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  • Project Overview
  • 1. Getting Mac4Lin
  • 2. GTK Metacity Theme
  • 3. Using the GTK Icon Theme
  • 4. Adding the necessary panel applets
  • 5. Emerald Compiz Theme
  • 6. GTK Cursor Theme
  • 7. GDM Login Window Theme
  • 8. GTK Splash
  • 9. USplash Screen (Boot splash)
  • 10. Font Configuration
  • 11. GRUB Splash
  • 12. GlobalMenu
  • 13. Launcher Docks
  • 14. Widget Layer
  • 15. Pidgin Theme and Plugins
  • 16. Exaile Avant-Window-Navigator Plugin
  • 17. Mac OSX Sounds
  • 18. iTunes media player skin
  • 19. Firefox and Thunderbird Themes and Extensions
  • 20. Mac4Lin and WINE
  • 21. Changing the Main Menu icon
  • 22. Desktop Backgrounds
  • 24. Other Screenshots
  • 24. FAQ and Troubleshooting
  • 25. Credits and Information

Mac4Lin

Project Documentation Version 1.0

Revision 1.0.1 June 26, 2009 Developer and Guide Copyright: Anirudh R. Acharya (infra_red_dude) Website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/mac4lin

Table of Contents
Project Overview ......................................................................................................3 1. Getting Mac4Lin ...................................................................................................4 2. GTK Metacity Theme ............................................................................................8 3. Using the GTK Icon Theme .................................................................................11 4. Adding the necessary panel applets ...................................................................11 5. Emerald Compiz Theme .....................................................................................12 6. GTK Cursor Theme .............................................................................................13 7. GDM Login Window Theme .................................................................................13 8. GTK Splash ........................................................................................................15 9. USplash Screen (Boot splash) ..............................................................................17 10. Font Configuration ...........................................................................................19 11. GRUB Splash .....................................................................................................20 12. GlobalMenu ......................................................................................................21 13. Launcher Docks ...............................................................................................23 14. Widget Layer ....................................................................................................25 15. Pidgin Theme and Plugins ................................................................................26 16. Exaile Avant-Window-Navigator Plugin ............................................................29 17. Mac OSX Sounds ..............................................................................................30 18. iTunes media player skin ..................................................................................31 19. Firefox and Thunderbird Themes and Extensions .............................................32 20. Mac4Lin and WINE ............................................................................................35 21. Changing the Main Menu icon ..........................................................................38 22. Desktop Backgrounds ......................................................................................39 24. Other Screenshots.............................................................................................41 24. FAQ and Troubleshooting ................................................................................43 25. Credits and Information ...................................................................................44

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Throughout this document we have used several typographic styles to mark specific things. Red Bold Text – Text marked with red bold text indicates things that require special attention. Usually paragraphs started with red bold text are things that you either want to make sure you do, or are things you may not want to do. Bold text – Bold text indicates the names of files or folders (directories), or partial file names.

Italicized text – Italicized text indicate things that you need to click on. Any button or tab we talk about is also shown in italicized text.
Monospace font – Text written in a monospace font on a light gray background are things that you need to type in. Text in a monospace font on a white background is simply text that you will see displayed in the Terminal or dialog box.

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Project Overview

Do you want to give your GTK or Xfce desktop a dash of Mac OSX? Do you want to change the default look of your desktop to something like this? Then read on.... Is that Mac OSX Leopard??? Naah... Its just GNU/Linux + (GNOME|Xfce) + Mac4Lin! The goal of this project is to bring the look and feel of Mac OSX into a GNU/Linux or Unix-System, such as GTK- and Xfce-based systems. This document will walk you through the procedure of installing the Mac4Lin pack and help you tweak certain things to get that almost perfect Mac OSX-like desktop. Mac4Lin Version 1.0 includes a script that makes certain steps of the install process quick and easy. Steps handled by the script will be indicated by the icon on the right. Mac4Lin works with both GNOME-based systems, and as of version 1.0 Mac4Lin now supports Xfce-based systems right out of the box. You can see a screenshot in the More Screenshots section of this file (page 41). Note: Backup all files before deleting/replacing the original ones. The Mac4Lin development team is not responsible for any loss of data that may occur when installing and/or during the usage of Mac4Lin.

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1. Getting Mac4Lin
Download the Mac4Lin .tar.gz file from http://sourceforge.net/project/mac4lin/. Once it's saved to your hard drive, locate it and right click on it, selecting Extract Here from the context menu. Once you've extracted it open a Terminal and navigate to the location you extracted it to, i.e. cd ~/Desktop/Mac4Lin_v1.0 if you saved and extracted the file to your Desktop. The you need to run the install script by typing the following in the terminal window: ./Mac4Lin_Install_v1.0.sh. You'll see the script go through its paces as it starts installing things. ************************************** Welcome to Mac4Lin Installer This installer will install most of Mac4Lin components and enable the UI Note: Xfce users will need to manually enable the UI **************************************

Installing Mac4Lin UI... Done! Installing Mac4Lin Icons... Done! Installing Mac4Lin Cursors... Done! Please enable the cursor theme from Appearances. Alternatively, you can select the Mac4Lin Aqua/Graphite Meta package to enable everything with one click

