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  • Fabien B.

    Fabien B. - 2008-09-26

    Anirudh, there is another Leopard theme in : 2a gekos-iTunes. There is aqua buttons in Nautilus and a light grey in some applications (Totem,Emesene, Pidgin, Rythmbox,Transmission). There are some good ideas... Graphite them of Mac4lin would be better with light grey (2nd color background).

  • mafia spidey

    mafia spidey - 2008-09-26

    some things I am impressed with your theme: mac firefox theme. aqua pull-downs! (outside nautilus)

    I am confident you can do much better than other leopard themes on gnome-look in terms of stability/usability, similarity to real leopard, and packaging a bundle. sure you can take ideas from all of them.


  • Anirudh Acharya

    Anirudh Acharya - 2008-09-27

    Thanks for all the advice guys :) It really helps me make Mac4Lin better..

  • mafia spidey

    mafia spidey - 2008-09-27


    take a look at these--

    I don't even have to say another word.....

    make it like this.


  • mafia spidey

    mafia spidey - 2008-10-02

    firefox 3 skin problem

    -sometimes text is missing in the pull-down menus.
    -sometimes text is missing in the 'username' when saved username/password is used. so, the username looks blank, while you can see the password dots. however the username is not blank b/c you can still use/login.

  • Anirudh Acharya

    Anirudh Acharya - 2008-10-02

    Yes, as of now most of the problems are in the Mozilla themes. I am trying to fix it, unfortunately I'm not a pro with Mozilla themes.

  • sos

    sos - 2008-10-04

    Mozilla-schmozilla (even though I do use and recommend Firefox!) - how's the Gnome 'Shutdown' icon coming along ? :)

  • mafia spidey

    mafia spidey - 2008-10-09


    can you use the LESS gray color as the 2nd color in your theme. Leopard uses grey, and a VERY LIGHT grey for background of pop-ups, etc. therefore, for your theme, background for OO writer in the document area would be this LIGHT grey color.

    It would be light grey in notifications as well.

    Right now, its TOO GREY...since everything is grey!.....

    Please, you have to do this. I have asked you for this several times...


  • sos

    sos - 2008-10-11


    Just a quick note: I hope some of the posts here aren't starting to sound too demanding. If so, let me apologise and once again say thanks again for your time and hard work on this project.

    At the end of the day, we need to remember this is your project and your time and if anyone wishes it to improve more quickly or have feature 'x', then we are no doubt welcome to contribute!

    Best regards.

  • Anirudh Acharya

    Anirudh Acharya - 2008-10-11

    Thanks everyone :) And yes sos, its an open project. Anybody is free to contribute to it. I'm a bit held up due to my school hence not able to work on Mac4Lin. And as always I invite everybody to better this project.


    Anirudh (a.k.a infra_red_dude)

  • mafia spidey

    mafia spidey - 2008-10-16


    you gotta add that light whitish grey color I am talking about as the 2nd grey. Take a look at the i-roll theme on gnome look. He's used the exact color I am talking about, and I think is found in macs.

    Quite honestly, your 2nd grey color is just too grey, not less grey at all. It makes it all dull.

    Can you please add the lighter color......Try i-roll, you will know what I am talking about.

    Also....the translucent gnome bar for mac4lin aqua...

    THanks. Great job!

  • Anirudh Acharya

    Anirudh Acharya - 2008-10-21

    I will work on it. I don't promise a release date. But I will work on it. You need to be a bit patient as I'm the only one working on it.


  • Anirudh Acharya

    Anirudh Acharya - 2008-10-25

    ^^^ Dude.. I use a MacBook Pro myself!

  • mafia spidey

    mafia spidey - 2008-11-01

    One suggestion:

    Some parts in your theme are FLAT, eg. the status bar on nautilus. OR in appearance preferences --> the inside less-grey area is just bound by a line border. Also, the tabs (theme,background,fonts) have boundaries of just line border...

    Can you instead bring more "depth" kind of an effect into the theme in general. Eg. the status bar on your mac os x firefox theme is not flat. It looks 3rd due to the gradient color.

    Things that can you a "depth" effect, instead of flat:
    1) nautilus status bar
    2) current folder tab in nautilus (take a look at "leopardish" tabs)
    3) buttons ( like in 'appearance preferences' window)

    and other places that you might notice.

    thanks. Look forward to new changes!

  • mafia spidey

    mafia spidey - 2008-11-03

    can you write a short GUIDE on how to:

    1) change the menu item select color so I can change it to anything besides the blue and graphite that you provide
    2) change the aqua-bars color


  • Peng Hardin

    Peng Hardin - 2008-11-12

    I'm not sure how much of that is controllable from Mac4Lin. It looks more like something handled by the OS or something like Compiz. The second link is definitely not something Mac4Lin can handle. Mac4Lin can handle font types, colors and icons, but the actual paining on the screen is above Mac4Lin's paygrade.

    Granted, infra could correct me, but he knows more about what Mac4Lin does and doesn't do than me. Which is cool since it's his baby.

  • Anirudh Acharya

    Anirudh Acharya - 2008-11-12

    Hardin is correct. Unfortunately, all that is beyond Mac4Lin's reaches. All I can do is change the font and weight in the titlebar (depending on whether people are using Metacity or Emerald - can be done in both, no big deal). But all the rendering and those effects are handled by the GTK engine. Hence nothing can be done. I'm sorry about it.

  • mafia spidey

    mafia spidey - 2008-11-13

    thanks for clearing the font issue up....I understand that it's not something you have power over. However, I still wish I can get that kind of font rendering in ubuntu ... if its possible, and someone to show me how to manipulate font rendering...Right now, turning on autohinting gives me the best font rendering...

    and, thank you Infra_red_dude for your awesome dedication and skills at this project.

    another thing I might point out is how the metacity theme you provide does not blend with the firefox theme you provide. I only figured out recently that that's what I disliked about the Ff theme subconsciously. I use Ifox Metal instead b/c that blends with your metacity.


    Looking forward to your next, improved release. And, I hope you have got some help working on this project, and not doing it all by yourself. Good Luck.

  • Peng Hardin

    Peng Hardin - 2008-11-13

    I'll look at the Firefox/GTK theme issue and see what I can do about it. Thanks for pointing it out.

  • Anirudh Acharya

    Anirudh Acharya - 2008-11-13


    Are you sure the metacity theme doesn't blend with the FF theme thats in the RC? Thats kinda not possible. What I suppose is that you are using the default FF theme, which is fine.

    Can you post a screenshot?

  • mafia spidey

    mafia spidey - 2008-11-15

    here are the screenshots where FF theme doesn't match metacity




  • Anirudh Acharya

    Anirudh Acharya - 2008-11-15

    You are using the MacOS X FF theme. That is not whats provided with Mac4Lin. So obviously it'll not blend with the metacity theme.

  • Peng Hardin

    Peng Hardin - 2008-11-15

    Infra's right. Check out the themes at as that's what we're including in Mac4Lin 1.0. It should be better than what the MacOSX Theme, but I'll warn you that it's not 100% yet. DrP is working on an update that we'll be including when 1.0 gets released, if not in a second RC.

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