Aqua Extreme
Aqua Extreme
1.0

5.0

Aqua Extreme free download for Mac

Aqua Extreme

1.0
07 September 2009

Scrollbar and progress-bar replacements for Leopard and Snow Leopard.

Overview

Aqua Extreme... Mac OS X introduced a new GUI called Aqua. The initial Aqua interface had quite a different look from the Aqua we know today. Buttons had a more distinct 3D-appearance, with stronger gloss and heavier shadows. The 10.2 installment of OS X brought a more refined style with a flatter, more crisp button appearance. Almost every element had been refined, except for the scrollbars and progressbars which was overlooked. What\'s puzzling is that it has been continuously overlooked ever since. I first introduced my own refined scrollbars and progressbars for 10.2. I had a falling out and did not update them for Leopard. But now that Snow Leopard is here, still using the 10.0 style elements, I thought it was time to do something about it. This installer will replace the large and small versions of both the scrollbars and progressbars with ones that better match the appearance of the rest of the interface. They look flatter and more crisp and work with both the Blue and the Graphite appearance settings. If you decide you want to revert to the original Aqua style, please run the separate Restore Aqua installer.

What's new in Aqua Extreme

Version 1.0:
  • Initial public release.

Join over 500,000 subscribers.

Subscribe for our newsletter with best Mac offers from MacUpdate.

9 Aqua Extreme Reviews

Rate this app:

zx
07 September 2009

Most helpful

The great Max is back!!! Hopefully this is just the beginning... Many Thanks.
Like (1)
Version 1.0
bb553
28 February 2014
Download links for Aqua Extreme versions 1.x and 2.x appear to be broken...
Like
Version 1.0
Miniml
13 April 2011
Awesomely working still under 10.6.7. The Best I have come across yet. I really hope it is updated with obsidian for 10.7 Lion soon when it comes out,
Like (1)
Version 1.0
Dojoroda
01 May 2010
I can't uninstall this thing! HEEEEELPPPP!
Like
Version 1.0
Lvdoc
20 April 2010
This is one of the first things I install whenever I reinstall my system. It is oh so much easier on the eyes. Doesn't slow down my machine. Doesn't make my system buggy. Anything from Max I will trust to work right.
Like (1)
Version 1.0
Dokter-mac
08 December 2009
I love Aqua Extreme! I've installed & used it on my PPC G5 PowerMac running 10.5.8 without any issues at all. Installation is very user friendly (see below) and the theme comes with an uninstaller! Everything works like a charme... @ The developer: The theme and installation works just fine on my PPC based Mac. I understand, from within the installer readme's, that you where waiting for some feedback from PPC Macs. I've used it at my 'own risk' and never had any issue since then! Even 'Repair Permissions' is not necessary with this theme & installer. 99% of the themes I ever tried on my Macs 'Permissions Repair' was 'VERY' necessary (a very long list mostly...). This theme, the 1% in my case, takes care of that. Thank you for this great theme! A 5 star Theme from my point of view!!!
Like
Version 1.0
zx
07 September 2009
The great Max is back!!! Hopefully this is just the beginning... Many Thanks.
Like (1)
Version 1.0
Elkraneo
07 September 2009
glad you are back max!!!
Like
Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
Orion-Mk-V
Orion-Mk-V
07 September 2009
Yah Max, we've missed ya on the GUI scene!
Like
Version 1.0
Rich-K-
07 September 2009
Hey Max, you were my themeing hero back in the day. You gave me the inspiration to hack my HIToolbox framework and get rid of all the brushed metal in 10.4. I'm glad to see you back. Have you seen the ileopard project? they unified leopard with the matte itunes look throughout the system although it doesn't work in 10.6. I was dreaming the other day that if someone like you involved they could get a really nice unified GUI in 10.6. Anyway thanks for all your GUI tweaks, the last 5 years would have been worse without them!
Like
Version 1.0
Zephyris
07 September 2009
Thanks!
Like
Version 1.0
Free

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
Developer Website: 
Download(3.1 MB)MacUpdateInstall with MacUpdate

Downloaded & Installed 3,547 times