I think Apple need to seriously consider bringing consistency back to OS X. 10.1 everything was aqua basically, then brushed metal started taking hold and now my Mac looks ugly. I want transparency back dammit.
There's a free 3rd party app that already does this. It's called UNO and is absolutely great. I've been telling all my mac friends all about it since it came out. It basically gives every app and window in the system the unified title bar look. Can't live without it.I totally agree that Mac OS X Tiger feels like a beta. I want consistency. Personally I prefer the unified toolbar look of Spotlight the best, and thats how I think it should be in all apps.
Personally I think that Vista is in its "babyshoes phase". The Vista GUI designer make the same mistakes as the OSX GUI designer did in 10.0 and 10.1 by overusing certain effects and transparency.yeah, it's good, but it's buggy. it also confirms what i though anyway - i don't like unified look. it's just not... impressive at all. i'm actually a big fan of how microsoft are making Vista look (even if the registry and the underpinnings are the same as windows 95 etc...). it's looks pleasant and it's a good idea, frosting and blurring the background to make the borders, a very fluid theme that changes when you change the background, and the more windows you have open, the greyer it gets. the system theme changes dynamically. ours is rather archaic by comparison.
I was trying to change the nibs in iChat like you mentioned above, but I couldn't find the right place to do so. I haven't messed around with this stuff since 10.1 or 10.2, so I don't really remember where things are. I just wanted to see what iChat would look and act like if I changed it to unified (I made a backup copy of the app). Can you point me in the right direction? Thanks.texanpenguin said:Just as an aside, Cocoa applications (Safari, iChat, etc.) can be made Unified by opening the NIB files in Interface Builder and turning off "Has Texture" and turning on "Unified Title Bar/Tool Bar"