Aqua Extreme
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Scrollbar and progress-bar replacements for Leopard and Snow Leopard.   Free
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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
What's New
Version 1.0:
  • Initial public release.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.5.x, 10.6.x



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Bb553 commented on 28 Feb 2014
Download links for Aqua Extreme versions 1.x and 2.x appear to be broken...
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Miniml reviewed on 13 Apr 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,
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Lvdoc commented on 20 Apr 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.
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Dokter_mac tipped on 07 Dec 2009
BTW, version 2.0 is out.

http://www.maxthemes.com/downloads/aquaextreme2.zip

Greets
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Dokter_mac reviewed on 07 Dec 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!!!
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zx reviewed on 07 Sep 2009
The great Max is back!!! Hopefully this is just the beginning...

Many Thanks.
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elkraneo commented on 07 Sep 2009
glad you are back max!!!
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Orion-Mk.-V replied on 07 Sep 2009
Yah Max, we've missed ya on the GUI scene!
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rich k. commented on 07 Sep 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!
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zephyris commented on 07 Sep 2009
Thanks!
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Dojoroda had trouble on 01 May 2010
I can't uninstall this thing! HEEEEELPPPP!
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Downloads:3,080
Version Downloads:3,075
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:07 Sep 2009
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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