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#1 Sparhawk

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Posted 27 November 2004 - 04:41 AM

i have seen screenshots where it looks like there is the same type of launchbar as used in OSX.
What do i need to make that happen in WinXP?

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Posted 27 November 2004 - 05:23 AM

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#3 Sparhawk

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Posted 27 November 2004 - 09:00 AM

actually did some searching, guess didn't use the right string to get what i wanted.

Thanks for the reply

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 06:41 PM

Are these the software people use to mactified their PC?
I saw my friend's pc.. he totaly makes it into like a mac-like PC..
even the underneath scroll bar.... (the one when your cursor points to it, it enlarge to emphasis it)
I read quite a few post and install the aveDesk.. but I still have no idea how to make that underneath scroll bar thingy to work..
THanx for the help!

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 06:52 PM

it's not Avedesk...it's Objectdock
download the free one....

Welcome to the new world order of Winmatrix..giaotze and sparhawk

Edited by Tech*Wiz, 22 December 2004 - 06:54 PM.


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Posted 23 December 2004 - 10:04 AM

Wow thanx to Tech Wiz!!!!
That was extremely helpful, and I finally get what I wanted!!!!!
and of course the warm welcome msg... hehe
I found this forum last night and I absolutely LUV iT!
so many cool things I can start to play around with my computer from now on =)

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 04:18 AM

Tech Wiz...
I installed the program and it's looking good now... but I remembered my friend had more macified stuff....
like when you minimize the window, it zooms back like a tycoon...
and also the little "minimize, maxmize" icons are colour balls...
and the screen can be splited into four...
stuff like those...
Is there a macified your PC tutorial around?
I read quite a few thread , but i couldn't find them

Thanx!

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 05:28 AM

Tech Wiz...
I installed the program and it's looking good now... but I remembered my friend had more macified stuff....
like when you minimize the window, it zooms back like a tycoon...
and also the little "minimize, maxmize" icons are colour balls...
and the screen can be splited into four...
stuff like those...
Is there a macified your PC tutorial around?
I read quite a few thread , but i couldn't find them

Thanx!

Are you talking about Flyakite's Aqua transformation pack?

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 06:40 AM

Tech Wiz...
I installed the program and it's looking good now... but I remembered my friend had more macified stuff....
like when you minimize the window, it zooms back like a tycoon...
and also the little "minimize, maxmize" icons are colour balls...
and the screen can be splited into four...
stuff like those...
Is there a macified your PC tutorial around?
I read quite a few thread , but i couldn't find them

Thanx!

In terms of making your PC's windows look like a Mac, you'll be needing some Mac Visual Styles (many can be found here). In order to use VS files, you'll need a program to apply the themes, such as StyleXP.

Or, if you want to completely emulate the Panther experience, you'll need WindowBlinds, which can put the buttons on the left side of the window. The best Panther WindowBlinds skin is probably the one by Xero, I use it frequently.

If you want the window whoosh effects, you'd need a program like Stardock's WindowFX. It does the job, but real development has not been made on it for quite a while, and it may be a bit buggy.

If you're looking for the Panther icons, I have a full IconPackage which contains all of them. Just send me an e-mail (futureworm[at]gmail.com), and I'd be more than willing to send it to you. You'll need IconPackager in order to use the icons (click the link above); the free trial works for 30 days.

What do you mean about splitting the screen into four? Any chance you could show me a screenshot of what you're talking about?

Also, welcome to :winmatrix:.

Edited by Josh The Mac Addict, 28 December 2004 - 06:44 AM.


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Posted 28 December 2004 - 11:56 AM

Dude , you guys ROCK!
Reply so fast , clearn, and what I needed!
Thanx so much, this is really cool! I am downloading all these utilities and screw around with my computer now.. hehe :yes:
Two more questions... can the StyleXP and the Windows Bind coexist?
and how to accomplish the Mac style tool bar? ( you know... mac search... it just looks different than windows explore tool bar)

Edited by giaotze, 28 December 2004 - 12:00 PM.


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Posted 28 December 2004 - 01:02 PM

"Thems" Some Nice Links! *running to the sites mentioned....*

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 06:59 PM

Check this thread: LINK

#13 Blankwire

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 07:33 PM

And look here.

#14 Sparhawk

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 01:32 AM

thanks for the welcome!

and great additional info as well :)

my wife has an iMac and it looks and feels really great :D

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 04:29 AM

good ya on wife! :P :D Macs are gr8! :)

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 05:41 AM

have u tried any of those mac os x transformation packs

u might want to try iceman's mac stuff - search for iceman on google

kol also has some decent mac visualstyles for the free uxtheme patch or stylexp

so, search "kol", "iceman", and "mac transformation pack" on google - seperately

i just find modding a pc like mac slows down my computer, objectdock always -took up- memory :(

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Posted 11 January 2005 - 02:11 PM

Just what I needed... Thank you so much!!!!!!! :D

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 02:29 PM

Y'know guys I have a cofession to make... Im addicted... I'M ADDICTED TO CUSTOMIZING MY XP... :blink: :blink: :blink:

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 03:52 PM

I think we were all there at one point or another..couldn't wait to get to our PC to modify it.....but once you know everything.... :lol: ...it gets easier and easier....then you'll be in the creating stage....walls, icons and so on.....you'll see....

Edited by Tech*Wiz, 12 January 2005 - 03:53 PM.


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Posted 04 February 2005 - 10:10 AM

Hahaha.... cannot agree more....
I am ready to move on to next stage too....
also customize my girlfriend's xp..... brother's xp..... =)

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