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Aqua Extreme... Mac OS X introduced a new GUI called Aqua. The initial Aqua interface had quite a different look from the Aqua we know today. Buttons had a more distinct 3D-appearance, with stronger gloss and heavier shadows. The 10.2 installment of OS X brought a more refined style with a flatter, more crisp button appearance. Almost every element had been refined, except for the scrollbars and progressbars which was overlooked. What's puzzling is that it has been continuously overlooked ever since.I first introduced my own refined scrollbars and progressbars for 10.2. I had a falling out and did not update them for more...

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Version 1.0:
  • Initial public release.


Mac OS X 10.5.x, 10.6.x

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Bb553 Member IconComment+23

Download links for Aqua Extreme versions 1.x and 2.x appear to be broken...

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Version 1.0
Miniml Member IconReview+1

Awesomely working still under 10.6.7. The Best I have come across yet. I really hope it is updated with obsidian for 10.7 Lion soon when it comes out,

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Version 1.0
Dojoroda Member IconComment+0

I can't uninstall this thing! HEEEEELPPPP!

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Version 1.0
Lvdoc Member IconComment+535

This is one of the first things I install whenever I reinstall my system. It is oh so much easier on the eyes. Doesn't slow down my machine. Doesn't make my system buggy. Anything from Max I will trust to work right.

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Version 1.0
Dokter_mac Member IconReview+104

I love Aqua Extreme!
I've installed & used it on my PPC G5 PowerMac running 10.5.8 without any issues at all.
Installation is very user friendly (see below) and the theme comes with an uninstaller! Everything works like a charme...

@ The developer:
The theme and installation works just fine on my PPC based Mac. I understand, from within the installer readme's, that you where waiting for some feedback from PPC Macs. I've used it at my 'own risk' and never had any issue since then!

Even 'Repair Permissions' is not necessary with this theme & installer. 99% of the themes I ever tried on my Macs 'Permissions Repair' was 'VERY' necessary (a very long list mostly...). This theme, the 1% in my case, takes care of that.

Thank you for this great theme! A 5 star Theme from my point of view!!!

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Version 1.0
zx Member IconReview+380

The great Max is back!!! Hopefully this is just the beginning...

Many Thanks.

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Version 1.0
elkraneo Member IconComment+0

glad you are back max!!!

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Version 1.0

Yah Max, we've missed ya on the GUI scene!

rich k. Member IconComment+93
rich k.

Hey Max, you were my themeing hero back in the day.

You gave me the inspiration to hack my HIToolbox framework and get rid of all the brushed metal in 10.4.

I'm glad to see you back. Have you seen the ileopard project? they unified leopard with the matte itunes look throughout the system although it doesn't work in 10.6. I was dreaming the other day that if someone like you involved they could get a really nice unified GUI in 10.6.

Anyway thanks for all your GUI tweaks, the last 5 years would have been worse without them!

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Downloads 3,128
Version Downloads 3,123
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 07 Sep 2009
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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