Will OSX ever look as good as it once did?

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  1. aj2008 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    Now I've used Mac OS X machines since I was around 11. Yes I understand that may show my age but oh well :rolleyes:. Now as much as I love the new Macs I just can't begin to like Leopard. Snow Leopard isn't going to change my feelings either. I much prefer the older more "Aqua" look that Apple was going with. The new look is way too industrialized to me. Maybe professional is a better word but I just don't like it. Does anyone know if Apple is going to stay with this current look or go back to the nicer looking "Aqua" look? I know that Aqua is the GUI name but I'm referring to the blue apple, etc. I want to be the first person to say I love Apple. Some may even call me a fanboy but OS X Leopard just isn't for me.
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  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Glossy is out. Matte is in. Web 2.0 was wrong.

    I, for one, want Apple to bring Illuminous (the iTunes bars and style) to the rest of OS X.
     
  3. aj2008 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I would prefer that over Matte. I hate Matte! :p
     
  4. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Sick :mad:
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Matte. Matte gradients. The kind of stuff used in OS X windows right now. The kind of stuff used even more profusely in Illuminous.
     
  6. anubis macrumors 6502a

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    I like the new interface. I think it's very modern. The "aqua" interface was a bit too "toy-like" for me.

    Then again, my first mac had System 7 (this was before the term "Mac OS" was invented) ;)
     
  7. acxz macrumors regular

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  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You can, I forget how, but a search will bring it up. I have those bars for all my apps.
     
  9. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No? I think those are the same steps I did.
     

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  10. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You may need to restart after replacing the files.
     
  11. acxz macrumors regular

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    Yeah, restart and it will work. If not then you've done something wrong.
     
  12. Quillz macrumors 65816

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    I must admit, you're one of the few people who genuinely preferred the look of 10.0-.3 over the look of 10.5+.

    I don't count 10.4 because it was a horrible mix of both styles.
     
  13. Dustman macrumors 65816

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    10.3 and 10.4 are pretty much the same GUI wise.
    I personally still like the pinstripes, 10.2 style. :cool:
     
  14. HLdan macrumors 603

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    OS X needs to have an industrialized look in order to fit better in an enterprise world. Leopard fits the bill quite well although I do wish the aqua scroll bars would go away without using haxies.
     
  15. mckyvlle macrumors 6502a

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    I use Graphite, so I am leaning towards Illuminous ;)

    Wouldn't it be nice if Apple updated the Appearance Prefpane to include Aqua Pinstripes for the candy coloured Aqua, Illuminous for the matte crowd, while keeping Blue and Graphite for the current Mac OS X look.
     
  16. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It would be nice, but I don't know that it would happen.
     
  17. CJRhoades macrumors 6502

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    Try UNO if you wan't to change the look of your windows.
     
  18. Frozonecold macrumors 6502

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    Uno doesn't work with Leopard. I hope Apple unifies the interface in Snow Leopard, but I doubt it will happen. I like the iTunes 7 bars also; they look more professional.
     
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  20. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I'll pass, thanks. I love the look of leopard with the iTunes scroll bars. It's so clean and professional looking.
     
  21. Frozonecold macrumors 6502

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    I concur; it is almost beautiful. I really hope Apple decides to change that in Snow Leopard. Unfortunately they are not concentrating on Aesthetics. ....Although I believe Steve said that they were polishing Leopard.
     
  22. smartalic34 macrumors 6502a

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    i LOVE the look of jaguar. I remember seeing OS X for the first time, and it blew me away. I prefer the pinstripes and candy drops to matte gray and black, but the new features added since 10.2 just make up for the less enticing GUI.
     
  23. applefan69 macrumors 6502a

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    polishing the GUI counts as polishing leopard... so who knows Snow leopard could have a much improved look.
     

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