Do you enjoy the beautiful dark menu bar on your iPhone or iPad? Thanks to a tiny free software called MenuBarFilter you can easily turn your Mac OS X menu bar into a dark, iOS-Like one.
While this is not the only way to get a dark menu bar for Mac OS X (you can find another workaround in this GeekTool Tutorial), the good point about this Nocturne based software is that with a single click it inverts the colors of menu bar and the including widget icons to give a shiny look to your desktop. There are currently some minor issues with this software which hopefully should be solved with a new update; for example if you are running Mac OS X Lion, it might not always work perfectly in full screen apps. Also there is no way to quit the software rather than going to Activity Monitor and manually quit it from there.
This gorgeous clock that stands behind a sandy mountain is a good example to show the capabilities of Geektool for Mac OS X desktops. Flickr user Europevagabond has created this desktop using White Sands Pack for the wallpaper and this “Desert and Sand” video tutorial:
Want to turn your MacBook or Mac desktop into an iPad? Yes it’s practically not possible because you won’t get the touch screen, but by using Flurry icon set you can bring the simplicity of an iPad to your desktop.In the above desktop customized by Ace Convict the Finder is disguised as Safari and the Trash is disguised as the iOS App Store (may look weird though!).He used Nocturne menubar for the top dark menu of his MacBook Pro running Mac OS X Lion. Other simple tweaks used were enlarging the dock and organizing the desktop icons on a grid.
Via: Ace Convict
May 22, 2011 | Categories: Desktop Showcase, Mac OS | Tags: Desktop Screenshots, iPad, Mac icons, Mac Menu Bar, Mac OS X Customization, Mac OS X Lion, Menu Bars, Nocturne, Nocturne menubar | Leave A Comment »