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Apr 22, 2003, 12:03 AM
 
Josco, yeah its your theme I like to change my themes as much as my undies with out logging out, On a good day I probably have a good 3 or 4 themes on at once.

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Apr 23, 2003, 12:45 AM
 


Full Screen

My simplest and best looking yet!
     
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Apr 23, 2003, 01:06 AM
 
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What theme is that? Milk?
     
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Apr 23, 2003, 01:11 AM
 
Originally posted by 970:


Full Screen

My simplest and best looking yet!
Does anyone know how to set up Safari to open up like this with the startup or homepage similar to how OmniWeb does it? I really like how this does it. Only thing is that this setup opens up a website, the OmniWeb browser opens up its own page. Any help would be appreciated.
     
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Apr 23, 2003, 01:21 AM
 
Originally posted by TheIceMan:
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What theme is that? Milk?
It looks like it's just SmoothStripes
     
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Apr 23, 2003, 01:47 AM
 
Not SmoothStripes. Its SimpleAqua by Zimphire. My favorite (cause I like Apple's window buttons and progress bars).

Download it here

It doesn't come with an installer. You have to unstuff it, then you need to go to /System/Library/Frameworks/Carbon.Framework/Frameworks/HIToolbox.framework/Resources

You need to change the permissions on this resources folder via Batchmod or some other way to make it writable to everyone. Then backup a file called Extras.rsrc to a safe place you will remember. Then just take the SimpleAqua's Extras.rsrc (the only file) and replace your original Extras.rsrc. Reset the permissions if you need to (make sure you make it exactly the way it was before). Log out and then back in. Do the reverse of this to go back to your original Aqua.

As far as opening a start page in Safari, just download and save your start page completely on your hard drive somewhere, load it up in Safari, and then go into Safari preferences/general and click "Set to Current Page". It will look like "file://mystartpage.html"
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Apr 23, 2003, 01:48 AM
 
Originally posted by TheIceMan:
Does anyone know how to set up Safari to open up like this with the startup or homepage similar to how OmniWeb does it? I really like how this does it. Only thing is that this setup opens up a website, the OmniWeb browser opens up its own page. Any help would be appreciated.
So easy.

Open the page you want in Safari. Go to Preferences and General and click "Set to current page".
     
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Apr 23, 2003, 05:01 AM
 
Originally posted by 970:
As far as opening a start page in Safari, just download and save your start page completely on your hard drive somewhere, load it up in Safari, and then go into Safari preferences/general and click "Set to Current Page". It will look like "file://mystartpage.html"
I tried this but it only saved the text. The Apple icon image and the flashing Google search bar did not show up on the startup page.
     
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Apr 23, 2003, 05:11 AM
 
Yeah, Safari isn't as good as Mozilla at saving complete web pages...

Here's the complete page you saw in my desktop pic in a .sit file

Have fun!
     
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Apr 23, 2003, 05:32 AM
 
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Sorry, I'm not tech-savy. Now that I have the individual files, what do I do next to get it up and running?
     
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Apr 23, 2003, 06:08 AM
 
No trouble...put the unstuffed folder somewhere where you want it on your hard drive, then drag safariglow.html (inside the folder) onto Safari's dock icon. It'll load up and then you can go into preferences/general and click the "Set to Current Page" button.
     
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Apr 23, 2003, 07:02 AM
 
Originally posted by 970:


Full Screen

My simplest and best looking yet!
I generally understand theming...but i don't understand how the theme affected Safari...

Im using smooth stripes right now, but Safari still has its metal appearance.

How does one remove the metal and have it match with all the other aqua windows?

Thanks,

M2

P.S. Great start page
     
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Apr 23, 2003, 07:39 AM
 
Originally posted by m2bored:
I generally understand theming...but i don't understand how the theme affected Safari...

Im using smooth stripes right now, but Safari still has its metal appearance.

How does one remove the metal and have it match with all the other aqua windows?

Thanks,

M2

P.S. Great start page
http://www.unsanity.com/haxies/metallifizer/
     
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Apr 23, 2003, 12:58 PM
 
Originally posted by 970:
No trouble...put the unstuffed folder somewhere where you want it on your hard drive, then drag safariglow.html (inside the folder) onto Safari's dock icon. It'll load up and then you can go into preferences/general and click the "Set to Current Page" button.
Perfect. That worked for me. I've always wanted to do this, now I can. Thanks again 970.
     
