6502

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    This is gonna get confusing if we all start uploading .car files >.> I think we should all know well enough to install ThemeEngine and just upload our assets for it and say where the file goes :p
     
  6. Kenneth.Fu macrumors newbie

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    Right, about the scroll bar, I change both horizontal and vertical bar's value of Left Edge from 7 to 8.
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  7. Princess Cake macrumors 6502

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    Groovy, got the changes set, Kenny!

    Allan, I'm having trouble with those Extra.Menu files. I'm able to open the .pdf images in Photoshop but after saving them they turn into garbage >.>
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    Here's the original .PDFs and the ones I made based on Snow Leopard's Time Machine. Any ideas?
    http://www.filedropper.com/showdownload.php/timemachineglyphpdf
     
  8. Kornelis, Jan 18, 2018
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    Kornelis macrumors member

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    #108
    I'm not sure if I'm going to install 10.14 this or next year. As I understand it, in that macOS version Apple is going to ditch support for 32 bits programs. I have many programs that are still 32 bits. Some are not going to be updated and I don't want to buy new 64 bits versions of programs that run perfectly fine at the moment.

    So if this is indeed the case I will be using your modifications for a couple of years. ;-)

    Edit: I checked, the version after HS is going to "aggressively" warning users about 32-bit apps before eventually phasing them out all together. So it might not be as bad as I think.
     
  9. allan.nyholm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the tip on the scrollbar @Kornelis

    @Princess Cake doesn't seem to wan't to download from the link you sent? I can share the link with other people but not download?
     
  10. Princess Cake macrumors 6502

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    Oops, stupid filedropper! >O< http://www.filedropper.com/timemachineglyphpdf

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    bout the scrollbar, I thought those "lines" were part of the scrollbar :p it was a reference to the old candystripe/barberpole design OS X used on its scrollbars and progress bars.
     
  11. allan.nyholm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think that despite you having a lower res monitor that you need to match the old sizes. For some odd reason

    I tried making the scrollbars have that look of the old style - just couldn't execute it that well. What I see on Retina and what is seen on non-retina is hard for me to notice. That's probably why everything I make is in beta
     
  12. Princess Cake macrumors 6502

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    The extra.menu files only have one size of PDF in them, theres no @1x and @2x versions though >.>
     
  13. Princess Cake macrumors 6502

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    I fixed the traffic lights! I also replaced them with a new set that is slightly softer around the edges.

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  14. allan.nyholm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Impressive! Now onto sharing what you did - what's your dimensions?
     
  15. Princess Cake macrumors 6502

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    They're still only @1x due to my incredible laziness and lack of desire to re-draw them in high res with Flash >.>
     

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  16. allan.nyholm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  17. Princess Cake macrumors 6502

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    I managed to somewhat fix the Apple button in the Menubar. I couldn't figure out how to get the shiny finish on the Apple because everything in FlatOS™ is either black or transparent.

    So I took the erase brush in photoshop and started trying to replicate the effect by removing parts of the glyph.... my version is pretty suck but its a start. Know where we could possibly find an official version with transparency, Al?

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  18. allan.nyholm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That’s genius. I don’t know of any official. You could use a mask in photoshop and use the keyboard to type in the Apple logo. Is it Alt-$ !?
     
  19. cc333 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    First post here....

    This is neat! I've resisted upgrading past Mavericks because of the terrible flatness that has infiltrated OS X (it's bad enough on iOS!). I found some apps to do things like replace icons, and cDock to get a nicer version of the dock, so now it's tolerable, but having a theme like the one here would be really nice to have, and would complete the look!

    That being said, I know next to nothing about ThemeEngine (didn't even know such a thing existed), and would prefer to just have the finished .car files that I could simply drop into place. Does anybody have those, and would they work on El Capitan?

    Thanks!

    c
     
  20. allan.nyholm, Jan 23, 2018
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    allan.nyholm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hi!

    I have one called Leopard-esque for El Capitan. It's been a while since I've tinkered with that particular file but I hope that it still works. If it doesn't, you should always have a backup near by. But now that I type this I think I have El Capitan ready to install that I could try out this theme in. ... please hang on for 30 minutes or so while I install that. I might even try updating this Aqua-Lick theme for El Capitan

    The extra time was because of El Capitan taking its sweet time getting installed.

    Anyway, I have here the Leopard-esqu([beta 2) theme for El Capitan. It's an older theme that looks like the image posted in this message minus the graphics issue on the Finder buttons on the right: http://jmp.sh/42GVuYT

    Screen Shot 2018-01-23 at 21.35.04.png
     
  21. Princess Cake, Jan 23, 2018
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    The Snow Leopard one we're all working on here is still a work in progress :p it will be as simple as dragging and dropping four .car files into your system but we're still having trouble with some of the art. The buttons in finder/apps for example need to be reskinned but we have this weird problem where if you make a window active/inactive multiple times the darn things start to slide down off the page!

    Here's an Alpha of the version I'm using. It still has white buttons and is only made for Non-4K displays.
    http://www.filedropper.com/aqua-licksnowleopardnikkialpha01

    It goes in System>Library>CoreServices>SystemAppearance.bundle>Contents>Resources

    Needless to say make a backup of the originals first, and you'll need to disable System Integrity Protection first or else the system won't allow you to modify these files at all.

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  22. allan.nyholm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  23. Princess Cake macrumors 6502

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    #123
    Looks nice and clean ^.^

    This is what the thing looked like against a white Menubar in 10.6 You can see its not so much a straight line but rather a gradient fade inside the Apple.
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  24. allan.nyholm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #124
    Please then try this .car http://jmp.sh/FzTQSK3

    I can see the circle is angled different from mine.. I'll adjust that in more recent upload


    Is there any other format you can read so that I may export what I have for you to tinker with?
     
  25. Princess Cake macrumors 6502

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    Transparency is a bit too much >.> I'll keep working on it.
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    You can just upload .pngs, I have no issue working with them
     

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