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although some users may specifically have opted to use the new compositing feature in Metacity..Installing Mac4Lin Emerald Window Borders.. as it's installed by default. Please install the Mozilla UI manually Unfortunately there's no way to install the themes and extensions for the Mozilla family of programs (Firefox and Thunderbird) so you will need to install them manually. The script also disables the icons on the interface buttons. type 'n' [y/n]? Most users of Ubuntu Linux find the Compiz compositing window managers. Installing Mac4Lin misc. If you use a 64bit install. Done! The next thing the script will want to do is to install some things that need administrative access. componenets.0 directory contains the components which are to be installed manually. type n and hit enter.0/AWN Due to the fact that most of Mac4Lin works fine whether you're using a 32-bit or 64bit version of the operating system you will have to install the Pidgin plugin for the Avant Window Navigator maually. and you can re-enable them by launching the Configuration Editor by running Applications → System Tools→ Configuration Editor or by running gconf-editor In the Terminal. Would you like to install these components [y/n]? Mac4Lin 1. they're located in ~/Mac4Lin_v1. but you have to give the script the proper access (sudo) password. As the script tells you.0/AWN. Do you want to enable Metacity Compositor? If you are unsure about this or use Compiz. The following components require root access.. or if you specifically use Compiz. Installing Mac4Lin Backgrounds. You can select the version for your specific installation in ~/Mac4Lin_v1.. you will need to manually install the AWN Pidgin 64bit plugin from ~/Mac4Lin_v1. If you'd like to bring back the Location bar in Nautilus you can use View → Location Bar. ~/Mac4Lin_v1... If you don't know which you use.0/Mozilla. You can opt out of installing them as they can be manually installed as well.0 Documentation 5 . Done! Nautilus location bar is now disabled by default This is a change that is being made in the interest of properly duplicating the OSX interface style.

[sudo] password for [your username]: Done! Please set the Mac4Lin GDM Theme manually by going to System > Admin > Login Window > Local > Theme Please assign the sounds to events manually (OS wide as well as Pidgin).0/Backup/pidgin_backup.. you will see Components requiring root access not installed. If you already have a launcher for Pidgin set up on your dock you shouldn't find any issues.If you say no. Install them manually. You will want to double check in Pidgin that the AWN plugin is enabled. Mac4Lin's installation script now updates the Pidgin theme. The script will continue to run and install the Mac4Lin Pidgin theme. You can find them all in /usr/share/sounds. as we cover in section 7. tar: Removing leading `/' from member names Done! The current Pidgin theme has been backed up as ~/Mac4Lin_v1.. Mac4Lin 1. Installing Mac4Lin GDM Login Theme and Sounds. If you say yes it will ask for your password and then install the GDM Login Theme and Sounds and the GDM Theme.gz Please enable the Pidgin AWN plugin from within Pidgin and place a launcher for Pidgin on AWN Unlike in prior versions. The plugin allows AWN to change the icon based on your status and activity. backing up the original theme for you. as described in section 15.tar. All the audio files are in /usr/share/sounds directory The installation script can't change the settings for your system sounds so you'll need to do it yourself..0 Documentation 6 . You will also need to manually select the GDM login theme. You'll see a note that says Installing Pidgin theme.. If you update Pidgin after installing Mac4Lin you will need to reinstall the Mac4Lin Pidgin theme.

grub. mostly manually..0 Documentation 7 .) For best results. tweaks etc. which needs to be set manually. log off and log back in for all changes to be applied **************************************** Homepage: http://sourceforge. The screen that comes up when you log in is the GDM Login screen. After you press any key to finish out the script (we like using the spacebar ) you will need to log out and then log back. Mac4Lin 1.Whether you let the installation script install components that require administrative access or not when the script finishes you'll see **************************************** Mac4Lin installation complete! Please refer to the documentation for advanced installation instructions (for usplash. The next section will start looking at rest of the things that you need to do.. Simply use System → Quit..net/projects/mac4lin Press any key to continue. → Log Out.. to install Mac4Lin. but this gets you through the main part of the installation. There are still some manual changes you need to make manually.

If you ran the installation script you will see a new theme labeled Custom. GTK Metacity Theme 2.1 Installing the GTK Metacity theme Go to System → Preferences → Appearance. The screenshots shown may differ from your computer. This is due to a glitch in how the theme installed. As of this writing it still doesn't work with all applications.. If your computer runs an earlier version of GNOME you may want to refer to the older documentation.Instructions for GNOME Systems This section of the documentation is written for GNOME 2. while the Mac4Lin_Graphite uses a more neutral set of buttons. 2. in the top panel on your desktop. The theme you should use is purely a matter of personal preference. especially non-GTK applications (notably the Mac4Lin 1. but if you scroll down you'll see two new themes called Mac4Lin_Aqua and Mac4Lin_Graphite. The GNOME version can be checked by clicking on System > About GNOME. available for downloading as a PDF document at http://sourceforge. but the current themes work both with and without the GlobalMenu (formerly known as the MacMenu hack) so you no longer need to worry about which theme you activate beyond your choice of aqua and graphite color schemes. Please Note: The GlobalMenu panel applet brings the OSX standard of all menus appearing in a single location.net/projects/mac4lin/. The thumbnails show the Mac4Lin_Aqua theme uses colorful “traffic lights” for the Minimize. Past versions included themes labeled MacMenu.0 Documentation 8 . but these were taken on a system starting with the Human-Murrine Theme. Maximize/Restore and Close buttons and check boxes/radio buttons.22 based systems..

and the OpenOffice. by selecting one of the above Meta themes the cursor will be automatically applied for you.org office productivity suite). Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird. Mac4Lin 1. For more information read the thread at http://ubuntuforums.php?t=241868 in the Ubuntu Forums and the Global Menu wiki page at https://wiki. The installation script said the Mac4Lin Cursors will need to be enabled manually. users. especially GNOME.org/showthread.0 Documentation 9 . Select the theme you want to use.ubuntu.com/global_menu). either the Aqua theme with it's more colorful look or the desaturated graphite theme. but there are community members who are hard at work to bring MacMenu out of the realm of hacks and into the real of a real option for Linux.Opera web browser.

To restore the buttons to the original layout. Delete the value that's there and type in menu:minimize. Press Enter or click Run and a new window should appear.2. If you want to make the change manually. go to / → apps → metacity → general. just replace the string with close.minimize.maximize. maximize and close buttons.maximize:menu.2 Shifting the order of the titlebar buttons The installation script will move the “traffic lights”.close. In the sidebar. Back on the right hand side. press Alt+F2 and type in gconf-editor. The buttons will now be on the left side of titlebar.0 Documentation 10 . on the left hand side of the titlebar in Metacity (instructions for using the Emerald/Compiz Fusion theme appear in Section 4). double click on button_layout. Then Click OK and close the application Configuration Editor. Mac4Lin 1. the minimize.

