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    I just got a late-2011 MBP that I am in love with. I have a black menubar that blends seamlessly with the trim of my MBP, but the silver application windows and white pull down menus don't look right to me. How can I make these black?

    Also, I want widgets on my desktop. I tried pulling them from my dashboard, but then they like to stay on top of everything and block my views of other apps. Is there software I can use to put widgets on my desktop and nowhere else?

    Thank you in advance,
    Blake

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    Quote Originally Posted by blakemoore945 View Post
    I just got a late-2011 MBP that I am in love with. I have a black menubar that blends seamlessly with the trim of my MBP, but the silver application windows and white pull down menus don't look right to me. How can I make these black?
    How do you have a black menubar? Did you apply a theme? There is no simple way to change the graphical elements like that. You can peruse the forums on MacThemes.net to see what people are doing. There are no skinning applications at the moment that I am aware of, and applying themes involves directly replacing elements that are core to the OS, which is VERY RISKY if great care is not taken. The MacThemes community has a lot of self-installing themes available for download, however you do have to take care to make sure you are applying one suitable to your version of OS X, and have a backup plan in place in case something goes awry.
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    Also, I want widgets on my desktop. I tried pulling them from my dashboard, but then they like to stay on top of everything and block my views of other apps. Is there software I can use to put widgets on my desktop and nowhere else?
    There are a few options. You can enable the developer mode in Dashboard:
    How to put Dashboard wigets on the Desktop in MacOSX | Windows - Linux - Mac OSX Guides

    Use Amnesty Widget Browser:
    Amnesty™ Widget Browser

    Convert the widget into an app:
    Amnesty™ Singles

    You could also look into GeekTool (the Lion version is on the Mac App Store) along with geeklets others have already made, or those of your own design. There is a bit of a learning curve with this, but once you figure it out, it is exceptionally awesome.

    Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
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    I am using a theme for my menubar. It just looks so good :-) Thank you for your input, I really appreciate it

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