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Crystal Clear theme for ShapeShifter is an ongoing experiment in transparency for the Mac OS X user interface. By utilizing a customized open-source Cocoa plugin called SetAlphaValue, it's quite possible to enable fully (well, almost fully) transparent toolbars, buttons, and menubars in Mac windows without introducing undue confusion about which window you're working with. For the full background, including a list of usage tips and known issues, please refer to More...

What's New

Version 1.2:
  • An experimental approach to solving the problem of "extra overlay shine" on most menu extras in the system menubar (statusbar). This approach can eliminate the visual discord created as menu extras overlay their own "toolbar" over the preexisting one. In opaque toolbars, this isn't noticeable, but it's bothersome in any toolbar with alpha transparency. (This part of the update is



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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 13,582
Version Downloads 11,491
License Free
Date 11 Jun 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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