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Lion Designer is an application for customizing new OS X 10.7 Lion's and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion's features. Lion Designer is able to customize:
  • Dashboard background
  • Mission Control background
  • Launchpad Folder Icons
  • Launchpad Folder background
  • Notification Center background
  • Login Screen background (disabled at the moment)
  • Login Screen Icon (default apple)
  • Finder sidebar (colorful or gray)
  • User Library (hidden or shown)
  • Desktop Icons (hidden or shown)
  • FaceTime ringtone
  • Launchpad Background
  • Speed of Mission Control more...

What's New

Version 3.3.1:

Small improvements:

  • Lion Designer quits when you close the main window
  • Added a new Launchpad Folder Icon example image
What's next? I will try to create threads so that you can apply multiple images at the same time without the "freezing" effect.

Requirements

OS X 10.7 or later

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Jynto Member IconReview+50
Jynto
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Mac OS X is criminally lacking in customisation, and Lion Designer improved it a lot for me. If you developed Mavericks Designer, I would be one of the first to use it.

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Version 3.3.1
Jynto Member IconComment+50
Jynto
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Will this be updated to work in Mavericks? If so, which parts?

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Version 3.3.1
Moritz Wette (Developer)
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Unfortunately not... I concluded with the further development of Lion Designer. Maybe I get some time in the future to develop a complete new utility (perhaps Mavericks Designer).

00cmc Member IconComment-6
00cmc
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thanks for this wonderful app

would be perfect if you can let us change the color of that almost invisible "whit dot" of the active application in the Dock

why not, say, a "Green LED-like dot" instead ? I really wan to ask Apple, unless there are less than 10 icons, otherwise the dock would be too small to spot that tiny white dot

hope that you can help, thanks

anyway, nice work

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Version 3.3.1
Moritz Wette (Developer)
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I think you can actually do this with Dock Designer. But backup your system before using it, because the reset function might not work properly.

Eric-Woehler Member IconComment+417
Eric-Woehler
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Is it possible for Lion Designer to change the colour scheme for Reminders? The grey/red GUI is a shocker (in my opinion). Any chance this is something that can be improved by "design"?

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Version 3.3.1
BillHicks Member IconReview+32
BillHicks
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I tried changing Launchpad with MTLionTweaks also, both caused strange behavior from my Mac, such as, heating up to 190F, Launchpad freezing and having to manually restart, Free Memory crashing, TechTool Pro's eDrive not unmounting until after I reset back to default. I would recommend not using this until the bugs are worked out.

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Version 3.3
Moritz Wette (Developer)
+2

Hi, thanks for your report!
It would be great if you can explain me what exactly you have done so that I can fix the bugs. Please contact me at info@moritzwette.com, thanks your help is appreciated!

Antoniong Member IconReview+62
Antoniong
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Useless. The important change should be (1) the (now absurd) size of icons and (2) the (now absurd) spacing.

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Version 3.2
Moritz Wette (Developer)
+8

You said this before, but I'm sorry it's still not possible. Maybe you should contact apple for further help!

Element Member IconReview+0
Element
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Easy to use and handy little app. Thank you.

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Version 3.0
Dougster Member IconReview+105
Dougster
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Brilliant. Love the way it works with the coloured sidebar icons. Thank you.

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Version 3.0
Kohoutek Member IconComment+11
Kohoutek
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Is anyone having an issue where Lion Designer breaks the "Change Desktop Background" setting?

After I installed this app, that is what happened on my system. The desktop background became Andromeda.jpg -- the default desktop -- and I was no longer able to change the background.

I deleted deleted several different caches and preference files, both using OnyX and by manually, but these tries did not fix the problem.

I finally resorted to deleting the file /System/CoreServices/DefaultDesktop.jpg and replacing it by renaming the background I wanted to use as the "DefaultDesktop.jpg." This worked.

However, still no ability to change the background. The preference command is simply broken.

I'm not sure whether Lion Designer is the culprit, but it was the last app I installed before the breakage, and it was installed just before the breakage, too.

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Version 3.0
Moritz Wette (Developer)
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This is a known bug, sorry for this. It's solved on http://www.moritzwette.com/liondesigner/support and a help is added in the current version.

Kohoutek
+0

Yes, actually, I saw it yesterday. It's all fixed for now.

Thanks

Fking Member IconComment+32
Fking
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seriously...whats the point of this update? everything i've tried gives me a message "this is not yet available in 10.7.4" (well, words to that effect)...

will wait a bit on this app.
great idea tho, and guess it works thru 10.7.3...

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Version 3.0
Moritz Wette (Developer)
+3

I will fix this in the next update probably. I get very very much email in terms of some functions which don't work in 10.7.4. To solve this I added this information to the update as well as some important new fixes(!) and functions (Example Manager).

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Jynto
Version 3.3.1
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YannickLung2635
Version 3.3.1
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MacUpdate-Nick
Version 3.3
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MacUpdate-Nick
Version 3.2
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Screentom
Version 3.2
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Greedyfranky
Version 3.0
user icon+79
Cjbolland
Version 3.0
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CloudB
Version 3.0
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Michael_Sebrecht
Version 3.0
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kristinks
Version 2.9.9
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Downloads 52,472
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Date 10 Jan 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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