Kaleidoscope

Publisher: Arlo Rose
Type: System
Shared by: MR
On: 2014-04-14 22:56:58
Updated by: that-ben
On: 2019-03-16 19:35:42
Other contributors: Mac9teen90nine
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  • Kaleidoscope 2.3.1 
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What is Kaleidoscope?

Kaleidescope was a program designed for the Mac operating system that allowed you to customize your Macintosh's interface using "Schemes" (themes).  Some Schemes came bundled with Kaleidescope while others created by Kaleidoscope users were available to download on various websites throughout the internet.

Note that Schemes are not compatible with the Macintosh's built in theme manager.

Kaleidescope stopped development after version 2.3.1 and was eventually discontinued in 2001 due to OS 10 being released.

At the end of the downloads list here, more than 4000 Kaleidoscope schemes pulled from the

Excellent article published in 2002: The Mac OS that can't be tweaked

 


Download Kaleidoscope for Mac

Kaleidoscope231US.bin (1.82 MiB / 1.91 MB)
Kaleidoscope v2.3.1 (US English) (2001) / Binary encoded, use Stuffit Expander
316 / 2014-04-14 / 2019-03-09 / 16b591e42eaef8c36de66aa087617919934ba787 / /
Kaleidoscope231FR.bin (1.84 MiB / 1.93 MB)
Kaleidoscope v2.3.1 (FRENCH) (2001) / Binary encoded, use Stuffit Expander
13 / 2015-01-11 / 2019-03-09 / 90f0c42f457317fe614f6a2034b49ec8ab0a3de3 / /
Kaleidoscope231DE.bin (1.84 MiB / 1.93 MB)
Kaleidoscope v2.3.1 (GERMAN) (2001) / Binary encoded, use Stuffit Expander
46 / 2015-01-11 / 2019-03-09 / e62a7c9ce130fc6fb1c61993aabfb6544843ac4f / /
Kaleidoscope231IT.bin (1.97 MiB / 2.06 MB)
Kaleidoscope v2.3.1 (ITALIAN) (2001) / Binary encoded, use Stuffit Expander
9 / 2015-01-11 / 2019-03-09 / 07dc05a93c46f4b48812bb8b73193ca76886160e / /
Kaleidoscope231JP.bin (1.88 MiB / 1.97 MB)
Kaleidoscope v2.3.1 (JAPANESE) (2001) / Binary encoded, use Stuffit Expander
25 / 2015-01-11 / 2019-03-09 / dba7f98f8fdb6aadab8e0d3e38daf1d477b3f402 / /
kaleidoscope222US.sit (1.79 MiB / 1.88 MB)
Kaleidoscope v2.2.2 (US English) (1999) / compressed w/ Stuffit
51 / 2015-01-11 / 2019-03-09 / 4935b55cf673039ffafd99549caeab64244ceef5 / /
kaleidoscope201US.sit (1.28 MiB / 1.34 MB)
Kaleidoscope v2.0.1 (US English) (1998) / compressed w/ Stuffit
9 / 2015-01-11 / 2019-03-09 / c705699c26cca5abd16cb02a015c75cb0fbaab6c / /
kaleidoscope182US.sit (645.84 KiB / 661.34 KB)
Kaleidoscope v1.8.2 (US English) (1998) / compressed w/ Stuffit
8 / 2015-01-11 / 2019-03-09 / 5520b6553ec30d5cb54862863c0df7d164ff4a22 / /
kaleidoscope171US.sit (497.2 KiB / 509.13 KB)
Kaleidoscope v1.7.1 (US English) (1997) / compressed w/ Stuffit
8 / 2015-01-11 / 2019-03-09 / 0b06e81acd5822a2d3954b9a04fe9d24d06f5dbc / /
kaleidoscope16US.sit (485.8 KiB / 497.46 KB)
Kaleidoscope v1.6 (US English) (1997) / compressed w/ Stuffit
7 / 2015-01-11 / 2019-03-09 / 6f33c3d99acb958402798e253581cbfda7a84c51 / /
kaleidoscope101US.sit (320.85 KiB / 328.55 KB)
Kaleidoscope v1.0.1 (US English) (1996) / compressed w/ Stuffit
13 / 2015-01-11 / 2019-03-09 / d5bf4c280527432d59aac9c8f7414df70f172906 / /
kaleidoscope_schemes.zip (649.97 MiB / 681.55 MB)
More than 4000 Kaleidoscope schemes / Zipped
152 / 2015-03-22 / 2019-03-09 / a5b9b951353c07c00adfe09fca1f747fa545ad9d / /
kaleidoscope_banned.zip (11.62 MiB / 12.19 MB)
32 banned by Apple Kaleidoscope schemes / Zipped
86 / 2015-03-22 / 2019-03-09 / caf5b11c03f451de72b7bb960b4cd3bef70805b3 / /
HiTech-for-K1.5-.sit (30.26 KiB / 30.99 KB)
HiTech scheme by Frederick J. Bass for Kaleidoscope 1.5 & up / compressed w/ Stuffit
0 / 2019-03-16 / 05ad60504375acbd7244f3cc17162bc8cac9368e / /
Lavendar-Smoke-for-K1.8-.sit (47.05 KiB / 48.18 KB)
Lavendar Smoke scheme by MauiMail.com for Kaleidoscope 1.8 & up / compressed w/ Stuffit
0 / 2019-03-16 / 3f68a6348d7055a36aeccfae3a727112d19ed519 / /
NetscopeCom-for-K1.5-.sit (29.31 KiB / 30.02 KB)
NetscopeCom scheme by Masaharu.Sato for Kaleidoscope 1.5 & up / compressed w/ Stuffit
0 / 2019-03-16 / 758d6b213ffaea21efd4795918eecd8867a31992 / /


Architecture


Motorola 68K



System Requirements

From Mac OS 7.0 up to Mac OS 9.2





Compatibility notes

Architecture: 68K (68020 or newer) or PPC

Mac OS 7.x - Mac OS 9.2.2

 


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