Window styles

Discussion in 'macOS' started by RichardJohn, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. RichardJohn macrumors member

    May 12, 2006
    I've been meaning to ask this for ages...

    I've been using OS X for a few months now, after using Windows for years. There's an odd thing I've noticed about the style of the windows. Some (most) of them have the nice grey gradient, while some others have this horrible 90s looking brushed metal thing going on.

    Is there a way to make all the windows look the same? I've probably messed something up somewhere!
  2. RichardJohn thread starter macrumors member

    May 12, 2006
    Thank you very much!

    I assume it's an OS X problem then, seeing as there's a 3rd party fix?

    Will it be sorted in Leopard?
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    It actually depends on the application creator to pick what theme to use for the interface.
  4. gkroeger macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2007
    Jobs mentioned at WWDC that Leopard cleaned up window styles and made the active window more prominent.
  5. RichardJohn thread starter macrumors member

    May 12, 2006
    What about the Apple apps? Finder uses that horrible style as well.
  6. apfhex macrumors 68030


    Aug 8, 2006
    Northern California
    It's not a "problem", it's intended. Brushed metal has been around for a long time but they're finally getting rid of it in Leopard.

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