Look for the one named .3. Right click on an empty area on the GNOME panel and select Add to panel. Extra “goodie” icons This theme also contains a lot of extra icons.1. Adding the necessary panel applets For the Search/Network/ Wi-Fi icon to work correctly. Look at the main screenshot for suggested placements on the panel. Go to Places → Home Folder and press Ctrl+H: A number of new folders should appear. as well as for the basic parts of a GNOME-based GTK/Linux distribution.0 Documentation 11 . To access them. Double click the folder to open it. The theme also includes icons for many applications. Using the GTK Icon Theme As soon as you enable one of the Mac4Lin themes you have all of the Mac4Lin icons. you need to add relevant applets to your GNOME panel.. Then open the Mac4Lin_Icons_v1. however need to add some applets to complete the OSX look. You will. Some of the icons in the pack are shown on the left. Mac4Lin 1.icons and open it. Then scroll down and select the Search for files applet.0 folder and you should see a folder named EXTRAS. 4.. Now again follow the first part. 4. this time select the Network Monitor Applet.

you will find that Compiz Fusion pre-installed. If you want them in the top right of the window. make sure the theme you're using is selected. then click on the box Mac4Lin 1. If it's not installed on your system After that go to Applications → Accessories → Terminal. Go to System → Preferences → Emerald Theme Manager. For other GNU/Linux distributions and/or operating systems please check your Package Manager for the relevant package. Scroll down until you see the Mac4Lin themes and select either the Mac4Lin_Emerald_ Aqua_ v1. You will need to install he Emerald window decorator. but you will have to enable the one you want to use. You just need to install your graphic card driver (if you need to. a window decorator you will need if you don’t like the GTK window decorator.0 Documentation 12 . The installation script installs two Emerald themes. That will install Emerald. Emerald Compiz Theme If you are using Ubuntu.5. that is). so once you have the theme you want enabled simply click Quit to close the Emerald Theme Manager. The Mac4Lin Emerald theme will move the close/min/max (traffic lights) to top left corner of the window. Once you're in the theme editor section click on the Titlebar tab. Type in sudo aptitude install emerald. Once you click on the theme it will be enabled.0 theme if you use the Aqua GTK theme or the Mac4Lin_ Emerald_Graphite_v1. Type in sudo aptitude install emerald. Go to Applications → Accessories → Terminal.0 theme if you use the Graphite GTK theme. and click on the Edit Themes tab. open the Emerald Theme Manager.

or what ever order you want. GTK Cursor Theme The installation script installs the Mac4Lin Cursor Theme automatically.gz. Make sure Selected only is chosen above as Theme. Change it to HM:I(5)T:N(5)X(5)C. Scroll down until you see the Mac4Lin GDM with it's preview and click the circle next to the it to select the theme. GDM Login Window Theme 7.0 Documentation 13 .1 Installing the GDM login theme Go to System → Administration → Login Window (entering your Administrator password when asked) and select the Local tab. When either the Mac4Lin Aqua or Graphite theme is selected the cursor theme is automatically applied.tar. or else you will have a random theme selected from any theme checked when you log in. Click the Close button and log out (System → Administration → Log Out) to verify that you have the Mac4Lin GDM Login Theme enabled. 6.0. using the key below the text box to see what all the codes mean.marked Title-bar Object Layout. Mac4Lin 1. 7. Click the Add button and select the file Mac4Lin_GDM_v1.

0 Documentation 14 .Here's a sample screenshot of the Mac4Lin GDM Login theme: Mac4Lin 1.

Type in “sudo nautilus” (without quotes) and in when the Nautilus window opens it will look different because it won't use the same theme that you have selected.8.1. To install it. Mac4Lin 1. it is still very easy to apply the splash theme with it. Configuring the GTK splash theme with gTweakUI Although gTweakUI hasn’t been updated since 2004. Then click on the big square at the bottom and select the image you want as your splash screen. GTK Splash 8. Now go to System → Preferences → gTweakUI → Session. Go to Applications → Accessories → Terminal and type in sudo aptitude install gtweakui.0 Documentation 15 . Copy all splash images files from the GTK_Splash folder to the folder /usr/share/pixmaps/ splash. Navigate to the /home/<your username>/<the extracted Mac4Lin folder>. For other GNU/Linux distributions and/or Operating Systems please check the Package Manager for the relevant package. Once it's installed leave the Terminal window open for now.

2.4 it can now keep itself updated. as well as several other programs. Go to Applications → Accessories → Terminal and type in sudo nautilus and in the address bar. Mac4Lin 1. You can get the current version of Ubuntu Tweak at http://ubuntu-tweak. Configuring the GTK splash theme with Ubuntu Tweak If you are using Ubuntu (or Fedora 10) you may want to use Ubuntu Tweak to set the GTK Splash screen as explained below. Now go to Applications → System Tools → Ubuntu Tweak. and is updated regularly. With the release of Ubuntu Tweak 0.3. go to Startup → Session Control.0/GTK to the folder /usr/share/pixmaps/splash. On the sidebar.com/. type in /home/<your username>/<the extracted Mac4Lin folder>. so this is the better choice if you want to keep upto-date.8.0 Documentation 16 . Click the big box at the bottom to change the splash screen. Ubuntu Tweak is used by a lot of Ubuntu users. Copy all the images files from the folder /Mac4Lin_v1.

The installation script can't install the USplash boot theme so you'll need to do it yourself. In the Boot options tab.9. If you mess it up.copy. and select Extract Here. check the Show boot splash option under Misc. Open up Terminal again (with Applications → Accessories → Terminal) and type in sudo cp /boot/grub/menu. As soon as we get it working we'll post a notice on both our website and in our Ubuntu Forums support thread. Installing the USplash startup theme Please note: The Usplashes currently don't work with Ubuntu 9. Don't close the Terminal after installing StartUpManager. That will get you the actual USplash themes that you need. Now move to the Appearance tab. Select both files in that folder.04 “Jaunty Jackalope”.0 folder that the installation script created). Important: Use StartUp-Manager at your own risk. and type in sudo aptitude install startupmanager.1. your computer might not boot up properly! It is strongly recommended that you back up the GRUB menu list before you do anything with StartUp-Manager. right click them.0 Documentation 17 . Once you have the two USplash files extracted go to System → Administration → StartUp-Manager.. To install go to Applications → Accessories → Terminal. First go into the folder that you extracted Mac4Lin into (not the Mac4Lin_v1. USplash Screen (Boot splash) 9. Configuring start-up related things are made easy with the application StartUpManager. Mac4Lin 1. and open the USplash folder.lst /boot/grub/menu.lst. For other GNU/Linux distributions and/or Operating Systems please check the Package Manager for the relevant package.

