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Part VI: Appendices > Appearance control panel

C.2. Appearance control panel

There's no longer a control panel called Appearance, but the best of its features are still around. Here's the rundown:

  • Themes tab. Gone.

  • Appearance tab. You'll find the equivalent pop-up menus (for text highlight color, and so on) in Mac OS X's System Preferences→Appearance pane.

  • Fonts tab. You can't change the fonts used by Mac OS X (at least not without the free TinkerTool program described in Chapter 17). You can, though, change the type size used by the names of icons, either in a single window or globally. Choose View→View Options to see the controls.

  • Desktop tab. Now you apply a picture to your desktop by opening the System Preferences→Desktop & Screen Saver panel.

  • Sound tab. On the Sound panel of System Preferences, you can turn on "Play user interface sound effects," which adds tiny, subtle sound effects to your mouse movements when you drag something off the Dock or empty the Trash.

  • Options. The Smart Scrolling option is now in the System Preferences→Appearance pane. There's no longer a "double-click title bar to windowshade the window" option, because the equivalent effect is always on in Mac OS X. (Double-clicking a title bar minimizes the window.)


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