I've seen many people trying to emulate the look and feel of a mac. I had to use dozens of different tutorials for more accuracy, and that took a few months (it would have taken less than a week). So here's my first Instructable; be easy on me!! if you always wanted a mac for its looks, than this is the tutorial for you.
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Step 1: What You Need
there are some programs that you need to download to start.
For the looks:
- windowblinds or stylexp
for the file edit view etc. on your taskbar.
- rk launcher or rocketdock
for the lovely dock at the bottom of the screen.
- iconpackager + icons
- wallpaper (optional)
gives the mac feel on the logon screen. for skin on this one, google it
depending on the OS you are trying to emulate.
For the programs:
chat program like ichat.
- yahoo! widgets
like konfabulator or dashboard.
makes your taskbar transparent.
has a handy toolbar plus customizable features. skin
Step 2: Moving the Taskbar
this you probably would know, but i'll put this in anyways.
right-click on the taskbar, select properties, deselect unlock
the taskbar, apply, and drag the taskbar onto the top. go
back to taskbar properties, and check "lock the taskbar".
Step 3: The Dock
messing with the dock
the settings may vary depending on the dock program you use. for rk launcher or rocketdock, right-click the seperator and go to settings. look for the position or adjustments tab, and select the bottom position. i attached a few plugins and docklets for your dock. extract the rar's and zips, then save them to your computer.
C:/Program Files/RK Launcher/docklets
C:/Program Files/RK Launcher/plugins
you probably get the point.
note: you can drag the "poof" image into rocketdock from rk launcher's files. however, the genie effect plugin could only be in rk launcher.
Step 4: The Cursor and "trash"
here's how to change your mac cursors and change the name of the recycle bin to "trash".
extract the files from this .zip then go to control panel. go to the mouse settings, then go to pointers. if you have vista, then just go to properties by right-clicking on the desktop then selecting personalize, then pointers. select the pointers of your choice through "browse" and apply, ok, then exit. voila!
for changing the recycle bin name, click here for a tutorial.
Step 5: Further Customization for Die-hard Mac Fans Who Use Windows.
If this still isn't enough to satisfy your mac hunger, get a program called bootskin.
and if you still need more, just go to www.deviantart.com and search for skins for any of your programs or for gui.
STILL not satisfied?!? if you have to, check out this instructable. that is how you simply install mac os x onto your pc using osx86.
ok, if that's enough. just get a freaken mac.
oh, and for fun, if you have a nokia phone, you could install these themes i uploaded.
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