windows xp look like leopard

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  1. zeiter macrumors 6502

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    hey there,

    I am currently waiting for the new mbp to come out so i can buy one and go into the mac world for the very first time. Meanwhile, I'd like to get windows xp to look as much as possible to leopard because I do love how it looks. I surfed the net for a solution but nothing really good seems to be out there so i was just wondering if someone here would know or tried something worthy.

    I'm sorry if I posted this in the wrong forum.

    Thanks again everyone
     
  2. tersono macrumors 68000

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    Well, there ISN'T anything really good, as XP just doesn't behave like OS X. However, the best lookalike out there can be had from flyakite. You'll need WindowBlinds for best results.
     
  3. MindBrain macrumors regular

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    I would not try flyakite if I were you. I tried it and ended up having to reinstall my system. I've tried different windowblinds as well but each one seems to have small errors or glitches. I would recommend simply using ObjectDock. Once you set it up with icons you like (can take a while) you can replace the taskbar with it. The free version doesn't have access to the system tray, not a big deal for me I just quit object dock when I need to use the system tray which isn't very often. Or you can get the paid version for that, havn't tried it though.

    Here's how I have mine set up:
     

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  4. elppa macrumors 68040

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    There is a technical reason why Win XP could never look like Leopard:

    Windows XP doesn't have the same kind of graphical compositing layer found in modern OSs such as Mac OS X and more recently, Windows Vista.

    So alpha-transparency, translucency, drop shadows etc. Forget it.

    Just keep looking forward to your Macintosh!
     
  5. zeiter thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. elppa macrumors 68040

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  7. iFool macrumors member

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    Thats awesome, before I got a Mac I attempted to do that but it didn't look that cool.
     
  8. misterredman macrumors 6502a

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    Wow!
    How did yo do that? Can you give some links please?
     
  9. zeiter thread starter macrumors 6502

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    sure...
    for the taskbar, i used RK Launcher 0.41 Leopard
    for the apple taskbar, i used Mac OS X Leopard Msstyle by csongi
    and well for msn, i used msn plus skin
    and for the wallpaper, dont really need to tell you
     
  10. cosmokanga2 macrumors 6502a

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    Yesterday I saw this thread and I decided to modify my XP computer similar. Well I very impressed with the results.:)

    http://sfeldmann.angelfire.com/Leopard_Image.jpg
    ^^You have to paste the link in the Address bar for it to work.

    Programs for the icons:
    Any to Icon - For converting images to icon files.
    Icon Tweak - For installing icons system wide.

    For Icons navigate to Program Files/RK Launcher/Icons for tons.

    For others:
    http://interfacelift.com/icons-win/details.php?id=1896
    http://www.osx-e.com/downloads/icons/panther_icons.html

    As for the rest, I have to thank zeiter

    Enjoy
     
  11. 7on macrumors 601

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    I don't really like ObjectDock. Sure it looks the part but clicking launchers just opens another window. I wished it was more mac like in that clicking the explorer launcher would bring all the explorer windows to front :(
     
  12. lostfan916 macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, oh the fund days of emulating... spent all summer doing my pc before I got my Mac. Now I hardly ever turn that thing on. Here's some of mine:

    Leopard

    Tiger
    :D
     
  13. zeiter thread starter macrumors 6502

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    no problems @ all, now I can't wait for the MBP update!
     
  14. cosmokanga2 macrumors 6502a

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    In RK Launcher, if you right click on the dock icon and select "Dock Icon Properties" You can make it bring windows to the front but selecting "Same Instance"
     
  15. retro83 macrumors member

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    If you can find Yz Shadow, you can use that to add OSX style window shadows as well.
     

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