Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Safari without Metal - Mac Software Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Safari without Metal t'hain esh kelch Posted: January 7, 2003 2:58PM in Mac Software edited January 2014 <a href="http://jokke.dk/software/Safari.app.sit" target="_blank">Safari Non Metal Link</a> Comments Reply 1 of 20 eman Posts: 7,204member January 7, 2003 3:49PM Thanks for the link. Surprisingly, I kinda like the brushed metal so I guess I'll see which I like better. Reply 2 of 20 cpac Posts: 21member January 7, 2003 4:11PM anybody care to post a shot of what the bookmark bar looks like without the brushed metal? Reply 3 of 20 torifile Posts: 4,024member January 7, 2003 6:03PM Here you go: Reply 4 of 20 horned_frog Posts: 577member January 7, 2003 6:09PM Me no like the plain one...Brushed metal all the way for me baby! Reply 5 of 20 t'hain esh kelch Posts: 1,274member January 7, 2003 6:27PM I guess it'll look even better with the 'milk'-theme.. Reply 6 of 20 burningwheel Posts: 1,827member January 7, 2003 10:56PM what the heck? i assume this is some sort of hack? Reply 7 of 20 torifile Posts: 4,024member January 7, 2003 10:58PM I personally like it better without the metal. I'd guess it was just a toggle of the metal switch in the .nib file. Reply 8 of 20 pscates Posts: 5,847member January 7, 2003 11:18PM Ooh...the white, "plastic" version is SO much cooler (and more "Apple-y"). I HATE brushed metal... Reply 9 of 20 ghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member January 7, 2003 11:47PM [quote]Originally posted by burningwheel:<strong>what the heck? i assume this is some sort of hack?</strong><hr></blockquote>If you have Apple's dev tools installed, there is a simple checkbox in IB to toggle the textured interface of a window. This works fine for Safari (as in the file above). Reply 10 of 20 ibrowse Posts: 1,749member January 7, 2003 11:57PM The only app that I could ever use with the brushed metal is iTunes. The last few days has had people talking about the possiblity of this browser and I started thinking that if it was an iApp it would probably be brushed metal. It's not an iApp and it's metal anyway, but I don't mind it at all. I actually like it like that. Reply 11 of 20 eugene Posts: 8,254member January 8, 2003 3:09AM In addition to unchecking the texture thing, click on the window, select all and drag all the elements down until the blue line near the top disappears. Then drag the bottom grippy of the window down until the blue guide line appears to compensate.[ 01-08-2003: Message edited by: Eugene ]</p> Reply 12 of 20 der kopf Posts: 2,275member January 8, 2003 4:23AM I sent a bug report to Apple along the following lines: [quote] Would you PLEASE rethink using the brushed metal appearance for Safari? As many people in Mac Fora all over the world complain: Apple is taking this too far. iChat was already on the border, Safari is just plain over it. The brushed metal makes the navigation bar too obtrusive, and it doesn't befit an app with this function (browsing the web). Don't the human interface guidelines stipulate that brushed metal is meant for apps that mimick real life appliances (I think of iTunes)? I'm not sure about this, as I don't work at Apple.I would just like to plea for NO brushed metal in Safari (or, if you must, at least give people a choice in the preferences or so).Otherwise, I'm very happy with this new initiative, it does work very good already, especially considering it's still in beta. <hr></blockquote>I don't know. I admit, it has only been 16 hours or so, but I don't think I'll be able to settle for brushed metal. I still have problems with the metally iChat, and I thank the lord for not needing iCal. Hopefully, if there are enough people complaining, they WILL leave a choice, or even go 'Mail'-like, clear, unobtrusive, self-eliminating white. Reply 13 of 20 mount_my_floppy Posts: 913member January 8, 2003 5:18AM Reply 14 of 20 stunned Posts: 1,096member January 8, 2003 8:15AM Definately with brushed metal. Reply 15 of 20 ghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member January 8, 2003 9:18AM I would love to be able to select a "use global hardware theme" option. Then when I am on my iceBook its all milky white. On a pismo black leather and on my fathers G3 iMac striped and on the current proline metal. Just like I wished the "home" folder was my computer model instead of the generic iMac.And it would only take 5-6 themes to cover them all. Reply 16 of 20 paul Posts: 5,278member January 8, 2003 12:36PM there also needs to be an option to customise and hide the toolbar Reply 17 of 20 spiffster Posts: 327member January 8, 2003 3:28PM has anyone got the source yet? i check the apple dev site and can't seem to find it. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> Reply 18 of 20 logan cale Posts: 1,281member January 8, 2003 3:33PM The brushed metal looks great. I really dislike standard Aqua with it. Probably because the widgets were designed for brushed metal. But I like brushed metal a lot anyway. Reply 19 of 20 eman Posts: 7,204member January 8, 2003 3:42PM The more I use Safari the more I like the brushed metal. Normally I don't like it too much, but it just looks good this time. Reply 20 of 20 ghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member January 8, 2003 3:53PM [quote]Originally posted by EmAn:<strong>The more I use Safari the more I like the brushed metal. Normally I don't like it too much, but it just looks good this time.</strong><hr></blockquote>Ditto.I originally thought a metas browser would look terrible especially after seeing a metal Chimera. Once again, Apple manages to pull it off beautifully. Sign In or Register to comment.