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Aug 12, 2005, 09:19 PM
 


A full screenshot is available at:
http://sagefire.org/images/iridium/iridium.png

Iridium is a theme that whitens metal and applies a unified menu bar look to all applications (including Carbon applications). iTunes is skinned as well.

To install Iridium you will need Theme Changer:
http://themechanger.sourceforge.net/

You can download it at:
http://www.sagefire.org/C1827030151/...046/index.html
( Last edited by sagefire; Aug 14, 2005 at 10:13 PM. Reason: updating screenshot)
     
gritz
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Aug 13, 2005, 07:29 PM
 
This looks great!!
But it doesn't affect spotlight menu..
     
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Aug 13, 2005, 07:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by gritz
This looks great!!
But it doesn't affect spotlight menu..
That's my only complaint. Otherwise, it looks great!
     
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Aug 13, 2005, 08:06 PM
 
according to macupdate- http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/19074- this wonderful theme has been updated with a spotlight fix to version 1.1.1... and thanks sagefire for all the work that went into it. awesome job.
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Aug 14, 2005, 09:09 AM
 
Sorry to ask, but what is the benefit of Theme Changer over Shapeshifter?
     
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Aug 14, 2005, 09:21 AM
 
Originally Posted by Macanoid
Sorry to ask, but what is the benefit of Theme Changer over Shapeshifter?

Themechanger = Free

"What's in the box?"

1. An application to change the core level system graphics of the GUI...including the ATM screen boot and log-in images.

2. A chance to to reinstall your OS because the dlta theme file was pooched, for the wrong OS version....etc.

3. A choice of around 5 themes....

4. No menu enhancements, app skins, etc.


Shapeshifter = $20.00

"What's in the box?"

1. An application to change the entire GUI, without changing any system files.

2. A chance to romp, play, shop, or relax because you won't need to reinstall your OS.

3. A choice of hundreds of themes.....

4. Menu enhancements, application skins, icon packs, wallpapers...etc.


     
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Aug 14, 2005, 11:57 AM
 
thanks - I'll go with Theme Changer then
     
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Aug 14, 2005, 10:17 PM
 
Originally Posted by Macanoid
thanks - I'll go with Theme Changer then
People have emailed me to let me know that ShapeShifter will install DLTA files.

Personally, I don't think theming should happen at runtime. I think that is a waste of processor cycles. That is how ShapeShifter works. I prefer switching out images and resource files so the OS can simply render new images instead of SS trying to mask everything after the fact. Also, I want people to be able to apply my free theme, for free. But, that is only my opinion.

If a theme is not for your OS, ThemeChanger warns you. if you choose to go ahead anyway, it is your fault (not ThemeChanger's) for screwing up your OS.
     
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Aug 15, 2005, 01:38 AM
 
I did try Theme Changer but wasn't sure how to make a backup of aqua or if that is done automatically. I did read the 'read me' .
     
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Aug 15, 2005, 06:32 AM
 
looks great!!

     
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Aug 15, 2005, 09:35 AM
 
Absolutely - have to agree with that! This is how OSX should look to begin with!
     
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Aug 15, 2005, 10:21 PM
 
I can't seem to get the Spotlight update to apply correctly. It looks it matched the color of the Menu bar, but didn't match the slight gradient along the bottom of the bar. Anyone else have this problem?
     
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Aug 16, 2005, 05:50 PM
 
Version 1.2 fix that prob.
     
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Aug 16, 2005, 09:28 PM
 
I need to pay more attention to the updates. Thanks
     
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Aug 19, 2005, 02:35 PM
 
looks cool, but i dont really like the yellow menu bar though, but the windows are really nice.

maybe someone should make a theme like this:

1. general look- aqua

2. menu bar light blue.

3. - windows aqua but blue.

4. some nifty menus

5. transparency in some places???
     
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Aug 19, 2005, 02:37 PM
 
oh yer,

panther version??
     
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Aug 19, 2005, 02:39 PM
 
Just want to say I applied this theme with ThemeChanger instad of Shapeshifter and it looks a lot better, plus everything feels faster somehow than it does with SS. The is one cool theme. Thanks a million!!!!
     
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Aug 19, 2005, 06:58 PM
 
With the current version (1.3.1), the unified toolbar looks flat. The gradient is not there like on the screenshot posted above...
Or is it just me?
     
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Aug 22, 2005, 10:16 AM
 
Absolutely a fantastic theme--and i love to see folks supporting ThemeChanger.
     
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Aug 30, 2005, 01:40 PM
 
Does it change the menu bar to transparent?
     
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Aug 30, 2005, 05:18 PM
 
Would you consider doing a real graphite version, like Apple's Pro Apps, all graphite??
     
