OS9 Theme

dextructor

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Hi

I really like the aesthetics of OS9 or even earlier OS8 Platinum but I searched yesterday without much success on themes for Leopard that could make as much as possible to look like OS9. ShapeShifter doesn't work on Leopard, right? I know that in this forum most users like new themes like Sierra, but I'm willing to make one if don't exist if someone guide me on how to do it of tools necessary for the job.

Thanks
 

Appleuser201

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Hi

I really like the aesthetics of OS9 or even earlier OS8 Platinum but I searched yesterday without much success on themes for Leopard that could make as much as possible to look like OS9. ShapeShifter doesn't work on Leopard, right? I know that in this forum most users like new themes like Sierra, but I'm willing to make one if don't exist if someone guide me on how to do it of tools necessary for the job.

Thanks
That's funny, I was literally thinking about that yesterday, an OS9 theme would be nice for Leopard. I think it's a good idea, the classic design looks so nice.
 
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z970mp

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You'll need to either find or formulate a way to get control strip-like functionality back in OS X, to the left of the Dock (which will need to be hidden). Alternatively, you could just bake the control strip into the wallpaper and call it a day. The modern Menu Bar in OS X has taken a lot of functionality from OS 9's control strip, so the ability isn't gone.

This thread may prove (very) useful:


You can use Theme Park to edit Leopard's original .rsrc file to something more akin to OS 9. This will change the appearance of the Menu Bar, window borders, context menus, etc. Have Photoshop (or GIMP) at the ready.

When you're all done, I can put an automated script together to install / uninstall everything to the right place so the user doesn't have to wade through system files.

Sound good? :)
 
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