SmoothStripes
SmoothStripes
5.1.2

4.4

SmoothStripes free download for Mac

SmoothStripes5.1.2

04 March 2006

ShapeShifter theme improves Aqua interface.

Overview

SmoothStripes is a ShapeShifter theme that improves Aquas appearance by refining parts of the GUI. These are the changes over regular Aqua:
  • Removes stripes.
  • Metal style from iTunes 6 applied system wide.
  • Improves Titlebar buttons.
  • Option to make titlebar buttons Blue.
  • Improves scrollbars to a more crisp Aqua style.
  • Improves progressbars to a more crisp Aqua style.
  • Improves small and large Round Buttons to a more crisp Aqua style.
  • Improves bevel buttons to a more crisp Aqua style.
  • Improves Small Push buttons (like in the Finder copy dialog) to a more crisp Aqua style.
An alternative to using ShapeShifter is downloading this installer package version of the theme: http://www.maxthemes.com/themes/downloads/tiger/SmoothStripes%205.1.1.zip

What's new in SmoothStripes

Version 5.1.2:
  • Compatible with 10.4.5 and iTunes 6.0.4.
  • Moves the small round button down one pixel to better align with glyphs being overlayed on it (check Mail.apps Smart Mailbox dialog for a good example).

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How would you rate SmoothStripes app?

13 Reviews of SmoothStripes

4.75
Phillryu
23 November 2003
Version: 4.0

Most helpful

This theme is essential to any theme collection, no doubt about it. SmoothStripes combines the cleanness and purity of Aqua with the professional quality and aesthetics of Max Rudberg, resulting in a beautiful addition to anyone's collection that should not be missed. Unlike Max's other themes, SmoothStripes lack any real extras, as it was designed to match Apple's own desktops and icons. However, it comes with several variations, including versions with sunken widgets, blue widgets, glossy widgets, etc. that each have their own characters, and are each a pleasure to use. SmoothStripes is the next evolution of Aqua, fixing many of the glitches, mistakes, and shortcomings of the current offering from Apple, while improving other satisfactory elements past good, into excellent. (Can anyone say widgets?) To complete the pure white look of your new interface, try using the Snow.E 2 icons from Rad-E8 (http://www.rad-e8.com/).
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Power4
01 May 2006
Version: 5.1.2
Great theme! When's there going to be a Universal Binary version?
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Tupring
06 March 2006
Version: 5.1.1
I too think this theme needs to have the other varients and sunken buttons put back in. Then I will want to use it again.
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Hal2007
17 January 2006
Version: 5.1.1
Awesome theme, thanks a lot for this!
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Vitalis
01 January 2006
Version: 5.0
First you removed the sunken buttons, which was the main thing people went to download your themes for, and now you're removing squared edges, when you upgrade you've gotta ADD things, not remove them... what will be gone at a next upgrade? I've modded an old version of your theme so i could still have the sunken buttons, but it'd be better if you just brought those back i believe.
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Anonymous
15 September 2005
Version: 4.6
Does this really need to be a package instead of a .guikit doc? Semms odd.
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Anonymous
01 May 2004
Version: 4.1.1
Wow I like it. It's a nice continuation of the original "Simple Aqua" theme.
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5
Anonymous
19 March 2004
Version: 4.1
This is my all-time favourite Mac theme - this is how Aqua really should be. I'm really grateful this theme is available and it's free as well, what more do you want.
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5
Anonymous
01 January 2004
Version: 4.1
Whiney people... some of you have no perspective as to how long it takes to iron out the details that Max has worked on, and it's free for pete's sake. As always Max, keep up the excellent work! (So happy now that sunken buttons are back :-)
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5
Anonymous
01 January 2004
Version: 4.1
One of the best themes by one of the best themers. Keep up the great work!
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1
Anonymous
26 November 2003
Version: 4.0
Yeah I got to side with John here. Max shouldn't have even started with Smooth Stripes. There was a theme out there already by Kevin Knopp I believe that looked just like this almost a year before Max came out with his "version" Come to think of it, most of his themes are copies of other people's themes. Max, learn some originality. You'll get a bit more respect that way.
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5
Anonymous
24 November 2003
Version: 4.0
this is also compatible with themechanger, which is FREE
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5
Anonymous
23 November 2003
Version: 4.0
Huh?, John, I don't see you creating any ORIGINAL themes! Max does a great job of creating some original and some derivative, yet refined themes. Smoothstripes isn't one of his best, but it's clean and polished.
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4.75
Phillryu
23 November 2003
Version: 4.0
This theme is essential to any theme collection, no doubt about it. SmoothStripes combines the cleanness and purity of Aqua with the professional quality and aesthetics of Max Rudberg, resulting in a beautiful addition to anyone's collection that should not be missed. Unlike Max's other themes, SmoothStripes lack any real extras, as it was designed to match Apple's own desktops and icons. However, it comes with several variations, including versions with sunken widgets, blue widgets, glossy widgets, etc. that each have their own characters, and are each a pleasure to use. SmoothStripes is the next evolution of Aqua, fixing many of the glitches, mistakes, and shortcomings of the current offering from Apple, while improving other satisfactory elements past good, into excellent. (Can anyone say widgets?) To complete the pure white look of your new interface, try using the Snow.E 2 icons from Rad-E8 (http://www.rad-e8.com/).
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