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I had some fun today changing the looks of my Jaunty Jackalope into a Leopard:

Note1: to install Mac4Lin, decompress and run the script…

Note2: Mac4Lin changes the position of the titlebar buttons to match that of MacOS, but I found it hard to get used to. The command to correct this is:

gconftool-2 --set /apps/metacity/general/button_layout --type string "menu:minimize,maximize,close"

Note3: Mac4Lin also changes the Gnome menu icon, from the Ubuntu (“circle”) icon to the Gnome (“foot”) icon. To change it back, do the following:

  1. Run gconf-editor, go to /apps/panel/objects/
  2. Find the object where object_type == menu-object (in my case, it was object_0)
  3. Check “use_custom_icon”, and then set “custom_icon” to /usr/share/icons/Human/scalable/places/distributor-logo.svg
  4. Restart the panel with killall gnome-panel

Credit for Note3:


Written by azimout

19/06/2009 at 15:09

Posted in Howto

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  1. I’m very happy to announce that Mac4Lin has been declared as one of the finalists at Community Awards 2009 in the Best Visual Design category. The final phase of voting began today and will run till July 20th 2009. Please vote for Mac4Lin, if you feel it deserves to be voted. To vote click on this image:

    Optionally, you can also click on the first box in the right frame on my blog ( You do not need to login id. All you need is a valid email id. Each vote is associated with an email id, which needs confirmation that you actually voted (you will get an email giving a confirmation link, so all you need to do is click it). The whole voting process takes just 3 clicks.

    I urge patrons to vote for Mac4Lin if they feel it should win. I once again thank everyone for their continued support, feedback and appreciation. Mac4Lin exists today because of you all 🙂 Do spread the word around about this.


    24/06/2009 at 06:47

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