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Jun 18, 2003, 04:09 PM
 
That milk mod is sexy! Reminds me of storm troopers I always felt that Milk needed a bit more contrast in there. Thanks!

Edit: Wow! 1000 posts in this thread!

And Giano, what about making a variant with white menu backgrounds, but black menu item selections?
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Jun 18, 2003, 08:08 PM
 
Originally posted by Dace:
Am I the first to post an OS 9.2 screenshot here?
Probably, seeing as how this is the "The Offical OS X Customizations Screenshot Thread".
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Jun 18, 2003, 08:59 PM
 
Probably, seeing as how this is the "The Offical OS X Customizations Screenshot Thread".
I was going to say that but I thought it was obvious. Oh well. It was a cool screenie anyway.

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Jun 18, 2003, 10:17 PM
 
Originally posted by Hi I'm Ben:
I've been on this message board a lot longer then you.
omg you are totally just better than everyone else for being here longer!
     
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Jun 19, 2003, 12:30 AM
 
Good idea, join the lame troll.

So now I'm goign to be beat up beacuse I don't currently own a mac and I chat on the message board?

What a bunch of nice people.

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Originally posted by Hi I'm Ben:
Good idea, join the lame troll.

So now I'm goign to be beat up beacuse I don't currently own a mac and I chat on the message board?

What a bunch of nice people.
you're the one who thinks you're better because you've been here longer than quandery or however its spelled. frankly, i dont care what OS you're using. i just dont like eliteism
     
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Jun 19, 2003, 11:30 AM
 
haha ok buddy.

The only reason I refered to how long he has been here is that he was sitting there putting me down and doesn't even know who I am. And him and you both act just a tad bit immature. Maybe MacNN should make an age limit for the boards. Or even a crap filter.

Originally posted by fireside:
you're the one who thinks you're better because you've been here longer than quandery or however its spelled. frankly, i dont care what OS you're using. i just dont like eliteism
     
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Originally posted by Hi I'm Ben:
haha ok buddy.

The only reason I refered to how long he has been here is that he was sitting there putting me down and doesn't even know who I am.
And what does that have to do with how long you have been here?
     
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Originally posted by quandarry:
i can't believe it...this guy doesn't even own a mac yet he posts (neg) opinions on themes and other things that people post pics of...
Because if you don't own a Mac, you have no opinions?

don't even try making an argument bennyboy...anyone who links to his website and has his ugly ass picture on it and begs for money has already lost!
You don't even have a PC and your are posting (neg) opinions on his pictures?

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Jun 19, 2003, 12:26 PM
 
Originally posted by Hi I'm Ben:
Maybe MacNN should make an age limit for the boards. Or even a crap filter.
One vote for the latter. Age limit would be bad for me (I'm 15).

Anyway, my latest screenie (click for full-size):

  • SS Studio Pro - Modified by me to have the gray menu highlights on the "green" version of the theme
  • Finder icon is from Snow.E, folder icon from Snow.E2 Graphite (I tried to change the trash can icon too, but CandyBar wouldn't do it )
  • Dreamweaver and Fireworks icons from macalicious.net
  • Desktop is a modification of the one that digitaljames made
  • Menubar items taken from another theme to get rid of the white stuff
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Jun 19, 2003, 03:13 PM
 
Originally posted by Sage:
  • Dreamweaver and Fireworks icons from Macilicious.net
You sure that's the right URL?

edit - nevermind, i found them
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Originally posted by Sage:
  • Finder icon is from Snow.E, folder icon from Snow.E2 Graphite (I tried to change the trash can icon too, but CandyBar wouldn't do it )
Candybar worked for me.
     
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Jun 19, 2003, 03:59 PM
 
Sage - is your version expired? Just a thought.

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Originally posted by brien:
You sure that's the right URL?
Ah, sorry. *changes link*

... spelling has always been my worst school subject.

Originally posted by Stuphalina:
Sage - is your version expired? Just a thought.
Well, I should've mentioned that I'm using the Demo version, which might be the cause. However, CandyBar changed every single other icon, so it seems a bit strange to me that it won't change the trash can, even during the demo period...

BTW, when you do a free upgrade (like 10.2.5 to 10.2.6), is it best to restore the default icons first?
     
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Jun 19, 2003, 08:09 PM
 
Soo.....back on topic....

Hi I'm Ben, what's the name of the white skin you posted above for xmms? I searched for both winamp skins and couldn't find it. It'll go perfectly with Milk.

Thanks.

