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Well, turn off Anti-Aliasing via Preferences... 1,374 Views / 10 Replies  
Well, turn off Anti-Aliasing via Preferences (which leads to badly hinted bitmap-fonts that looks crappy) or try to live with the slight blurryness. It's not a bug, it's feature. :D
Posted by smithz4096, on May 9, 2007 at 05:36 PM, in Applications
Once, Apple *WAS* among of the kings of UI, if... 3,878 Views / 51 Replies  
Once, Apple *WAS* among of the kings of UI, if not THE king. ... Way back in time. Then many talented UI-Designer left the company. Now Apple's among of the kings of cheese.

ps. M$ belongs to this...
Posted by smithz4096, on Aug 31, 2006 at 07:18 PM, in GUI Customization
Not exactly, but that's a little the way it... 899 Views / 10 Replies  
Not exactly, but that's a little the way it worked in the old days (pre OS X). Each font-suitcase could contain pre-rendered (and often optimized) Pixelfonts for any pointsizes. Normally these were...
Posted by smithz4096, on Jul 28, 2006 at 05:19 AM, in GUI Customization
Well sorry, but that's IMHO exactly the way a... 899 Views / 10 Replies  
Well sorry, but that's IMHO exactly the way a pixelfont looses all of its charme. Pixelfonts only look good in the size they were made for. :(


Yeah! :D That's the way a serious pixelfont must...
Posted by smithz4096, on Jul 28, 2006 at 05:08 AM, in GUI Customization
I built dozens of bitmap-fonts using... 899 Views / 10 Replies  
I built dozens of bitmap-fonts using fontographer, but i assume you would like to use 'em as theme- and UI-fonts?
If yes, then it's close to impossible to achieve a decent result, since OS X uses...
Posted by smithz4096, on Jul 24, 2006 at 11:07 AM, in GUI Customization
Apple really needs your money better than... 1,727 Views / 28 Replies  
Apple really needs your money better than yourself :D ...

Ok, I got this screen working here for a few months. I use the DVI, the VGA-Input for a second Mac and occasionally the S-VHS for some...
Posted by smithz4096, on Mar 14, 2006 at 05:16 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
! 679 Views / 8 Replies  
I ran good old norton and everythings fine again... Stupid Me, I didn't try that first.
Posted by smithz4096, on Feb 5, 2006 at 11:36 AM, in macOS
Ah, see. But my mad partition is not listed there. 679 Views / 8 Replies  
Ah, see. But my mad partition is not listed there.
Posted by smithz4096, on Jan 21, 2006 at 11:59 AM, in macOS
Hm, I'm afraid it's not that easy. The lost... 679 Views / 8 Replies  
Hm, I'm afraid it's not that easy. The lost partition doesn't show up in the Sidebar AND on the Desktop, which seem to be 2 different things.

Btw, what do you mean by "Just select Computer > Lost...
Posted by smithz4096, on Jan 21, 2006 at 08:29 AM, in macOS
Partition doesn't appear in OS X Finder, but ISN'T lost 679 Views / 8 Replies  
Yesterday evening I experienced a very edgy phenomenon. My main OS9-Partition doesn't show up in OS X Finder anymore. I'm lucky, it's not deleted or lost, because i still can choose it e.g. in...
Posted by smithz4096, on Jan 21, 2006 at 06:25 AM, in macOS
Yeah, i am 100% sure - I'm using the german... 705 Views / 11 Replies  
Yeah, i am 100% sure - I'm using the german keyboard layout. Otherwise i wouldn't have access to the umlauts (german special chars) and all that. I also tried Swiss-German and Austrian Keyboard...
Posted by smithz4096, on Nov 24, 2005 at 07:07 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
finally 737 Views / 6 Replies  
Finally, I got the a Seagate 250MB SATA and everything runs perfectly!
The drive is very quiet, great. And it's fast too.
Now, I'm hunting down the noisy fans in my machine. The CPU-Fan makes the...
Posted by smithz4096, on Nov 24, 2005 at 07:00 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Well, i may add that instead of "<" and ">" i get... 705 Views / 11 Replies  
Well, i may add that instead of "<" and ">" i get "^" and "°" on these keys in OS9. Checked on an G4 (9.22 fresh install) and my trusty old ibook 2001 (9.22)
The Keyboard is german, the OS is german...
Posted by smithz4096, on Nov 22, 2005 at 06:06 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'm most surprised! :-) Well, i really like... 705 Views / 11 Replies  
I'm most surprised! :-)

