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Metal Muku Mod for Metalik

I love the old Metal Muku [link] theme by Jesse Dodds [link] and I have been trying to port it to Snow Leopard ever since I got off of 10.5. Since Metalik by Monsieur Julien Sagot [link] is similar in some ways it has proved a great place to start on my quest to pull together a Snow Leopard compatible Metal Muku port. This download is a "Metal Muku" ThemePark file as well as the titlebar control resource PNG file. Install Metalik (which I highly recommend) and then this Metal Muku update to get that classic old Metal Muku look. If you use this then make sure you also get the matching iTunes 9x [link] or iTunes 10 [link] Metal Muku themes and maybe even my Flocked Finder Backgrounds [link] which go well together.

- Get/run ThemePark 4.x [link]
- Apply the ThemePark file (this adds the menubar too)

For just the traffic Lights

- Open your ArtFile
- Select the last set called "titlebarcontrols"
- Click on one of the resources & pull down the Edit/Select All menu
- Drag-and-drop this PNG onto the middle/bottom little window showing all resources together
- Apply and log out/log in

This will make your Metalik theme look like the old Metal Muku. This includes the smaller window size controls too.

All credits and thanks go to Daisuke Yamashita [link] for the original Muku design in 2006 and Jesse Dodds [link] for Metal Muku and permission to work on this mod and Monsieur Julien Sagot [link] for Metalik and his kind permission to start with his theme. There are elements from Inset: Dark by theBassment [link] in the ThemePark file which I did not realize at first so I also want to give credit and a special thanks because Inset Dark is a very cool mod that I love and highly recommend to anyone on Snow Leopard.
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Given 2010-09-25
the amount of downloadable Snow Leopard (SL) themes is rather sparse in both deviantART's galleries and the interweb in general. but.. luckily there's Metalik Muku by *hotiron, which makes any further search for another theme kind of obsolete. it manages to do what personally i thought was rather undoable and that's to make SL look even better. the changes compared to SL's default theme are subtle and yet of remarkable beauty. Metalik Muku is an enhancement you shouldn't dare to miss.
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twitch-620 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so i have made my own stop-light icons and use them on my macbook via themepark... Would it be possible to make my menu ( or finder i should say) look like this while still using my "Titlebar" stoplight thingys? Are you experienced with the Themepark app? I have been having trouble getting it to save certain things and sometimes it alters icons and only changes half of the color...
Just wonderin.


Please and thank you.
p.s I also recently updated my 10.5 to SnowLeopard and havn't noticed that much of a difference in the way my macbook looks or behaves, really.

-Twitch
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dafmat71 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Great!! ;)
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TraviiGFX Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is nice is there any tuts on how to do all this ?
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Sympli-Me Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wish Themepark worked on Lion :(
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:iconthe-golden-princess:
The-Golden-Princess Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
featured in [link] :D
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madcat75 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
And is there any reason why my menubar is transparent when I don't have that option selected?
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:iconmadcat75:
madcat75 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
Where in the artfile is the apple menu button?
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:iconm4cbook:
M4cbook Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Featured in the Look of The Week Episode 23:
[link]
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chriszhang Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
damn good.thanks a lot!
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theinfinitestar00 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Love this mod. Just a quick question though, how would I go about uninstalling it (in case something happens)? I assume since it replaces resources from metalik, using the uninstaller included with metalik should work with metalik muku, right?

Again, very nice job :D I'm so glad I found this!
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:icontheinfinitestar00:
theinfinitestar00 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Just tried it - works flawlessly :D
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:iconmcdevy:
McDevy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
Sorry to be such a bother! - but it also seems the scroll bars haven't changed -- is this not a mistake?
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
No problem, you need to install the original Metalik theme using the installer program first. It's linked up in the directions at the top and here [link] too for you. That adds the base Metalik then apply the Metal Muku theme and log out/log in.
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McDevy Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
thank you ;)
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McDevy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
Perhaps I'm crazy but could you happen to know why there isn't any 'tab' on my finder windows like in the shot? Is that part of another theme?
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The Finder tabs are not part of a theme, they come from a tool called TotalFinder [link] there's a free trial download too. It's very handy.
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:iconvnepo:
vnepo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
nevermind, works now..thanks!
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vnepo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
nice, i can't seem to get themepark, broken link?
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Destructor1337 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
hey i just tried this but can you tell me how to change the font? im tired of the default one
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
There's a few notes about that font on the latest screen shot of Metalik Muku here [link] it's Skai font that I found over on MacThemes Forum. Fonts are not part of ThemePark themes and have to be ported for Snow Leopard and installed separately. It's pretty tricky but do-able.
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FateZoom Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Student Interface Designer
ind to share? the font
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1048138294 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
超爱的.Good Jod
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theendash Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Thanks for this!

I have a quick question: when I installed this whole package, I didn't like how the Apple menubar is transparent. Is there away to make it opaque again? I tried to change this in the Mac OS X preferences, but the theme seems to override those settings. Any help would be appreciated.
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
There's an easy way to get rid of the transparent menubar. Look up this list of comments to the last couple from ~jasmin986 above. There's a link to a file and directions to using it to make your menubar opaque. Should work great.
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theendash Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Thanks again, my friend! :)
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xQlusiveEvan Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
featured @ smokingdesigners.com
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks for the link!!!
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givesnofuck Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Student
nice bro :D
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks!
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InsanePiece Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
:headbang: Nice ! :bow:
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks!
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InsanePiece Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
;) !
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AlbinoAsian Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
great feature indeed
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks!
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:iconfatezoom:
FateZoom Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Student Interface Designer
a well deserving DD
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks a ton, I wanna give OtisBee a big old hug.
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OtisBee Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010   Interface Designer
accepted. :D:horns:
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
:hug: :hug: :hug:
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:iconfatezoom:
FateZoom Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Student Interface Designer
anytime
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:iconmatt-jackal:
matt-jackal Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice!
nuff said :p
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks!
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kyo-tux Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
congrats on the DD :D
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks a ton! I was very psyched this morning when I saw that and now getting nice notes like this from great artists is the icing on the cake.
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2aidT Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010   Digital Artist
NICE
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks!
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kazaah Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Out of the subject... Themepark?? Man I love themepark!! Used to play a lot as a kid. Nostalgiaaaaa...
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You mean [link] ? I love it!
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kazaah Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Yes that!! The memories... we used to play that with my cousin on our friends' age-old mac...good times.
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blasianonna Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD!
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, I am very psyched!
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