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Silk enables the Quartz text rendering and smoothing introduced in Mac OS X 10.1.5 in all Carbon applications. This means antialiased text in Netscape, Mozilla, and many others. Why wait for developers to update their Carbon applications when you can get the silky smooth text everywhere, right now? Moreover, it can substitute one font with another in your applications, change the theme font (the font used to display menus, window titles, and other interface elements)

Features:

  • Substitutes fonts in the applications.
  • Changes the default theme font to any other font.
  • Enforces the minimum font size more...

What's New

Version 2.1.4:
  • Silk now runs on Mac OS X 10.5.
  • Dropped Mac OS X 10.3 support. Silk now requires Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
  • No longer dynamically loads Objective-C.
  • Moved a lot of code to the awesomely awesome CoreText APIs (10.5 only).
  • Adjusted some code so it can be moved to CoreText in the future.
  • Attempted to make Cocoa applications respect the baseline of a more...

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4.11-10.5.8.

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Wimg Member IconComment+2
Wimg
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I wait for the SnowLeopard compatible version!

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Version 2.1.4
Mcusr
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No updates since Aug 2008. He either died or doesn't give a damn. Wonder whom I've paid and why.

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Mcusr
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Any chance of Snow Leopard support some time soon?

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Version 2.1.4
cabron Member IconReview+0
cabron
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Simply as already said: my menu bar becomes transparent now on unsupported hardware without any performance issues. This accidentally ultra feature could be part of an extra haxie. And about the custom font themes I'll wait too for a better usage of this one for the next versions.

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Version 2.1.4b1
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MeAgain
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Great job Unsanity! This gives me my transparent menu bar back on my unsupported flashed Radeon 9200! Apple System Profiler says "Core Image: Software" but there at the top of the screen is that beauty from the Leopard betas… I've wondered about ASP saying "software" rather than "not supported" and finally that mystery is solved! There's no way I'll find a Radeon 9600 or 9800 for $10 so this is one Haxie that is definitely worth paying for. Four stars from me and five when the Theme Font feature works the same as it does in Tiger. (i.e. Enabling Custom Theme Font but not selecting one causes the default Lucida font to be rendered much better)

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Version 2.1.4b1
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gryphonent
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Nice to see Unsanity return to life... but is there any app that doesn't crash under Leopard with the new haxies installed?

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Version 2.1.4b1
Splunk23
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Finder, Safari, Preview, Apple System Profiler and Disk Utility all seemed to work. Then I rebooted into Tiger but I don't see any reason for other Apps not to work either.

raddle
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Yes. WindowShade working fine on my two machines (one intel, one not) running a wide variety of software. FontCard good except for an apparent conflict with FontExplorer under Intel.

apikoros
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I'm using Unsanity's FruitMenu and MenuMaster (and APE, of course), plus the ICeCoffEE and SmartScroll haxies, with OS 10.5.4, on a 2006 Intel Core Duo iMac... and nothing crashes.

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ffass
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Welcome back!! I use Silk to change my Mac's default font from that fugly Lucida Grande to plain 'ol Arial, a clean easy-to-read font. This update works has worked fine for me so far under 10.5 on my Mac Pro - no crashing or weird behavior.

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Version 2.1.4b1
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ray16
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Will this update 2.1.2 running 10.2.8 Jaguar?

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Version 2.1.3
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Anonymous
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i have a registered version, but it still keeps displaying the nag picture every so often. why? i restarted several times after registering and it still wont go away.

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Version 2.1.2
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Anonymous
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Woo Hoo. Works with Tiger. We're back in business. Great app - simply a necessity if you're an Appleworks user. Since Tiger, I've been going mad with TextEdit and even Word, so to be able to use Appleworks with smooth, readable text again is life saving.

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Version 2.1
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Anonymous
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Unfortunately, if you have more than one type of App installed, ie. Filemaker Pro, it doesn't add the proper one to the application list. Same problems with Quickbooks Pro 6 adding Quickbooks Pro 2005 Mac to the list instead.

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Version 2.1
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Downloads 23,673
Version Downloads 4,618
Type Utilities / System
License Shareware
Date 29 Aug 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $10.00