I promised some more detail over on this tab, but honestly I'm just sick and tired of dealing with it. There was a fair amount of detail in the review. Just don't install this program, or it may wreck your system.
DO NOT INSTALL THIS. Immediately after installing, applications began having problems. After a restart, I was unable to get beyond the desktop: every app would immediately crash upon launching. I couldn't get System Preferences open to change my startup disk, or even a Finder window to try to delete the preference pane. I am writing this from a public computer, to look up the keys to force an external startup. I expect to have to reinstall the entire system. Unsuspecting people with no knowledge of troubleshooting are going to have their systems wrecked by this completely irresponsible piece of software. It is a risk to people's data and should not even be hosted.
Back at home now. Since I had a number of other utilities installed, I decided to try to see if this was just a third-party conflict. So after reinstalling the system from scratch, I started with iLeopard, intending to install my other utilities one at a time and test things out. The system immediately ground to a halt again. So now I'm back up and running after two clean system restores. This might work fine for you, but I wish I had heeded the warnings and not taken the risk. More detail on the troubleshooting tab.Further detail for those who are interested: It was immediately apparent that something was wrong, because as applications crashed, the buttons of the dialogue boxes no longer displayed properly. Instead there was a missing-pic image, similar to what happens when a pic doesn't load properly in some web browsers. The image was a simple vertical gradient, going from a Facebook shade of blue at the top to pastel cyan at the bottom, with the sans-serif text "CUI" in orange at the top and a large question mark in red at the bottom. I don't know whether this placeholder image came from iLeopard or the system. Again, to repeat, all applications, including System Preferences, would crash immediately upon loading; the Finder crashed immediately upon attempting to open a new window. I've been using and customizing Macs since System 6, and have never seen a system this completely wrecked, this quickly. I am using an older system: 10.5.8 on a dual G4, which according to the information given should be supported. I'm very disappointed that a developer would release something this unstable, even as a beta, and allow it to just sit there on people's servers for a year, unfixed, just waiting to cause problems.
Works fantastically under Snow Leopard. So many applications are already using the brushed metal look that it is actually hard to see any difference most of the time.
I think this guy works for Microsoft!
Closest thing I have ever seen to a mac virus.
DO NOT INSTALL!!!!
You will be asking for major trouble.
Macupdate should bar this developer for ever on this site.
What are you talking about?
Try providing details about why you think this, instead of just making blind accusations....
Been using this the past few days.... and have had NO ISSUES what so ever... and I do not even know who the developer is so I'm not defending him.
Installing this software is just like asking for trouble. This will screw up the core.
Take your chances.
I would beg to differ... I was hesitant at first when I first installed it as well, considering the hack softwares that messed up installations to Leopard from Tiger as well...
But I have been using an modded scrollbars file that is an iTunes mod to remove the hideous and seriously outdated Aqua scrollbars.
It makes the OS look so much cleaner. I have not had issues with that even through an upgrade from Leopard to SL.
This is a welcome mod as well. Not only does it mod the outdated UI's scrollbars to something a little bit unified with the rest of the OS, but it gets rid of the Aqua drop down menu items and buttons and really helps update the look of Mac to something a little bit modern day and not late 90's.
This version offers an uninstall so if you don't like it you can take it out. Also as always you should back up your data before installing beta software or any software and I have an active backup of Time Machine.
So far, this software has run flawlessly for me and really has made me like the more modern & sophisticated UI it gives the Mac OS.
I backed up my system files just in case, though this beta provides an uninstall option to revert it back to your original files.
I had to install and uninstall several times to get it to work for some time and get the buttons to convert, but once they did, the theme itself is beautiful!
I am guessing that the graphite appearance is not supported yet with the iLeopard buttons, because I tried to install them and only got the aqua effect in the buttons instead.
Using the default glossy graphite buttons and installing the default style at the top of the toolbar get the buttons and menus to display the iTunes style.
great theme !
but does it works with "iLeopard_alpha_3.pkg" installed ? This is made for 10.6, found in forum dev. there's no uninstaller, so I asked...
see u :]
The new beta is working fine on my macbook running 10.6.1. I used the iTunes 9 style toolbars option then logged out and back in. Haven't seen any weird behavior yet.
Great to see this being updated again! Thanks!
Frankly just installed for the first time on my G5
and this totally f****up my sytem...
All original osx interface icons are gone.. no way to open any application anymore since they all crashes,
no way to do the basic things to have at least the possiblity to uninstall... BTW no way to understand HOW to revert this nasty thingy
My only solution was at the end, since i always have a Twin system running on another Disk, was to totally replace the coreservices to get my old system back to normality...
Dunno what happened yet and frankly dont want to investigate further, imho my suggestion is STAY AWAY from this...
You are right. It F..... up my system too. What a F...head writing some Sh.. like this.
Stay the f... out of this crap!
I liked this theme, and the ease of installation. Very nice!
Though to mention ShapeShifter is ironic...since Unsanity hasn't updated that app (like so many of it's "haxies") in AGES....iLeopard is one more positive step towards breaking the haxie habit!
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