ShapeShifter
ShapeShifter
2.5

3.3

ShapeShifter free download for Mac

ShapeShifter

2.5
13 September 2007

Completely customize your Mac's appearance.

Overview

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

What's new in ShapeShifter

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.

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Easer
11 September 2008

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Go here: http://www.slightlypretentious.com/ Unsanity's days are numbered.
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Version 2.5
Mathias-Rhein
11 December 2010
discontinued.... sad
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Version 2.5
Shroooo0ms
17 June 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 ?
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Version 2.5
Kentr
24 April 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?
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Version 2.5
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Stevehhhhh
Stevehhhhh
11 June 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
23 February 2009
Magnifique - http://magnifique.pcwizcomputer.com/forum/portal.php
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Version 2.5
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MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
23 February 2009
Or http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/30497/magnifique
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Version 2.5
Fatal-se7en
19 February 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.
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Version 2.5
Easer
11 September 2008
Go here: http://www.slightlypretentious.com/ Unsanity's days are numbered.
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Version 2.5
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Easer
Easer
30 January 2009
Wow. Do I ever take that back!
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Version 2.5
St00pid-M0nk3y
St00pid-M0nk3y
12 February 2009
Yes... I tried that site as per your recommendation, and it is a steaming pile of crap... lol.
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Version 2.5
Tim27
25 August 2008
freakin' 10.6 will be out before this is updated for leapoard!
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Version 2.5
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Shock-J
Shock-J
11 September 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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Version 2.5
Marivaux
26 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.
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Version 2.5
Easer
16 September 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.
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Version 2.5
Skrabdara
14 September 2007
Hi ! I updated to 2.5, trow away all themes, pushed the default button and then restart! Finder, still aren´t supported!!
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Version 2.5