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Hello, BumpTop (http://www.bumptop.com/) (now... 124 Views / 1 Replies  
Hello, BumpTop (http://www.bumptop.com/) (now owned by Google):

BumpTop 3D Desktop Prototype - www.bumptop.com - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0ODskdEPnQ)
Posted by ArcticBear, on Sep 16, 2014 at 03:50 PM, in Mac News
You have Aqua and Graphite. :P 5,444 Views / 24 Replies  
You have Aqua and Graphite. :P
Posted by ArcticBear, on Jun 7, 2007 at 09:33 AM, in GUI Customization
Command-N vs. Shift-Command-N Part 1 ... 38,927 Views / 443 Replies  
Command-N vs. Shift-Command-N

Part 1
First, take a look at the Finder's Go menu:

Shift-Command-C -- opens a new window showing the local computer and networks
Shift-Command-H -- opens a new...
Posted by ArcticBear, on Mar 25, 2007 at 05:14 PM, in Mac OS X
Thanks for updating this theme! :thumbsup: ... 638 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks for updating this theme! :thumbsup:

/Gershwix fan
Posted by ArcticBear, on Feb 17, 2007 at 10:45 AM, in GUI Customization
'bout time! 22,131 Views / 526 Replies  
'bout time!
Posted by ArcticBear, on Feb 3, 2007 at 09:17 AM, in Feedback
You are hard core. ;) Sorry, I don't know... 1,269 Views / 8 Replies  
You are hard core. ;)

Sorry, I don't know what you are looking for regarding progress bars in ResEdit. But good luck on the scheme!


"You can take my MacOS 9 when you pry my cold dead fingers...
Posted by ArcticBear, on Jan 22, 2006 at 10:54 AM, in GUI Customization
I don't think $20 is too much for an app that... 2,217 Views / 36 Replies  
I don't think $20 is too much for an app that makes changes to the GUI to the extent that ShapeShifter does. Nor an additional $20 for an editor. Compare Iconfactory's GUI combo:

IconBuilder...
Posted by ArcticBear, on Jan 21, 2006 at 04:06 PM, in GUI Customization
I concur. There is more work involved with OS X... 2,217 Views / 36 Replies  
I concur. There is more work involved with OS X theming.

Still, I'd lay the blame on Apple. Each app requires its own tweak because none of them fully follow GUI guidelines. A little hardcoding...
Posted by ArcticBear, on Jan 18, 2006 at 10:20 PM, in GUI Customization
I really wish versioning support were built into... 904 Views / 6 Replies  
I really wish versioning support were built into Themepark/Shapeshifter. Most all the resources carry over, with a few exceptions (e.g. Finder toolbar buttons). I'd be nice for themers who want to go...
Posted by ArcticBear, on Oct 1, 2005 at 03:24 PM, in GUI Customization
LOL! and true! :lol: That's just... 6,588 Views / 88 Replies  
LOL! and true! :lol:

That's just breathtaking. I've always admired your work. Thanks for this post.


BBX, I'm wondering... what do you think of the Mac Finder/GUI in its current incarnation?...
Posted by ArcticBear, on Sep 2, 2005 at 10:44 PM, in GUI Customization
Tried the program. Brought a smile to my face.... 12,725 Views / 280 Replies  
Tried the program. Brought a smile to my face. Thank you. Nostalgia!


Regarding OS X -- fix the Finder!!!


Regarding OS 9...

1. I miss it, even for just the (spacial) Finder. :cry:
Posted by ArcticBear, on Sep 2, 2005 at 10:23 PM, in Mac OS X
Tokaigaleif, I had the same problem. You need to... 955 Views / 13 Replies  
Tokaigaleif, I had the same problem. You need to change the type/creator codes of the download to blank (remove them). There are several free utilities/scripts that will allow you to do this. Then...
Posted by ArcticBear, on Jun 29, 2005 at 09:40 AM, in GUI Customization
Get a bigger monitor? Maybe you have too many... 358 Views / 1 Replies  
Get a bigger monitor? Maybe you have too many menu extras (I forget what they're called in OS 9).
Posted by ArcticBear, on Jun 13, 2005 at 08:34 AM, in GUI Customization
Look up IIRC (an others) here:... 1,088 Views / 21 Replies  
Look up IIRC (an others) here: http://www.acronymfinder.com/