. Users of source-based distributions will need to compile the .so files have been placed and add them.Click on Manage usplash themes.0p uses the traditional progress bar. while Mac4Linusplash_1.. press Add.so file manually with the USplash sources provided. The Mac4Linusplash_1.0s uses an OSX-like spinning progress indicator. Sample screenshot of the Mac4Lin bootsplash screen is below. near the bottom and in the new pop-up.0 Documentation 18 . Mac4Lin 1. Browse to where the . Now click the drop-down menu and select your USplash theme.

Font Configuration 10.tar. Right click and press Extract Here on the file fonts. An example of font settings using the newly added fonts: Mac4Lin 1. To install Mac OSX fonts. and you already know how to do it: press Ctrl+H. Open it and you should see a collection of forty-four .ttf files.1. goto Places → Home Folder. right click anywhere and press Create Folder.10.gz. A new folder.fonts. Now simply copy all of .ttf files from the extracted folder above to the .0 Documentation 19 . should appear.fonts.fonts folder. fonts. Name it . If you don't see a folder called . You need to enable Show Hidden Files. Installing the Mac OSX fonts Go to the extracted Mac4Lin folder and look for the subfolder Fonts.

Use this software at your own risk. type in the address bar / boot/grub. Right click. though.gz image you want to set as the GRUB boot screen and add it.lst file or by using StartUp-Manager to configure this part.xpm. Now type in sudo open nautilus. Goto System → Administration → StartUpManager. GRUB Splash The GRUB Splash can be installed manually by editing the /boot/grub/menu. Copy and paste all . Mac4Lin 1.copy..gz files from the Mac4Lin folder GRUB.lst /boot/grub/menu. if you mess it up. and click Add.xpm.11. Select the image from the Grub background image button.lst. Don't close the Terminal yet. When the file browser opens up. press Create Folder. Open up Terminal again (by Applications → Accessories → Terminal) and type in sudo cp /boot/grub/ menu. your computer might not boot up properly! So it is strongly recommended that you back up the GRUB menu list before you do anything with StartUp-Manager. Now click on Manage bootloader themes.. Goto the Appearance tab. Locate the .0 Documentation 20 . and name it splash.

This may seem.net/globalmenu-team/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main deb-src http://ppa. Rather than having the menus for each application in their own menu. but that's purely a safety precaution.google. but that requirement is no longer in effect if you use the GlobalMenu Team PPA (as laid out here). but MacOS users love it and some Mac4Lin users may want to be able to use it. the Ubuntu GlobalMenu Team has set up a Personal Package Archive (PPA) that makes getting the GlobalMenu setup a (relative) piece of baklava. which used to be known as the MacMenu. One thing that the MacOS has that neither GNU/Linux nor Windows comes with is the ability to have all of your applications in one place.launchpad. It used to be a royal pain to compile it and get it installed. To install GlobalMenu on Ubuntu Linux from the PPA start by adding these lines to your /etc/sources. The GlobalMenu doesn't work for non-GTK applications (such as Mozilla's Firefox and Thunderbird as well as the OpenOffice. mostly because it felt like you had to spend hours chasing down dependencies. the MacOS devs have decided to move them all to the panel at the top of the desktop itself. For instructions on how to install it on Fedora or build it from the source code there are instructions on the GlobalMenu wiki.launchpad.com/p/gnome2globalmenu/w/list). and feel.12.net/globalmenu-team/ppa/ubuntu Mac4Lin 1.list: deb http://ppa. If you want to see a complete list of supported applications you will find it on the GlobalMenu wiki.org productivity suite) or any KDE applications (such as Amarok). weird to anyone who has used another operating system. GlobalMenu Before we install an OSX-like doc application let's take care of the menus. It also won't work with any applications you run with sudo permissions (like Synaptic).0 Documentation 21 . If you aren't running Ubuntu Linux you can get installation instructions for other GNU/Linux distributions on the GlobalMenu wiki (http://code. but now you can not only grab the source code from Google Code. Prior builds of the GlobalMenu required Vala. Luckily for us some very smart GNU/Linux users have created a program that brings just about everything to a single menu location with the GlobalMenu project.

Drag it directly beside your Main Menu applet and you're almost home free.. then install the GlobalMenu with sudo apt-get install gnome-globalmenu. Next scroll up and find the Global Menu Panel Applet. which goes against the reason for installing the applet in the first place. You can also enable the Icon option but that may be more a matter of taste. Now instead of having this You should now have this (when the desktop itself is selected) Mac4Lin 1. Now right click in that newly empty space on your panel and select Add to Panel. and selecting the Window List option will provide a dropdown list of the windows currently open. When the dialog opens scroll down and select the Main Menu applet. If that option isn't selected you will have the program menus in each window. You probably have the Menu Bar applet with the GNOME foot and the standard three menu items. Enable Global Menu for GTK applications. The Max title length is the number of characters in the application name that will be shown. If you have the Window Actions option enabled.0 Documentation 22 . Once it's installed let's get it on your upper panel. Right click on it and select Preferences. Once you have finished setting your preferences close the dialog. If you select both the Window Actions and the Window List options you will get the Window List behavior..list and close it. We recommend that you enable the Label option so that you will see the name of the active application on your panel. dragging it to the far left of your panel. When you use the GlobalMenu you will want to have as much real estate possible for the GlobalMenu applet to show you the active application's menus so right click on the any part of the Menu Bar menu applet and select Remove From Panel.jaunty main Save sources. clicking on the application name will show the standard menu used when clicking on the Menu button on the window's titlebar.. The one option you will need to enable is the top item. I say almost because you do need to set the preferences for your new applet.

