ShapeShifter
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Completely customize your Mac's appearance.   Shareware ($20.00)
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  • ShapeShifter has been discontinued
  • Developer
    Unsanity LLC
ShapeShifter lets you change the overall appearance of your Mac using 'themes'. It can change the look of windows, menus, apps, buttons and more. With ShapeShifter, you can:
  • Change the overall appearance of your operating system safely, quickly, and reliably
  • Change the appearance of individual apps to match your theme and your mood
  • Customize your cursors; (Mighty Mouse required)
  • Customize your icons
  • Experience things that haven't been possible with Mac themes before
  • Quickly preview themes without actually applying them
What's New
Version 2.5:
  • ShapeShifter no longer causes instabilities when used with Apple's Pro applications.
  • ShapeShifter now works properly with beta versions of Safari 3.
  • Cocoa pull-down menus now use the correct text color when pressed.
  • Cocoa box titles now use the correct text color.
  • guiTweak now presents a more informative error dialog when an insurmountable error prevents tweaking from concluding properly.
  • ShapeShifter now honor's Camino's "CAMINO_DISABLE_HACKS" environment variable.
  • The preference pane no longer erroneously states that new version "(null)" is available when an Internet connection is present, but is unreliable.
  • ShapeShifter now properly handles OS versions with a bugfix number greater than 9 (e.g., OS X 10.4.10).
  • Windows bmp "magic pink" transparency conversion now works properly on x86 machines.
  • Adding a new guiKit to the ShapeShifter prefpane no longer causes the names of guiKits that are available to all users on the computer to disappear from the ShapeShifter prefpane.
  • Resolved an obscure issue that could cause applications to crash occasionally when ShapeShifter is loaded.
Version 2.5:
  • ShapeShifter no longer causes instabilities when used with Apple's Pro applications.
  • ShapeShifter now works properly with beta versions of Safari 3.
  • Cocoa pull-down menus now use the correct text color when pressed.
  • Cocoa box titles now use the correct text color.
  • guiTweak now presents a more informative error dialog when an insurmountable error more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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ShapeShifter User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Mathias-Rhein reviewed on 11 Dec 2010
discontinued.... sad
[Version 2.5]


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KentR commented on 24 Apr 2009
I paid for Shapeshifter a few years back and thought that this program would be supported into the future. I've been waiting and waiting...

Will this ever work with 10.5? How about 10.6? Is this program done? Should we all just stop waiting? What's the deal?
[Version 2.5]

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Stevehhhhh replied on 11 Jun 2013
Basically, Unsanity programs fall into two catagories: 1. Those they admit they have discontinued and 2. Those they discontinued but do not admit it.
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KZX72 commented on 23 Feb 2009
Magnifique - http://magnifique.pcwizcomputer.com/forum/portal.php
[Version 2.5]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 23 Feb 2009
Or http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/30497/magnifique
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Fatal_Se7en commented on 19 Feb 2009
Hey you guys up in unsanity, leopards been out for like a year and a half now.. and I still don't see a compatibility update in sight.. I dont know maybe you guys are making it compatible with snow leopard and will blow us away with its stability in the New 10.6.. however I doubt it.
[Version 2.5]


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+3

+281
easer commented on 11 Sep 2008
Go here:

http://www.slightlypretentious.com/

Unsanity's days are numbered.
[Version 2.5]

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burypromote
+2

+281
easer replied on 30 Jan 2009
Wow. Do I ever take that back!
burypromote
+1

+183
St00pid-M0nk3y replied on 11 Feb 2009
Yes... I tried that site as per your recommendation, and it is a steaming pile of crap... lol.
burypromote
+1

+329
tim27 commented on 24 Aug 2008
freakin' 10.6 will be out before this is updated for leapoard!
[Version 2.5]

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+129
Shock-J replied on 11 Sep 2008
No kidding...Unsanity should be issuing refunds at this point. This is utterly ridiculous...completely useless software. They haven't even released any beta versions to at least show they're working on it and/or making some kind of progress.
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easer reviewed on 15 Sep 2007
I've been using APE since it came out and never, not once, has it ever caused me a single problem. I use a host of Unsanity products as well as other programs that use APE. Again, no problems. Neither have I had any problems with this most recent version of ShapeShifter.

