Goin' Old School: Anyone know how to bring back the pinstripes?

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  1. MonkeyClaw macrumors regular

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    Today I was using my old PowerBook G4 and suddenly got a little nostalgic. Even though Leopard is awesome, I felt this urge to relive the joy I remember when I first used OS X.

    So I was wondering, do any of you out there know of any software or any themes that replicate the old pinstripe experience of Jaguar or before but for 10.5?
     
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    Wow. It's been a while.

    Now I remember but I have no idea how to get that back. It would have to be some kind of haxie.
     
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    Heh, yea I know, thought it would be kinda fun...
     
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    Yeah I wish there was a way. Currently there is no way to get them back :(
     
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    You know with a program called docker, you can get your 2D dock back
     
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    The Leopard/Snow Leopard 2-D just isn't the same. The old Dock with the faint pinstripes and able to watch minimized video (it's not practical but still) was amazing.
     
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    Yea I've got the 2D dock on right now (you dont even need docker, you can use the terminal, can't remember the exact code but thats why google is here to the rescue, or bing if you're one of those people, :p)
     
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    It's so stupid that they took that dock feature out. Sure it was pointless, but it was a pretty cool way to demo all the cool little features of OS X. Made it feel more like a fancified Linux computer.
     
  12. typod16 macrumors newbie

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    RE: Goin' Old School: bring back the pinstripes?

    Beware...If you really wan't to bring back the pinstripes, it will take some digging with UI files. ;)

    If running Pre-Leopard: There is a file called "Extras.rsrc" and "Extras2.rsrc" they store almost all graphic files for the finder and for System UI. "Extras.rsrc" is used for PPC Macs and "Extras2.rsrc" is used for Intel Macs. You need to use a program called ThemePark to open Extras.rsrc http://download.cnet.com/ThemePark/3000-18551_4-10209258.html

    You can find out about the file here: http://macthemes.net/wiki/Extras.rsrc

    For those with Leopard, Changing UI files is a much more complicated process, I too have modded a Leopard machine to look like Puma :D. Google "sARTfile.bin" and you will find an entire community who is skinning leopard UI.

    MonkeyClaw If you still want to skin your system, I can walk you through it. You will need a copy of Jaguar to pull the Extras.rsrc file.

    Welcome to UI Modding, Its a pretty straightforward process if you're willing to try. Just remember...Back up all important system files :eek:

    Tyler
     
  13. theBounder macrumors newbie

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    Pinstripes

    @typod16-- I am also running Leopard but am desperate to bring back the pinstripes look to my system.

    i have got a copy of Jaguar and would be very grateful if you would walk me through the process you mention in your post.

    Thanks for any help you can give.

    Ivan.
     

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