non-3D graphics card) is Cairo-Dock (http://www. openSUSE and Arch Linux from the AWM Wiki (http://wiki. 13. Gentoo. you may just need to install your graphics driver. The English section is found in their wiki at http://www. Since Ubuntu now has Compiz enabled by default. but one 3D compositing dock that also supports 2D (in case you have a slower. You can get instructions for installing AWN from the AWN Testing Team's PPA from the AWN Wiki at http://wiki. xcompmgr.org/Installation:Ubuntu#PPA. due to the fact that the official repository packages may be missing some features we need. We would include instructions for installing the Cairo-Dock but there are slight differences in the addresses for the repositories depending on what version of Ubuntu you're using. we recommend the use of Cairo-Dock. however. (We have not listed AWN from Ubuntu’s repositories because it lacks some of the features we need.2. We suggest you look into both dock technologies and decide which one serves your needs best.cairodock.13. Installing the latest version of AWN You can get installation instructions for AWN for Ubuntu/Debian. 13. Mandriva.2. such as Compiz Fusion.php?p=Accueil&lang=en.0 Documentation 23 . The wiki for updated repositories is http://wiki.cairo-dock.awnproject.1. Fedora. Mac4Lin 1. While we support both Cairo-Dock and AWN. For Ubuntu we used to recommend using reacocard's PPA but he's no longer updating his packages.org/ww_page. Cairo-Dock Lots of people love AWN (below).org/). Avant Window Navigator (AWN) 13. XFCE compositor or Metacity compositor.) While you don't need Compiz to run AWN you do need some kind of compositor like xcompmgr or the Metacity compositor.php and is available in several different languages. are for AWN.1.cairo-dock. Launcher Docks A compositor is required to run Avant Window Navigator (AWN).org/ ww_page. The plugins and applets we provide. Luckily the AWN Testing Team has their own PPA that can be used for running the bleeding edge builds of AWN.org/DistributionGuides).awnproject. pre-configured. One potential benefit of Cairo-Dock is that the latest release contains a built-in “MacOS”-style theme.

and after the theme is added. check Folder backend and navigate to the folder you want this applet to display. and check the option Automatically start AWN on login.You can also install it from the source code from the instructions at http://wiki. Finally. At the top. click Themes. and look for an applet named Stacks Applet.org/InstallingFromSource.2.icons). press Add. Click Apply to close the Preferences window. goto the tab Stack Layout and choose Curved gui from the dropdown for an OSX-like curve to your Stacks. Goto the Applet Layout tab and for the Applet title. (For example. • • • On the tab Backend. Right click it and press Preferences. 13.3.) Press Apply.2. On the sidebar. navigate to the folder housing your icons. In the Bar Appearance tab. then click Activate. click the tab General. name it what you want displayed on the dock. Installing the AWN theme Goto System → Preferences → Awn Manager. and back on the right. Locate to the extracted Mac4Llin pack and open the folder named AWN. • • • • Mac4Lin 1. This is the emulation of the Mac OSX Dock’s Stacks. 13. You can also use the File backend and simply drag and drop the items you want in your Stacks. click General. choose 3D look from the drop-down of Look and uncheck Enable rounded corners.) You can click the box for Composite applet icon to use an icon based on the file types you have in your Stacks or use your own icon for the Stacks applet.awnproject. If the folder has a lot of items you may find a delay before you are able to use the AWN Stacks applet.0 Documentation 24 . Click it. double click the .2. A new icon should appear on your dock.icons folder off of your Home folder (~/.tgz file inside. Goto Applets (on the sidebar). Extra AWN customizations You might also want to do these following things: • On the sidebar of Awn Manager. They are probably in the . check the circle (next to the theme preview. Leopard has it named “Downloads” for all downloaded files by default. Goto System → Preferences → Awn Manager. Click the images and in the new pop-up.

but he's really early in the development cycle and as of this writing does not have them available for users of Ubuntu 8. Tom Dryer created a great HOWTO on installing Screenlets.org/showthread. accessed by right-clicking the dock) can also double as desktop widgets. Mac4Lin 1.2.net/app/Google+Gadgets gDesklets: You'll find these via the developer's website at http://www. or via the command line: sudo apt-get install gdesklets Cairo-Dock: (see section 12. Alternative widget layers Google Gadgets: You can get a pre-configured *. Screenlets are a great way to add OSX-like widgets to your Ubuntu desktop. etc.gdesklets.com/index. Other users can get repository information from http://forum. but several of these applets can be detached from Cairo-Dock to float the desktop like virtual widgets.0 Documentation 25 .deb file of Google Gadgets for Ubuntu by going to http://www.com website. aantn. Installing Screenlets. A user on the Compiz Community Forums.14. Note: We are aware that the Screenlets are no longer being developed. Rather than reprint it all here and possibly miss an update to the page. http://tombuntu. making a widget layer. we'll provide you with a link to the tutorial on his Tombuntu.net/universal-applets). 14.2 to install) The native applets in this dock (found in the “Applets” tab of the “Configure” menu.de. AWN: Although the Avant Window Navigator has some excellent applets.php?t=8522.getdeb. none of the pre-installed applets can be undocked to function as desktop widgets at this time.compizfusion. Widget Layer 14.1. has picked up the ball and is now calling them Universal Applets (https://launchpad. You'll have to experiment. and in addition to showing you how to install it he also has information on getting an OSX-style dashboard.php/2008/03/17/os-x-like-widgets-with-screenlets-on-ubuntu-3rdupdate/ For other GNU/Linux distributions and/or Operating Systems please check the Package Manager for the relevant package.10 unless you're willing to compile them from source code.

