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Apple Are you a long time Windows user curious about the Apple Switch campaign? Are you wondering if you should try it? Read below for my experience with the whole thing... twice. Just over a week ago I purchased a new 12" Apple PowerBook G4...
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Sprucing up OS X
by Kilian on Thu 3rd Jul 2003 03:44 UTC

"I wouldn't mind if the interface was completely brushed metal or completely pinstripped but the mixing is just not on in my opinion."

Don't use any of the haxies from unsanity.com. They tend to crash most of my cocoa apps. If you want a consistant look you might want to get ThemeChanger (free: <http://www.clichesw.com/products/themechanger/>), and the grab a bunch of cool Themes for OS X from <http://www.resexcellence.com/themes/>. That way even your carbon apps will have the same look, as themes essentially replace the actual graphic files for the look of OS X.


"System Preferences > Keyboard > Full Keyboard Access settings. Tweak as desired. "
" Did that. Menus are still not accessable with the keyboard. Mouse required."

Huh??. Works flawlessly. Set it so that you can use ctrl with letter keys, then if you hit CTRL+m you can move around the menues with the cursor keys and select with return or enter.


"Get a Dock replacement. versiontracker.com lists lots of software for this kind of thing."

I you prefer to use the keyboard you HAVE to get LaunchBar. This thing has changed my life and I cannot live without it any more.
<http://www.obdev.at/products/launchbar/>