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As the developer of Beachball (that other... 1,338 Views / 13 Replies  
As the developer of Beachball (that other cursor-replacing application from back in the day), I can tell you exactly why there's no alternative to Mighty Mouse. Unlike theming, where you can just...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Nov 16, 2006 at 11:06 AM, in GUI Customization
Try these: Aqua4iTunes 3.0.3 - MacUpdate... 3,196 Views / 15 Replies  
Try these:

Aqua4iTunes 3.0.3 - MacUpdate (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/22881)
AguaT 1.2.1 - MacUpdate (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/22792)
MacThemes Forums :: View topic -...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Nov 16, 2006 at 10:55 AM, in GUI Customization
You know, a couple weeks ago I might not have... 3,856 Views / 50 Replies  
You know, a couple weeks ago I might not have believed the part about iTunes and Mail and whatnot being testing grounds for new ideas... but recently I attended a talk given by Kim Silverman,...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Nov 12, 2005 at 12:17 AM, in GUI Customization
Yay! Using DOCUNiUM now, and we likes it, yes we... 2,382 Views / 31 Replies  
Yay! Using DOCUNiUM now, and we likes it, yes we does. I did, however, find that some icons for Photoshop and Illustrator are missing. They seem to be somewhat random, too -- there's an icon for...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Mar 22, 2005 at 12:34 PM, in GUI Customization
240 icon!? :eek: That's a lot! I look forward... 2,724 Views / 23 Replies  
240 icon!? :eek: That's a lot! I look forward to their release immensely. I don't think I even have 240 applications...

Aussi, en anglais la mot 'remplacement' n'a pas un 'm'. Je ne veux pas...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Feb 18, 2005 at 07:21 PM, in GUI Customization
Not to butt in, but in the interest of answering... 725 Views / 14 Replies  
Not to butt in, but in the interest of answering your questions quickly so you can get on with making an awesome theme for us all, I imagine the reason those resources are in ThemePark is because...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Feb 14, 2005 at 01:53 PM, in GUI Customization
Dashboard widgets are just WebKit views, so there... 566 Views / 3 Replies  
Dashboard widgets are just WebKit views, so there ought to be copy/paste functionality built-in. Also, at least in the early dev builds of Tiger I understand you can start dragging a widget and then...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Jan 16, 2005 at 04:20 PM, in Mac OS X
Hey guys; in that screenshot of a 10.0 - 10.1.5... 1,348 Views / 41 Replies  
Hey guys; in that screenshot of a 10.0 - 10.1.5 kernel panic in the Apple knowledge base, is it just me, or does the happy Mac appear to have feet...?
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Dec 24, 2004 at 01:52 AM, in Mac OS X
Ack! No no, don't bother with the magic wand. ... 731 Views / 17 Replies  
Ack! No no, don't bother with the magic wand. It's never going to look perfect no matter how hard you try; either it'll end up looking too jagged, or you'll get a white halo, or any number of other...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Dec 11, 2004 at 07:25 PM, in GUI Customization
This isn't a complete answer, I'm afraid, because... 448 Views / 3 Replies  
This isn't a complete answer, I'm afraid, because I too have this problem, but I think I can at least tell you what the problem is.
The reason you get the full API definition for built-in classes...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Nov 19, 2004 at 04:50 PM, in Applications
Colloquy (http://colloquy.info/) is absolutely... 826 Views / 12 Replies  
Colloquy (http://colloquy.info/) is absolutely the best IRC client I've ever used, hands down. I can't recommend it highly enough, and it's free.
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Nov 2, 2004 at 05:32 PM, in Applications
I'm not aware of such a program, which is a pity,... 532 Views / 10 Replies  
I'm not aware of such a program, which is a pity, because that's a feature I've wanted for quite a long time. I'm a bit anal about my window positioning; I like to have things aligned to the pixel. ...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Oct 24, 2004 at 12:28 AM, in GUI Customization
Pretty cool theme! Not to be the one to rain on... 3,156 Views / 52 Replies  
Pretty cool theme! Not to be the one to rain on this parade, but I did notice one bug in the theme... the checked checkbox and unchecked checkbox (both normal and small sizes) are misaligned, so...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Oct 18, 2004 at 01:04 AM, in GUI Customization
Same here... though that set actually wasn't... 1,003 Views / 6 Replies  
Same here... though that set actually wasn't made by the Iconfactory. It was entered into their Pixelpalooza contest and won the People's Choice award (though somehow it didn't win first place,...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Oct 4, 2004 at 12:07 PM, in GUI Customization
Awesome, awesome theme. Looks wonderful. I do... 2,926 Views / 44 Replies  
Awesome, awesome theme. Looks wonderful. I do have a couple minor nitpicks, but I'll try to make them constructive at least. :) First, it seems that the menu enhancer code doesn't work with menu...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Sep 30, 2004 at 03:40 PM, in GUI Customization
How many fonts do you have installed...? I... 617 Views / 6 Replies  
How many fonts do you have installed...? I experienced precisely the same symptoms as you are when I decided to install the Adobe Font Folio -- all of it. Even if they're disabled, fonts cause...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Aug 13, 2004 at 04:46 PM, in Mac OS X
I'm sorry, but I must respectfully disagree with... 2,137 Views / 30 Replies  
I'm sorry, but I must respectfully disagree with that entire statement. The current system of file organization relies on pathnames, which -- while not implemented as metadata for each file --...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Jul 20, 2004 at 02:28 AM, in Mac OS X
There's something of which you might want to be... 2,522 Views / 61 Replies  
There's something of which you might want to be aware as far as copyright limitations and menu icons go:

