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How you customized your computer further than the desktop background? I am talking about icons ect.

asked Sep 04 '10 at 15:28

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I changed my start orb on Windows 7 to my logo. When I hover over the button, some streaks of light wrap around my logo, then when I click down it glows read. 8)

Mehhh...thats about it... like the way Win 7 looks

answered Sep 04 '10 at 16:12

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my actual computer has a clear side panel with red green and blue lights in side, the windows is standard with my wallpapers, i have to much to do to bother changing it

answered Sep 04 '10 at 16:36

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Tim Fontana

Yeah, this is very easy to do with Windows. You need a (.ico) file for Windows. I imagine it is even easier for Mac.

answered Sep 04 '10 at 15:30

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It is easy for Mac!!

(Sep 04 '10 at 15:32) ryebread761 ryebread761's gravatar image

I normally do small customizations. I add a few menu extras like iStat, and I modify the way certain features work to better suit me.. such as setting up "Computer" as my default directory in the Finder rather than my Home folder, and I also remove external drives from the Desktop, change font sizes here and there, make all files visible in Finder, and other little things.

Once in awhile I use to mess with deeper functionality such as themes. I changed icons and system images, the color of the menu bar, the dock graphics, the Window textures... in fact everything in Mac OS X is changeable if you know how... it's mostly just png and PDF files for the textures and then raw XML files that represent the controls themselves (that are like the skeleton that the code binds to).

Here's a real pic of Mac OS X with a custom theme, I believe this one is based on an old Mac game by Bungie called Marathon:
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answered Sep 04 '10 at 16:38

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edited Sep 04 '10 at 16:41

hm? what do you mean?

(Sep 04 '10 at 16:45) Granit Granit's gravatar image

Wow. The picture is really different.

(Sep 04 '10 at 16:48) ryebread761 ryebread761's gravatar image

the picture changed :L

(Sep 04 '10 at 16:50) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

Oh sorry, I just went to a website dedicated to themes for Mac OS X and thought this one was better.

(Sep 04 '10 at 16:58) Granit Granit's gravatar image

ahhaa, i dont mind :L

(Sep 04 '10 at 17:03) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image
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