Originally posted by andrewm
It would appear as though the answer is negative.
Nor does iCal now use 'real' checkboxes for its displays.
I recognise that a discussion about this may already be taking place/have taken place, but: as much as it might be impractical to use a single checkbox systemwide and to let the user customise the colours (due to multi-hue buttons), it might make sense for Apple to permit programmers who know what they're doing to set each hue manually, if need be. This could cut down on resources and would make iCal more responsive *and* more of a 'true' Cocoa program in terms of its interface (barring that it is already a Cocoa application).
Yeah, if you install third party themes you realize that a lot of applications don't use the real interface and are bloated with extra elements. The calculator has three buttons that aren't real buttons, iCal's checkboxes aren't real, iTunes uses a complete interface that's nestled in it's own resources and not the system one, Disk Copy's license agreement window has stripes from the original Aqua theme instead of using the native background..it goes on and on. The hue would sure be good though. I remember in Palm Desktop they let you use a custom color.
Originally posted by Amorph
Oddly, pressure to do this might come from the Safari team. They're getting a lot of requests to allow the native widgets to be colored by CSS as they can be on other platforms - which is currently impossible, and Dave Hyatt has firmly resisted going back on using native widgets.
Oh yeah..Windows has that. Hey, maybe what would be cool is if the interface was based on a hue color already, and Safari would just have to apply the new one for CSS. That way, it shouldn't be impossible. But I'm not that CSS experienced, so I wouldn't know for sure.
i think that if they based all the blue elements on a hue, there'd be a lot less resources hanging around in OS X, and the system wouldn't be as big. And this should be possible. Windows did it. There should be some formula for getting every color of the aqua effect. All they'd have to do is use it every time they need to, for whatever control.