Jan. 8th, 2009

smoketetsuo: (driving panda)
Way back in the day before I got a Mac I used to customize windows to look like one. Well I have had a dell laptop in the other room hooked up to a regular monitor and my old apple keyboard and macmice the mouse (looks like the old translucent mac mouse except the shell is split into two buttons and it has a scroll wheel).... I decided yesterday to go ahead and customize it to be more like my Mac. There's a lot of work to do to get it anywhere near looking like a Mac but I have a bulk of the work done.

I use the applek drivers to remap shortcut keys to be for example command+s to save and I can do command+shift+3 to do a screenshot etc. Avedesk does the hard drive and auto showing of optical disk on the desktop. There's also a small app to make icons zoom in when you launch them in explorer. Findexer does the sidebar in explorer.... then of course it's Windowblinds for the theme... objectbar for the menubar.... windowFX does shadows on non-WB bordered things such as menus. I still need to get a better icon theme... the one in the file manager is mostly from flyakite although I did export the sidebar icons I use on my Mac so I can use there (agua stacks 16x16 versions). I'd like to custmize the scrollbars to have the kenzo scrollbars I use on my Mac.

I'm using regular aqua because the graphite version of that has broken UIS files.

[take a look]

Something else that is interesting is I am augmenting the font rendering in Windows using a special version of freetype called GDI++.... I was wanting something like that back in the day when I used to use windows full time.

I mostly use that computer to run a chat server (palace) and to play a few PC only games.

I nickname that desktop Faux OS X LOLcat, ;)

[Updated shot]
smoketetsuo: (Default)
Way back in the day before I got a Mac I used to customize windows to look like one. Well I have had a dell laptop in the other room hooked up to a regular monitor and my old apple keyboard and macmice the mouse (looks like the old translucent mac mouse except the shell is split into two buttons and it has a scroll wheel).... I decided yesterday to go ahead and customize it to be more like my Mac. There's a lot of work to do to get it anywhere near looking like a Mac but I have a bulk of the work done.

I use the applek drivers to remap shortcut keys to be for example command+s to save and I can do command+shift+3 to do a screenshot etc. Avedesk does the hard drive and auto showing of optical disk on the desktop. There's also a small app to make icons zoom in when you launch them in explorer. Findexer does the sidebar in explorer.... then of course it's Windowblinds for the theme... objectbar for the menubar.... windowFX does shadows on non-WB bordered things such as menus. I still need to get a better icon theme... the one in the file manager is mostly from flyakite although I did export the sidebar icons I use on my Mac so I can use there (agua stacks 16x16 versions). I'd like to custmize the scrollbars to have the kenzo scrollbars I use on my Mac.

I'm using regular aqua because the graphite version of that has broken UIS files.

[take a look]

Something else that is interesting is I am augmenting the font rendering in Windows using a special version of freetype called GDI++.... I was wanting something like that back in the day when I used to use windows full time.

I mostly use that computer to run a chat server (palace) and to play a few PC only games.

I nickname that desktop Faux OS X LOLcat, ;)

[Updated shot]
smoketetsuo: (driving panda)
Way back in the day before I got a Mac I used to customize windows to look like one. Well I have had a dell laptop in the other room hooked up to a regular monitor and my old apple keyboard and macmice the mouse (looks like the old translucent mac mouse except the shell is split into two buttons and it has a scroll wheel).... I decided yesterday to go ahead and customize it to be more like my Mac. There's a lot of work to do to get it anywhere near looking like a Mac but I have a bulk of the work done.

I use the applek drivers to remap shortcut keys to be for example command+s to save and I can do command+shift+3 to do a screenshot etc. Avedesk does the hard drive and auto showing of optical disk on the desktop. There's also a small app to make icons zoom in when you launch them in explorer. Findexer does the sidebar in explorer.... then of course it's Windowblinds for the theme... objectbar for the menubar.... windowFX does shadows on non-WB bordered things such as menus. I still need to get a better icon theme... the one in the file manager is mostly from flyakite although I did export the sidebar icons I use on my Mac so I can use there (agua stacks 16x16 versions). I'd like to custmize the scrollbars to have the kenzo scrollbars I use on my Mac.

I'm using regular aqua because the graphite version of that has broken UIS files.

[take a look]

Something else that is interesting is I am augmenting the font rendering in Windows using a special version of freetype called GDI++.... I was wanting something like that back in the day when I used to use windows full time.

I mostly use that computer to run a chat server (palace) and to play a few PC only games.

I nickname that desktop Faux OS X LOLcat, ;)

[Updated shot]

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