Customize leopard

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

  1. SevenEleven macrumors member


    Jul 16, 2008
    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


    May 16, 2008
    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


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    yeah not at all what s/he's looking for.
  4. gusious macrumors 65816


    Dec 2, 2007
  5. SevenEleven thread starter macrumors member


    Jul 16, 2008
    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:

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

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


    Jun 14, 2008
    New Hampshire
    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": 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: and they also have hundreds of desktop pics which can be searched by screen size- a real bonus:

    Replacement docks can be found a lot of places too- one is A neat little app to change docks is 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!

    Attached Files:

  7. SevenEleven thread starter macrumors member


    Jul 16, 2008
    Thanks very much, I have downloaded those programs and searching for some icons now.

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