I got my Aqua Extreme scrollbars back in Snow Leopard!!!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by TheSpaz, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. TheSpaz macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

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    I'm so excited!

    I've long used Max Rudberg's Aqua Extreme scrollbars and progress bars in Jaguar, Panther, Tiger and Leopard and now I have them working perfectly in Snow Leopard!

    All you need is your custom Extras.rsrc and Extras2.rsrc files from your Leopard backup (you made a backup right?) and copy the files to:

    Code:
    /System/Library/Frameworks/Carbon.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/HIToolbox.framework/Versions/A/Resources/
    At first I didn't think this worked because in Leopard, in order to see the new theme changes, you only had to re-launch an app, but it Snow Leopard you have to do a full log out and log back in.

    Make sure you log out after replacing the files.

    Note: Make backups of the original files just in case, but here's a screenshot of what my Finder looks like now.
     

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  2. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    Wait? what am I looking for exactly in the screen shot?
     
  3. C64 macrumors 65816

    C64

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    Yeah, pretty cool. I replaced my Extras2.rsrc with the one from Leopard which changed all the scroll bars to the iTunes style. Personally I can't stand those Aqua bars :) For those who like, you can get all that stuff over on the MacThemes forums.

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  4. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

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    Very nice!

    I was disappointed at first when I replaced the Extras2.rsrc file and re-launched an app and found that it hadn't changed. The logout trick works though! I'm 100% happy with Snow Leopard now!
     
  5. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

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    Look at my glossy scrollbars and slick progress bar. They match the more flattened Aqua Look found in 10.2-10.6.

    Compare my graphite scroll bars to your graphite scroll bars and you'll see what I mean. These ones fit the rest of the system better. I have no idea why Apple never updated them.
     
  6. bli625 macrumors 6502a

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    Where did you get the custom file? I can't find it on the site.
     
  7. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

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    If you're talking to me... I made my own file using Max Rudberg's Aqua Extreme theme from Panther (I think) and added the new UI elements to the Extras2.rsrc file.
     
  8. dagamer34 macrumors 65816

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    I wish I could get the iTunes 8 dark black scrollbars. =/
     
  9. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    +1

    I still can't believe Apple overlooked the old ugly Aqua scroll bars and have yet to replace them.

    Unfortunately they are not perfect, as shown here.
     
  10. helix21 macrumors regular

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    The OPs screenshot suggests that you are nostaglic about tigers interface - the old dock and all .

    I personally like the scroll bars as they are. Maybe because i am a recent mac convert or for some other reason
     
  11. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

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    Tiger had the same scroll bars and progress bars as Snow Leopard. Heck, even 10.0 had the same exact scroll bars and progress bars.

    Here are some 10.0.4 screenshots.
     

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  12. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

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    Then Aqua got "flatter" and sharper in Mac OS X Jaguar 10.2

    But the scroll bars and progress bars remained the same.
     

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  13. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    How come your dock is not centered?
     
  14. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

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    My Dock is centered. What are you talking about? How come your vision isn't centered?
     

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