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Cage Fighter changes the really ugly new Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger Mail.app icons by removing the rounded blog edges and making them much nicer looking.

What's New

Version 1.1:
  • Panther Titlebars
  • Panther Icons and new optional blue highlighting.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later, Apple Mail.

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Damien Pollet Member IconComment+7
Damien Pollet
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The archive seems corrupted... once de-bzipped the .dmg won't mount.

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Version 1.1
MacUpdate-Lon
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It downloads and mounts fine here, it is a normal .dmg file and mounts with no issues.

Damien Pollet
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Well safari does dowload a .dmg.bz2 (when I simply click the link, not when I save as).
With firefox it's OK...

Maybe a bug with content-type and or redirection?

sedated Member IconComment+0
sedated
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I have released the icons used in Cage Fighter for folks that have updated and can't change the icons. I have also included instructions on how to install them.

You can grab them at my site

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Version 1.1
Mrmister Member IconComment+0
Mrmister
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Confirmed--10.4.6 totally breaks Cage Fighter. I hope this app will get updated--I like Tiger's icons for Mail, I just don't want them in weird buttons.

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Version 1.1
Serge
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The issue with 10.4.6 is minor. There's no need for an update. Run Cage Fighter again and you will get Panther buttons back!

Mrmister
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I don't want Panther butrtons--I want the tiger ones w/o gray ovals. And I've tried it six ways to Sunday, and it does not work for me anymore on 10.4.6

Stuzy Member IconComment+1
Stuzy
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10.4.6 update 3rd April 2006 seems to have broken Cage Fighter's ability.

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Version 1.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Oh dear gawd THANK YOU!!!

I hate the new Tiger!Mail look, it's low contrast, not esthetically functional, and well if you're here, it's probably because something is bugging you about it.

I heard there was another look in the beta trials that looked cool, oh well.

I wish the missing side drawer (left or right side) gets address by Apple though. Because now it looks like MS Entourage.

Could it be that Apple is trying to appeal to switchers (PC and Mac users alike), who use MS products?

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Version 1.1
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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That's a good observation actually. I think that is exactly what is happening and what Tiger is all about. It's not for Mac users anymore, it's for PC Switchers. I can't even imagine the level of thinking that came up with the new mail interface in Tiger.

Taishan Member IconReview+0
Taishan
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Great app! couldn't stand the original; why did Apple have to do something like that? Would love to apply the Tiger toolbar to any app I choose. Wish I was the program guru to do it on my own. Anyone interested in trying? Cage Fighter unleashed? :)

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Version 1.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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I'm not big on silly non-sequitur names for such specific utilities.

Icons are way too small, as they are the icons with the aqua pills removed.

Otherwise works as advertised, flawlessly. Run it once and the ugliness goes away.

If Cage Fighter's new look doesn't do it for you, check out the more appropriately named Mail Fixer (Which, also supports third-party themes in addition to it's own), which gives Mail 2.0 a more Safari-esque look and looks great in Tiger!

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Version 1.1
garbage Member IconReview+0
garbage
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1) I hate the semi opaque look of the icons in these 'buttons'.

2) I don't have a problem with the icons being grouped together in 'button' otherwise... so i'd be happy with transparent buttons rather than removing them totally.

...anyway, this does does what it claims with out causing problems.

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Version 1.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Fantastic tiny application. Now has more control over how the UI fix is applied.

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Version 1.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Excellent stuff! This was thoroughly needed, as the buttons are even uglier in other languages than English: the size of the button adjusts to the length of the label, and that makes for some veeery long buttons in Spanish or French, for example.

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Version 1.1
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Downloads 5,013
Version Downloads 2,686
Type Internet / Email
License Free
Date 05 May 2005
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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