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    Question Application windows fade in and out on Mac OS X like on Vista
    Hi there guys!

    I own the latest version of the iMac, and I'm running Leopard 10.5.
    Now, I've been looking at Windows Vista and how it runs recently. Now to be honest, one of the only features Vista has that I wish my Mac had, is the way the windows fade in and out every time you open or close windows.

    Now I was wondering whether there is a way in which I could somehow do this or create the same effect on Mac, or whether there is an application of some sort that would enable such a feature.

    Also guys, does anyone know of any way I could possibly get a Windows Vista Aero theme for my Mac, and maybe install it? Is there a similar theme out there for Mac OS X Leopard??


    Thanks for all the help!


    Mr Mac, thanx a bundle!

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    I think a product called shapeshifter used to do some of that stuff, but it's not compatible with leopard.

    Another post I found talked about this product:

    http://crystalclear.musingsfrommars.org/index.html

    crystalclear as being able to do pretty much what you are looking for - at least the transparency aspect - the fading out, not sure about, but it's worth a look.

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    Thanks a lot! Crystal clear is good, but does anyone know about the fading effect?
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nethfel View Post
    I think a product called shapeshifter used to do some of that stuff, but it's not compatible with leopard.

    Another post I found talked about this product:

    http://crystalclear.musingsfrommars.org/index.html

    crystalclear as being able to do pretty much what you are looking for - at least the transparency aspect - the fading out, not sure about, but it's worth a look.
    If I'm not mistaken, Shapeshifter doesn't work with Leopard. Unless something changed recently.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    If I'm not mistaken, Shapeshifter doesn't work with Leopard. Unless something changed recently.

    That's what I had said actually in the first sentance of my post that you quoted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nethfel View Post
    That's what I had said actually in the first sentance of my post that you quoted
    DUH! I guess I skimmed over that part
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    DUH! I guess I skimmed over that part
    Laugh out loud!

    Anyone know of anything that could help me? Or are you still clueless?

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    Not clueless.

    Just not interested.

    The easy way to get a Windows Vista Aero theme on your Mac is to install Windows Vista.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    Calling people clueless even with the Smile under it will not really get you any help here. I think Bobtomay said it best, you want AERO, get a PC with Vista.

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    And to quote you in another post:
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Macintosh View Post
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    To the extent of my knowledge, there is no transformation pack which will change the Leopard theme to Vista's as none of us want such a horrid thing!
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    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    Hahahahahahaha, it's scary sometimes what can be pulled from ones memory of someone elses previous posts!

    But, I can also understand the desire for eye candy. Many people want the ability of Beryl/compiz/fuzion from Linux on windows, but they don't want linux, just the eye candy.

    Personally, I'm happy with what OSX presents to me - some eye candy is nice, but for me gets old after a while (except for transparency levels, which I kinda like ). But if I stumble across something that does what you're looking for MrM, I'll let you know - as I'm still new to mac - I'm still doing a lot of software searching for different tools and things to see what's out there.

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    Well, I simply forgot what I had written in another post! (STOP embarrassing me guys - I have a reputation here! -- Or maybe not!)
    Anyway, the Grey theme for Vista is crap, its the aero one thats cool!

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    Areo is not just a theme in Vista but an interface with a Expose like way to see all open applications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    Areo is not just a theme in Vista but an interface with a Expose like way to see all open applications.
    Ok okay, but I just want the theme for Mac OS X, as in just the interface look, not extra exposť like features!

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