Well, i really like the minimal design of the apple-keyboard, that's why i try sticking to apple-keyboards. I even removed the clear plastic shell of the keyboard to reduce...
Posted by smithz4096, on Nov 21, 2005 at 09:31 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Tooki, it's the current generation Apple... 705 Views / 11 Replies  
Tooki, it's the current generation Apple Keyboard. (no "pro")

Hmm, i think language-settings are correct here, because all keys EXCEPT those "<>" work perfectly... gnarl...

I have to get a...
Posted by smithz4096, on Nov 21, 2005 at 08:28 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Apple Pro Keyboard in OS9 705 Views / 11 Replies  
Heyho,

i just got a brandnew Apple Pro Keyboard for my G4. I use OS X and OS 9 on a regular basis. Now I noticed that this keyboard is not supported 100% in OS 9, damnit!
The first downside is,...
Posted by smithz4096, on Nov 21, 2005 at 04:36 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks! I just installed my Sonnet Tempo... 737 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks!

I just installed my Sonnet Tempo Serial ATA Card (Manufactured by Seritek)...
Now i have to get a 250MB HD - Samsung OR a Seagate, i'm still not sure which is better.
:)
Posted by smithz4096, on Nov 19, 2005 at 07:00 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Serial ATA Card 737 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi techheads,

i am thinking about getting an Serial-ATA PCI-Card (Sonnet Tempo SATA or Seritek 1S2 - both cards are made by seritek) for my Quicksilver G4.

First, the original internal HD's are...
Posted by smithz4096, on Nov 16, 2005 at 05:23 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Poll: Sure, it's technically possible to disable AA for... 6,803 Views / 73 Replies  
Sure, it's technically possible to disable AA for small sizes. But that's not the real problem.

AFAIK The font that replaces Lucida Grande (as used in the Menus and at more places) will also be...
Posted by smithz4096, on Sep 28, 2005 at 11:49 AM, in GUI Customization
Poll: Quite lovely! However, you will run into... 6,803 Views / 73 Replies  
Quite lovely!

However, you will run into massive problems with that menubar-font. IMHO not possible to hack a crisp pixelfont up there.
Posted by smithz4096, on Sep 18, 2005 at 08:05 AM, in GUI Customization
Well done, keep on trucking. :thumbsup: 14,155 Views / 280 Replies  
Well done, keep on trucking. :thumbsup:
Posted by smithz4096, on Sep 9, 2005 at 03:02 PM, in macOS
You may think i :lol: because i don't believe we... 14,155 Views / 280 Replies  
You may think i :lol: because i don't believe we have streaming media all over the planet and in our lives. Wrong. I :lol: because of that stereotype rubbish text, sounds like copied from a board...
Posted by smithz4096, on Sep 9, 2005 at 02:56 PM, in macOS
:lol: 14,155 Views / 280 Replies  
:lol:
Posted by smithz4096, on Sep 9, 2005 at 01:58 PM, in macOS
Incorrect. Clock speed was 7,16 mhz at first,... 14,155 Views / 280 Replies  
Incorrect. Clock speed was 7,16 mhz at first, increasing after that on various CPUs/Boards.
4,77 Mhz was common on Intel 8086/8088 CPUs in the beginning of MS-DOS and clones.
Posted by smithz4096, on Sep 9, 2005 at 01:41 PM, in macOS
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: 14,155 Views / 280 Replies  
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Posted by smithz4096, on Sep 9, 2005 at 01:28 PM, in macOS
http://anandtech.com/mac/showdoc.aspx?i=2520 ... 14,155 Views / 280 Replies  
http://anandtech.com/mac/showdoc.aspx?i=2520

e.g.

