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Leland Scott
Artist | Hobbyist | Design & Interfaces
United States
Favourite genre of music: 1960s Psychedelic/Garage Rock
Operating System: Mac OS X Snow Leopard
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Personal Quote: Anything great you do today can always be improved upon tomorrow
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Major Update to Crystal Black

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 18, 2012, 1:52 PM
Check out the new update to Crystal Black. Big new features include four text-color themes, a set of alternative NIB files for the Authentication panel, and a new dark style sheet to enable high-contrast browing in Safari.

More info on the Crystal Black website.

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CTF0 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hey there Leland ,hope u are doing well ,just wanted to ask u about some things

1-how do u change the text color in toolbar\header from black to white ?
2-how to remove the blue selection shadow around buttons,box,etc... ?
3-how to make a certain part of the window transparent (something similar to aero on win) ?
4-is it possible to move the path bar in finder from the bottom up to the toolbar (again similar to win) ?
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Sympli-Me Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Just got this on osx 10.7.2. cannot for the life of me actually get my taskbar to go transparent :(
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marsmuse Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi, it's nonintuitive, but you must open System Preferences -> Desktop pane. Deselect the checkbox that lets you use transparency in the menubar.

Cheers,
Leland
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Heiko-HALO Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Hi Leland
I got a question about your iTune Theme Cristal Black.
I followed your instructions and clicked the installapplication.
For your information, I use an iMac and got the Mac OS X Version 10.6.8.
Your App tells me: Could not find iTunes
What´s wrong?
Would appreciate, you´d help me.
Your Theme looks great and now I want it! :-)
Thanks, Heiko
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G0Ducks Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Heya Leland... It was suggested to me to come ask you directly about how to fully uninstal Crystal Black iTunes. I tried to use the uninstaller but the area where the playlists are and if I display my library in list mode, the background color is black.

I have also tried deleting iTunes altogether and reinstalling it to no avail. I have tried switching the color option from dark to light in the prefs, no joy.

Anyway, Thanks for all of your hard work! Let me know if you have any ideas. :)
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marsmuse Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi there,
It sounds like you've toggled a hidden iTunes preference that sets the playlist and track listings backgrounds to black, with white text. The preference is called "high-contrast-mode-enable", and if you set it to true, you get the black backgrounds.

To change it back, either use one of the many third-party apps that let you fiddle with hidden settings (I use a free preference pane called Secrets myself), or open Terminal and type:

defaults write com.apple.iTunes high-contrast-mode-enable -bool NO

Cheers,
Leland

P.S. I don't think the Crystal Black iTunes skin changes this setting on its own, though it is a setting you can toggle if using the full Crystal Black theme software.
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G0Ducks Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Yes, I fixed the issue by reinstalling CB Theme, then unchecking the use black backgrounds option. Then I uninstalled it and BINGO! :)

Thanks for the reply!

R
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dukecrescent Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Thank you for the iTunes skin Crystal Black!
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potasiyam Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thanks for the :+fav:
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vintageer Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009   Photographer
A fantastic way to make a mac look beautiful but still usable. Amazing!

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