OS X theme/customizations?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by joshlalonde, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. joshlalonde macrumors 6502

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    Hi, relatively new mac user here;

    I want to give my desktop a new look and I was wondering what you guys usually do in the OS X world. Something beyond changing the desktop. I'm aware of the ability to change the drive icons, but what about changing the look of the Windows themselves and even the dock icons?

    Thanks! Post your screenshots if you have any and want to show off what you've done.
     
  2. Intelligent, Aug 25, 2014
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    Try Flavours for finder themes. Icons are easily changeable without any external applications.

    Heres a tutorial, You can change any icon like this, whether its in the dock, a folder or an application.

    You will have to locate the application that the dock alias is pointing to, and change that.
     
  3. joshlalonde thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you.

    Unfortunately, flavour costs money and I'm not willing to shell out money just to make my Mac look a bit more pretty. I guess I'll just wait for Yosemite to change up how things look.

    Unless there are some free alternatives?
     
  4. Intelligent macrumors 6502a

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    Try the tutorial first, but you can change icons atleast.
     
  5. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Here is my Mavericks desktop to-day, using icons from a Yosemite icon pack, a custom finder icon and a free dock modding app called 'CDock'.
     

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  6. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    Mavericks, themed with classic Flavours: a comparison

    Yosemite (off-topic; orientation)

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=21250228#post21250228 for some discussion of the Sneak Peek version of Flavours2.app (Flavours 2) on Yosemite; that point in the discussion includes a link to a few screenshots.

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    Back on topic (the OS X Mavericks (10.9) sub-forum) …

    Mavericks

    The released (classic) version of Flavours is neat. It's easy to have the operating system look good in many different ways.

    I purchased it today, to compare:
    Attached: a screenshot of Mavericks, themed.
     

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  7. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    More theming of Mavericks

    One of many available themes.

    With the dark menu bar, some of my chosen menu icons (to the right) appear quirky, but all are usable.

    So far I have found only one theme that causes a crash of an Apple app.
     

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  8. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    PixOS Tribute (theme for Flavours by Allan Nyholm Nielsen)

    Very pleasing. I'll probably continue with this flavour for a while.

    Related: https://twitter.com/allannyholm/status/569180071086440448

    This screenshot includes Firefox, which I rarely use on OS X, but I'm slowly preparing for a switch away from Apple. So there's Firefox, with its title bar used for the title (not for tabs).
     

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  9. Etan1000 macrumors regular

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    That is a brazen shocker to me! Do you have a citation somewhere to when or how that was announced?

    I thought Ives just ignored them - I had no idea they were formally withdrawn!

    Thanks,

    Etan
     
  10. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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