I've made the switch from Windows to OS X. So far it's been great, no regrets.
One thing that was very useful to me in Windows was the ability to customise the color of the different windows elements. Specifically, I modified the "Window" color (i.e. what you generally see as the background color in a mail message, word document etc.) from the default white to a light pastel color. Is there any way to do this in OS X/Leopard? This goes right to the heart of useablity for some - for example some dyslexics find it difficult to read black text on a white background. Changing away from white can make a big difference.
I could just use a transparent colored overlay, but hey, this is a Mac. Surely it's changeable somewhere.
Any help very much appreciated.
Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
Reply by baltwo on Nov 19, 2008 11:22 AM
AFAIK, it's not doable using Mac OS X tools. You might be able to do it in select applications, but that's for you to figure out. Since you're new to the Mac, see these:Switching from Windows to Mac OS X,Basic Tutorials on using a Mac, MacFixIt Tutorials,MacTips, andSwitching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition.Additionally, *Texas Mac Man* recommends:Quick Assist.Welcome to the Switch To A Mac Guides,Take Control E-books, andA guide for switching to a Mac.
Actually you can make many changes with Apple software.ance and Desktop preferences. There is a program called Candybar that allows you to make many changes as well as changing icons. I am sure there are other programs out there that can change the look of the Mac OS.