On converting Kaleidoscope schemes to MacOS themes, some history is found here:
http://more.theory.org/archives/000019.html

and...
Posted by ArcticBear, on Jun 13, 2005 at 08:31 AM, in GUI Customization
Zimphire, you are in fact correct in a lot of... 3,340 Views / 107 Replies  
Zimphire, you are in fact correct in a lot of what you said, BUT:

1. The thread was about a new haxie (not even produced by Unsanity).
2. It was not about Unsanity spreading "FUD." The first...
Posted by ArcticBear, on Jun 5, 2005 at 01:02 AM, in GUI Customization
Stumbles in Panther, but a nicely done theme. One... 1,681 Views / 23 Replies  
Stumbles in Panther, but a nicely done theme. One more reason to upgrade. :)
Posted by ArcticBear, on May 29, 2005 at 05:24 PM, in GUI Customization
Kudos! :) Were they the best because theme... 1,244 Views / 30 Replies  
Kudos! :)

Were they the best because theme users paid for their development, or just well done by a talented themer and a price attached to it?


Never fully got into the KScheme development,...
Posted by ArcticBear, on May 15, 2005 at 10:36 PM, in GUI Customization
No, but it has the nature of a tax. I'm not... 1,244 Views / 30 Replies  
No, but it has the nature of a tax. I'm not particularly crazy about taxes.


My observation here is Kaleidoscope 1.x schemes were more or less recolorations of Apple's GUI. The windows were...
Posted by ArcticBear, on May 15, 2005 at 10:08 PM, in GUI Customization
Some themers put so much work into this stuff... 1,244 Views / 30 Replies  
Some themers put so much work into this stuff just because they enjoy making the mods and sharing them.

Kaleidoscope had plenty of good, well-designed themes that were free (Albie Wong, Kei...
Posted by ArcticBear, on May 15, 2005 at 06:37 PM, in GUI Customization
Looks sweet! :thumbsup: 1,365 Views / 21 Replies  
Looks sweet! :thumbsup:
Posted by ArcticBear, on May 7, 2005 at 09:29 AM, in GUI Customization
Some of the older Kaleidoscope 1.x schemes would... 1,040 Views / 16 Replies  
Some of the older Kaleidoscope 1.x schemes would fit better with OS X's current GUI elements. After Kaleidoscope went to version 2 (or especially after, I forget the exact capabilities of the...
Posted by ArcticBear, on Apr 3, 2005 at 10:42 PM, in GUI Customization
Kaleidoscope > ShapeShifter would be like finding... 1,040 Views / 16 Replies  
Kaleidoscope > ShapeShifter would be like finding the Holy Grail! :eek:
Posted by ArcticBear, on Apr 3, 2005 at 04:53 PM, in GUI Customization
Raise your own theme. Don't feed it bread. Just... 1,505 Views / 17 Replies  
Raise your own theme. Don't feed it bread. Just bacon. ;)
Posted by ArcticBear, on Apr 1, 2005 at 09:38 AM, in GUI Customization
ShapeShifter sometimes overrides the colors too.... 377 Views / 3 Replies  
ShapeShifter sometimes overrides the colors too. I'm typing this in a light grey instead of black. :(

I wish there were a way to exclude the pages displayed in a web browser from font substitution...
Posted by ArcticBear, on Mar 15, 2005 at 03:27 PM, in GUI Customization
I so wanted this car for Christmas when I was in... 592 Views / 3 Replies  
I so wanted this car for Christmas when I was in 6th grade... the black version from the TV series.