"What can we conclude from this? First, the above tables demonstrate clearly that the creation of UNIX processes is much slower on MAC OS X,...
Posted by smithz4096, on Sep 9, 2005 at 03:13 AM, in macOS
OK, i never had such large PS Files in the works.... 14,155 Views / 280 Replies  
OK, i never had such large PS Files in the works. Sureley this point goes to OS X.



Boy, Keep cool, I was talking about the VM Photoshop uses, which is managed by Photoshop itself.
Maybe i...
Posted by smithz4096, on Sep 9, 2005 at 03:02 AM, in macOS
Sure, OS X has some kind of memory management. :D 14,155 Views / 280 Replies  
Sure, OS X has some kind of memory management. :D
Posted by smithz4096, on Sep 8, 2005 at 06:45 PM, in macOS
Absolutely disagree about that. The problem lies... 14,155 Views / 280 Replies  
Absolutely disagree about that. The problem lies in the kernel. It slows everything down a tiny little bit. In a Multitasking-Envoriment as OS X tons of Tasks and Threads are running. So an...
Posted by smithz4096, on Sep 8, 2005 at 06:42 PM, in macOS
By workflow I mean the whole process of getting a... 14,155 Views / 280 Replies  
By workflow I mean the whole process of getting a job done. OS9 still serves me better. The UI plays a dominant role here. All those transition FX of OS X sum up to a decent lag compared to OS9 - i...
Posted by smithz4096, on Sep 8, 2005 at 06:32 PM, in macOS
opinion. 14,155 Views / 280 Replies  
I've to admit I agree with that. Multitasking in OS9 is and was very mediocre. I came from Amiga Computers to Mac due to Job-Reasons. At first the whole Mac-Experience was awful due to the lousy...
Posted by smithz4096, on Sep 7, 2005 at 06:06 PM, in macOS
Oh, Yes! And it needs a hug, too. :lol: OS 9... 14,155 Views / 280 Replies  
Oh, Yes! And it needs a hug, too. :lol:
OS 9 really feels bad and lonely because it was stabbed in the back by an egocentrical maniac.
I do what i can do make it feel happy again, but the more the...
Posted by smithz4096, on Sep 6, 2005 at 03:01 AM, in macOS
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: 2,188 Views / 66 Replies  
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Posted by smithz4096, on Sep 5, 2005 at 02:35 PM, in macOS
No, I don't miss it because i actually use it... 14,155 Views / 280 Replies  
No, I don't miss it because i actually use it about 90% of my time.
Works great, crisp fonts, less eye-candy, all tools sharpened, no problems.
Posted by smithz4096, on Sep 4, 2005 at 06:21 AM, in macOS
classic themes 1,187 Views / 3 Replies  
Hmm, there are some OS9/8 Style themes. One downside is the visual discrepancy between the crisp UI elements and the smoothed OS X fonts. But you should try them.
Something like GershwinX...
Posted by smithz4096, on Aug 29, 2005 at 06:24 PM, in GUI Customization
yes 7,454 Views / 97 Replies  
Agree. They would benefit from goin' more honest and stop that crippling. Instead of that focus on the powerbook "luxury"-factor and stuff. Just please stop cripping them ibooks technically - it...
Posted by smithz4096, on Jul 26, 2005 at 09:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
agreed 2,644 Views / 65 Replies  
I'm roughly doing it the same way. The biggest plus in OS X for me is the internet-experience. Classic begins to suck too hard (Explorer is just awful). Besides that everything works great for me in...
Posted by smithz4096, on Jul 21, 2005 at 08:03 AM, in macOS
That'll do, yeah. Anyway, I find it... 1,426 Views / 14 Replies  
That'll do, yeah.

