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I'm pleased the site is still here and Timan is still "running things". Sadly, though, updates and new items seem a bit slow-ish.

I'm really shocked to see some things have moved over to Windows, like Growl notifications. Never thought I would see the day. It's still sad you have to use plug-ins to make it work and some have to run in the tray which is counterproductive.

With all the familiar things on this site, what I am not seeing are updated themes for ObjectBar or WindowBlinds. Has everyone stopped using these apps?

Really impressed with XWindows Dock 5.6 - If only it had more developers working on Docklets and Plug-ins. Also absent is a way for it to minimize the app BEFORE the Trash Can. Sort of a small annoyance of mine from using Mac OS for so long.

Here's my Desktop after only 15 minutes of work:


Yes yes, I know...the fonts suck. I haven't installed any, yet. To be fair, this is the first Windows machine I have messed with in about 5 years (I'm actually shocked how well Windows 7 runs).

Also, can anyone tell me what the hell is up with OSX-e? What's with all the CPA lead crap? That's annoying. Who do I have to punch in the throat for that?

So...what have a missed?

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Yeah, seems like it has. ObjectBar is still only usable in the 1.6 version. WindowBlinds sucks in Windows 7 and none of the old themes work worth a crap.

The only thing I like is X-Windows Dock. Fairly solid app and, when configured properly, emulates Mac OS's Dock.app pretty nicely.

What's scary is how a lot of the old apps still work (Address Book, About This Mac, etc) yet they look...SO BAD. That and it is a bitch finding them...even on this site.

A few of gthe reasons we all used to theme/mod was for iTunes, Safari, and more. Most of them are now available for Windows - albeit in crappy form (File-Edit menus ruin their appeal).

I can;t find anything on turning Explorer into Finder or any Finder replacement app. Am I blind or does my Google-fu suck?

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This is seriously impressive:


My Mac OS dock is on top. Windows dock on bottom.

Using X-Windows dock 5.6 with my own Leopard theme using the real images from Leopard.

You almost can't even tell them apart except for the square boxes on the far right next to Trash.

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Thanks, I like it, too. Sucks I have to spend any time on a Windows machine. It's so ass backwards and stunted. There are absolutely no possible ways of inter-application connections like Mac OS atg all and that's so 1990's. For instance: Why do Contacts have to be seperate VCF files? Seems so counter-productive. I can't even tie in my Contacts to Thunderbird. Why? (that's just one OF MANY examples)

I've been happy with the default Mac OS look/feel since making the change back 6 years ago. I've always been a stickler for the core GUI without any deviations because I think the designers (Jon Ive, et al) know what works and what is usable and smart.

I like your edit, but I prefer vanilla OS X.

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Yeah WB is buggy but people still make themes for it like hotcakes. Its ehh on Windows 7 but it gets it done on Vista.

As for OSXE, it got a new owner and all it is, is just advertising bots. Turn Java off if you want to download something off the site.

What are you using for Windows Explorer? i like the modifications to make it look a lot more like Finder.

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I believe customization pretty much moved focus away from MacOS. I personally have changed the look of Vista to something i like, picking up ideas from different sources, and not going for an actual Mac look, thus leaving the necessity of MacOS emulation resources out of the game.

See this ss:


I have RK launcher, Rainmeter, FineXer, QTTabBar, EmergeDesktop, and WB running @ 25% RAM (goes to 19% when not running apps). And is pretty much what i want it to be. I guess most customizers dont really care about getting the Mac look if you can get a Mac instead nowadays and they go for a personal own look instead.

Maybe im wrong :)

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