Lion Designer
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Change the design of Launchpad, Dashboard, and Mission Control.   Free
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Lion Designer is an application for customizing new OS X 10.7 Lion's and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion's features. Lion Designer is able to customize:
  • Dashboard background
  • Mission Control background
  • Launchpad Folder Icons
  • Launchpad Folder background
  • Notification Center background
  • Login Screen background (disabled at the moment)
  • Login Screen Icon (default apple)
  • Finder sidebar (colorful or gray)
  • User Library (hidden or shown)
  • Desktop Icons (hidden or shown)
What's New
Version 3.3.1:

Small improvements:

  • Lion Designer quits when you close the main window
  • Added a new Launchpad Folder Icon example image
What's next? I will try to create threads so that you can apply multiple images at the same time without the "freezing" effect.
Requirements
Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later



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Jynto reviewed on 15 Sep 2013
Mac OS X is criminally lacking in customisation, and Lion Designer improved it a lot for me. If you developed Mavericks Designer, I would be one of the first to use it.
[Version 3.3.1]


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Jynto commented on 23 Jul 2013
Will this be updated to work in Mavericks? If so, which parts?
[Version 3.3.1]

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Moritz Wette (developer) replied on 26 Aug 2013
Unfortunately not... I concluded with the further development of Lion Designer. Maybe I get some time in the future to develop a complete new utility (perhaps Mavericks Designer).
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00cmc commented on 10 Jan 2013
thanks for this wonderful app

would be perfect if you can let us change the color of that almost invisible "whit dot" of the active application in the Dock

why not, say, a "Green LED-like dot" instead ? I really wan to ask Apple, unless there are less than 10 icons, otherwise the dock would be too small to spot that tiny white dot

hope that you can help, thanks

anyway, nice work
[Version 3.3.1]

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Moritz Wette (developer) replied on 26 Aug 2013
I think you can actually do this with Dock Designer. But backup your system before using it, because the reset function might not work properly.
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Eric-Woehler commented on 02 Nov 2012
Is it possible for Lion Designer to change the colour scheme for Reminders? The grey/red GUI is a shocker (in my opinion). Any chance this is something that can be improved by "design"?
[Version 3.3.1]


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BillHicks reviewed on 28 Aug 2012
I tried changing Launchpad with MTLionTweaks also, both caused strange behavior from my Mac, such as, heating up to 190F, Launchpad freezing and having to manually restart, Free Memory crashing, TechTool Pro's eDrive not unmounting until after I reset back to default. I would recommend not using this until the bugs are worked out.
[Version 3.3]

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Moritz Wette (developer) replied on 28 Aug 2012
Hi, thanks for your report!
It would be great if you can explain me what exactly you have done so that I can fix the bugs. Please contact me at info@moritzwette.com, thanks your help is appreciated!
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Antoniong reviewed on 04 Aug 2012
Useless. The important change should be (1) the (now absurd) size of icons and (2) the (now absurd) spacing.
[Version 3.2]

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Moritz Wette (developer) replied on 04 Aug 2012
You said this before, but I'm sorry it's still not possible. Maybe you should contact apple for further help!
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Element reviewed on 09 Jul 2012
Easy to use and handy little app. Thank you.
[Version 3.0]


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Dougster reviewed on 03 Jul 2012
Brilliant. Love the way it works with the coloured sidebar icons. Thank you.
[Version 3.0]


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Fking commented on 17 May 2012
seriously...whats the point of this update? everything i've tried gives me a message "this is not yet available in 10.7.4" (well, words to that effect)...

will wait a bit on this app.
great idea tho, and guess it works thru 10.7.3...
[Version 3.0]

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Moritz Wette (developer) replied on 17 May 2012
I will fix this in the next update probably. I get very very much email in terms of some functions which don't work in 10.7.4. To solve this I added this information to the update as well as some important new fixes(!) and functions (Example Manager).
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Eric-Woehler reviewed on 10 May 2012
Hope the new version fixes the Login Screen image for Lion 7.4.
Just installed and the login screen is back to industrial linen rather than my desktop image I had crafted for login.
[Version 3.0]

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Moritz Wette (developer) replied on 18 May 2012
I'm now finished with fixing this issue but the results are not satisfactory. You will see in a few days when I release the update.
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Kohoutek had trouble on 17 May 2012
Is anyone having an issue where Lion Designer breaks the "Change Desktop Background" setting?

After I installed this app, that is what happened on my system. The desktop background became Andromeda.jpg -- the default desktop -- and I was no longer able to change the background.

I deleted deleted several different caches and preference files, both using OnyX and by manually, but these tries did not fix the problem.

I finally resorted to deleting the file /System/CoreServices/DefaultDesktop.jpg and replacing it by renaming the background I wanted to use as the "DefaultDesktop.jpg." This worked.

However, still no ability to change the background. The preference command is simply broken.

I'm not sure whether Lion Designer is the culprit, but it was the last app I installed before the breakage, and it was installed just before the breakage, too.
[Version 3.0]

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Moritz Wette (developer) replied on 22 May 2012
This is a known bug, sorry for this. It's solved on http://www.moritzwette.com/liondesigner/support and a help is added in the current version.
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Kohoutek replied on 23 May 2012
Yes, actually, I saw it yesterday. It's all fixed for now.

Thanks

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Jynto rated on 22 Oct 2013

[Version 3.3.1]



YannickLung2635 rated on 22 Mar 2013

[Version 3.3.1]



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MacUpdate-Nick rated on 22 Oct 2012

[Version 3.3]



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MacUpdate-Nick rated on 04 Aug 2012

[Version 3.2]



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Screentom rated on 04 Aug 2012

[Version 3.2]



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Greedyfranky rated on 04 Jul 2012

[Version 3.0]



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Cjbolland rated on 25 May 2012

[Version 3.0]



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CloudB rated on 21 May 2012

[Version 3.0]



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Macbond rated on 20 May 2012

[Version 3.0]



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Michael_Sebrecht rated on 17 May 2012

[Version 3.0]


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Version Downloads:11,000
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Free
Date:10 Jan 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
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Lion Designer is an application for customizing new OS X 10.7 Lion's and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion's features. Lion Designer is able to customize:
  • Dashboard background
  • Mission Control background
  • Launchpad Folder Icons
  • Launchpad Folder background
  • Notification Center background
  • Login Screen background (disabled at the moment)
  • Login Screen Icon (default apple)
  • Finder sidebar (colorful or gray)
  • User Library (hidden or shown)
  • Desktop Icons (hidden or shown)
  • FaceTime ringtone
  • Launchpad Background
  • Speed of Mission Control and Launchpad Animation
  • more
So you can change and customize incredible many features in OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion as well. Don't panic if you make a poor change; you can reset it back to default with the click of a text-button (click on the show instructions button) .

Lion Designer is absolutely free, therefore any donation would be very much appreciated and a great way to say thanks!
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