Anyway, I find it exceptionally weak that the "most advanced OS" needs workarounds for just basic functionality problems that should have been fixed in 10.1.

IMHO Apple needs...
Posted by smithz4096, on Jul 17, 2005 at 11:38 AM, in GUI Customization
Spaz, I couldn't agree more. I use... 1,426 Views / 14 Replies  
Spaz, I couldn't agree more.

I use shadowkiller to kill at least those annoying window-shadows, as already posted textshadows and menubar-shadow are unaffected by shadowkiller. I already asked to...
Posted by smithz4096, on Jul 17, 2005 at 07:56 AM, in GUI Customization
sucks deluxe 851 Views / 12 Replies  
this thread is ****ing shite and sucks, too.
Posted by smithz4096, on Jul 9, 2005 at 08:45 PM, in macOS
thick borders 1,641 Views / 32 Replies  
I Agree 100%.
Sadly, for example these brushed Metal Finder-Windows have the thickest borders i know.
Wasting space is very common, also on Mac OS!
:thumbsdow
Posted by smithz4096, on Jul 9, 2005 at 05:35 AM, in macOS
like this! 6,488 Views / 84 Replies  
Right on, brother! Keep on trucking!

:D

besides, i highly welcome PNGs as the default screenshot fileformat, good decision from Apple.
Posted by smithz4096, on Jul 1, 2005 at 07:27 PM, in macOS
No. 1,527 Views / 40 Replies  
No.
Posted by smithz4096, on Jun 29, 2005 at 07:40 AM, in macOS
Have you ever heard: Freedom of choice? ... 1,527 Views / 40 Replies  
Have you ever heard: Freedom of choice?

Besides, if the text spills out of buttons, that means the whole crap is poorly coded and the UI is not font-sensitive at all. Apple-Style: It's all...
Posted by smithz4096, on Jun 29, 2005 at 05:21 AM, in macOS
i partly agree. If they would respect the... 1,527 Views / 40 Replies  
i partly agree. If they would respect the userbase, they would offer a decent pref-panel for fonts used in the UI. Including support for proper bitmaps (including geneva 09) and any other font the...
Posted by smithz4096, on Jun 29, 2005 at 05:10 AM, in macOS
checked that stuff? 1,527 Views / 40 Replies  
maxximo,

have you checked your LCD, have you calibrated your display? You may need to repair permissions to make sure Tiger is runnin' properly. Did you run a RAM-Testing Tool? err... Did you...
Posted by smithz4096, on Jun 29, 2005 at 05:03 AM, in macOS
No, you're perfectly right. Apple needs to... 1,959 Views / 22 Replies  
No, you're perfectly right.

Apple needs to wake up and offer richer font-preferences for the end-user and update the rendering-engine and/or the fonts.
Posted by smithz4096, on May 14, 2005 at 07:17 PM, in macOS
works like a charm, but only kills the... 1,685 Views / 17 Replies  
works like a charm, but only kills the windowshadows. The textshadows on the desktop and the menubarshadows are still visible :-(

i would like to kill 'em all :D
Posted by smithz4096, on Apr 4, 2005 at 05:01 PM, in GUI Customization
I can fully understand that. Creating those... 2,524 Views / 35 Replies  
I can fully understand that. Creating those variations seems to be a kind of endless "brute force"-working when using themepark, i gave up creating a theme after i saw all those endless images,...
Posted by smithz4096, on Mar 24, 2005 at 01:21 PM, in GUI Customization
milk dimmed? 2,524 Views / 35 Replies  
hi max,

really liked the simplicity of milk from day one but i dislike the fact that whole design is based on white. (so white as the brightest color in RGB space is completely occupied for the...
Posted by smithz4096, on Mar 23, 2005 at 07:43 PM, in GUI Customization
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