I just installed xmms and found that at first it used more cpu than iTunes, but once I turned off all of the meters and turned the refresh rate way down, it's better, around 6-9%, which is plenty low for an app on my aging iBook.
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Jun 19, 2003, 08:59 PM
 
Originally posted by york28:
Soo.....back on topic....

Hi I'm Ben, what's the name of the white skin you posted above for xmms? I searched for both winamp skins and couldn't find it. It'll go perfectly with Milk.

Thanks.

I just installed xmms and found that at first it used more cpu than iTunes, but once I turned off all of the meters and turned the refresh rate way down, it's better, around 6-9%, which is plenty low for an app on my aging iBook.

I found it on deskmod.com it's called...

Teknision
it comes in three variations.
Blue Green and Grey bars.
Don't hesitate just to PM me in the future =).

It's a winamp skin btw, i dunno if that matters cause i've never used xmms.. I'd assume it couldn't be too hard to port a winamp skin since they are exactly the same thing.
     
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Jun 19, 2003, 10:34 PM
 
as long as its a winamp 2 skin it automatically works with xmms. you dont need to unzip it, just put it in ~/.xmms/skins.
     
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Jun 19, 2003, 10:38 PM
 
Originally posted by york28:
I just installed xmms and found that at first it used more cpu than iTunes, but once I turned off all of the meters and turned the refresh rate way down, it's better, around 6-9%, which is plenty low for an app on my aging iBook.
How much CPU is X11 using?
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Jun 19, 2003, 10:56 PM
 
Originally posted by phillryu:
That milk mod is sexy! Reminds me of storm troopers
I am surprised people let this one past.
     
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Jun 20, 2003, 12:06 AM
 
Actually, that is a very good point. Because running xmms actually means running an X11 server like you mentioned, and also the esound driver (esd). Averages, totally unscientific:

xmms: 8%
esd: 3.5%
Xquartz: 1.9% ( not sure if there's others.)

so...total is around 13.4%.

iTunes is around 14%.

So it's very close. If I don't find another use for X11 I will most likely end up using iTunes just because it's more convienient.

Xquartz uses cpu directly proportional to the rate of screen updates. So by turning the refreshing in xmms to the slowest setting and turning off the meters and such, it went from 16% or so down to 1.9%.

This is all on an iBook 500 with 576 RAM, running 10.2.6. Packages installed by fink.
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Jun 20, 2003, 04:50 AM
 
Originally posted by york28:
Actually, that is a very good point. Because running xmms actually means running an X11 server like you mentioned, and also the esound driver (esd). Averages, totally unscientific:

xmms: 8%
esd: 3.5%
Xquartz: 1.9% ( not sure if there's others.)

so...total is around 13.4%.

iTunes is around 14%.

So it's very close. If I don't find another use for X11 I will most likely end up using iTunes just because it's more convienient.

Xquartz uses cpu directly proportional to the rate of screen updates. So by turning the refreshing in xmms to the slowest setting and turning off the meters and such, it went from 16% or so down to 1.9%.

This is all on an iBook 500 with 576 RAM, running 10.2.6. Packages installed by fink.
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Jun 20, 2003, 04:51 AM
 
Originally posted by phillryu:
That milk mod is sexy! Reminds me of storm troopers I always felt that Milk needed a bit more contrast in there. Thanks!

Edit: Wow! 1000 posts in this thread!

And Giano, what about making a variant with white menu backgrounds, but black menu item selections?
Yes i really love it too... but i'm not a themers i'm only make an "haxie"... white menu background and black menu item selection...could be funny i'm studing now, and i have not much time, but i'll want too make blackmilk more "consistence", but in the future, and only in Forum of MAX ...an then...we'll see Puma firts
     
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Here's Mine.

Theme: SS Studio Pro
Background: From Gators Site
Icons: Umicons (Converted Myself)


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My two favorite themes now are SS Studio, and Smooth Stripes Glossy

Both could easily be Aqua replacements and still kick ass.
     
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Originally posted by stndrddc:
Here's Mine.

Theme: SS Studio Pro
Background: From Gators Site
Icons: Umicons (Converted Myself)
any way you can share those icons...first ones i've seen that i could really love on my desktop and in the dock...

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Originally posted by quandarry:
any way you can share those icons...first ones i've seen that i could really love on my desktop and in the dock...

thankee...
I only converted the ones that i wanted to use, which was close to 200 icons. i dont have permission to distribute them but if i get enough requests we will see what happens.
     
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Originally posted by stndrddc:
I only converted the ones that i wanted to use, which was close to 200 icons. i dont have permission to distribute them but if i get enough requests we will see what happens.
Count this as one request.
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*edit* damnit why did I quote a 6 month old post


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Originally posted by york28:
Actually, that is a very good point. Because running xmms actually means running an X11 server like you mentioned, and also the esound driver (esd). Averages, totally unscientific:

xmms: 8%
esd: 3.5%
Xquartz: 1.9% ( not sure if there's others.)

so...total is around 13.4%.

iTunes is around 14%.

