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biga29
03-17-2011, 04:17 PM
Does anyone know anyway that I can change the color of buttons when they are clicked?

Like in this picture, change the blue section to something other than blue.
http://i662.photobucket.com/albums/uu341/biga29/Screenshot2011-03-17at51217PM.png

fracai
03-17-2011, 04:39 PM
Short of going to a 3rd party app to change your interface theme, you can use "System Preferences > Appearance" to switch between Blue and Graphite.

roncross@cox.net
03-17-2011, 05:27 PM
What's wrong with blue? I know there's shapeshifter at unsanity.org

NaOH
03-17-2011, 06:06 PM
I know there's shapeshifter at unsanity.org

This does not work under Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or 10.6 (Snow Leopard). Versions are still available which can be used under 10.3 (Panther) and 10.4 (Tiger), but anyone unfamiliar with Unsanity haxies should at least know that they can introduce system instability.

biga29
03-17-2011, 06:16 PM
Short of going to a 3rd party app to change your interface theme,

How would I do this? Do you know any apps that work with Snow Leopard?

chabig
03-17-2011, 09:24 PM
Does anyone know anyway that I can change the color of buttons when they are clicked?

You can do it System Preferences > Universal Access > Display > White on Black.

roncross@cox.net
03-17-2011, 09:41 PM
Don't forget to click on grayscale

biga29
03-17-2011, 09:44 PM
Thanks, but I mean actually change it to a specific color. Cyan to be exact. I'm setting up my whole desktop to be Black and Red, and I'm using Nocturne to invert the color of the Menu Bar to black, and If I can change the color of the highlighted buttons to Cyan, then they will be Red, because the bar is inverted. I know it's a small thing, I was just wondering if anyone knew.


:)

NaOH
03-17-2011, 10:03 PM
You're best bet will probably be to try ThemePark (http://www.geekspiff.com/software/themepark). I have no experience with it and other than just now watching this young lady do a fine tutorial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9RKh0Ywxnk) on it, I know nothing about it.

Some things you should know if you start using this and aren't too familiar with how the Mac works. For one, undoing any effects from ThemePark should be one of the first steps should you have to troubleshoot any issues you face. Any update from Apple which changes the underlying system files (like OS X updates, Safari updates, etc.) may lead to ThemePark no longer working properly. Add that to the list of reasons to regularly perform backups.

Point is, ThemePark is modifying lower-level files, so it potentially adds a level of fragility to your system. I'm not trying to speak as if all is doom and gloom, just making certain you understand the possible side effects.