Create a launcher for Pidgin in AWN.5. and launch it. 15. open a Terminal window and run locate pidgin_awn.1.so to ~/.0 Documentation 26 . Look for the AWN plugin and click the checkbox to enable it. You'll see a change in your icon on AWN immediately.purple you can create it yourself. If you're not sure where it may be installed. Move (or copy) the file pidgin_awn. has the ability to communicate with your AWN dock and change the icon according to your current Pidgin status. right click on the Pidgin tray icon and select Plugins. Pidgin Theme and Plugins Pidgin. We are aware that the plugin may not work on 64-bit systems. This will provide you with a list of all known copies of the plugin. There is also a Pidgin iChat Theme to let it look like the OSX iChat program.purple/plugins.purple/plugins and /usr/lib/pidgin. Pidgin Plugin for AWN If you have installed previous versions of the Pidgin plugin for AWN please close Pidgin and delete the old plugin before installing the new version. These instructions will show you how to install the plugin and theme in Pidgin 2. Once Pidgin opens go to Tools → Plugins to open the Plugins window. This will prevent any problems when you install the new version.15. Default Pidgin icon on the AWN Dock: Status Idle/Invisible: Status Available: Status Connecting: Status Offline: Mac4Lin 1.purple/plugins folder.x. You want to look for locations such as ~/. Users of the latter will need to compile the plugin from source code and place it in the ~/. If the plugins folder doesn't exist in ~/. Enable the AWN plug in. the default Instant Messenger for Ubuntu.

Luckily that means it can get some theme elements from the Mac4Lin GTK theme we installed back in section 7. You may want to back up this folder in case you need it again so make a copy of it before you do anything else. (You can Ctrl-click and drag the folder to copy the folder to make sure you leave a copy where you extracted it. Unfortunately the default Pidgin look still doesn't being a true OSX look to the program. With the ~/Mac4Lin_v1. You'll see a plus sign next to the cursor to show that the selected item is being copied. Another dialog box will pop up warning you that there's already a file named previous. Mac4Lin 1. which will give you a folder called pidgin. Click on the Replace All button and wait for the files to be copied over. right now it doesn't support themes. So make sure Pidgin is completely closed and not just minimized to your notification area. You'll see the from the current Extract the theme archive to a temporary folder. Due to the way that Pidgin handles it's theme you will need to reinstall this theme anytime you install and update or upgrade to Pidgin or the update process will overwrite the iChat icons with the new default versions.0/Pidgin folder where you extracted it from to the window with /usr/share/pixmaps. which is installed by the Mac4Lin installation script.png.tar. although this new one needs administrative rights so run sudo nautilus in a Terminal and in the window that opens navigate to /usr/share/pixmaps. or “skins”.2. The devs are working on a Theme Manager for a future version of Pidgin. Open a file manager window to where you extracted the installation files for Mac4Lin and open the Pidgin folder. even with the Mac4Lin GTK theme.0/Pidgin folder open in your file manager you'll need to open another file manager.0 Documentation 27 . In the Pidgin folder from the extracted Mac4Lin files you'll see a file called Mac4Lin_Pidgin_v1. so right click on it and select Extract Here. To fix that we've included an iChat theme for Pidgin. but it currently right now it gets it's theme from the active GTK theme. This will install the iChat Theme for Pidgin.Unread message (number of unread messages are shown): 15.gz. Click the button that says Merge All since the folder has subfolder. That's the Pidgin iChat Theme. If you want to install it manually you need close Pidgin before proceeding to the next step.0.) You'll get a dialog box warning you that there's already a folder named pidgin and asking what you want to do. Pidgin iChat Theme While the Pidgin supports smiley and Guification themes. You'll see that there's already a pidgin folder there so we'll need to replace it. Now click and drag the pidgin folder from the ~/Mac4Lin_v1.

This is a screenshot of Pidgin with iChat Theme: Mac4Lin 1.0 Documentation 28 .

The status will now be shown on the Exaile launcher on AWN. So it may or may not work for you. Select the AWN plugin and click the Install checkbox for beside it. depending on which option you selected on the configuration dialog. Exaile Avant-Window-Navigator Plugin If you use the Exaile Music Player there is an AWN plugin that you can use to show the album cover art for the track currently playing. The Exaile Music Player is available in the Ubuntu Universe repository for both Hardy Heron and Intrepid Ibex. PLEASE NOTE: Some users have not been able to use this Plugin. select the AWN plugin and click on the Configure button. as well as the progress and/or remaining time on the AWN dock.net/~exaile-devel/+archive. Idle Exaile icon on AWN: Exaile icon showing the song's progress: Exaile icon showing the remaining time: Exaile icon showing the album cover but no extra information: Mac4Lin 1. If you use the PPA make sure you're using the proper sources for the version of Ubuntu that you're using.16. Select whichever option you prefer. If you want a newer version than the official repository you can get it from the Exaile Developers Personal Package Archive (PPA) at https://launchpad. We used to include it with Mac4Lin but it's getting updated fairly regularly so we decided to simply let you get it from Exaile.0 Documentation 29 . then click OK to close the dialog and click the Close button when you're finished with your plugins. Launch Exaile and go to Edit → Plugins → Available Plugins. then click the Install button. When you see the plugin fall off the list switch to the Installed Plugins tab.

17. An example screen is shown here: Mac4Lin 1.gz file and right click on it by selecting Extract Here.0. Mac OSX Sounds 17.1. Open a Nautilus window with administrative rights by running sudo nautilus in a Terminal (or with Alt-F2) and navigate to /usr/share/sounds. Mac4Lin System Sounds Mac4Lin now comes with two sets of sounds. There you can assign sounds to events as you wish. Open the resulting folder and you will see the 34 files that come with Mac4Lin. Open the Sounds screen at System → Preferences → Sound → Sounds. Starting with the system sounds.0 Documentation 30 . go to the Sounds folder where you extracted Mac4Lin. Copy the folder from where you extracted it to /usr/share/sounds and you can easily select the sounds for GTK events.tar. System Sounds and Pidgin sounds. select the Mac4Lin_Sounds_v1.