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Apr 23, 2003, 01:28 PM
 
Originally posted by 970:
Not SmoothStripes. Its SimpleAqua by Zimphire. My favorite (cause I like Apple's window buttons and progress bars).

Download it here

It doesn't come with an installer. You have to unstuff it, then you need to go to /System/Library/Frameworks/Carbon.Framework/Frameworks/HIToolbox.framework/Resources

You need to change the permissions on this resources folder via Batchmod or some other way to make it writable to everyone. Then backup a file called Extras.rsrc to a safe place you will remember. Then just take the SimpleAqua's Extras.rsrc (the only file) and replace your original Extras.rsrc. Reset the permissions if you need to (make sure you make it exactly the way it was before). Log out and then back in. Do the reverse of this to go back to your original Aqua.

As far as opening a start page in Safari, just download and save your start page completely on your hard drive somewhere, load it up in Safari, and then go into Safari preferences/general and click "Set to Current Page". It will look like "file://mystartpage.html"
Just to elaborate on installation of SimpleAqua, here are the commands needed to "install" the Extras.rsrc.

BACKUP your current Extra.rsrc!! I forgot!

Make sure you are logged in as root

cd /System/Library/Frameworks/Carbon.Framework/Frameworks/HIToolbox.framework/Resources

chmod 777 Extras.rsrc

cp /Location.of.new.file/Extras.rsrc ./

chmod 644 Extras.rsrc

After you have done that, logoff and log back in. I just did this on my PowerBook and it worked perfectly.
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Apr 23, 2003, 02:51 PM
 
Originally posted by m2bored:
I generally understand theming...but i don't understand how the theme affected Safari...

Im using smooth stripes right now, but Safari still has its metal appearance.

How does one remove the metal and have it match with all the other aqua windows?

Thanks,

M2

P.S. Great start page

Thanks. I use Safari Enhancer to remove the metal appearance (as well as importing Camino bookmarks). I also use SafariMasks to get the grey glass buttons. Although, you can use unsanity's metallifizer to remove the metal appearance too, and and the metal of most other programs (like iCal). iTunes is the only one that is hard coded with metal, though many have tried to make it aqua.
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Apr 23, 2003, 10:45 PM
 
New SmoothStripes! New (for me) FruitMenu! New Wallpaper (edited Snow.E2)! New Songs!



[full size]

All hail aqua -
     
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Apr 26, 2003, 07:29 PM
 
New Desktop...



Menubar Items: PTH Volume, Proteus, DeskShade Plus, Remote Desktop, MenuMeters, iChat, LaunchBar, PTH Clock

Other Apps: FruitMenus, LiteSwitch X, X-Tunes, Tinker Tool, ClearDock, NewOpen, Konfabulator (Non-obtrusive Mail Check, Kontent).

Theme: Brushed.

Icons + DP: LaST (Cobalt) Icons, Custom DP.
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Apr 27, 2003, 04:29 PM
 
SwarmyCurve, can you send that desktop to me please? I can't find it on his site. My email is olivercameron@mac.com
Also what is that app in the dock that has a magnifying glass on the network icon?
     
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Apr 27, 2003, 06:12 PM
 
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Apr 27, 2003, 07:12 PM
 
I sent you an email about the desktop.

The icon is from the snow.e2 set, and I use it on Watson.
     
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Apr 27, 2003, 08:13 PM
 
**** wrong thread

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Apr 27, 2003, 10:57 PM
 
Originally posted by Dale Sorel:
Here's a pic of my latest desktop:



Just a question is there any other Theme w/ the clear drop down menus?

I like the clear drop down menus but I don't like the brush metal.
     
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Apr 27, 2003, 11:54 PM
 
Originally posted by ae86_16v:
Just a question is there any other Theme w/ the clear drop down menus?

I like the clear drop down menus but I don't like the brush metal.
Dark Glass will have blue dropdown menus like that. Checkout my desktop, (though I didn't have a menu open in it)
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Apr 28, 2003, 12:45 AM
 

Click this and become happy.


Nothing special.

Milton does nothing but sit there and look silly. I was thinking of making him sorta slide on and off, but.. naah. Not right now. Get him here, you know.. if you want.
     
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Theme: SmoothStripes Graphite
Wallpaper: Kristin Kreuk
Icons: Snow E.2 and PJ Folders



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Originally posted by Jasoco:
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Nothing special.

