ShapeShifter ?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by eclipse525, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. eclipse525 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 5, 2003
    USA, New York
    I see that Unsanity <> just released "ShapeShifter" for OSX. I think is really cool and would like to use BUT I'm alittle weary. Has anybody used it and/or do you know of any problems it has on the OS itself? Thanks.

  2. Gymnut macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2003
    I'm hesitant to messing around with haxies on my computer with Panther. Let the tryer beware!!
  3. ChrisH3677 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 6, 2003
    Victoria, Australia
    I try heaps of different skins back in my PC days, and the one's that I liked best were aqua or brushed metal.

    I've also looked at a few of the SS themes and haven't seen any I like more than Aqua or brushed metal.

    So, personally, I can't see the point of ShapeShifter. :)

    But if you find any other reason for it, let me know.
  4. MoparShaha macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2003
    San Francisco
    I am anxious to try out ShapeShifter, but I want to hear feedback, like yourself. I used to run ThemeChanger under Jaguar, and didn't have any problems, so I would hope it would be the same for Panther. Themes are cool, it's nice to change the look of the OS around everynow and then.
  5. evolu macrumors regular

    Dec 10, 2002
    LA la land...
    I've been using Shapeshifter for a coupla weeks now- no problems whatsoever. I love the custom look of my duallie!!!

    Apparently it's designed not to mess with your system in a way that would cause problems. Don't know much more than that tho.

    Highly recommend.
  6. Heart Break Kid macrumors 6502a

    Feb 13, 2003
    ive installed shapeshifter - and when i try to apply a theme - it says the changes have been made successfully but i dont see a change in theme

    wassup wit dat?
  7. Phazer80s macrumors regular

    Jul 25, 2002
    Above the 49th
    ShapeShifter works!

    Log out and in again.
  8. Heart Break Kid macrumors 6502a

    Feb 13, 2003
    that doesnt seem to work either

    i really want this to work
    i got this whole guiipod look ready
    a new icon set and all
  9. Heart Break Kid macrumors 6502a

    Feb 13, 2003
    ive been messing around and i found something odd

    i clicked on preview in the pref pane and it seems that every theme has the same preview. i mean, all the buttons and tiles are the stuff from aqua - so whatever theme im downloading and applying, seems to be just switching to the default pack. i dont understand why since i download my themes from resexcellence.

    has any1 had this problem?
  10. zellin macrumors regular

    Nov 23, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ

    I experienced a lot of Graphical Bugs after changing my theme... even after restoring plain old Aqua my GUI was toasted... not recommended
  11. mac15 macrumors 68040

    Dec 29, 2001
    I don't see how it replaces your aqua GUI, shapeshifter doesn't touch the original files. It merely tells they the finder to look for them files in other places, which is why its so safe to use. I am a big fan of Shapeshifter, I see it has mass potential and going to support it all the way.

    I'm a big fan of themes, ala for instance :)
  12. Heart Break Kid macrumors 6502a

    Feb 13, 2003
    i dont mean it replaces the aqua files.

    here let me see if i can elaborate.

    When you open system prefs and check out the shapeshifter pref pane, you have the option of viewing a preview of the theme you are about to apply. all the themes i preview display only the default aqua theme. basically when i click on say the GUIPOD theme that comes with shapeshifter and i apply or preview it - nothing happens. it says it applied the theme, but all i see is the default aqua. it remains aqua even after i restart the computer and log out.

    i agree on the fact that it has mass potentional - but man i cant seem to get it to work for me
  13. iChan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2003
    Dublin, Ireland.
    at least the haxies applied to the MacOSX are not as destructive as those in OS9, and for that, we can all be thankful

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