Make Windows Look Like Mac Leopard

Do you want to make your windows based desktop look like Mac Leopard? Or just don’t have the money to invest in a Mac? Here are a few suggestions to help achieve this.

First of all, however not necessary, but brings more of a Mac feel to your PC, you can install FlyakiteOSX v3.5 created by Chris Kite. As far as Transformation Packs go, Flyakite is the smoothest and most stable that I have ever tried. Surprisingly, my system ran smoother and faster and used little extra resources with this installed.

FlyakiteOSX 3.5

Next, you want to apply a visual style or Windowblinds skin that matches the Leopard GUI. There are a few out there as of now. My personal favorite is neodesktop’s Leopard Glass 3.0 theme for Windowblinds.

Neodesktop’s Leopard Glass 3.0 theme

There are a few other Leopard Windowblinds themes as well as Visual Styles for Leopard that you can find at DeviantArt.

And just FYI; If you are installing a visual style and have installed Flyakite, the uxtheme.dll patch has already been included with the install. This allows you to install other themes besides the ones that come with XP or Vista.

An older version of RKLauncher comes with the Flyakite install to use as your dock. If you want to replace it, ObjectDock is a great dock program, and Yoni over at WindowsEdge has made a Leopard inspired dock using RKLauncher and KKMenu.

vsdigital over at DeviantArt has made some very nice reflective dock icons for your dock.

Also over at DeviantArt, kampongboy92 has some wonderful Leopard icons for use with Stardock’s IconPackager.

iLeopard Icons Pack SE by kampongboy92

After that, you may want to install a finder type taskbar for your desktop. ObjectBar is probably the best and most skinned for this. Over at markraats.com you can find some awesome skins for the FinderBar, as well a great tutorial for FindeXer that matches up with Leopard’s sidebar finder.

Extras: These are are links to other applications and skins to further enhance your Leopard look on Windows:

MacSearch A spotlight clone for you PC.

iTunes, or a great alternative, Songbird, with an iBird skin.

Avedesk to give you the option to add large mac style icons to your desktop.

Hopefully this will give you a good starting base to converting your Windows based PC to look and feel like Leopard.

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~ by deviantillusionz on November 25, 2007.

10 Responses to “Make Windows Look Like Mac Leopard”

  1. nice stuff

  2. really cool

  3. how do i get free aple updates?

  4. Wow, great info there man…

    Really helped me out. Of course, I used FlyakiteOSx in the past and it’s too old now.

    I followed your methods and downloaded all new softwares and wow, my desktop looks awesome.

    Thanks again…

  5. that’s very cool but, how you do to unistall?? 😐

  6. u have to buy windows blinds. how can i get it free?

  7. hey there Patrick…no it’s not free but here is a link to a good visual style..which is free. http://nobodyuse.deviantart.com/art/Leopard-XP-Visual-Style-81776516

  8. Cool. The spotlight clone, “Mac Search” Was the last step in completely changing my pc to look and act like a mac.

  9. windowblinds doesn’t want to open the leopard theme
    it just says:”There appears to be no .uis file in this skin. Are you sure it is a WindowBlinds skin?”
    all i did was i clicked the ‘Add visual styles > file on computer’ and selected the leopard theme.
    Help please?

  10. why don’t you guys just get a mac?
    it’s far superior than windows. its so good that the windows 7 team copied it’s stacks, spaces and put large icons on the task bar
    mac FTW

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