Milton does nothing but sit there and look silly. I was thinking of making him sorta slide on and off, but.. naah. Not right now. Get him here, you know.. if you want.
HAHA! Love Milton! You gotta animate him! It would be great if he popped out on the hour or something, like a chime. That would be so funny!
     
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Apr 29, 2003, 09:40 AM
 
Mine:


Full size

Desktop: don't remember, found it somewhere in this forum

Icons: SNOW E.2/Graphite

Theme: Called "Titane" made by myself..Almost finished..

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Originally posted by Patcarla:
Mine:
http://homepage.mac.com/plassus/.Pic...desktop29s.jpg

Desktop: don't remember, found it somewhere in this forum

Icons: SNOW E.2/Graphite

Theme: Called "Titane" made by myself..Almost finished..

Hi Patcarla..

Do you mind posting the desktop? If others don't mind too...

Thanks.

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Originally posted by Patcarla:
Mine:

(snip)

Full size

Desktop: don't remember, found it somewhere in this forum

Icons: SNOW E.2/Graphite

Theme: Called "Titane" made by myself..Almost finished..

Love the theme... also, what is the icon of the desktop in the bottom right hand corner?

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Originally posted by as2:
Love the theme... also, what is the icon of the desktop in the bottom right hand corner?

Adam
Thanks..
The icon is a konfabulator widget called "only finder". It hides all apps at once and gives a clean desktop...pretty convenient..
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Originally posted by daftpig:
Hi Patcarla..

Do you mind posting the desktop? If others don't mind too...

Thanks.

kwok
Hey daftpig

Patcarla's desktop is from the Swizcore's Cuppuccino theme.

I think you can find it from www.swizcore.com

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Originally posted by andretan:
Hey daftpig

Patcarla's desktop is from the Swizcore's Cuppuccino theme.

I think you can find it from www.swizcore.com

Yes, You're right. Thanks for reminding me..
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Originally posted by Fluid:
Theme: SmoothStripes Graphite
Wallpaper: Kristin Kreuk
Icons: Snow E.2 and PJ Folders



Large
Where can i find that chat icon?
     
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I think he site was http://xanthic.net
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Originally posted by Fluid:
I think he site was http://xanthic.com
found it, xanthic.net
     
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The icon is a konfabulator widget called "only finder". It hides all apps at once and gives a clean desktop...pretty convenient..
Quick question, why not just command option click the finder icon in the dock? It will open a finder window but save you a bunch of RAM..
     
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Oka, so when is someone going to make a set of iTunes icons to the likes of those Proteus icons? Or, does anyone know wherre to find nice glossy iTunes icons? I know of the usual places, but any ideas? Oh, and don?t tell me to make some myself. I can?t!

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Konfabulator started on my computer and now has made its way over to about ten others of people I know. Thanks for all the input guys (and gals).
     
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Originally posted by as2:
New Desktop...



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Other Apps: FruitMenus, LiteSwitch X, X-Tunes, Tinker Tool, ClearDock, NewOpen, Konfabulator (Non-obtrusive Mail Check, Kontent).

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Originally posted by Hi I'm Ben:
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Full Size

New page matching Apple's current designs...I like it even better.
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Originally posted by andretan:
Hey daftpig

Patcarla's desktop is from the Swizcore's Cuppuccino theme.

I think you can find it from www.swizcore.com

Oh oh.... Think I have that lying somewhere... Haha..too many desktop pics

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The Matrix Screenshot.


My current Mac desktop. The wallpaper can be found at SpyMac Gallery

The menubar applications at the top are from Left to Right: CheckOff, PTHiTunesNotifier, WeatherPop, MenuMeter, Volume control, DeskShade Plus, Battery indicator, wClock.

Because I can't stand a messy-looking desktop, I use DeskShade Plus to "hide" my icons. Also, I hide my dock because I use FruitMenu.

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Icons: SNOW E.2 (not visible)
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My new pic. Please comment!

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Originally posted by Stuphalina:
My new pic. Please comment!
I have been a big fan of that desktop. During the winter I used it for a little while.
     
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There sure are alot of Matrix desktops on this page!

I guess you are looking forward to the movies this year then, right?
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Full Size Image

Same as last time, except that I have SmoothStripes Gloss 3.0.1 with Blue widgets (awesome theme), and it works very well with the PlasmaDesign desktop (named, "Going Up").
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Swarmy Curve: How did you get that now displaying window with the artwork to appear in iTunes? Is this something standard?
Just my $.02 :-)
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