Cage Fighter
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Cage Fighter changes the really ugly new Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger Mail.app icons by removing the rounded blog edges and making them much nicer looking.
What's New
Version 1.1:
  • Panther Titlebars
  • Panther Icons and new optional blue highlighting.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later, Apple Mail.



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sedated commented on 09 Aug 2006
I have released the icons used in Cage Fighter for folks that have updated and can't change the icons. I have also included instructions on how to install them.

You can grab them at my site
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 May 2005
Oh dear gawd THANK YOU!!!

I hate the new Tiger!Mail look, it's low contrast, not esthetically functional, and well if you're here, it's probably because something is bugging you about it.

I heard there was another look in the beta trials that looked cool, oh well.

I wish the missing side drawer (left or right side) gets address by Apple though. Because now it looks like MS Entourage.

Could it be that Apple is trying to appeal to switchers (PC and Mac users alike), who use MS products?
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Anonymous commented on 03 Jun 2005
That's a good observation actually. I think that is exactly what is happening and what Tiger is all about. It's not for Mac users anymore, it's for PC Switchers. I can't even imagine the level of thinking that came up with the new mail interface in Tiger.
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Anonymous reviewed on 07 May 2005
I'm not big on silly non-sequitur names for such specific utilities.

Icons are way too small, as they are the icons with the aqua pills removed.

Otherwise works as advertised, flawlessly. Run it once and the ugliness goes away.

If Cage Fighter's new look doesn't do it for you, check out the more appropriately named Mail Fixer (Which, also supports third-party themes in addition to it's own), which gives Mail 2.0 a more Safari-esque look and looks great in Tiger!
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Anonymous reviewed on 05 May 2005
Fantastic tiny application. Now has more control over how the UI fix is applied.
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Anonymous reviewed on 05 May 2005
Excellent stuff! This was thoroughly needed, as the buttons are even uglier in other languages than English: the size of the button adjusts to the length of the label, and that makes for some veeery long buttons in Spanish or French, for example.
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Anonymous reviewed on 05 May 2005
Ahhhhhh, much much better -- Mail 2.0 now looks like an improved version of Panther's Mail, rather than the abomination that is the default Tiger look. Thanks!
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Apr 2005
Uh, you can customize the toolbar in Tiger. This is worthless.
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 01 May 2005
Of course you can customize the toolbar, but you cannot change the look of the buttons. This is what Cage Fighter does. Take a look at the difference:

http://otierney.net/cagefighter/

If you don't mind the look of buttons in the new Mail, then don't use it. But for those who are bothered by the look of those buttons, then this provide a neater and less confusing interface.

It's simple, no?
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Anonymous commented on 05 May 2005
"Uh, you can customize the toolbar in Tiger. This is worthless."

Did you actually read what this application does? Did you look at the screenshots of what changed?
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Anonymous commented on 12 May 2005
Where can you do this different to Panther, smart guy? Give the details and spare the opinion.
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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Apr 2005
How about an option to disable the new expanded title bar as well?
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Scott Ahten reviewed on 28 Apr 2005
Works great. Thank goodness...

Now, if we can get the the icons used in Panther at their original size. The icons in Tiger are too small and have contrast problems (with and w/out the blue buttons. especially the Junk mail icon)
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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Apr 2005
Works as advertised, for sure it's an improvement.

Make sure you don't have a classic Mail app from OS 9, it'll try to work on that, wouldn't work until I deleted that from my OS 9 apps folder.

You can't beat free though.
[Version 1.0]


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Damien Pollet had trouble on 14 Dec 2006
The archive seems corrupted... once de-bzipped the .dmg won't mount.
[Version 1.1]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 14 Dec 2006
It downloads and mounts fine here, it is a normal .dmg file and mounts with no issues.
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Damien Pollet commented on 14 Dec 2006
Well safari does dowload a .dmg.bz2 (when I simply click the link, not when I save as).
With firefox it's OK...

Maybe a bug with content-type and or redirection?
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Mrmister had trouble on 04 Apr 2006
Confirmed--10.4.6 totally breaks Cage Fighter. I hope this app will get updated--I like Tiger's icons for Mail, I just don't want them in weird buttons.
[Version 1.1]

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Serge commented on 06 Apr 2006
The issue with 10.4.6 is minor. There's no need for an update. Run Cage Fighter again and you will get Panther buttons back!
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Mrmister replied on 06 Apr 2006
I don't want Panther butrtons--I want the tiger ones w/o gray ovals. And I've tried it six ways to Sunday, and it does not work for me anymore on 10.4.6
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Stuzy had trouble on 04 Apr 2006
10.4.6 update 3rd April 2006 seems to have broken Cage Fighter's ability.
[Version 1.1]


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Version Downloads:2,683
Type:Internet : Email
License:Free
Date:05 May 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Cage Fighter changes the really ugly new Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger Mail.app icons by removing the rounded blog edges and making them much nicer looking.


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