The text of the Google logo is an Adobe Folio font called Catull. It's owned by Adobe, not...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Jul 15, 2004 at 02:26 PM, in Developer Center
A CAT (computerized axial tomography) scan is... 1,411 Views / 17 Replies  
A CAT (computerized axial tomography) scan is designed to show internal features... those probably aren't nostrils, they're sinus cavities. And our sinus cavities are pretty darn big too, so we're...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Jul 14, 2004 at 09:12 PM, in GUI Customization
This is a really, really cool idea. I especially... 1,411 Views / 17 Replies  
This is a really, really cool idea. I especially like the Dock icon animation and other GUI affordances -- nice attention to detail there. Unfortunately, with the software crippled beyond usability...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Jul 13, 2004 at 12:55 PM, in GUI Customization
Themy bits in Tiger 482 Views / 0 Replies  
For all the themers out there who didn't manage to make it to WWDC, here's an overview of some theme-related bits contained within the /System/Library/CoreServices directory in Tiger. Note that all...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Jul 12, 2004 at 02:32 PM, in GUI Customization
I expressed that same concern several pages ago,... 39,055 Views / 377 Replies  
I expressed that same concern several pages ago, and was assured that you can, indeed, drag the smart folders off the sidebar to any location. It didn't sound very polished, but it's definitely...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Jul 8, 2004 at 01:15 AM, in Mac OS X
The cut/paste debate has played out before in... 39,055 Views / 377 Replies  
The cut/paste debate has played out before in threads past, with just about the same result: it's a good idea, but they really need to call it something else. My suggestion is "pick up" and "put...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Jul 4, 2004 at 01:54 PM, in Mac OS X
It appears from that movie of Smart Folders that... 39,055 Views / 377 Replies  
It appears from that movie of Smart Folders that they can only live in the sidebar... is this true? The utility of Smart Folders would be much reduced if I was only allowed to have four or five of...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Jun 30, 2004 at 09:23 PM, in Mac OS X
Thanks natan! I decided to try my hand at making... 842 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks natan! I decided to try my hand at making a theme for it, and I think it turned out pretty well. Here's the result:

Read: http://users.wpi.edu/~phoenix/macnn/read.png...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Jun 30, 2004 at 08:19 PM, in GUI Customization
Honestly, folks, the reason Apple chose... 9,011 Views / 206 Replies  
Honestly, folks, the reason Apple chose JavaScript for Dashboard ought to be pretty obvious: Dashboard widgets all use WebKit, which means they get free access to JavaScriptCore. A universal API...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Jun 29, 2004 at 01:33 PM, in Mac OS X
Well, the cause is pretty apparent: it's using... 358 Views / 2 Replies  
Well, the cause is pretty apparent: it's using the large system font size (13pt) for everything, even the text that should be drawn using the small system font size (11pt). It could be a corrupt...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Jun 29, 2004 at 01:16 PM, in Mac OS X
Well, there really isn't a "default" icon for... 380 Views / 1 Replies  
Well, there really isn't a "default" icon for PDFs, per se... the icon depends on what application is registered to open PDFs. On your system, though, that's probably Preview. If so, you can...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Jun 17, 2004 at 06:20 PM, in GUI Customization
thumbs.db is a file Windows XP makes when you... 492 Views / 4 Replies  
thumbs.db is a file Windows XP makes when you view a folder under Thumbnail view. It's just a cache; you can delete it with no problems.

.DS_Store is a file Mac OS X makes when you view a folder...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Jun 14, 2004 at 07:31 PM, in Mac OS X
A while back, I came across two really, really... 1,753 Views / 13 Replies  
A while back, I came across two really, really useful images that you might find relevant:

http://users.wpi.edu/~phoenix/macnn/document.png
and...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Jun 8, 2004 at 09:00 PM, in GUI Customization
Oh, IE does suck. Believe me, I agree... 6,467 Views / 50 Replies  
Oh, IE does suck. Believe me, I agree completely. :) I've got an entire bag of CSS tricks specially designed for working around IE's bad behavior. I was objecting to the tone, not to the...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Jun 8, 2004 at 07:03 PM, in GUI Customization
If no one wanted an IE skin, why would there have... 6,467 Views / 50 Replies  
If no one wanted an IE skin, why would there have been a request for a link to one just now...? And why do you feel the need to express your negative opinion, in such elegant prose no less, in...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Jun 2, 2004 at 06:35 PM, in GUI Customization
Heh. I remember the image I made when I first... 1,579 Views / 28 Replies  
Heh. I remember the image I made when I first saw that dialog in iSync...

http://users.wpi.edu/~phoenix/macnn/iApp.png
I think I was trying to make a different point there, but... yeah. :P
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Jun 1, 2004 at 11:45 PM, in GUI Customization
My suggestion to someone wanting to play around... 1,129 Views / 28 Replies  
My suggestion to someone wanting to play around with Linuxy stuff would be to do the following.

Download and install Apple X11 (if you haven't already) from...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Jun 1, 2004 at 02:46 PM, in Mac OS X
Well, here's your theme with window borders: ... 1,928 Views / 36 Replies  
Well, here's your theme with window borders:

http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=198286&highlight=window+borders

As for the titlebar on the bottom of windows, I don't recall ever...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on May 30, 2004 at 01:57 PM, in GUI Customization
To all those who denied that Mac OS X theming... 1,928 Views / 36 Replies  
To all those who denied that Mac OS X theming could ever be a viable vehicle for original, Kaleidoscope-esque themes, I say: told ya so.

