#6249 - 05/01/0204:05 AMRe: How many here use themes in OS X?
I used to use the Aaron theme app under OS 7.x, and played about with a lot of different themes: I remember being pretty excited at being able to give my Mac a 'Copland' theme so it would look like the long-awaited next-generation Mac OS. (So much for that...)<br><br>Since OS X, I haven't bothered with themes. Partly this is because of the winding back by Apple of the customizability of the GUI - at first I figured that I'd wait until either Apple or third parties restored some worthwhile themeability to the OS; when this began to happen, I figured I'd wait until the theme apps were more mature (and/or Apple stopped shutting down the best ones). <br><br>But now that folks like yourself, MikeB, have been happily using themes in OS X for months without problems, I've run out of excuses. I guess I'm just not excited enough about customizing my GUI to bother these days. I did tinker with things like the transparency of the Dock and the Terminal, but I guess Apple's reluctance to mess with Aqua has rubbed off on me.<br><br>Wait a minute - now that I think about it some more I'm not sure that's true. Actually, I used to get right into customizing things in the days before I worked as a tech (which roughly corresponded with the introduction of OS X). Now that I battle with Windows eight hours a day I have much less enthusiasm for tinkering with my Mac at home after hours - it's so much of a pleasure just to be back in a well-designed and executed GUI that any further tinkering just seems like overkill.<br><br>So, it's not Apple that has killed my enthusiasm for tinkering - it's Microsoft. Yeah, that sounds more like it. ;-)<br><br>Then again, I can't wait to see the new GUI features in 10.2. <br><br>If I was to want to get back into themeing, which app should I go for?<br><br>deebee<br><br><br>
I've used "Duality" to change my theme a few times... but my wife didn't like the other themes I was using... she's a PC user at heart, and just learning one extra interface was enough for her... She hated the BeOS theme I was using (but I loved it) so I reverted back to Aqua...<br><br>once Duality supports multiple users and updates the theme to the user's setting on Logon I think I'll go back, but who knows when that'll be.<br><br><br><br>'Contrariwise', continued Tweedledee, 'If it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic.<br>-- Lewis Carroll<br>
"In the old days, you'd finish a day's work and announce, 'I'm done.' Nobody ever does that now. There's never enough time." -- Elliott Masie
#6254 - 05/01/0212:02 PMRe: How many here use themes in OS X?
Well, if you want to see how it looks with a theme other than the stock Aqua, just take a look at the first post in POST YOUR DESKTOPS HERE thread. That is the Silverfox theme. I use Duality3 as my theme switcher app, it works well, no problems. You can get it at Versiontracker. You just install it as any other OS X app, no special things to do to use it.<br><br>I also have some other OS X screenshots here"<br><br>http://homepage.mac.com/bliemel<br><br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by mikeb_X on 05/01/02 08:07 AM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
#6255 - 05/01/0212:05 PMRe: How many here use themes in OS X?
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I don't use any themes on my comp. But I sometimes hum "Starwars" when I'm surfing. Does that count?<p><hr></blockquote><p>No! It does not count, but at least you are in a great mood I guess. May the Force be with you Steve!<br><br><br><br>
AlumiteX theme on one Mac and Cole F on my other OS X Mac. Those are my two favorite themes so far. Aqua is fine but I do like the ability to customize my Mac. <br><br>Chris<br><br>Thunder is good, thunder is impressive, but it is lightning that does the work.<br>-Mark Twain
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