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Mac OS X "Aqua" look without extra render engine?

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I'm trying to get KDE to look like Mac OS X (to a degree then).
I have found a cursor, a color style, wallpapers*, and even managed to get the font** right.

there are three things I can't find anywhere:
Windows decoration, icons, and system style/theme.
I could find some but the icons I can find are for GNOME, not for KDE.
and the themes and window decorations require a extra theming engine, and I don't want to use one.
since KDE it self can be themed perfectly fine and has it's own theming engine.

what I have is good but I can't find the rest.
I was kinda hoping someone else may know, I managed to get a good OS X Aqua look before but then I still used Gnome and I could use Mac4Lin.
(that pack is also where I got the cursors this time :P)


*ok so I copied the wallpapers from my mac, but there accurate!....

**Lucid Grande, should be 11pt, but I use it at 8 because of a other resolution.
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Have you tried using the icons? I was under the impression the gnome icons should work in KDE. What is the extra theming engine you need to use? There shouldn't be any downside to using a different theming engine assuming it is implemented well.


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I have my desktop similar to Mac OSX. How?

With this icons: leo-like-icons
With Bespin is easy to configure the windows style. Included X bar. I do not see how to do it without extra theming engine
And plasma theme: Tibanna

My last screenshot: April screen
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well I once installed Aurorae, so I don't want to also intall Bespin as well.
I did find a mac os x theme for aurorae, but, it's not entirely correct.

those icons look good though.
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Aurorae and Bespin are engines for separate aspects (Aurorae is solely for window borders and Bespin is for widgets inside the windows, though Bespin also provides a window border theme, but you don't have to use it) and can be used independantly.

I would suggest you go ahead and install Bespin because you can configure that theme to get about the the closest approximation of the Mac Aqua style of any of the available engines.
The only reason I can think of to not install additional theme engines would be the space on disk (and maybe the duplicity of having multiple engines which do similar things), but that is practically negligible. The settings dialogs allow you to pick whichever one you want and configure them independently, so there is no harm with having more than one engine installed.


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I installed bespin, but Mac4Lin on Gnome (without extra engine) looked WAY better.
these themes don't even get the colors even slightly right.
what should be white is gray, and what should be blue, is also gray!


Notice: I didn't use the theme from the link, since it said it doesn't work with the current stable, I use KDE4.3 on my notebook, but I need something that will also work on my desktop, which uses KDE4.4, so instaid I installed the cupertino bespin theme.
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The bespin engine doesn't strictly obey the color settings - the colors used by the theme for different window elements don't always match that element's color from the color theme, but you can for each element pick which color settings to follow. You just have to go into bespin's configuration dialog (the configure button next to the drop-down to select the theme engine) and set them.


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