Kaleidoscope
Scott's Kaleidoscope Schemes

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To learn how to construct the basics of a Scheme for Kaleidoscope 2, click here. I have put together some instructions using my Windows 3.1 Scheme as an example.

   
NEXTSTEP 4

Based on a single screenshot of an unreleased UI for the NEXTSTEP Operating System, this scheme is a favorite of mine, and many others. The extensive use of gradients, and unique drawing techniques makes this scheme one of the most detailed, and most original ever.

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OPENSTEP 4

This scheme gives your Mac the appearance of the OPENSTEP 4 UI. This is also the same UI used on NEXTSTEP 3.x and earlier. It's the classic black and white look that everyone went nuts for when Apple bought NeXT in December of 1996.

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Windows 98

Make your Mac look like Windows 98! Thanks to the help of Ben Mackin, this scheme, made for version 2.1.1 and higher of Kaleidoscope, works best when viewed in millions of colors. Lower color support may be coming in a future release.

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Windows 95

Make your Mac look like Windows 95! This Kaleidoscope scheme, made for version 2.0 and higher, makes your Mac look like Windows 95. Thanks the the new features in Kaleidoscope 2.x, even the location of the window widgets is arranged just like in Windows 95.

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Windows 3.1

Make your Mac look like Windows 3.1! This Kaleidoscope scheme, made for version 2.0 and higher, makes your Mac look like Windows 3.1. Windows 3.1 was the first major "Operating System" from Microsoft.

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Windows 2.x

Make your Mac look like Windows 2.03/2.1! This Kaleidoscope scheme, made for version 2.0 and higher, makes your Mac look like Windows 2.03/2.1 (or 2.x). This is one of the earliest graphical operating environments for DOS-based computers.

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OS/2 Warp 4

This scheme makes your Mac resemble the OS/2 Warp 4 Operating System, a competitor to Microsoft Windows. OS/2 Warp 4 was originally produced by IBM, but they have all but canceled its development since its last release.

Download the OS/2 Warp 4 scheme

MG3D (Medium Gray 3D)

This is my first (and so far, only) original interface scheme for Kaleidoscope. I used a completely new metaphor for window widgets - buttons! Also included are two "patches" to make two separate and unique versions of MG3D. One is for MG3D Classic, which used more standard window widgets, and one is MG3D Osaka, which uses the Japanese words for Close, Collapse, Zoom and Restore.

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For Color Schemes designed for Kaleidoscope 1.5 - 1.8.2, visit my page at the KSA (Kaleidoscope Scheme Archive).

Many thanks to Ed Deans, Richard Bensam, Greg Landweber and all the people who have sent in comments, criticisms, praise and bug reports over the last couple of years.

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