As for performance issues, I've found that it depends on the theme. Some themes I've used actually (at least subjectively) make my Mac seem faster than it does without SS. Seti, in particular, is exceptionally fast. So are Muku, Aluminite, iMetal, Cold, X-Metal, and Quad. I don't know why some themes bog my system down and others do not. But I do think that the speed issue needs to be examined in this light. Kaleidoscope themes had a similar range of performances.
[Version 2.5]


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Skrabdara commented on 14 Sep 2007
Hi ! I updated to 2.5, trow away all themes, pushed the default button and then restart! Finder, still aren´t supported!!
[Version 2.5]


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Mazzboy commented on 16 Apr 2007
It's great fun to change the same old boring look of OS X but be aware that it can cause problems with some software. I thought my Final Cut Pro was broken and sat here reinstalling everything, looking for help in the apple forums, when eventually it turned out that if I disabled ShapeShifter everything was fine again.

So basically what I'm saying is, if you are using it and something stops working properly, you can just disable it while you're using that application.
[Version 2.4]


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+23
Flounder commented on 09 Mar 2007
I used to like unsanity products but my last two support requests fell on deaf ears and I never heard from the devs about it. This is piss poor customer service. I doub't I'll be purchasing any more of their products anytime soon
[Version 2.4]


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shroooo0ms had trouble on 17 Jun 2009
HELP !!!!!!


okay so i download shape shifter right. well right after i download it says " Could not load ShapeShifter preference pane."


i need help what do i do ?
[Version 2.5]


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+1
Marivaux had trouble on 25 May 2008
Unfortunately, it crashes all of the Firefox 3 versions, at least on 10.4.11. It would be great to have a fix for this, since quite a lot of people use Firefox and a lot of us are still running 10.4--having paid for it, it would be nice if it were still maintained.
[Version 2.5]


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cristallo had trouble on 23 Mar 2007
This app is great and works with 10.4.9 but I don't what happened with Download function since 2 days but I have this message "Forbidden - You don't have permission to access /content/titanium9/ on this server". So I can't download ShapeShifter guiKits from the app. My network works fine, my authorizations are repared...etc. I don't understand, if someone can help me ?
[Version 2.4]


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+7
Nanobite had trouble on 01 Dec 2006
It appears APE is the memory hog here. Without APE, memory usage seems to be normal for the most part. Hopefully they'll release an update for APE that solves the memory/lag issues that some people have been experiencing.
[Version 2.4]


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Brett824 had trouble on 12 Aug 2004
Great Application but I don't have the money to pay for it. Every hour or so shapeshifter nags me about registering. I tried deleting all of the file from shapeshifter and I tried removing shapeshifter from the preferences. NOTHING WORKS. How do I get rid of the constant ****ing nagging
[Version 1.2]

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+403
MacUpdate-Lon replied on 12 Aug 2004
You pay for it, and if you can not afford it then stop using it... and do not come here asking people how to defeat any software's registration scheme.
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Anonymous commented on 17 Aug 2004
I do not want the product any more and i would like to throw it away. I am not asking for hack/cracks/serials. I want the software gone of my computer
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Anonymous commented on 17 Aug 2004
then you should have gone to the developer's website, they have a FAQ there that answers your question... here is the answer, from their website that took maybe 20 seconds to find:

How can I uninstall ShapeShifter?


The best way to get rid of ShapeShifter is to use the built-in uninstaller. Double-click the "ShapeShifter Installer" icon and click on the "Uninstall" button (the installer will move all ShapeShifter files to the Trash - it will never actually delete any files on your system).

Finally, log out and then log back in to complete the process.
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Anonymous commented on 21 Aug 2004
thanks i've tried uninstalling it but i never thought to log out
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exar_kun had trouble on 18 Nov 2003
After installing on OS 10.3.1 The app tells me it has expired today. I didn't even get to try it for the 15 day trial period.
[Version 1.0]


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Downloads:87,270
Version Downloads:28,562
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Shareware
Date:12 Sep 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $20.00
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ShapeShifter lets you change the overall appearance of your Mac using 'themes'. It can change the look of windows, menus, apps, buttons and more. With ShapeShifter, you can:
  • Change the overall appearance of your operating system safely, quickly, and reliably
  • Change the appearance of individual apps to match your theme and your mood
  • Customize your cursors; (Mighty Mouse required)
  • Customize your icons
  • Experience things that haven't been possible with Mac themes before
  • Quickly preview themes without actually applying them
  • Install different themes for different users
  • Add and remove themes effortlessly
  • Tweak themes for endless customization


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