/nostalgic
//didn't have cable
///sad
Posted by ArcticBear, on Mar 7, 2005 at 11:04 AM, in GUI Customization
Sorry there MacMan, I saw "0.5" and I first... 693 Views / 9 Replies  
Sorry there MacMan, I saw "0.5" and I first thought someone had revived an old thread to ask when 0.6 was coming out! Forgot your last release was 0.4. :(

:cool:
Posted by ArcticBear, on Mar 6, 2005 at 08:35 AM, in GUI Customization
I'd go with the iBook. More durable, better... 6,404 Views / 44 Replies  
I'd go with the iBook. More durable, better battery life, better Airport reception. It comes with your iApps and you can get the latest iWork with Up-To-Date for the cost of shipping (really...
Posted by ArcticBear, on Mar 5, 2005 at 02:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It has a vacuum fluorescent display feel to it,... 1,953 Views / 20 Replies  
It has a vacuum fluorescent display feel to it, what with the horizontal filaments glowing softly underneath the details. Well done.
Posted by ArcticBear, on Mar 2, 2005 at 09:18 AM, in GUI Customization
Reminds me of Corey Marion's SketchCons... 974 Views / 9 Replies  
Reminds me of Corey Marion's SketchCons (http://www.iconfactory.com/preview.asp?type=ware&kind=original&id=71) set.
Posted by ArcticBear, on Feb 18, 2005 at 12:25 PM, in GUI Customization
Just an update: I was playing with... 1,107 Views / 17 Replies  
Just an update:

I was playing with DragThing settings yesterday and noticed that not only can I append version numbers they can also appear as a badge on the icon. So as for possibility of...
Posted by ArcticBear, on Jan 21, 2005 at 12:30 PM, in GUI Customization
If you run DragThing, there's an option to append... 1,107 Views / 17 Replies  
If you run DragThing, there's an option to append the version number to the name of an app in any of its docks. And what is the (Apple) Dock but a insipid imitation of DragThing?** :P

Before it...
Posted by ArcticBear, on Jan 16, 2005 at 05:51 PM, in GUI Customization
Joe Gillespie has a wonderful website, Web Page... 713 Views / 5 Replies  
Joe Gillespie has a wonderful website, Web Page Design for Designers (http://www.wpdfd.com/) (wpdfd.com).

He retired last month, but his articles are still on line.
Posted by ArcticBear, on Jan 5, 2005 at 12:15 PM, in Developer Center
DragThing... 613 Views / 15 Replies  
DragThing (http://dragthing.com/english/about.html) also allows the trash can to be put back on the desktop. It's actively developed and extremely customizeable. I prefer this utility to the...
Posted by ArcticBear, on Dec 20, 2004 at 08:44 AM, in GUI Customization
From Blambot Fonts (http://www.blambot.com/) here... 941 Views / 23 Replies  
From Blambot Fonts (http://www.blambot.com/) here are a few you might try: Ale and Wenches BB
Blackjack
Bottix
Creative Block BB
Unfortunately, they all seem to be just a bit too wide, but...
Posted by ArcticBear, on Dec 12, 2004 at 12:28 PM, in GUI Customization
Thanks for the tutorial Phoenix1701. Well done. ... 654 Views / 17 Replies  
Thanks for the tutorial Phoenix1701. Well done.



I still like my magic wand, hehe... :)
Posted by ArcticBear, on Dec 12, 2004 at 12:03 PM, in GUI Customization
Why didn't you say so, silly?! :) ... 654 Views / 17 Replies  
Why didn't you say so, silly?! :)

Photoshop's magic wand does a much better job at stripping out the white.

After getting the round form by selecting the white with the magic wand, then...
Posted by ArcticBear, on Dec 11, 2004 at 05:04 PM, in GUI Customization
You might have to logout to see changes... 383 Views / 3 Replies  
You might have to logout to see changes accurately.
Posted by ArcticBear, on Dec 11, 2004 at 02:25 PM, in GUI Customization
They should be: Elements > Global Elements >... 383 Views / 3 Replies  
They should be:

Elements > Global Elements > Text Colors > List Header (Selected, Active)
Elements > Global Elements > Text Colors > List Header (Selected, Inactive)

for the first, and this...
Posted by ArcticBear, on Dec 11, 2004 at 01:45 PM, in GUI Customization
Open the original. Double-click the magic wand... 654 Views / 17 Replies  
Open the original.
Double-click the magic wand tool. Set the sensitivity to 32. If it is set to zero (0=the default?) it is only picking one color. This is probably why "it looks horrible." :)
...
Posted by ArcticBear, on Dec 11, 2004 at 10:41 AM, in GUI Customization
Poll: I have one folder "Desktops" and in that usually... 681 Views / 18 Replies  
I have one folder "Desktops" and in that usually folders labeled by the site I got them from. That way if anyone asks, where did you find that? I usually can tell. Or if I want to surf over and see...
Posted by ArcticBear, on Dec 6, 2004 at 11:26 AM, in GUI Customization
Hmmm... yes, I think Stuphalina is right. If you... 1,570 Views / 11 Replies  
Hmmm... yes, I think Stuphalina is right. If you go beyond about 90% transparency, you can't click on things.

Note: I've not set up/made a wholly transparent menubar, :) but the instructions...
Posted by ArcticBear, on Dec 1, 2004 at 07:42 PM, in GUI Customization
Menubar transparency how-to: [list=1] Open... 1,570 Views / 11 Replies  
Menubar transparency how-to:
[list=1]
Open ShapeShifter. Set your theme to the one you want to mod.
Make a new guikit in ThemePark (File > New guiKit Package).
Optional: if the theme uses it,...
Posted by ArcticBear, on Nov 30, 2004 at 02:19 PM, in GUI Customization
In the general interest category, eyeball-design... 518 Views / 5 Replies  
In the general interest category, eyeball-design has some good tutorials on the basics (http://www.eyeball-design.com/fxzone/frames01.htm). Click on the Tutorials button at the bottom and scroll to...
Posted by ArcticBear, on Nov 23, 2004 at 03:26 PM, in GUI Customization
Must be a very popular contest. My 11th hour... 4,045 Views / 160 Replies  
Must be a very popular contest. My 11th hour entry hit a full mailbox. :(
Posted by ArcticBear, on Nov 22, 2004 at 12:04 AM, in GUI Customization
I was actually thinking about how to work that... 887 Views / 20 Replies  
I was actually thinking about how to work that idea into my first response! :P :D
Posted by ArcticBear, on Nov 16, 2004 at 08:31 AM, in GUI Customization
But Label O's are round and Halo has corners... 887 Views / 20 Replies  
But Label O's are round and Halo has corners snipped away at 45 degrees.

I suppose gradients are now verboten, or the color blue, or... ;)


:eek: my sig is like Halo2!
Posted by ArcticBear, on Nov 15, 2004 at 09:20 PM, in GUI Customization
Global Elements > Boxes and Wells > Tab Box... 429 Views / 6 Replies  
Global Elements > Boxes and Wells > Tab Box Opaque

Change #5 (center fill) and you'll see it, but all the borders are a part. Maybe you switched a left/right side or a top/bottom side?


also...
Posted by ArcticBear, on Nov 14, 2004 at 11:03 PM, in GUI Customization
Re: Re: TP2 Iconsets 710 Views / 18 Replies  
One trick is to unsharp mask the resized icon to keep the features from getting too fuzzy.
Posted by ArcticBear, on Nov 14, 2004 at 09:28 PM, in GUI Customization
Re: New functions in ThemePark 2 710 Views / 18 Replies  
That would be a good feature addition. I guess the workaround is to cut and paste tiles and resave as a full screen size.
Posted by ArcticBear, on Nov 10, 2004 at 09:57 AM, in GUI Customization
Oh, it was. But Izawa made a lite version "IZA... 1,114 Views / 17 Replies  
Oh, it was. But Izawa made a lite version "IZA Shock Absorber Spirit" which was more usable.



They're supposed to remind you of Solaris and linuxWMs... ;)

Bring 'em back!
Posted by ArcticBear, on Nov 2, 2004 at 09:43 AM, in GUI Customization
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