Customize leopard

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SevenEleven, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. SevenEleven macrumors member

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    Hi I have seen lots of screenshots of peoples nice looking customized homescreens.

    I have looked into doing it but am not sure what I need to do it. I see people refer to a program called SS but I dont know what it is.

    I am using leopard, can anyone point me where to start?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If, by "homescreens" you mean the desktop, you can change the image by going to System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Desktop
     
  3. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    yeah not at all what s/he's looking for.
     
  4. gusious macrumors 65816

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  5. SevenEleven thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys - appreciate the link.

    gusious: I am looking to customize the entire look of Leopard along the lines of what you would see here:

    http://turnpaper.deviantart.com/art/down-time-96156808

    Of course non of that is my work. Credit to the artist.

    Edit:
    Seems that shapeshifter doesnt support 10.5.x yet, looks like I will have to wait.
     
  6. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Actually no need to wait for shapeshifter for something like your example really. It looks nice and is well coordinated, but does not appear to be anything beyond dock replacement, a bunch of icon replacements and a new desktop picture (although it looks like the menu fonts have been changed but I can't really tell. I use a similar dock replacement and some of the same icon replacements myself (see below).

    You can change icons easily with free programs like "LiteIcons": http://www.freemacsoft.net/ or they can be changed manually with the Get Info Copy/Paste routine, but LiteIcons is quickest and simplest (and can change some system level icons that the Get Info method can't).

    There are a LOT of places to look for icons to use for Macs, but one of the most commonly used sources is Interface Lift: http://interfacelift.com/icons-mac/ and they also have hundreds of desktop pics which can be searched by screen size- a real bonus: http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper_beta/downloads/date/any/

    Replacement docks can be found a lot of places too- one is http://www.dockulicious.com/docks/index/page:1/ A neat little app to change docks is http://www.ed-shiro.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13&Itemid=35 although there are others.

    Anyway there is a lot more that can be modified without a full ShapeShifter theme change, so just wanted to give you some examples to work with!
     

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  7. SevenEleven thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks very much, I have downloaded those programs and searching for some icons now.
     

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