0.xmms/Skins folder 2) Beep Media Player (replaced by BMPx.0. 1) XMMS (no longer supported by Ubuntu. iTunes media player skin Copy the Mac4Lin_MP_v1. XMMS2 has no GUI) ~/.4 folder to the location indicated for each media player below. Extract the Mac4Lin_Pidgin-Sounds_v1.2.tar. 18. Mac4Lin Pidgin Sounds With Mac4Lin 1.0 we've added a set of sounds for use in Pidgin as well as the system sounds. Note: ~/ indicates the folder /home/<user name> Mac4Lin 1.local/share/audacious/Skins folder After extraction goto the Preferences → Skin and select the Mac4Lin iTunes skin to apply.gz file from the MP folder to the appropriate skin folder.17.gz file and copy them to /usr/share/sounds as you did with the system sounds and set them up as you like by using Tools→ Preferences → Sounds.0 Documentation 31 . If the folder does not exist you can create it. which doesn't support skins at this time) ~/.bmp/skins folder 3) Audacious ~/. You may need to extract the archive and move the Mac4Lin_iTunes_v0.tar.

xpi files from the Mac4Lin Mozilla/Firefox/FF3Extensions folder to the Firefox Add-ons Manager window.x and are the latest versions available at the time of Mac4Lin's release. When the Software Installation window opens and you are able to. We recommend that you use Firefox's add-on update feature to periodically check for updated versions of the extensions.0 Documentation 32 . and drag & drop the . click the Install Now button. Firefox and Thunderbird Themes and Extensions 19. Mac4Lin 1.0.1 Firefox Extensions Open the Firefox Add-ons Manager by selecting Tools→ Add-ons. The versions we're including in Mac4Lin will work with Firefox 3. Once the extension is installed restart Firefox.19.

Restart Firefox once the theme is installed to use the theme.jar file onto the Themes tab. You can pick the version you want to use. As above.19. MacOSX Firefox Themes Mac4Lin includes the Vfox|Finder theme for Firefox 2 users and the Mac4Lin themes for Firefox 3 users. There are two versions of the Firefox 3 theme included.0 Documentation 33 . Mac4Lin 1. one for OSX-style scrollbars with the buttons at the bottom and one for the usual Linuxstyle positioning of the scrollbar buttons at the top and bottom of the bar. To install the themes simply open the Add-ons Manager window again and drag & drop the .2. click the Install Now button when it is available.

but we're working on the bugs and will post a note on both our SourceForge site as well as our Ubuntu Forums support thread once we're able to resolve the bugs. Install the extensions the same way you did for Firefox and your Thunderbird will start joining in the OSXthemed goodness. The Thunderbird theme that we have right now is unstable.3 Thunderbird Themes and Extensions There are also extensions for Mozilla's Thunderbird email client.After applying the extensions and add ons Firefox will now look like this: 19.0 Documentation 34 . although we don't have a theme that will work properly with Thunderbird. Mac4Lin 1.

\ 00.ff.00.00.00.00.00.65.00.00.53.53.6d.00.00.00.00.65.00.56.00.0 0 "CaptionHeight"="18" "CaptionWidth"="18" "MenuFont"=hex:f4.69.00.20.ff.22.61.74.00.00.6 1.00.00.00.00.0 0.00.69.00.74.00.0 0.61.42.00.wine/user.22.00.01.00.56.61.00. but WINE doesn't take the theme components from your system like other apps do.00.00.00.6e.00.00.00.00.00.\ 20.00.00.00.00.72.\ 00.00.ff.\ 00.74.00.20.6d.00.73.00.00.00.00.73.00.00.00.00.00.74.00.00.6e.20.ff.65.00.00.42.00.00.00.73. Mac4Lin and WINE WINE (Wine Is Not an Emulator) is the software that will let you run most Windows programs on Linux systems.00.72.00.00.ff.65.00.90.00.9 0.00.00. If you want to give the Max OS X shade to apps running under WINE edit ~/.00.0 Mac4Lin 1.00.ff.00.00.00.00.00.61.00.reg to make the following changes.00.00.00.00.00.\ 00.00.00.00.00.00.0 Documentation 35 .00.00.73.00.00.0 0.00.00.00.72.61.00.00.00.01.20.72.00.00.00.00.00.00. Find where it says [Control Panel\\Colors] 1218068727 and replace that with [Control Panel\\Colors] 1221187215 "ActiveBorder"="190 190 190" "ActiveTitle"="186 186 186" "AppWorkSpace"="128 128 128" "Background"="128 0 128" "ButtonAlternateFace"="186 186 186" "ButtonFace"="186 186 186" "ButtonHilight"="210 210 210" "ButtonLight"="186 186 186" "GradientActiveTitle"="186 186 186" "GradientInactiveTitle"="186 186 186" "Hilight"="0 120 210" "HotTrackingColor"="0 120 210" "InactiveBorder"="182 182 182" "InactiveTitle"="186 186 186" "InactiveTitleText"="98 98 98" "InfoWindow"="226 226 226" "Menu"="186 186 186" "MenuBar"="186 186 186" "MenuHilight"="0 120 210" "Scrollbar"="220 220 220" "TitleText"="0 0 0" "Window"="255 255 255" And right below that add [Control Panel\\Desktop\\WindowMetrics] 1218132115 "BorderWidth"="1" "CaptionFont"=hex:f4.

00.00.00.00.00.00.53.00.00.6c.00.6e.74.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.65.61.00.00.00.00.4d.0 0.00.00.0 0 Mac4Lin 1.74.42.00.65.00.ff.6d.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.6f.74.00.00.0.00.00.68.00.00.00.00.0 0.00 "MenuHeight"="18" "MenuWidth"="18" "MessageFont"=hex:f5.74.72.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.ff.ff.00.20.00.00.00.0 0.00.\ 00.44.00.00.72.00.00.00.6 c.00.0 0.00.00.61.00.20.65.00.00.00.00.ff.00.56.00.0 Documentation 36 .00.01.00.00.ff.20.00.00.\ 00.\ 00.00.00.00.00.00.90.90.00.00.00.00.ff.00.00.00.61.00.00.ff.\ 00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00 .00.00.00.00.00.56.00.0 0.6f.6e.00.00.00.00.\ 20.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.61.65.00.00.00.0 0.00.73.00.00.67.00.00.00.00.53.00.00.00.72.53.ff.00.00.00.90.00.00.00.22.00.00.\ 00.00.00.00.61.00.6c.00.00.00.\ 00.00.61.00.ff.00.00.53.00.00.20.00.00.00.00 .69.73.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.72.00.00.00.00.00.00.4d.00.00.69.00.00.00.00.00.65.00.20.01.00.0 0 "ScrollHeight"="16" "ScrollWidth"="16" "Shell Icon Size"="32" "SmCaptionFont"=hex:f5.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.01.00.00.00 "SmCaptionHeight"="15" "SmCaptionWidth"="13" "StatusFont"=hex:f5.00.73.6e.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.\ 00.\ 00.22.00.00.00.00.00.\ 00.6d.00.73.00.42.00.

