Metallifizer
Metallifizer
1.3a1

4.8

Metallifizer free download for Mac

Metallifizer1.3a1

17 October 2003

Haxie module enables/disables brushed metal window appearance.

Overview

Metallifizer will enable or disable brushed metal appearance on selected Cocoa applications under Mac OS X 10.2 (this includes Safari, Address Book, iChat, Calculator and others, but not iTunes and QuickTime Player, as latter are Carbon applications). Features:
  • Adds brushed metal appearance to Cocoa applications.
  • Removes brushed metal appearance from Cocoa applications.
  • Implemented as an Application Enhancer 1.2 module.

What's new in Metallifizer

Version 1.3a1:
  • Preliminary support for stripping out brushed metal out of Panther's Finder.
  • I have only tested this on Panther, so I have no idea if it works on Jaguar; if you use Jaguar, you best still be using 1.2 as this version offers no advantages suitable for 10.2.
  • I suggest adding Finder.app into the settings panel manually. it's in /System/Library/CoreServices/ directory.
  • Other Carbon applications will probably not look good at all metallifized.
  • The separator bar on the Finder windows will not be metal, but it also will not be cleared and will contain various 'tracks' when you drag it around. I didn't have enough time to find out how to defeat this, but if you're brave and have the abilities, the sources are in the SDK.
  • If anything goes wrong, defaults delete com.unsanity.metallifizer

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How would you rate Metallifizer app?

6 Reviews of Metallifizer

4.5
Anonymous
01 February 2003
Version: 1.2

Most helpful

We should not need this, but even Apple does not follow their interface guidelines (eg Safari). Does what it says it does.
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4.75
Anonymous
26 November 2004
Version: 1.2
Who says it doesn't fit on Panther? Works fine on my titanium 1ghz with 10.3.6. I love brushed metal interface and hate that effeminated aqua-style. Hope this haxie will be tuned for Tiger.
(0)
4.75
Anonymous
26 November 2004
Version: 1.2
Who says it doesn't fit on Panther? Works fine on my titanium 1ghz with 10.3.6. I love brushed metal interface and hate that effeminated aqua-style. Hope this haxie will be tuned for Tiger.
(0)
4.75
Anonymous
06 October 2004
Version: 1.2
very nice on my system but when can we have a panther version!
(0)
5
Anonymous
10 November 2003
Version: 1.2
This app is great, but I'd like to see a Panther version!!!
(0)
5
Galen Wiley
24 September 2003
Version: 1.2
Its great to see the kind of freeware developers are working on nowadays. I personally prefer the brushed metal look and wanted to change Mail.app to reflect that. Metallifizer did this quickly and easily. Thank you, Unsanity!
(0)
4.5
Anonymous
01 February 2003
Version: 1.2
We should not need this, but even Apple does not follow their interface guidelines (eg Safari). Does what it says it does.
(0)
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4.8

App requirements: 
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later
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