Silk
Silk
2.1.4

4.1

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Silk for Mac2.1.4

30 August 2008

Changes theme font, substitutes fonts, enables antialiasing.

What is Silk for Mac

Silk enables the Quartz text rendering and smoothing introduced in Mac OS X 10.1.5 in all Carbon applications. This means antialiased text in Netscape, Mozilla, and many others. Why wait for developers to update their Carbon applications when you can get the silky smooth text everywhere, right now? Moreover, it can substitute one font with another in your applications, change the theme font (the font used to display menus, window titles, and other interface elements)

Features:

  • Substitutes fonts in the applications.
  • Changes the default theme font to any other font.
  • Enforces the minimum font size setting.
  • Enables the Quartz text rendering in all running Carbon applications, such as Netscape, Mozilla and many others.
  • Exclude list feature allows you to exclude certain applications so they work as before, if the antialiased text there looks bad.
  • Convenient drop button in the Silk preference pane to quickly detect if a particular application is Carbon or not.
  • Implemented as an easy-to-use preference pane.

What's new in Silk

Version 2.1.4:
  • Silk now runs on Mac OS X 10.5.
  • Dropped Mac OS X 10.3 support. Silk now requires Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
  • No longer dynamically loads Objective-C.
  • Moved a lot of code to the awesomely awesome CoreText APIs (10.5 only).
  • Adjusted some code so it can be moved to CoreText in the future.
  • Attempted to make Cocoa applications respect the baseline of a font when a custom theme font is used.
  • Note: Classic is not supported in Mac OS X 10.5 and the fonts in the Classic fonts folder will not be loaded by Mac OS X. You may have to adjust your Silk settings to address any missing fonts.
  • Updated to APE 2.5, UI 3.7.1, and SCR 1.5

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Wimg
Wimg
Feb 16 2010
2.1.4
0.0
Feb 16 2010
0.0
Version: 2.1.4
I wait for the SnowLeopard compatible version!
Guest
Guest
Dec 12 2009
2.1.4
0.0
Dec 12 2009
0.0
Version: 2.1.4
Any chance of Snow Leopard support some time soon?
Cabron
Cabron
Feb 27 2008
2.1.4b1
5.0
Feb 27 2008
5.0
Version: 2.1.4b1
Simply as already said: my menu bar becomes transparent now on unsupported hardware without any performance issues. This accidentally ultra feature could be part of an extra haxie. And about the custom font themes I'll wait too for a better usage of this one for the next versions.
Meagain
Meagain
Feb 27 2008
2.1.4b1
0.0
Feb 27 2008
0.0
Version: 2.1.4b1
Great job Unsanity! This gives me my transparent menu bar back on my unsupported flashed Radeon 9200! Apple System Profiler says "Core Image: Software" but there at the top of the screen is that beauty from the Leopard betas… I've wondered about ASP saying "software" rather than "not supported" and finally that mystery is solved! There's no way I'll find a Radeon 9600 or 9800 for $10 so this is one Haxie that is definitely worth paying for. Four stars from me and five when the Theme Font feature works the same as it does in Tiger. (i.e. Enabling Custom Theme Font but not selecting one causes the default Lucida font to be rendered much better)
StrictlyBagel
StrictlyBagel
Feb 26 2008
2.1.4b1
0.0
Feb 26 2008
0.0
Version: 2.1.4b1
Nice to see Unsanity return to life... but is there any app that doesn't crash under Leopard with the new haxies installed?
Ffass
Ffass
Feb 26 2008
2.1.4b1
5.0
Feb 26 2008
5.0
Version: 2.1.4b1
Welcome back!! I use Silk to change my Mac's default font from that fugly Lucida Grande to plain 'ol Arial, a clean easy-to-read font. This update works has worked fine for me so far under 10.5 on my Mac Pro - no crashing or weird behavior.
Ray16
Ray16
May 31 2006
2.1.3
0.0
May 31 2006
0.0
Version: 2.1.3
Will this update 2.1.2 running 10.2.8 Jaguar?
Guest
Guest
Oct 23 2005
2.1.2
4.3
Oct 23 2005
4.3
Version: 2.1.2
i have a registered version, but it still keeps displaying the nag picture every so often. why? i restarted several times after registering and it still wont go away.
Guest
Guest
Jun 22 2005
2.1
4.3
Jun 22 2005
4.3
Version: 2.1
Woo Hoo. Works with Tiger. We're back in business. Great app - simply a necessity if you're an Appleworks user. Since Tiger, I've been going mad with TextEdit and even Word, so to be able to use Appleworks with smooth, readable text again is life saving.
Guest
Guest
Jun 21 2005
2.1
4.3
Jun 21 2005
4.3
Version: 2.1
Unfortunately, if you have more than one type of App installed, ie. Filemaker Pro, it doesn't add the proper one to the application list. Same problems with Quickbooks Pro 6 adding Quickbooks Pro 2005 Mac to the list instead.
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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