Appearance Manager themes & add-ons (Mac OS 8/9)

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Type: System
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On: 2014-04-14 23:11:46
Updated by: Amid
On: 2024-01-07 13:24:37
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  • One of the themes in action 
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  • Screenshot of the Appearance Manager, showing the themes included in this package. 
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What is Appearance Manager themes & add-ons (Mac OS 8/9)?

First download is a collection of 40 Apperance themes for Mac OS 8.5 (WARNING: some themes are incompatible with Mac OS 8.5-8.6 and will cause major issues, including constant crashing) or later.  Here is the list:

  • 2999 A.D. Theme
  • Aerial
  • Aqua
  • Aqua v2.0
  • Dark Platinum
  • Drawing Board
  • DSG Theme
  • Geometry PR2
  • Gizmo
  • Gizmo Platinum 0.9
  • Hi-Tech
  • Hi-Tech with Platinum Icons
  • iBook
  • iBookBB
  • iTheme
  • iThemePub1
  • iThemePub2
  • Neutech
  • Neutech Lite
  • NeXTheme 1.0.2
  • Paper
  • Paper Blueberry
  • Paper blugray
  • Paper Grape
  • Paper iMac Original
  • Paper Lime
  • Paper Lite
  • Paper Sky
  • Paper Strawberry
  • Paper Tangerine
  • Paper Tugray
  • paper8
  • QLike
  • QT4 Modoki
  • Slate Board
  • Summer Tan
  • System 7
  • System 7 (No Icons)
  • Y3K v2.0
  • Y3K v2.0 Lite

 

The second download is a set of three Mac OS 8.5b6 themes that never made it in the official release:

  • Gizmo
  • Hi-Tech
  • Drawing Board

All 3 themes come with their accompanying desktop picture, sound set and appearance theme file.  To fully install them, you have to move each file to the corresponding folders in your System Folder > Appearance > [Desktop Pictures or Sound Sets or Theme Files]

Third download is a set of ten Mac OS 8.5 themes that are not in the orginal 40 above (except for Geometry which is PR 3):

  •     Blue
  •     Delta
  •     Lucent
  •     Moby
  •     Sosumi Classic
  •     Tech
  •     Omega (Ω)

powermac themes

  • Dimple
  • Geometry
  • iTech
  • LCD

Bonus

  • Drawing Board Cursor


Download Appearance Manager themes & add-ons (Mac OS 8/9) for Mac

(6.25 MiB / 6.55 MB)
40 Mac OS 8 and 9 themes / compressed w/ Stuffit
2246 / 2014-04-14 / 2017-08-22 / 1bf7bb22c22e91916ca1e2fac0d9374e92cdcc5c / /
(3.14 MiB / 3.29 MB)
Three Mac OS 8.5b6 Beta Themes / compressed w/ Stuffit
512 / 2017-10-17 / 28a30da6f393aa020f3f37e4b0eb661844a0da26 / /
(2.66 MiB / 2.78 MB)
/ compressed w/ Stuffit
253 / 2021-01-15 / 2024-01-07 / b849ab32e11715440b4951c8aefbed49f32165f5 / /
(4.17 MiB / 4.37 MB)
A complete set of Themes for Mac OS 8/9 using the "Appearance Manager". No Kaleidoscope needed! / compressed w/ Stuffit
375 / 2014-04-14 / 2024-01-07 / 6ec879354478ed80d6f0acc10623be64bf863c0e / /
(6.4 MiB / 6.71 MB)
41 Mac OS 8-9 Appearance Themes from the ResExcellence.com website. Contains a newer version of the QT4 Modoki theme / compressed w/ Stuffit
51 / 2023-01-07 / 2024-01-07 / 73e9ce88fc1815fc6b200330bb774e09cd344159 / /
(1.58 MiB / 1.66 MB)
7 Mac OS 8-9 Appearance Themes from https://macthemes.sourceforge.net / compressed w/ Stuffit
46 / 2023-01-07 / 2024-01-07 / fd7c18aa050f8865679eb214236d50e29c3a8ee1 / /
(32.14 MiB / 33.7 MB)
7 Mac OS 8-9 Appearance Themes from http://www.resedit.free.fr / compressed w/ Stuffit
15 / 2023-12-23 / 2024-01-07 / 2cddd33157f206324e380f830fe073c17eb204f5 / /


Architecture


IBM PowerPC



System Requirements

From Mac OS 8.5 up to Mac OS 9.2





Compatibility notes

Those are Appearance themes for Mac OS 8.5 and 9.x

To use them, drag and drop them into the System Folder > Appearance > Theme Files folder and launch the Appearance control panel.


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