OS X 10.6 - "Graphite" design them WITH coloured zoom/minimize/close ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by feuerschlange, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. feuerschlange macrumors regular

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    Is there a way, to use the "Graphite" theme but have the minimize/zoom/close buttons coloured as in the "Blue" theme?

    I prefer the more simple Graphite theme but with occasional apps have to think twice, which button to click, to minimise but not close.

    These are apps, that show the three buttons inconveniently vertical instead of horizontal (Speed Download or the iTunes miniplayer, …).
     
  2. GeneKam macrumors regular

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    Nop, there is no way to customize themes in os x. I really wish there were but sadly no. Its either blue or graphite.

    The only os i know that allows custom themes are 10.4 as far as i remember.
     
  3. feuerschlange thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the info - I'll stick to Graphite and concentrate on which button to click.
     
  4. kolax macrumors G3

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    Use shortcuts!

    CMD+W to close the window, CMD+M to minimise.
     
  5. feuerschlange thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried your shortcuts - the buttons won't go colored. What do I do wrong?
     
  6. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    The shortcuts are not to make the buttons go coloured, but to remove the physical need for you to point the mouse at a button and click it...

    CMD W will close the window, same as clicking on the close button

    CMD M will minimise the window.
     
  7. feuerschlange thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks CJ.
    I use shortcuts alot, CMD+M and CMD+W are among the most used ones.

    Sorry, simply couldn't resist. Don't you also like it, if you ask for strawberry ice cream and the guy next table shouts at you "Eat potato salad!" ? ;)
     
  8. Ashka macrumors 6502a

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    I prefer graphite too.
    In both the blue (coloured) and graphite appearance:
    The red button shows X on mouse over or • if the window needs saving.
    The yellow minimise button shows -
    and the green zoom button shows +
    S.
     
  9. feuerschlange thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the tip Ashka - too bad, the mouse over can be hardly to decipher in some apps (SpeedDownload or iTunes mini player, to name two).
     

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