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making OS9 look like OSX
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Apr 17, 2003, 09:34 PM
 
are there any apps that will do that?

(dont flame.....i just dont like the looks of OS9 anymore and i still have to use it for some apps)
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Apr 18, 2003, 03:21 PM
 
Maybe there's a theme, or you could try this program.
     
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Apr 19, 2003, 12:12 PM
 
thanks for the link, it helps. but i remember seeing a web page of "hacks" etc... and a screen shot of a OS9 machine that had a dock at the bottom....i'll have to do a google search
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Apr 19, 2003, 05:24 PM
 
Might be thinking about Kaleidoscope?
     
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Apr 20, 2003, 12:42 AM
 
There is a Liquid Theme atMac OS Resources
which worked for me.
A-Dock is a good substitute for the Dock.
You can also use greg's browser if your used to the column view.(i believe that is correct)
check versiontracker for other options.
     
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Apr 21, 2003, 08:43 AM
 
Originally posted by asmack:
Give your Mac an Aquamakeover!
now that's what i'm talking about!!!

very nice indeed!
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Apr 24, 2003, 07:09 AM
 
Originally posted by suprz's ghost:
now that's what i'm talking about!!!

very nice indeed!
Aqua makeover is great. Think I have a desktop picture somewhere..

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Apr 25, 2003, 04:28 PM
 
Originally posted by suprz:
and a screen shot of a OS9 machine that had a dock at the bottom....i'll have to do a google search
try A-Dock
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Mar 29, 2004, 07:01 PM
 
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Mar 29, 2004, 10:40 PM
 
I remember when I tried to do that under OS 9 once. It looked much worse than OS 9 looks by default. Without the drop shadows, buffered windows, etc., it just doesn't look right. OS X is OS X, and OS 9 is OS 9. IMHO.

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Apr 16, 2004, 01:47 PM
 
Originally posted by sniffer:
Nice wallpaper. Do you happen to have a link to that one or more like it?

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Apr 16, 2004, 11:38 PM
 
actually I am kind of sick of the osx look and I want a os9 look, any way to do that :?
     
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Apr 17, 2004, 07:30 AM
 
Originally posted by cold aspiration:
actually I am kind of sick of the osx look and I want a os9 look, any way to do that :?
There is a theme that mimics Mac OS 9īs looks in a good way, I can not remember the name just now maybe doing a search inside the GUI forum, or asking to the GUI folks there...
     
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Apr 19, 2004, 01:48 PM
 
It's called Platinum I think and it's found at www.maxthemes.com

You will need to download Shapeshifter to implement the theme.
     
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Apr 27, 2004, 06:14 PM
 
Originally posted by lenox:
Nice wallpaper. Do you happen to have a link to that one or more like it?

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Holly ****! I didn't even know I was still hosting at that server.

Not sure if I remember where I've got the desktop picture from. Love my own theming from back then tho. If it comes back to me, I'll post it.

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Apr 27, 2004, 07:09 PM
 
Regarding the wallpaper..

A little searching and I found its orign:

http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.p...73#post1302469

To bad the deviantart link is broken.

BTW, here is another aquamakerover pic I had around...


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Apr 30, 2004, 05:34 PM
 
Very cool! Thanks for looking for me.

I am not sure if this is a new idea, but I wonder (note i am not looking at the forum index right now) a classic os 9 customization screenshot thread? I only ask because I recently resuscitated my old webserver's hdd and found tons of os9/linux/mac-on-linux shots that are pretty cool.
     
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May 2, 2004, 08:29 AM
 
Originally posted by lenox:
I only ask because I recently resuscitated my old webserver's hdd and found tons of os9/linux/mac-on-linux shots that are pretty cool.
Please share them. Sounds interesting.

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