Blue or Graphite?

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Which appearance colour do you use?

  1. Blue

    76 vote(s)
    58.0%
  2. Graphite

    55 vote(s)
    42.0%
  1. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    Which do you guys prefer and why? With Tiger I used blue... but now with Leopard I find that graphite seems to look better to me.
     
  2. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    blue, the graphite looks better on some things,
    but overall I find graphite very boring! it just makes the screen look BLAH!
    :D

    but I chagned the scroll bars to the iTunes style ones, and I think I am pretty happy now!
     
  3. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    Blue...i hate the way graphite makes the window buttons(idk what they are called) all gray instead of the red-yellow-green colors.
    pointless thread...o well:rolleyes:
     
  4. haiggy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Pointless how? I'm just curious what everyone prefers.
    Thanks for you opinion :(
     
  5. Alloye macrumors 6502a

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    Blue!

    I've tried to use graphite several times, but I always switch back to blue. :)
     
  6. hellokittytiara macrumors newbie

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    Graphite looks better on Leopard so I use that... I do miss the coloured traffic light button thingies, though ;__;
     
  7. That-Is-Bull macrumors 6502

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    Graphite. I sometimes switched to blue in Tiger just for change, but in Leopard graphite looks much sexier than blue. The blue "stoplight" buttons in Leopard look really low quality and vomitish for some reason, and they don't blend in as well with the rest of the windows. And the scrollbars and buttons are a little too bright.
     
  8. webgoat macrumors 6502a

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    blue... although i changed my aqua scrollbars to the smooth itunes graphite ones which i enjoy much better
     
  9. pscoble macrumors 6502

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    Out of curiosity how did you do that I am very interested, and I prefer blue although I might take a look a graphite now and again.
     
  10. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    Blue appearance setting, but with the Graphite desktop.
     
  11. jesstech macrumors member

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    I can't stand Blue in Leopard. The harsh cyan hover color clashes terribly with the menubar, especially depending on your background. Graphite's simple, neutral grey keeps it from looking like someone vomited all over the already pretty disgusting Leopard menubar.

    The traffic lights are also blindingly bright with Blue.
     
  12. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    I use Graphite in Tiger, just to keep it looking cool. The colored version is too bright for me.

    My wife's settings are colored, just to make it easier for her to know which one to click.
     
  13. roland.g macrumors 603

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  14. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    graphite

    with blue appearance the traffic lights and scroll bars are too distracting so i use graphite. looks sexy and professional. tones down the colours to let you concentrate more on the active window. graphite looks awesome in leopard... its a bit more shinier than tiger... and we all love shinier dont we?

    but i didnt like the grey apple and spotlight menu bar icons when using graphite in tiger so i turned them black. now that leopard has black ones graphite is purrrfect! :D
     
  15. Quillz macrumors 65816

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    I think Graphite + iTunes 7 scroll bars system wide looks best on Leopard.
     
  16. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    hey sry...great thead indeed
    ;)
     
  17. webgoat macrumors 6502a

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  18. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    Blue ... I just wish I had more choices then blue or gray (without modifications).
     
  19. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Graphite. Cause a power user doesn't need color coordinated buttons or scroll bars to know what they do.
     
  20. haiggy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Wow, I didn't think it would be close to 50/50... lol Interesting. Graphite looks really good with the iTunes style scroll bars. I just installed them (very easy and painless process too)
     
  21. psychofreak Retired

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    I love blue with iTunes scrollbars...
     
  22. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    you are only a true power user if you use graphite :rolleyes:


    Blue, with iTunes scroll bar and highlight colour red
     
  23. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    I am not a fan of the stop light colored buttons, I have had my appearance switched to graphite since I can remember running OS X. Those colors just look so tacky.
     
  24. thequicksilver macrumors 6502a

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    Blue. Because users of any level might like sharply contrasting colours as opposed to grey on a grey background.
     
  25. Iamtherealwoody macrumors 6502

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    Im using graphite now, I think the Blue Aqua does clash with the overall look and feel of the UI. I was using the itunes scrolls, but with graphite, they dont have the same look as other ilife apps, ilife apps are a perfect match when youre using itunes scroll with blue appearance. Though even with the itunes scrolls installed, they dont change all apps, ie aperture.
    Though I find with graphite there is still continuity in the UI. All ilife apps have the same itunes like scrolls, all non-ilife apps have the aqua type scrolls. Ive switched to graphite because I like the look in aperture.
     

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