With those changes made your Wine Configuration window will look like this: Mac4Lin 1.0 Documentation 37 .

png If you use Fedora 10 or Ubuntu and have installed Ubuntu Tweak back on page 15 you should be able to use it to change the Main Menu icon. both in our support thread and on other places. The icons you will need to replace in that folder are •distributor-logo. Once you've selected an icon you'll be asked if you want to apply the change immediately. The icon has to measure 24x24 or you will get an error message.21.0 Documentation 38 .png •gnome-main-menu.png •start-here. is how do you change the default icon for the main menu? To make the replacement open Nautilus (or your favorite file manager) to /home/<your_username>/icons/Mac4Lin_Icons_v1. You'll see a button with the GNOME footprint that is set as our Main Menu icon.png •main-menu. A frequent question. but it's best to log out and log back in to let the change take place. Mac4Lin 1. but as of this writing it doesn't seem to work with the Mac4Lin themes (hopefully this will be resolved in the near future). Unfortunately even a restart won't show your replacement icon but the issue has been filed and hopefully UTweak will get updated to resolve it.0/scalable/places and manually replace all of the icons with the icon of your preference. Changing the Main Menu icon One of the joys of using GNU/Linux is that you can change so much of the user interface. To use UTweak to change the Main Menu icon launch it and go to the Desktop → GNOME section. Click the button and select any 24x24 icon.

Both images measure 2560x1600 pixels and are formatted for widescreen monitors. but there's a second wallpaper you can use as well. Click Add. Copy the images to anywhere you want (default is /usr/share/backgrounds).. Applying the desktop backgrounds In the Mac4Lin folder that you extracted you will find a folder named Wallpapers.0 Documentation 39 . As with the wallpapers included with Mac4Lin they are mostly formatted for widescreen monitors. but you can easily edit them in GIMP or your favorite image editing program to fit your screen resolution. Desktop Backgrounds 22. then right click on your desktop and choose Change Desktop Background. You will also find a file called Leopard_Wallpapers. locate the image you want to set your wallpaper to and double click! Mac4Lin 1.22.1...gz in the Mac4Lin SourceForge download area that contains 17 other wallpaper images that you can use. The first wallpaper has been installed for you by the installation script.tar.

Mac4Lin 1.Congratulations! Installation is now complete. Congratulations! You now have the Mac OSX user interface on your GTK desktop.0 Documentation 40 .

Other Screenshots Mac4Lin running on Xfce Nautilus with the Mac4Lin_GTK_Graphite_v1.24.0 Documentation 41 .0 Theme Mac4Lin 1.

Rhythmbox with the Mac4Lin_GTK_Graphite_v1.0 Documentation 42 .0 Theme Mac4Lin 1.0 Theme Terminal with the Mac4Lin_GTK_Graphite_v1.

) to run AWN. xcompmgr. If v0. 4. etc. Click General Options and change the Cursor theme to the one you want (the Mac4Lin cursor theme). Q: Compiz won’t work. Q: How do I move the traffic lights back to the right? A: See page 8 for instructions for how to do this with Metacity and page 11 for instructions for doing it with Emerald.18. goto System → Preferences → Advanced Desktop Effects Settings/CompizConfig Settings Manager. some components may work while some may not. 2. Q: Mac OSX cursor doesn’t stay when I switch to Compiz! A: Install Compiz Configuration Settings Manager.24. 3. 5. Mac4Lin 1. try either v0.0 Documentation 43 . Try doing the steps described above.22? A: It depends. Q: Does Mac4Lin 1.20 and 2. Go here and download v0. and Compiz should start automatically. but I can’t see it! A: You need a compositor (such as Compiz. You may want to check the older versions of Mac4Lin which have been tested with older versions of GNOME. Q: I started AWN. For Ubuntu goto Applications → Accessories → Terminal and type in sudo aptitude install compizconfig-settings-manager. 6.0 work with GNOME versions older than 2. Q: Why do my titlebars disappear in KDE? A: We've tried to get someone to verify how things work in KDE but could never get a response.2. After. A: Try going to System → Administration → Hardware Drivers and enabling your graphics card.3 or v0.4 doesn't work on these versions. For other GNU/Linux distributions and/or Operating Systems please check the Package Manager for the relevant package. FAQ and Troubleshooting 1. Luckily Mario Cupelli was kind enough to let us know that to get the titlebars back in KDE you will need to disable the KDE visual effects. Restart afterwards. Your system will automatically download any drivers if necessary.4 for GNOME 2.

...net/projects/mac4lin Mac4Lin 1.a infra_red_dude) Developer.0 Documentation 44 . No part or whole of this guide should be reproduced without permission.25. For any bug reports.k."Peng" Hardin for updating the docs and Jeff Fessler for proofing them DrP for the Mozilla themes Mitko for the nm-applet Stido for weather icon replacement Mario Cupelli for letting us know how to resolve the KDE titlebar issue I also thank all those who tested beta releases of Mac4Lin and everyone who is directly or indirectly involved in this project. Acharya (a.users@sourceforge.net Project Website: http://sourceforge. The Apple logo is NOT bundled with the package.users@sourceforge. Anirudh R.J.net. comments. Credits and Information Thanks to. • • • • • D. Mac4Lin E-Mail: infra_red_dude.. please head to the project website and/or drop me a mail at infra_red_dude. complaints or suggestions.

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