Remove brushed metal appearance in Safari 3.2.1

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Loccy, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Loccy macrumors member

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    Subject line says it all really.

    I followed the instructions I found somewhere on the intertubes that were written for earlier versions of Safari, where you open up Browser.nib and change the window appearance. However, on 3.2.1 it basically gives you a Safari that is unable to display windows of any sort.

    I positively despise the metal appearance and having recently migrated back to Safari, and been pleased with its performance, the appearance is the only fly in the ointment.

    Any geniuses (genii?) out there got any tricks up their sleeve to make such hacks work on the later Safaris?
     
  2. chilipie macrumors 6502a

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    I'm using Safari 3.2.1, and the interface is grey, not the old-school brushed metal. Are you running Leopard?
     
  3. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

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    Maybe try UNO?

    I'm not sure if you can apply it to just Safari, but it might be worth a try.

    And I agree with you - the brushed metal is kind of ugly now. It wasn't bad a few years ago but it looks quite dated now.
     
  4. InkMaster macrumors 6502a

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    Of course it looks dated. If you're using Panther or Tiger, those have been long since replaced w/ Leopard which doesn't have any brushed metal styles anywhere in it... :rolleyes:
     
  5. Loccy thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry, I'm being a gimp. (As opposed to a GIMP).

    I've just moved from an old WhiteBook (with Tiger, using mainly Camino as my browser) to a new Alu MacBook (with Leo). Basically Leo presents ALL the windows as a darker grey when they have the focus, which I don't recall the Tiger/Camino combo doing. I immediately concluded it was Safari's fault that it didn't look "right". Like I said, I'm being a gimp.
     
  6. InkMaster macrumors 6502a

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    Your mistake wasn't that but rather calling it "brushed metal" which its not. Its just grey.

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    *note the brushed metal texture in the brushed metal window :p
     

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