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Aug 30, 2005, 05:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by Macanoid
Would you consider doing a real graphite version, like Apple's Pro Apps, all graphite??
You may be pleased to know COTL will be updating Aqua Pro very soon…

COTL Studio

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Aug 31, 2005, 01:05 AM
 
I did see that, thanks, but I have to say I now prefer Theme Changer over Shapeshifter, and I don't think COTL will be developing for TC, will he?
     
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Sep 5, 2005, 12:42 PM
 
Hi everyone! Sorry I have not posted in a while. v1.6 will go public in a few hours. I just want to make sure that it is bug free before I release it. The file now includes 3 themes: Iridium, Palladium, and Chromium.

Here is a link to a quick preview:
http://sagefire.org/images/iridium/animated-preview.gif

My server is taking a pounding with over 16.000 downloads already and over 5 GB of transfer this month so far. So, if anyone would like to mirror the file, I would really appreciate it.
     
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Sep 6, 2005, 01:09 PM
 
What can I say except that your theme is f***ing brilliant! It's simply getting more beautiful all the time. I've said it before and I will say it again: this is how OSX should really look!! Thanks a million!
     
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Sep 7, 2005, 07:21 PM
 
I really miss the gradient in the Unified toolbar.
     
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Sep 7, 2005, 09:43 PM
 
Iridium 1.6.2 is beautiful, and the release of iTunes 5 made it possible to completely unify all elements. I switch among themes whenever I need some variety, and I hope for more to come.
     
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Sep 8, 2005, 06:19 AM
 
How do I re-install the original iTunes 5 files - I did make a back up btw. I do think the Iridium look is brilliant but I prefer the new iTunes look over the Iridium theme. Thanks!
     
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Sep 9, 2005, 12:18 PM
 
Originally Posted by Macanoid
How do I re-install the original iTunes 5 files - I did make a back up btw. I do think the Iridium look is brilliant but I prefer the new iTunes look over the Iridium theme. Thanks!
Just run the iTunes 5 installer and choose 'upgrade'
     
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Sep 10, 2005, 06:46 AM
 
Thanks - worked like a charm!

(to the developer) btw - any plans of making an Iridium version based on the new iTunes look?
     
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Sep 10, 2005, 10:51 AM
 
I would also like that hehe
     
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Sep 11, 2005, 08:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by :dragonflypro:
I really miss the gradient in the Unified toolbar.
The gradient is back:
http://public.planetmirror.com/pub/iridium/Iridium.dmg
     
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Sep 24, 2005, 01:19 PM
 
Hrm... This is a nice theme. However, with the Panther version, there are strange horizontal streaks in some of the title bars. Don't know what would cause this, but they are there...

If you like, I can post a screen shot of what I am talking about.

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Sep 28, 2005, 05:57 PM
 
Well, I have taken the time (albeit little) to create what I am calling "Tigridium." This is a combination of Tiger Aqua and Iridium. Really, all is Iridium accept the menu bar and highlights, those are Tiger... Hence Tigridium.

Anyway. If I get permissions, I can release this. However, I do not have the ability to port this to Tiger... So, That will have to happen after release.

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Sep 28, 2005, 06:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by sagefire
The file now includes 3 themes: Iridium, Palladium, and Chromium.
Any chance of previews for these themes as they stand now? I went to the site, but no previews are available, including the link in your post. I'de love to check them out.
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10.4.5 update coming soon??? Plllleeeeeeeeeaaaase!
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Feb 15, 2006, 09:45 AM
 
Originally Posted by MacDog
10.4.5 update coming soon??? Plllleeeeeeeeeaaaase!

http://sagefire.org/files/iridium/Iridium-1.7.2.dmg
     
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Feb 15, 2006, 02:51 PM
 
Excellent as always. OSX looks dated without it. Thanks very much for this theme!!
     
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Mar 31, 2006, 11:07 PM
 
Excellent work. Thank you

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Apr 4, 2006, 04:22 PM
 
The link to a screenshot jut loads a page with text on it.
     
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Apr 11, 2006, 09:18 AM
 
p.s. Iridium works on 10.4.6
     
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Apr 11, 2006, 10:51 AM
 
Originally Posted by sagefire


A full screenshot is available at:
http://sagefire.org/images/iridium/iridium.png

Iridium is a theme that whitens metal and applies a unified menu bar look to all applications (including Carbon applications). iTunes is skinned as well.

To install Iridium you will need Theme Changer:
http://themechanger.sourceforge.net/

You can download it at:
http://www.sagefire.org/C1827030151/...046/index.html

Does ThemeChanger work with 10.4.6???
     
   
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