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Minimal Theme for Mavericks (Hard Core Version) by k-profiler Minimal Theme for Mavericks (Hard Core Version) by k-profiler
* Update (Sep 6): Okay the mod has some quirks (detailed below) but since I don't have the time to fix everything, I'll just put up the download and let you guys play with it. Pro tip: If an app has graphical glitches, add it to one of the block lists in menufela.m :thumbsup:

* Update (Jul 17): Found a handful of awkward bugs I'll have to sort out (or work around) before uploading the files. (Also, starting to doubt anyone besides me will want to use their OSX without window title bars, even though my setup really works quite nicely.:D)

I'm in a bit of a hurry, so I'll just put this out there.8-)

(Yep, all new tweaks are functioning amazingly well.)

If you're new to my stuff, start here. Check out my whole gallery (and read through all comments) before asking for technical support. Most of this stuff is already explained somewhere.:thumbsup:

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How to install:

1) Install Minimal Theme for Mavericks (Follow the instructions carefully!)

2) Disable shadows using one of the many tools out there (e.g. ShadowKiller)

3) Drag the heavily modded menufela.bundle (included in the .zip on this page) to EasySIMBL


Pro tips:

1) If you're not familiar enough with Xcode to tweak the plugin to meet your specific needs, this theme is not for you.

2) The plugin will cause graphical glitches in certain apps. I've added several apps with annoying glitches to the block lists (in menufela.m). When you encounter more of these, A) keep calm and add them to the appropriate block lists, and B) refrain from spamming the comments with complaints. (Sorry but I don't have the time to fix this stuff for you.)

3) I have made heavy modifications to the original plugin, which you can find here. Compare the codes to see what I've altered, and what features I've disabled. (E.g. if you want the mouse follow feature back, just uncomment the appropriate snippets.)

4) Window border size, shape, color -- pretty much everything you can think of -- is changeable through the source. For flat theming enthusiasts, it's really a dream come true! :)

5) Obviously, the lack of title bars makes moving the windows challenging. My preferred way to do it is through BetterTouchTool (using a tip-tap gesture for the action "Start/Stop moving"). Lots of other ways out there; be creative!;) (And you can always bring back title bars if you only want the borders.:thumbsup:)

6) To make Safari tabs show properly, select Show Tab Bar (with one tab open) and restart the app.


Biggest possible props to caffo for coding these amazing hacks on top of our beloved plugin.:clap:

As always, comments, questions (everything except noob tech support) and suggestions are most welcome.:)

PS. If you like this stuff, come join the fun at #flatOSX
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SterlingNorth Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
did you border the windows with menufela? in flavours you can border the contextual menus but I'm struggling to find the corresponding icons in either the artfile or sartfile
2C4M Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
Could you remind me how to change the finder sidebar color? Baby blue in old OS (SL)
Trans-it Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Looks great! What SIMBL plugins are you using exactly?
k-profiler Featured By Owner Edited Sep 3, 2014
Thanks! :) The main plugin that differentiates this theme from my other themes is a heavily modded version of this one:

My modded version has some bugs I haven't managed to fix so I probably won't be putting up a download soon...

I suggest you check out the original plugin, mod it to your liking, and make sure the bugs / graphical glitches you are left with are ones that don't bother you personally :) HTH
Trans-it Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks! I can't seem to get the bundle to compile properly though, I keep getting errors about garbage collection being deprecated (Xcode 5.1.1, target OS 10.9), any idea why?
k-profiler Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Changed my mind and released the plugin (with a long list of caveats:D)

Lemme know how it works for you.:)
k-profiler Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
IIRC you need to tick one of the gazillion build options. Google should give you the exact one.:)
beyonce3 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Does this work for retina?
k-profiler Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Some of the themes, skins and plugins do, some don't. There's too many of them to make a comprehensive list. Read through my stuff and you'll figure out which do and which don't.:)
Skelelonton Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
how can u install mac on intell nuc? :o
k-profiler Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Here's a guide for you:…
Skelelonton Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
oh god, thanks man! :3
BiscuitEdi Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's the font for what I assume is taskbar?
k-profiler Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
It's called the Dock on OS X.;) Here you go:…
BiscuitEdi Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks mate
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