Does Yosemite have a classic visual theme option ?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by DBZmusicboy01, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2011
    Like mavericks look ?

    and once Yosemite comes out...We can't downgrade at all ?
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    There will be no classic theme a kin to what 10.9 looks like.
  3. grahamperrin macrumors 601


    Jun 8, 2007
    People have requested theming but I don't expect it to be in the release of Yosemite.

    No downgrade.

    You can, for example, restore from a backup of Mavericks; or erase Yosemite then install Mavericks.
  4. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    OS X never had theme support and I doubt it will ever have. A big issue with themes is that they mess up UI design and such design-conscious company as Apple is certainly averse to that. And besides, Yosemite already offers quite a lot personalisation with the desktop picture affecting the overall appearance of the OS.
  5. campyguy macrumors 68040

    Mar 21, 2014
    Portland / Seattle
    Personally, I was never fond of the "look" of OS X from 10.4 on, and like Yosemite over its predecessors - because it's different.

    Given that, I actually liked the unreleased OS 8/9 themes that I got my hands on at the time from a friend - "Paper" and "Drawing Board", and I also used Kaleidoscope. What I don't miss is the instability in any system extensions from that era...

    So, on that note, check out "Flavours" ( When you wrote "classic", I was thinking "Classic" as in the Classic Mac OS as it was called 10-odd years ago. Flavours isn't free, but I saw that they've got a Drawing Board theme and I think I'll pull the trigger on it. Cheers!
  6. phillytim macrumors 6502a


    Aug 12, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    I wouldn't think so; all the apps will have integrated new fonts, sliders, etc.

    You could force change the system font to be pre-Yosemite, but then it will all look disjointed with the graphics.

    We all just have to deal with the new look; like it or not. Give it a chance.

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