;)

I don't know why exactly, but something about the...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on May 29, 2004 at 01:54 PM, in GUI Customization
Unless you're using different terminology than I... 890 Views / 18 Replies  
Unless you're using different terminology than I think, the answer is no, ghost thumbs are almost never used these days except in very rare instances with severely out-of-date Carbon apps. Ghost...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on May 26, 2004 at 08:00 AM, in GUI Customization
Well, none of the bits near that address seem to... 2,776 Views / 38 Replies  
Well, none of the bits near that address seem to control other colors, unfortunately... I tried changing the 6-word values at 0029DC74, 0029DC82, 0029DC88, 0029E064, 0029E240, and 0029E282. One of...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on May 7, 2004 at 08:20 PM, in GUI Customization
Actually, the ShapeShifter APE is always in a... 1,377 Views / 44 Replies  
Actually, the ShapeShifter APE is always in a crash log, regardless of whether or not it was the culprit. This often misleads people into thinking ShapeShifter is the cause of the problem, when in...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Mar 11, 2004 at 03:05 PM, in GUI Customization
Hey Rick, et al., Do you folks have any plans... 53,820 Views / 937 Replies  
Hey Rick, et al.,
Do you folks have any plans to support P3P (http://www.w3.org/P3P/)? Netscape and IE support it, and it could be a very valuable feature for users if done right (that is, not the...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Feb 16, 2004 at 06:11 PM, in Applications
That may work, but you don't really need to do... 668 Views / 8 Replies  
That may work, but you don't really need to do anything nearly that involved. Just go back to the Info window for the folders in question and cut the icons away using the Cut command (Cmd-X), and...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Feb 12, 2004 at 02:01 AM, in GUI Customization
Finder label theming tidbit 430 Views / 1 Replies  
After installing a few of the recent themes that change the Finder labels, I decided to remove the gradients on mine and make them translucent using ThemePark (I love Aqua Extreme, but hate those...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Feb 11, 2004 at 02:24 AM, in GUI Customization
No. The built-in screenshot function can be seen... 8,680 Views / 54 Replies  
No. The built-in screenshot function can be seen as a sort of "default behavior", since in the absence of Snapz Pro X it is loaded at startup automatically by the OS. Snapz overrides that behavior...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Feb 5, 2004 at 08:22 PM, in Applications
Quite welcome. :) I had in mind that the people... 8,680 Views / 54 Replies  
Quite welcome. :) I had in mind that the people who wouldn't want it appearing in a movie or screenshot could turn it off from within the preference window before taking the shot, and then (if they...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Feb 5, 2004 at 07:34 PM, in Applications
How about a menu extra, then, that the user can... 8,680 Views / 54 Replies  
How about a menu extra, then, that the user can turn on or off from within Snapz? It would serve as a visual indication that Snapz is what's going to come up when you hit Command-Shift-3 rather than...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Feb 5, 2004 at 03:27 PM, in Applications
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Office 2004 974 Views / 13 Replies  
Mellel is also Cocoa, and it has many more features (and fewer bugs) than Nisus. I also like how Mellel handles styles. The interface does take a little getting used to (it's brushed metal, for one...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Feb 5, 2004 at 03:13 PM, in Applications
I am in agreement with the option to make the... 75,124 Views / 787 Replies  
I am in agreement with the option to make the drawer into a palette instead... one might also provide the option (both in drawer mode and palette mode) to orient horizontally, thus allowing for a...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Jan 10, 2004 at 06:02 PM, in Applications
Yeah! Almost as if they read these forums or... 3,242 Views / 44 Replies  
Yeah! Almost as if they read these forums or something... :D
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Jan 8, 2004 at 04:35 PM, in GUI Customization
The icon itself for an internal hard drive is at... 381 Views / 3 Replies  
The icon itself for an internal hard drive is at /System/Library/Extensions/IOStorageFamily.kext/Contents/
Resources/Internal.icns. However, getting a copy of the original might be a little...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Jan 3, 2004 at 05:20 PM, in GUI Customization
Hmm... if I'm not mistaken, you don't really... 67,373 Views / 8 Replies  
Hmm... if I'm not mistaken, you don't really want to go typing in raw ASCII codes. What you want to do is type high-ASCII characters, a process that is much, much easier and more logical on a...
Posted by Phoenix1701, on Jan 3, 2004 at 02:27 AM, in Mac OS X
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