So it's very close. If I don't find another use for X11 I will most likely end up using iTunes just because it's more convienient.

Xquartz uses cpu directly proportional to the rate of screen updates. So by turning the refreshing in xmms to the slowest setting and turning off the meters and such, it went from 16% or so down to 1.9%.

This is all on an iBook 500 with 576 RAM, running 10.2.6. Packages installed by fink.
I want to try x11 and xmms, do you guys have any helpful links or hints?
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not all that much changed since last time. running the panther theme now, that is about it.


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Current setup, Panther, while I contemplate compressing Meteora into a .sit archive and launching it to another galaxy so I don't have to think about it ever again.



Please read my comments here before asking about the theme.

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Originally posted by CarbonG4:
Current setup, Panther, while I contemplate compressing Meteora into a .sit archive and launching it to another galaxy so I don't have to think about it ever again.



Please read my comments here before asking about the theme.

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Thats the best Ive seen Panther look yet.
Carbon, could I hire you to design me a new desktop look once a week? Yours always look so tight.

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Originally posted by swiz:
Thats the best Ive seen Panther look yet.
Carbon, could I hire you to design me a new desktop look once a week? Yours always look so tight.
lol, thanks dude

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carbon, are you running shaddowkiller? or windowshadeX? what are you settings? i guess its not shaddowkiller, because the menu has a shaddow, but still it looks good.
     
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Originally posted by CarbonG4:
Current setup, Panther, while I contemplate compressing Meteora into a .sit archive and launching it to another galaxy so I don't have to think about it ever again.

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Looking good Carbon. I did the same thing with the widgets. Max's look a hell of a lot better than Apple's.
     
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Originally posted by gthyb:
carbon, are you running shaddowkiller? or windowshadeX? what are you settings? i guess its not shaddowkiller, because the menu has a shaddow, but still it looks good.
WindowShadeX for the window shadows, and DeskShade for the menubar.

Originally posted by Gatorzx2:
Looking good Carbon. I did the same thing with the widgets. Max's look a hell of a lot better than Apple's.
Yeah, you'd think Apple would just admit that they can't do the widgets nicely and pay Max for his.

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Originally posted by swiz:
Thats the best Ive seen Panther look yet.
Carbon, could I hire you to design me a new desktop look once a week? Yours always look so tight.
I;m making a theme right now making everything that grey color instead of stripes. It looks just like Simple Aqua Dark.
     
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yay! i've been waiting for something from Zimphire for a while. you made the first theme for X that i actually kept using.
     
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click preview for 1600x1200.

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Originally posted by NetworkShadow:
I want to try x11 and xmms, do you guys have any helpful links or hints?

IF you want to try it out, you should get four things:
1) Apple X11
2) Apple X11 SDK (small 4 MB file, but needed for fink)
3) Fink (http://fink.sourceforge.net/)
4) Fink COmmander (now comes with fink, so I guess it's three.)
Check the fink readme, but I believe that you need to install them in that order. Once you're done installing, fire up Fink Commander and install some packages.

My biggest tip would be to tell you that in Apple X11, when you add an app to the app menu, you have to use the full path to the program, and not just the command.

Good luck.
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Originally posted by york28:
IF you want to try it out, you should get four things:
1) Apple X11
2) Apple X11 SDK (small 4 MB file, but needed for fink)
3) Fink (http://fink.sourceforge.net/)
4) Fink COmmander (now comes with fink, so I guess it's three.)
Check the fink readme, but I believe that you need to install them in that order. Once you're done installing, fire up Fink Commander and install some packages.

My biggest tip would be to tell you that in Apple X11, when you add an app to the app menu, you have to use the full path to the program, and not just the command.

Good luck.
Ok I think I've got everthing now, I'll bug you if I get stuck. Thanks.
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ambush: are you developing that stratego clone? this is the second time i've seen it here. i love that game. where can i get it? anyway to play against someone using windows?
     
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Originally posted by CarbonG4:
Current setup, Panther, while I contemplate compressing Meteora into a .sit archive and launching it to another galaxy so I don't have to think about it ever again.
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My 10.2 Panther wannabe desktop experience.


Took the resources from the actual 10.3 Extras.rsrc file and used them to make this theme using quandarry's theme as a base. Larger version here.

After using it for the better part of the day, I think I'm really starting to like Panther's version of Aqua.
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