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Making OSX to look like (and function) as OS9

All about running FreeHand inside a virtual system on more recent Macs with OS 10.7 or newer.

Making OSX to look like (and function) as OS9

Postby Handsfree » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:17 pm

Here's how to do get that look which in many ways is better for Graphically inclined FreeHand users:

http://osxdaily.com/2012/03/20/simplify ... sic-style/

Use FONTDOC to simply list your installed Type fonts and display them WYSIWYG.
https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/16263/fontdoc

Get back the missing Classic Apple MENU in OSX (customise to suit in preferences).
http://www.sigsoftware.com/classicmenu/

Others (third party) Classic themes I have running (in osx) include 'Window Shade' here: http://www.rgbworld.com/extras/blog/getblog?blog_id=18
or (the original haxie 'WindowShadeX' (no longer updated to 10.6 but sadly missed)

Plus:

The Max osx 'Print Window' app (versions from 10.3 to 10.9) recreates OS9 ability to print directly from folder contents. (a very useful 'print out' function examining client files).
http://www.printwindowapp.com/software/pw415.dmg

I also changed the dock to appear on the LEFT side of the screen (control panel (system preferences) > Dock > Small Dock size + No magnification + No Genie effect. No animate opening). Also us Show/Hide Dock by pressing 'COMMAND + D' on your keyboard (creates a better less distracting OS9 look.

All this to get back to DTP 'normality' free from OSX fancy distractions for Graphic Artists using FreeHand.
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