Mavericks window control buttons for Mojave

Discussion in 'UI Customization' started by StellarVixen, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. StellarVixen, Dec 28, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2018

    StellarVixen macrumors 68000

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    As the title says, these are the traffic light buttons that many of you remember, and some of you want back.

    This was created out of pure boredom, and I like it how it turned out in the end.

    Here's the link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/s96nwvd86vezulw/SystemAppearance.car?dl=0

    The file goes to /System/Library/CoreServices/SystemAppearance(right click - "Show Package Contents)/Contents/Resources. Just paste it there, but keep the copy of original file, so that you can restore it if you want.

    The buttons are for non graphite, default (light) mode only. If you show interest, I can create buttons for Dark mode also.


    I hope you enjoy it. :)


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    WARNING: I do not take any responsibility for the system damage that might happen. Modifying system files shall be done only when you know what you are exactly doing. If you are afraid that something might go wrong, please, do Time Machine backup OR do not change anything at all.
     
  2. StellarVixen thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I will be providing buttons for graphite color also, in next few days.

    I think I have included buttons for Retina Macs also, but I am not sure, as I do not have any Retina Macs to test on. So, if you find that buttons are not working or are looking low res/ugly, please tell me.
     
  3. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God

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    It doesn't seem to let me replace the file in /System/Library/CoreServices/SystemAppearance, perhaps due to lack of permissions. Any way to solve it?
     
  4. Kornelis macrumors member

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  5. StellarVixen, Jan 3, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2019

    StellarVixen thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Oh, my... I completely forgot to mention that rootlless, or "System Integrity Protection" must be disabled before tinkering with system files. Kornelis, thank you for providing the instructions, but i will still write here for everyone to see.

    Before everything, if you want to simply check if the SIP is enabled on your Mac, open Terminal and type the following command:

    Code:
    csrutil status
    It will tell you if your Mac has SIP turned on or not. If the SIP is enabled, do the following.


    Restart your Mac. Immediately, when your Mac starts turning on again, press and hold Command + R button.

    Wait for the progress bar to finish. When it's done, you will see Recovery Mode screen.

    On the Menu Bar, click on the Utilities option, and choose Terminal.

    In the Terminal, type
    Code:
    csrutil disable
    When finished, restart your Mac, and proceed. If you like command line, just type
    Code:
    sudo reboot
    :)




    If you wish to return System Integrity Protection back ON, you shall do everything mentioned above, just instead type
    Code:
    csrutil enable
    And that is all.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 3, 2019 ---
    I will see to it, I do not generally like how these buttons look with Dark Mode, but if you want it, I will make them.

    I have barely been home for the past several days, I will resume the work soon.
     

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