Customizing iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by APtalent, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. APtalent macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2010
    Just got an iMac.

    Is there anyway to move the Close, Maximize and Minimize buttons to the right of every window?

    Can that annoying right-bottom tip corner used to sizing windows be replaced with stretch arrows like in Windows?

  2. Marty Macfly macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2010
    Part of moving to OS X is forgoing the ways of the past. Neither of the things you want are at all possible, so you just need to give it a few days to get used to the new setup.

    I'm sure you meant "right of every window", but it's still not possible. Again, give it a few days.
  3. APtalent thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2010
    Yeah that's what I meant, darn. Gonna have to store this thing in the closet and let it collect some dust.
  4. TMRaven macrumors 68020


    Nov 5, 2009
  5. bsizz234 macrumors member

    Jan 25, 2010
    sounds like you might as well mail it to me... then it'll sit on my desk and not collect any dust.
  6. APtalent thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2010
    Nah it matches with the silver-white painting in that far end corner of my closet.
  7. santaliqueur macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2007
    Obvious troll is obvious.

    Too bad you spent all that money on a computer you didn't like. Unless you were trying to be funny, and were unsuccessful.
  8. APtalent thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2010
    Nah. I got money to burn. And umad for? :)
  9. Kauai macrumors 6502a

    Oct 13, 2010

    Seriously, just don't reply, it's as easy as that. Let his threads fall to the bottom.
  10. APtalent thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2010
  11. MacHamster68, Feb 27, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2011

    MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    it's a Mac and running OSX and in OSX it has always been that way .. red dot for closing ,orange dot for moving to dock and green dot for resizing and they always had been on the left , and at least i find them far more practical there
    and i guess nobody ever thought about making OSX look like windows before , actually the opposite is the case lots of windows users want the look of OSX ,thats why there are so many theme changing software packs around for windows xp , vista , win7 to give it the OSX look because it is just more intuitive ...
    but there is a easy and simple way to get the features like they are in MS Windows ....use bootcamp and install windows on your iMac :rolleyes:
  12. Detosx macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2010
    Spot on way to wrong foot trolls. I used to beta test flyakite's mod for transforming Windows to look like OS X. It came nowhere near but it was one of the better efforts at the time and there have been more since. So, iMac, bootcamp, Windows 7, theme pack - sorted (but pretty far removed from the Snow Leopard experience). Another option would be Ununtu 10.10. There are Mac-ish (and it's a big ugly 'ish') themes the best compromise I could come up with was the Elementary theme used with nautilus Elementary with an OS X icon theme and traffic light theme - that you can have on the left or the right. If all you are using is Firefox, OpenOffice, Picassa and Gimp you won't notice much difference... Pretty and fast as it all is, it's still not Snow Leopard and lacks Apple's sublime attention to detail.
  13. ZZANG macrumors regular


    Feb 25, 2011
    Planet Cybertron
    I know this wasn't part of the discussion, but using Leopard Dock is a huge plus in cleaning up and organizing your Dock. I never go on any Mac without it.

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