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sushiism Jan 14, 2003 10:27 AM
Stupid question about the mac bar
I've always wondered why the bar at the top of the screen is rounded sometimes and solid other times, can anyone enlight me?
 
fisherKing Jan 14, 2003 03:25 PM
not sure if this is what you're asking...

the default appearance control panel "theme" has a flat bar.

some people run custom "themes", changing the look of mac windows, menus...and the menubar.

you can check them out here:

http://www.resexcellence.com/themes/index_10.shtml

(os 8.6 - 9.2.2 only)
 
sushiism Jan 14, 2003 04:09 PM
nah thats not it, this is what i mean:
http://www.linux-france.org/macintos...riveSetup1.gif
the top left corner is rounded, the imacs in the labs at university have round edges like this, but some of the g4's dont and my powerbook doesnt if i boot in 9. I was just curious as to what decides if they're rounded or square :) stupid question i know
 
Hi I'm Mike Jan 14, 2003 10:18 PM
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Originally posted by sushiism:
nah thats not it, this is what i mean:
http://www.linux-france.org/macintos...riveSetup1.gif
the top left corner is rounded, the imacs in the labs at university have round edges like this, but some of the g4's dont and my powerbook doesnt if i boot in 9. I was just curious as to what decides if they're rounded or square :) stupid question i know
change the position of your screen through displays or wherever and or take a screen shot of your desktop to see if they are there.. most likely they are just off the side of the screen a bit.
 
int69h Jan 15, 2003 08:49 PM
If he had posted a shot showing both sides of the menubar, I'm positive the right corner of the menubar would have been rounded as well.

I wasn't aware that the menubar didn't have rounded corners on some Macs. I've always found it to be a nice touch, one of those things that sets Apple apart from the competition.
 
sushiism Jan 15, 2003 11:21 PM
well either both are rounded or both are square, its not my screen becuase im on a powerbook and have booted into 9 once, and the imacs in the labs have rounded corners but the powermacs dont its strange
 
Cipher13 Jan 20, 2003 01:23 AM
Without taking into account themes - all desktop Macs have a rounded title bar. All laptop Macs have a square one.

I'm not sure about desktop Macs with an LCD. I haven't really used one under OS9 for very long.

It is possible the desktop Macs image had been extended beyond the bounds of the screen.
 
Big Mac Jan 20, 2003 04:20 PM
I think there was a conversation about this awhile ago. As Cipher stated, CRTs are supposed to have beveled top corners so that the screens can be adjusted properly more easily. LCDs are supposed to be square because they need no adjustment. With OS X, however, I think that goes out the window. My iBook has rounded corners under OS X, for example.
 
sushiism Jan 20, 2003 09:08 PM
thnaks thats what i suspected :)
 
fisherKing Jan 20, 2003 09:50 PM
i still liked my answer... *snif*
 
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