Graphite?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Skika, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. Skika macrumors 68030

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    Can someone confirm if the graphite options still exist in ML under System preferences>appearance?

    Tnx
     
  2. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

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  3. Psycna macrumors member

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    Hi, how did you changed the system font? It looks much more thinner and tiny. Is this MBP with retina?:confused:
     
  4. AQUADock macrumors 65816

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    you can change the font by deleting and replacing the LucidaGrande.ttc file in /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/ATS.framework/Versions/A/Resources/ProtectedFonts. I think the font he is using is Calibri.
     
  5. Psycna macrumors member

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    Thank you.:)
     
  6. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    Oh cool so do you just rename the font you want, for example Calibre, to LucidaGrande.ttc?
     
  7. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

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    I'm actually using the Apple font, 'Myriad Pro'. I hate LucidaGrande. You can't just use any font though and not all fonts work. Read through the forums over at Macthemes.net before you substitute fonts. Just to be on the safe side.
     
  8. Psycna macrumors member

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    which font did you use on screenshot?
     
  9. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

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    I just said, 'Myriad Pro'.
     
  10. Psycna macrumors member

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    How can I change the system font, please help me I love the myriad pro, I searched macthemes.net but I couldn't find any helpful thing.:(:(
     
  11. steve-p macrumors 68000

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    That looks really nice. May have to give it a go :)
     
  12. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

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    First off. Backup!

    Download this Zip file. It just contains some instructional movies and sym-linked folders to make things easier, plus a collection of fonts. Extracting the Zip doesn't replace anything on your system, you will do this manually.

    You need to replace the font in two locations for this to work correctly. Once unzipped, you'll see;

    'Resources' folder - all the bits you need.

    'ProtectedFonts' sym-linked folder - this links directly to the actual 'ProtectedFonts' folder on your system.

    'System Fonts' sym-linked folder - again this links to the 'System Fonts' folder on your system.

    Open up 'Resources > Fonts > Myriad Pro' - Inside you'll see 'LucidaGrande.ttc' - this is actually the 'Myriad Pro' font renamed.

    In another window open 'ProtectedFonts' and in another window open 'System Fonts'.

    'ProtectedFonts' needs to be replaced first. So copy 'LucidaGrande.ttc' from the location above. In 'ProtectedFonts' delete the 'LucidaGrande'ttc' file (don't just paste and overwrite the file), you may receive a warning and may need to enter your Admin password. Once deleted, paste the font you copied above.

    Next, do 'SystemFonts' - same procedure. Delete first, OK any warnings, then paste.

    Once you're happy that everything has copied OK and all warnings and requests for Admin passwords have been acknowledged. You need to do a reboot.

    After the reboot, the system font should now be in 'Myriad Pro'.

    Next, and this bit is important. Open 'Disk Utility' and do a 'Permissions Repair' of your drive to ensure the correct permissions are applied to these fonts you've copied to the system folders. Another reboot and all should be OK.
     
  13. Psycna macrumors member

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    thefunkymunky

    thank you for the instructions, I'm greatful.:)
     

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