2) Take time to carefully read through and follow the instructions in the installer. (Seriously, you may regret it if you don't…)
3) If you're using my iTunes skin
, hard-exclude iTunes in Flavours (Preferences --> Exclusions --> Window Background: --> "Ignore for apps..." and select iTunes)
4) Log out for all changes to take effect.
(To uninstall, follow the instructions in the installer; uninstall Minimal White theme in Flavours; and reinstate the files you manually backed up.)
To set your own titlebar color:
1) After completing all the steps listed above, go to /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/CoreUI.framework/Versions/A/Resources/ and copy SArtFile.bin to a more convenient location.
2) Open Flavours, edit the Minimal White theme, and change the active window fill layer to a color of your liking. Then reapply the theme. (NB: I suggest taking a screenshot to confirm the RGB code of your new color, as Flavours outputs a tiny bit different color than it says it will.)
3) Decode the SArtFile.bin you copied in step 1 using sartFileTool
; change the files 86-1.png, 88-1.png and 90-1.png to your new color; re-encode the SArtFile using the same tool; and copy it back to its original location.
4) To change the color of your tabs, edit the appropriate image files in the following folders:
5) Back up the image files you edited in step 4 (these get overwritten every time you apply a theme) and log out.
^ Here's an example of how it'll come out.
1) To change the sidebar color in Finder (and VLC), install FB Eye
(Click on the release tab to download a pre-compiled version. Then just drag FBEye.bundle to EasySIMBL, and set the colors using FBEye Controller.app.)
2) To remove window titles, install GlobalNoWindowIcon
and run the terminal command: defaults write -g NSTitleBarFont invisible (For this command to work, you'll need to have the font installed that comes with my iTunes skin
package.) (This combo does a better job than GlobalNoWindowTitle
, which you can also use if you don't want to play around with fonts.) (NB: If you're having trouble with the invisible font, restore the original font by replacing "invisible" in the above terminal command with "LucidaGrande".)
3) To get the non-bold Safari tab font, run the terminal command: defaults write -g NSBoldSystemFont LucidaGrande (The default value is LucidaGrande-Bold.)
4) To remove the text below the Dock's Grid view icons (as shown here
), create aliases of the apps you want to show in the Grid inside a folder; rename the aliases with spaces (" " [one space], " " [two spaces], and so forth); and drag the folder to the Dock.
5) To get a shadowless version of the theme (as shown here
), install ShadowKiller (if you can find a working link) or Nocturne
, and Window Magician
(to keep your app windows in place). (NB: I'll add bordered versions of Stacks and Push Notification Banners to the installer if there's demand for them.)
6) To get a dark version of the theme, follow instructions here
7) To auto-hide the menubar, install Menufela
or Menu and Dockless
(The former works better, but is more difficult to install.)
9) Reduce window shadow size using this
fantastic SIMBL plugin!!!
10) Check out a new Hard Core
version of this theme (with added borders, removed shadows, and no title bars)
(Lots of additional tips to come later on…)
VS: This one.
As always, all comments, questions and suggestions are most welcome.
(NB: If you'd like to improve the theme in some way, drop me a note. After you've sent me your stuff, I'll credit you for your work.