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Aaron Light 1.2.3

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For Mac OS 8 - 8.1
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Aaron Light makes Mac OS 8 look more like Mac OS 8. Although Apple has updated the Macintosh user interface in Mac OS 8, many third party applications do not yet take full advantage of these changes.

Aaron Light patches these applications to use the new appearance, giving your Macintosh a more uniform interface.

In particular, Aaron Light patches progress bars (including the startup progress bar and some indeterminate progress bars or barber poles), floating windows, and dialog box backgrounds, as well as fixing a number of menu drawing glitches.

Aaron Light also substitutes Espi Sans Bold 10 for Chicago 12. Many people prefer Espi Sans Bold 10 to the Chicago and Charcoal system font options provided under Mac OS 8. If you want to use Espi Sans Bold 10 as your system font, select Chicago in the Appearance Control Panel and Aaron Light will do the rest. You do not need to install any Espi or Espy fonts for Aaron Light to do this.

See also: Appearance Manager, Aaron 1.6.1 and Kaleidoscope

Architecture: 68k PPC

Aaron Light requires Mac OS 8. If you are running System 7 and want the new Mac OS 8 interface, you should try Aaron or Kaleidoscope, or just upgrade to Mac OS 8.


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by MikeTomTom - 2016, August 22 - 7:17am

Aaron's creator Greg Landweber is also the co-author of Kaleidoscope (and author of BeView, and Greg's Buttons, etc).

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by 3371-Alpha - 2016, August 21 - 4:03pm

This system extension is rendered completely obsolete by Kaleidoscope, as not only is Kaleidoscope capable of patching the Platinum ui glitches (with the platinum scheme enabled) in a manner similar to Aaron, but also allows theme/skin switching as well. It is worth noting however, incase you don't care about theme/skin customization, Aaron is smaller in size.