Graphite vs. Blue

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Graphite vs. Blue Appearance

  1. Graphite

    24 vote(s)
    42.9%
  2. Blue

    32 vote(s)
    57.1%
  1. huhwtfisthis? macrumors member

    huhwtfisthis?

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    #1
    Just wondering who out there uses the Blue appearance in OS X
    it seems like hardly anyone uses it, i used to but decided i like Graphite better.
     
  2. mckyvlle macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    For me, Leopard's colour scheme has gotten a lot darker compared to earlier versions of OS X. I find that the colourful buttons and scrollbars look quite out of place on Leopard, so I prefer the Graphite colour scheme.

    Blue looks much better on earlier OS X, say Jaguar, with all the pinstripes and shiny candy buttons. :)
     
  3. huhwtfisthis? thread starter macrumors member

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    i totally agree, that is the exact same reason i use graphite now, the blue selection colors in the toolbar looked strange to me, with the darkness of Leopard
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    graphite baby! more slick and professional IMO. all the cool professionals use graphite ;) i cant stand going back to blue! the traffic lights and blue menus distract me.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    #5
    I keep trying to use graphite but end up coming back to blue every time, even on Leopard.
     
  6. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Another vote for graphite. I just love graphite too much because aperture has a graphite appearance that I liked so I changed it now I love it. The blue kinda seems weird now that I notice. Oh well. *switches back to graphite*
     
  7. rdp5008 macrumors regular

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  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  9. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    #9
    I always end up with blue as well. ...Otherwise, the buttons simply aren't lickable enough.
     
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  11. joshbing macrumors member

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    #11
    i think the blue looks sleek and graphite is too bland
     
  12. GoKyu macrumors 65816

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    #12
    Tried using Graphite, it makes OS X look *way* too monochrome for such a "creatively-focused" computer.

    Sure Graphite does look more "professional", and if I was using one in an office, I might switch over...but for home use, give me as much color as possible :)
     
  13. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    #13
    I like graphite and blue equally. Sometimes I make my background black, hide the dock (completely gone), make the theme graphite, and then use quicksilver for all navigation. This is my minimalist style.

    Other times I get bored with minimalism and I turn blue on, throw my dock back up, put all the Apple default apps in the dock and make my background the nebula.
     
  14. erikistired macrumors 6502

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    using graphite here! i just think the colors seem out of place in the overall look of things.
     
  15. AAPLaday Guest

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    Blue for me too because when someone else starts a thread about the annoying green button i actually know which one they are referring too. (i never use it lol) :p
     
  16. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    I tried graphite for a few months. Guess what? I'm back to blue.
     
  17. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    im blue dabba-di dabba-dy… oh wait!
     
  18. AndyMoore macrumors 6502

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  19. acxz macrumors regular

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    I use blue. I tried going to graphite a couple of times but it's too dull for me.
     
  20. Tosser macrumors 68030

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    I use graphite.

    The reason, of course, being that I dislike distractions – which is also the reason my "navigation" bar in my browsers only contain back/forth, url, and search (but is usually hidden away).

    I don't need colours to differentiate between three buttons, and I certainly don't want a traffic light stealing attention where it isn't needed. The OS itself should be as transparent (metaphorically speaking) as possible. Hell, even my desktop background is black.
     
  21. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    #21
    I try graphite once every 6 months, but it doesn't even last a day before I'm back with blue. I like colour. :)
     
  22. duncyboy macrumors 6502a

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    Graphite for me. I found that option the first day I got my Mac and haven't gone back.
     
  23. ohforfckssake! macrumors regular

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    #23
    Graphite. I'm a new switcher and I like darker, monochromatic colour schemes.
     
  24. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    #24
    I voted for blue..... went to sys pref.... changed to graphite.... changed selection color first to graphite then silver!

    5 seconds and I'm back to blue!

    The whole blue folders and grey scrollbar thing doesnt work for me!!!
     
  25. Tosser macrumors 68030

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    LOL, that's not exactly "giving it a try" :p
     

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