Panther boot panel: Location and theme var.

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by King Cobra, Feb 12, 2004.

  1. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    Pardons if I'm posting a repeat thread. I did a couple of searches online for a such thread with no luck. And I have a pet peeve about going about finding something without knowing where it is.

    The boot panel is the one with the metal Apple logo and the words "Mac OS X" immediately underneath it, as well as the progress bar. It appears after the initial startup screen with the gray apple on light gray.

    Where is the panel file located?

    Also, I installed a theme, called Shinobi, on my machine. (Implication: Compatible with Panther) The background smoothened pinstripes are replaced with a much darker set of grays (almost black), and the progress bar doesn't look different than the standard large Aqua progress bar. How can the Shinobi theme take over the boot panel?
  2. PensDevil macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2003
    The file you are looking for is "BootPanel.pdf" and is found at /System/Library/CoreServices/SystemStarter/QuartzDisplay.bundle/Resources

    Note that QuartzDisplay is not a folder (hence the .bundle), so you need to ctrl-click it and "show package contents" to be able to look inside and then find the Resources folder.

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