How to bring back rounded screen corners in Leopard!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Wayfarer, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. Wayfarer macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2007
    I stumbled upon this...

    Apple Macs have had rounded corners since their inception. Mac OS 7.6, released January 7, 1997, did away with the rounded corners on the bottom (along with the "System" moniker).

    "Displaperture," from developer Many Tricks, brings back rounded screen corners to Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.

    Users can decide which corners they wish to be rounded off, choose their radii, and enjoy their Macs the way Macs were meant to be.

    Download here:
  2. Dany M macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2007
    Do people really want this?

    Its just a corner people.
  3. unity macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2005
    Green Bay, WI
    Really is silly. But in some ways I understand. As a LONG time Mac user I hate to see things disappear.

    Now nothing in the OS is as it was from teh start. The smily Mac, gone. The cursors have drop shadows. The corners are square on all systems now. Zooming rectangles gone.

    But I do want to add that since system 8 for sure, maybe 7.6, rounder corners were gone when installed on a PowerBook.
  4. NJPitcher macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2006
  5. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

    Jan 27, 2007
    How do I remove the rounded corners from the top?
  6. phytonix macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2006
    I love rounded corner, although there is nothing wrong without it.
  7. tivoboy macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2005
    mine are

    my corners seem to be already round, browser windows, etc. is there something I am missing?
  8. adrianblaine macrumors 65816


    Oct 12, 2006
    Pasadena, CA
    The actual corners of the screen.

    I think it would drive me nuts personally. I wasn't a heavy Mac user back then so it holds no nostalgic value to me.
  9. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Even though I've used nothing but Apple computers my entire life, I found those rounded corners to be obnoxious. I'm glad they're gone.
  10. unity macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2005
    Green Bay, WI
    Well according to Apple lore they were there for one reason only. I think it was a Steve Jobs thing, but it was to match the rounded physical corners of the CRT display.

    With LCD displays, thats no longer the case.
  11. Wayfarer thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2007
    I'm just putting this out here for those who are interested...

    If not, then get out! :rolleyes:
  12. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Leopard doesn't have rounded corners at the top.
  13. Cloudane macrumors 68000


    Aug 6, 2007
    Sweet Apple Acres
    Upbeat crowd on this forum isn't it :rolleyes:

    I for one loved the characteristic rounded corners. Thanks :D
  14. benspratling macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2006
    I like the round corners, and I want them back. It's a design thing. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
  15. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Tiger has very subtle rounded corner on the top right and top left, but full corners on the bottom.

    All 4 non-rounded corners are too windowish for me.
  16. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    I haven't bothered to install this yet, but I agree that having the ones in the menu rounded was nice--it makes the menubar look a little "softer" to me.

    I fully agree with their older decision to drop the bottom rounded ones, but at the top that area really isn't doing anything--it's just decoration on the menubar and in absolutely no way affects functionality.

    Anyway, I appreciate the desire to have it back, though it's really pretty minor either way.

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