[New and Improved] Aqua Window Controls for MacOS (High) Sierra & OS X El Capitan

Wowfunhappy

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Mar 12, 2019
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How did I make my MacBook Pro from 2011 that my brother gave me in 2018 that runs on macOS Sierra to make my Old Mac OS X Aqua-like style?
The Mac is from 2011? Install either Mountain Lion or Mavericks, it’ll be much more complete and likely run better on your old hardware anyway. :)
 

StellarVixen

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High Sierra SystemAppearance.car files did not work in Mojave, but Mojave files work in Catalina.


Here is my modified file which uses traffic lights from Mavericks. Just copied and pasted to Catalina, works without any problem in every window and app that uses system window control buttons.

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retta283

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Looks really good. I'll try it out on my MacBook when I get home. The aqua buttons in dark mode look slick.

What I would really want to see is Dark Mode with OS X Tiger theme. A near black brushed metal would look really nice.
 

Dayo

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Dec 21, 2018
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Just moved from HiSierra to Mojave and missing your buttons. Looking forward to a release for Mojave/Catalina
 
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mbert

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Dec 18, 2016
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I have just copied the traffic lights from a theme I used with earlier MacOS versions into the current (Catalina's) SystemAppearance.car file. I did not find any section for this in DarkAppearance.car, hence I did not edit that file. Now having activated my changes the traffic lights are just fine in normal mode, but they don't seem to work in dark mode. What do I have to do to replace the traffic lights for dark mode, too?
 

mbert

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Dec 18, 2016
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Replying to myself. I needed to edit DarkAquaAppearance.car for dark mode.
 

brainkilla

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Replying to myself. I needed to edit DarkAquaAppearance.car for dark mode.
You're hacking this particular theme meant for previous macOS versions? If so, do make it available until the OP decides to finally release his much-anticipated work :). Thanks in advance.
 
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