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  • So kill it... (Score:2, Informative)

    by Elian (119) on 2003.03.20 8:56 (#18113) Homepage Journal
    Load up the Interface Builder, load up the app's window nib, and turn off the brushed metal look. (Or, rather, the "textured window" flag) Not tough, once you realize it's doable...
    • That doesn't help when people are so taken with how 'kewl' the look is that they plaster their web sites with elements that look like everyone's favourite candy-coloured GUI.

      However, if you want to make Mac OS X apps lose the metal look (or, for whatever sick, twisted reason, you want them to gain it), Metallifizer [] is free and slightly more point and drool than that Developer Tools nonsense.
      • Hey, the default Aqua look's not that bad. Brushed metal is an ugly abomination (I really want to replace the system bitmap for it with one that's got the text "My developer has no taste!" on it, but that's a separate issue) without a doubt. It's unwise to blame Apple for the fact that so many developers (both computer and website) have absolutely no taste whatsoever--the only real difference recently is that there's a consistency to their bletcherous designs, rather than the cacophany of poor taste that on